Team of Mexican Oil and Gas Experts in Guyana on Scoping Mission

Mexican-teamGeorgetown, Guyana (June 20, 2016) – A team of experts from the Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) is in Guyana to initiate discussions for the provision of technical support in developing Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector. The team which comprises Deputy Director General, Mr. Rafael Ramos Palmeros, Senior Advisor to the Director General, Mr. Gustavo Oficial Ramirez, Head of Innovation, Mr. Zurisadday Enrique Plata Calderon and Manager, Mr. Israel Alejandro Vigueras Gamaswho is being hosted from June 20-22, 2016 in collaboration with the Mexican Embassy and will be working with a technical team from the Ministry of Natural Resources. The partnership will see Guyana receiving technical support in the development of a Petroleum Regulatory Agency and Institute, and tertiary and technical education and training in the mining, oil and gas and environment sectors.

Today, the team met with Hon. Prime Minister Moses V. Nagamootoo, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman and officers of the Ministry of Natural Resources. During the meeting with Minister Trotman the team expanded on the work of the IMP and detailed a proposal for providing support emphasizing a proposal for country ownership and developing an authentically Guyanese model. Minister Trotman expressed his gratitude for the presence of the team noting Guyana’s willingness to work with a country that has a long history in the oil and gas sector.

Whilst here the team of experts will also meet with Minister of Education, Honourable Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, heads of agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, Vice Chancellor, and representatives from the University of Guyana’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

On its return, the team will develop three white papers for consideration by the Guyana government in the areas of: production and consumption; framework for a regulatory agency; and the development of elements for the establishment of Petroleum Institute.

The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP) has over 50 years of experience in Mexico’s petroleum industry and is the country’s leading research center dedicated to technological research and development, provision of engineering and technical services, training, and awarding degrees, and participating in strategic and technological joint ventures.

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