The Government of Guyana/Ministry of Natural Resources has received financing from the World Bank, toward the cost of the Guyana Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for a consulting service to Consultancy for Oil and Gas Project Evaluation (Phase I). The Project Execution Unit now invites all eligible firms to indicate their interest.
The objective of the consultancy:
The objective of the assignment is for the Consultant to provide advisory services and technical support to the Government of Guyana, through the Department of Energy under the Ministry of the Presidency, with the aim of enhancing the country’s core capacity to review, approve and authorize Field Development Plan(s) (FDP) and in the process protect the interests of Guyana in technical discussions with private sector investors.
The Consulting services include:
- Considering international good practices and the specific conditions present in Guyana, conduct an in-depth review of the field development plan (FDP), environmental impact assessment (EIA) and supporting documents (including related FDP) submitted by the Contractor(s). This in-depth review must include at a minimum an assessment of:
- The strategy and the development model, as well as the criteria for the choices that have been made by the Contractor (with a particular focus on recovery, cost and safety optimization) and potential alternatives.
- The engineering, geological and geophysical interpretations, simulations, and estimations (with a particular focus on maximizing recovery factor efficiency using natural gas injection and available natural gas for export)
- The proposed project schedule (with a particular focus on tail end production).
- The proposed subsea system.
- The well & reservoir management strategy (considering the Government of Guyana’s objective of maximizing the recovery of hydrocarbon resources and of no-gas flaring)
- The proposed oil and gas surface facilities.
- The Health, Safety, Environment and Social (HSES) impacts, monitoring and management plan (including emergency response)
- The Abandonment Plan.
- The overall risk management strategy.
- Prepare a report summarizing the opinions formed in the evaluation of the FDP and EIA, highlighting any deficiencies, unresolved issues, or areas of additional technical analysis that government should request from the Contractor before making a determination on the FDP.
- Support the further establishment a productive working relationship with the Contractor involving frequent meetings and technical exchanges, including:
- Assisting the Department of Energy and identified agency representatives in formulating responses and communications to the Contractor aimed at lodging objections, resolving differences in technical judgment, requesting modifications, etc.
- Accompanying representatives of the Department of Energy and identified agencies, to meetings with the Contractor.
- Analyzing responses received from the Contractor and making recommendations on the adequacy of such responses. If revisions to the FDP are ultimately made, the Consultant will review the revisions to assure that the issues and deficiencies or requested modifications identified in the original FDP have been adequately addressed.
- Provide on-the-job training to the Department of Energy and identified agency representatives during the FDP evaluation itself.
- Document the field development review process, capturing international best practices, for future reference.
The Ministry of Natural Resources now invites eligible Consulting Firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.
The shortlist shall comprise of six (6) firms with a wide geographic spread, with no more than two (2) firms from any one country.
Consultants will be selected in accordance the Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” (“Procurement Regulations”), which can be found at the following website: www.worldbank.org and is open to all eligible bidders as defined in the policies.
Interested consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant expertise to perform the services. In order to be considered for shortlisting, interested firms having the required and relevant qualifications and experience are invited to submit EOIs with no more than 10 pages, including:
- Legal name of the Consulting Firm
- Legal representative properly authorized to sign the declaration on behalf of the firm
- Telephone number and Fax
- Email address of contact person and website
- Information about the consulting firm/organization and its principal areas of expertise and activities, description of specific experiences relating to the provision of professional opinions (such as Competent Person’s Reports) to Governments on oil and gas field development planning & execution.
The information requested should include, as a minimum: a description of the activities, the degree or percent of participation in the project, the execution period and dates, the level of responsibility held by the company in each project (technical, supervision and or administrative responsibility) and the country and region with the location of the project.
Interested consultant may visit our website www.nre.gov.gy/category/vacancies for the draft terms of reference. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail or by e-mail) by 2:00 pm October 22nd, 2018.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Attn: The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Natural Resources
96, Duke Street
Tel: (592) 231-2506-11
 The Contractor will be determined by the Client.