Guyana follows the Nordic blueprint

Guyana needs a plan for its huge offshore discoveries. The country’s petroleum adviser, Jan Mangal, is championing Norway as a role model
By Chris Noon 27 April 2017
A Repsol offshore exploration rig. Repsol will be doing seismic for Guyana. (Repsol)

Guyana is turning into the upstream sensation of 2017, with ExxonMobil announcing a succession of massive oil discoveries off the coast of the tropical country. 

However, Guyana is one of Latin America’s poorest nations and may struggle to develop its resources sustainably and to monetise new finds of offshore associated gas. Jan Mangal, the recently appointed petroleum adviser to the Guyanese President David Granger, spoke to Interfax Natural Gas Daily last week. 

Petroleum Adviser Jan Mangal. (MOTP)Petroleum Adviser Jan Mangal. (MOTP)


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