For Guyana, a local content policy framework will be meaningless unless crafted, implemented, and managed as a development strategy.
Blog – GuyanaOGEC Oil and Gas Blog …a GT Lime
On September 30, 2020, ExxonMobil made its final investment decision to proceed with offshore Guyana Payara field development after receiving “government approval”. ExxonMobil is operator of the Stabroek, Kaieteur, and Canje Blocks offshore Guyana. According to ExxonMobil, the Payara development will cost $9 billion (US) to develop 600 million barrels of oil – the same amount of oil as Liza Phase 2, but costing $3 billion more. Of the $9 billion capital expenditure over the next 4 years, do native Guyanese companies have competence, capability, or performance to participate? If so, how much participation? The answers to these questions constitute the essence of a meaningful local content regime.