A team from the Natural Resources Ministry including Minister Raphael Trotman and a group of technical officers from the Petroleum Department on Friday met with President of Halliburton, Jeffrey Miller, at the Ministry’s head office, Upper Brickdam.
Halliburton, one of the world’s premier oil and gas supply and services companies,
is seeking to open offices in Guyana to offer its upstream oilfield services to oil and gas companies, as Guyana moves towards becoming an oil producing country.
Miller emphasised the high prospects seen in the Guyanese market and the room for them to develop over the coming years. Halliburton’s interest in investing in Guyana through capacity building for local vendors and education support through local universities was also highlighted.
Minister Trotman welcomed what was described as a high-level visit and noted the need for local content to be an important consideration for all companies entering the Guyanese markets. In response, Miller shared Halliburton’s philosophy of having persons work wherever they live, and that of building the capacity of locals over time to develop the expertise and technical skills needed to service the industry.
Halliburton was founded in 1919 and offers energy services internationally, ranging from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation and well construction and completion. It has operations in some 70 countries around the world and has provided services to some of the largest oil and gas companies in the world including ExxonMobil here in Guyana and elsewhere.