“A place for everybody in the oil and gas industry”

─ high school students learn at oil and gas lecture

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, November 20, 2019

As Guyana’s oil and gas industry prepares to take off, every citizen is invited to be on the journey.

A public conversation under the title “how did we arrive at first oil in Guyana: a JHI perspective” was hosted by the American Chamber (AmCham) and JHI Associates, Incorporated at the Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston, Georgetown Tuesday evening.

Students of the Kingston Secondary and Queen’s College, who were part of the conversation, were assured that their future is secured in the expanding sector.

Richard Boyce, Executive Vice President and Co-founder of JHI Associates, said the oil and gas sector has room for both men and women. A Geologist and Geophysicist himself, Boyce said the opportunities are unimaginable.

“Whatever you set your mind to; you can accomplish. There’s every kind of imaginable persons you will meet, working in the oil and gas industry. It is not only in Guyana, but you have an excellent opportunity to get involved locally, but you could end up taking a job and having to go to Norway or Houston or London or somewhere. So, you will get the opportunity to travel and meet interesting people while enjoying yourselves,” Boyce told the students.

JHI’s President John Fredrick Cedoz said by the time students are prepared for the world of work, the industry “will be the prime of your career.”

“We targeted the event particularly for young students that they could get an understanding of the industry and the businesses involved. Some positions that are quite obvious. You can help grow this industry and your country regardless of your skills set. There is a career path in the industry,” he noted.

JHI is a partner in the deepwater Canje Block, located some 180km offshore Guyana and adjacent the productive Stabroek block. Blanketed by and in direct contact with multiple source rocks, Canje’s geology is uniquely composed of confined “Liza-like” channel complex prospects and potentially larger basin floor fans. With its first well scheduled for 2020, the company looks forward to expanding Guyana’s offshore success.

Stephanie Qualls, a Chemical Engineer attached to AmCham, said her company is seeking help persons become more knowledgeable about the sector.

“Anyone can work in the oil and gas industry. It provides energy that powers the world; that powers everything we do. So, this is important to every industrialised part of our society,”.


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