Exxon’s 2nd exploration vessel to arrive in October
…Govt thanks company for sponsorship of Guyana Amazon WarriorsExxonMobil is bringing to Guyana a second exploration vessel, the Noble Tom Madden, which is due to arrive in October. This vessel will focus primarily on exploration of high potential areas and will commence drilling at the ‘Pluma’ prospect, approximately 17 miles or 27 kilometres from Turbot well. This announcement was made during a meeting between Minister of State Joseph Harmon; the company’s Executive Vice President, Mike Cousins; and Country Manager, Rod Henson at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday.From left: Country Manager of ExxonMobil Guyana, Rod Henson; Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Executive Vice President at Exxon Mobil Exploration Corporation, Mike CousinsDuring the meeting, the Minister said the Government welcomes this new development and is extremely pleased at the success of the new oil find at the Hammerhead-1 Well, which was announced on August 30, 2018.He told the team that as Guyana continues to prepare itself for the oil and gas sector, Government is looking to build and strengthen its capacity, particularly in the technical areas, which will see many more Guyanese involved in the industry. Minister Harmon told the visiting team that the Government would welcome support and assistance to make this a reality.Minister Harmon also used the opportunity to thank the company for its sponsorship and support to the Guyana Amazon Warriors team, which has secured its place in the finals of the much-loved Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Cousins expressed appreciation for the ongoing partnership with the Government and the country and reaffirmed his company’s commitment to working collaboratively in building capacity now and in the years to come.