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Guyana: Leading Mexican agency sharing best practices in oil sector at workshop

THE Embassy of Mexico in collaboration with the Government of Guyana on Monday opened a two-day workshop aimed at sharing lessons learnt and regulatory insights for Guyana’s extractive sector, specifically in the areas of the oil and gas.

This will see the Mexican Agency for Safety, Energy and the Environment (ASEA) sharing lessons learnt and regulatory insights for Guyana’s extractive sector, specifically in the areas of oil and gas. The training will give participants an overview of empirical findings regarding industrial safety and environmental regulation of the oil and gas industry based on a Risk Management Model developed by ASEA, the main regulator of the Mexican oil industry.

Executive Director, Carlos de Regules said with the management of over 300 oil platforms, six refineries above 60,000km of pipeline, over 100 oil and gas storage facilities and four years of experience in the sector, there is a lot Guyana can learn from.
Since commencing operations, de Regules said, 107 contracts have been awarded, US$200B committed for future investment and 74 companies from over 20 countries have visited Mexico to seek investment opportunities.

“Our lesson four years later is that regulatory certainty is a good deal for the industry. This is what we have found out and we have been working closely with different stakeholders to build these regulations,” he noted.

ASEA has worked with the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada and other major oil producing countries, and adopted many best practices.

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