Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister of Qatar, is confirmed among the growing list of dignitaries and world leaders to attend and make presentations at the region’s largest energy conference and expo in Georgetown, Guyana next month.  

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo returns for its third installment from February 19 – 22, 2024 with an impressive lineup of industry experts, policymakers and foreign officials who will offer insights as keynote speakers and through their participation in several panel discussions.  

The inclusion of the Prime Minister of Qatar as a featured speaker reflects the commitment of both nations to foster international partnerships and share expertise in the crucial field of energy. 

Anthony Whyte, Chairman of the Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo said, “We are honoured to welcome the distinguished Prime Minister of Qatar as a featured speaker. His presence underscores the global significance of our event, highlighting the shared commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions and fostering international collaboration in the ever-evolving energy landscape.” 

Sheikh Mohammed previously served as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2017 and 2016 to 2023, respectively, and Chairman of the Qatar Investment Authority from 2018 to 2023, where he provided leadership to the QIA Board of Directors and ensured QIA’s sound governance framework through accountability and sound decision-making. 

Additionally, as the Chairman of Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), Sheikh Mohammed directs the fund’s operations and the expansion of its activities to reach more than 70 countries around the world, notably in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. 

Sheikh Mohammed brings a wealth of experience and leadership in finance, investment, development and accountability. His participation highlights the international significance of the Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo as a platform for fostering collaboration and sharing best practices.  

Sheikh Mohammed was notably praised for his recent meeting with CIA Director William J. Burns and head of Mossad David Barnea in Qatar where they reached an extension of the ceasefire by two days and exchange of more than 100 Israeli hostages for 240 Palestinian prisoners in the 2023 Israel–Hamas war. 

He will be joined by other world leaders, including the President of Guyana, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali; the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley; the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Philip Davis; the Minister of Industry, Energy, and Technology of Newfoundland, Canada, Andrew Parsons along with several others to be announced at a later date.  

To be held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, the conference is a premier gathering of industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to shaping the future of energy and supply chain sectors. 

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo is poised to be a landmark event, facilitating discussions that will shape the trajectory of the energy sector in Guyana and beyond. The participation of the Prime Minister of Qatar adds a significant international dimension to the conference, highlighting the global importance of sustainable energy practices. 

About Sheikh Mohammed: 

Sheikh Mohammed was born and raised in Doha, Qatar. He is part of the Qatari royal family as a member of the House of Thani. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University (2003). 

On March 07, 2023, in a cabinet reshuffle, through Amiri Decree, he was appointed as the Prime Minister of Qatar. 

Sheikh Mohammed’s priorities as Prime Minister include advising His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on the formation of ministries in the country and assisting His Highness perform his duties and exercise his roles. Sheikh Mohammed also heads the Council of Ministers sessions, including managing discussions and supervising the coordination of work between ministries to achieve unity between governmental agencies and ensure the integration of their activities. 

Sheikh Mohammed’s responsibilities as Minister of Foreign Affairs include planning and implementing Qatar’s foreign policy, maintaining and extending the country’s strategic bilateral and multilateral relations, leading mediation efforts, and consolidating international peace and security. 

Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024 – a platform for diverse industries

Jan 22, 2024

In an interview with hosts of the Women Empowerment Program ( Ramona Luthi & Martina McDonald-Johnson ) on EdYou FM earlier this week, CEO Kurt Baboolall and Accounts Manager Shamar Joseph provided exclusive insights into the upcoming Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024.

Scheduled to unfold from February 19 to 22, the expo is set to pivot around the theme “Fueling Transformation and Modernisation,” marking a strategic shift from the previous year’s focus on harnessing energy for development.

According to Baboolall, this new theme will mirror Guyana’s ambitious use of energy resources to spearhead sustainable development across key sectors.

Aiming for broader inclusivity, the expo will introduce an International Food Bar, offering global cuisines, including dishes representing Guyana’s Amerindian heritage. The intent is to foster unity and cultural appreciation among attendees.

Moving beyond its core business focus, the expo is planned to feature local cultural programs during lunch and intermittent periods. The organizers envision providing attendees, regardless of age, with a deeper understanding of Guyana’s culture and energy landscape.

The event is anticipated to host distinguished speakers, including His Excellency Shiekh Mohamed Bin Altani of Qatar, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, and His Excellency, Chan Santokhi of Suriname, among others. Notable figures like Andrew Parsons, Minister of Energy for Canada, and Daniel Jurgen, a Nobel Prize winner, are expected to contribute their insights. Over 18 countries are expected to be represented, fostering collaboration across diverse industries.

A notable segment of this year’s agenda is the Youth Forum on the fourth day. The panel is expected to comprise professionals from varied backgrounds, offering valuable insights, best practices, challenges, and guidance for aspiring young professionals entering the industry.

The expo promises to provide a platform for diverse industries, including agriculture, health, ICT, infrastructure, logistics, hospitality, labor, and education.

Interested participants are encouraged to register at www.guyanaenergy.gy, with a reminder to bring CVs and business cards for networking opportunities. The event will be open to everyone, with free entry for children.

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024 is expected to be a hub of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and cultural celebration. As Guyana sets its sights on sustainable development, this event is anticipated to stand as a vital platform for professionals and enthusiasts alike to contribute to the nation’s growth.

For additional information, attendees are expected to contact 640-5519, 640-5515, or 640-5512.

Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy, and Technology of Newfoundland, Confirmed as Speaker at Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024

Jan 04, 2024

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo returns for its third installment in February 2024 with an impressive lineup of industry experts, policymakers and foreign officials who will offer insights as keynote speakers and through their participation in several panel discussions.  

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo is thrilled to announce the participation of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy, and Technology of Newfoundland, as a distinguished speaker at the upcoming event. Minister Parsons will share insights and expertise on sustainability and diversification, offering a valuable perspective on the global energy landscape.  

Scheduled for February 19, 2024, at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, the conference is a premier gathering of industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to shaping the future of energy and supply chain sectors. 

He will be joined by President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali; Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley and Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Philip Davis along with several others to be announced at a later date.  

Minister Parsons brings a wealth of experience and leadership in the energy and technology sectors, making him a prominent voice in discussions related to sustainability and diversification. His participation highlights the international significance of the Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo as a platform for fostering collaboration and sharing best practices.  

The session featuring Minister Parsons will delve into the critical aspects of sustainable energy practices and the importance of diversifying energy sources for long-term resilience. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the strategies and initiatives that Newfoundland has undertaken to achieve sustainability goals.  

The inclusion of Minister Parsons as a speaker enhances the conference’s reputation as a hub for thought leadership and meaningful dialogue, providing attendees with unique perspectives and actionable strategies for navigating the evolving energy sector. 

The Secretariat also aims to broaden its platform to include focus on a number of industries for potential investment, such as health, information and communication technology, tourism, manufacturing, agriculture and mining. 

The Guyana Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo fosters the growth and creation of strategic alliances among companies and industry experts. Participants will network with key stakeholders, including operators, international service companies, government agencies and officials. 

About Andrew Parsons: 

Andrew Parsons has represented the district of Burgeo – La Poile since 2011. A lifelong resident of Channel-Port aux Basques, he trained as a lawyer and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar in 2005. Mr. Parsons practiced law in the region before entering provincial politics. He previously served as the Opposition House Leader and the opposition critic for Justice, Health and Community Services, and other key portfolios. 

On August 19, 2020, he was sworn in as Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology and Attorney General. 

He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick before receiving a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. While at University, Parsons was involved in various extracurricular activities and student associations. 

ExxonMobil makes two more discoveries offshore Guyana

Jul 21, 2022

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil has made two new discoveries offshore Guyana to the southeast of the Liza and Payara developments in the Stabroek block. The discoveries at Seabob and Kiru-Kiru are the sixth and seventh in Guyana this year, with the total number of discoveries in Guyana at more than 25.

  • Seabob and Kiru-Kiru wells in Stabroek block are sixth and seventh discoveries in 2022
  • Guyana investment strategy continues to yield positive results; additional exploration wells planned later this year
  • Production from two vessels currently operating offshore has exceeded their initial combined target of 340,000 barrels per day

The Seabob-1 well encountered approximately 131 feet (40 meters) of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone and was drilled in 4,660 feet (1,421 meters) of water by the Stena Carron drill ship. The Kiru-Kiru-1 well encountered approximately 98 feet (30 meters) of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone and was drilled by the Stena DrillMAX in 5,760 feet (1,756 meters) of water. Drilling operations at Kiru-Kiru are ongoing.

“ExxonMobil and its partners continue to accelerate exploration, development and production activities for the benefit of all stakeholders, including the people of Guyana,” said Liam Mallon, president of ExxonMobil Upstream Company. “The resources we are investing in and discovering offshore Guyana will provide safe, secure energy for global markets for decades to come.”

The company’s 2022 investment plans include further exploration drilling and resource development in Guyana, where it is already increasing production at an accelerated, industry-leading pace. Two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels operating offshore Guyana — Liza Destiny and Liza Unity — have exceeded their initial combined production target of 340,000 barrels of oil per day.

A third project, Payara, is expected to produce 220,000 barrels per day. Construction on its production vessel, the Prosperity FPSO, is approximately five months ahead of schedule with start-up likely before year-end 2023. The fourth project, Yellowtail, is expected to produce 250,000 barrels per day when the ONE GUYANA FPSO comes online in 2025.

Guyana’s Stabroek block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds 45% interest in the block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd. holds 30% interest, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited holds 25% interest.

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