24 more Guyanese join ExxonMobil Guyana Team


ExxonMobil Guyana has announced that 24 Guyanese operations and maintenance technicians have joined its team and will be assigned to the Liza Destiny Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel following training.

The group of new employees, which includes two females, will receive one week of orientation in Georgetown before departing for 18 months of training at Cape Brenton University, Canada, ExxonMobil noted in a press statement Tuesday.

It was further explained that a significant portion of that time will be spent on Advanced Skills Training in four areas – Operations, Electrical, Instrumentation and Mechanical – as well as specific training for oil and gas production operations.

“ExxonMobil Guyana’s development model for operations and maintenance employees is designed for trainees to advance from Technician I to III over time. The intent is to enhance their capacity to such a level that they are able to replace an experienced international worker.”

It was noted that the technicians join the more than one thousand Guyanese already working on Liza Phase 1 project activities. Recruitment of the next set of 50 technicians will begin in early 2020.

The Liza Destiny is due in Guyana at the end of the third quarter of 2019, ahead of first oil in 2020.

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