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Guyana Energy Conference & Exhibition to Highlight Upcoming Business and Investment Opportunities

12 February 2024, Georgetown, Guyana: The Guyana Energy Conference & Supply Chain Expo will take place over four days next week. More than 1,200 government, local and international business leaders will gather to learn, exchange ideas - and perhaps most importantly - take decisions to progress business opportunities. The event comes at a time when discussions advance on the next round of categories for the Guyana local content legislation, adding to the initial 40. More than 100 organizations will fill the exhibition halls, many forming the foundation of current local content categories, while others present opportunities for future ones.   

Event Speakers

Event speakers and panelists are a 'who’s who' of the Guyana government, regional and international state leadership, joined by energy industry and investment community executives, including; 

  • His Excellency Dr, Mohamed Irfan Ali, President of The Cooperative Republic of Guyana 

  • The Honourable Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, Vice President, The Cooperative Republic of Guyana 

  • The Honourable Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Natural Resources, The Co-operative Republic of Guyana

  • Liam Mallon, President, ExxonMobil Upstream Company

  • Alistair Routledge, President ExxonMobil Guyana 

  • His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar

  • Professor Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, S&P Global 

Panel Discussions

A Day 2 Panel titled ‘Developing the Workforce of the Future’ will include TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal.

Looking ahead to the panel, Mangal commented, “From its 2018 start, TOTALTEC Training has focused on general skills to support onshore and offshore operations, training more than 3,000 young Guyanese men and women. Many of these form the foundation of ’the workforce of the future.”

The panel will work to frame the issues on developing talent in a way that allows actions both at, and following the event.

Mangal continued, “The next round of local content legislation should include categories that drive ’the workforce of the future’, pushing current international companies to accelerate their recruiting and training - including assigning Guyanese internationally. New investment is required to advance training methods and bring in new technologies. New partnerships with international companies should be formed aligned to new local content categories. These will no doubt require new skills.” 

The panelists for ''Developing a Workforce for the Future’ include; 

  • Her Excellency Nicole Theriot, United States Ambassador to Guyana

  • Patrick Spaulding, Senior Technical Development Manager, Global Business Lines, Halliburton 

  • Sharlene Seegoolam, Managing Director, Guyana, Trinidad and the Caribbean, SLB

  • Joel Bhagwandin, Director, SphereX Professional Services Inc.

  • Lars Mangal, CEO, TOTALTEC Inc.

  • Moderator: Kiana Wilburg, Senior Energy Journalist

The complete set of Panel Discussions planned are; 

  • Shaping the future of energy 

  • Balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability 

  • Building resilient supply chains in the face of disruptions 

  • Developing a workforce for the future 

  • Investing in Guyana, growing opportunities

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About TOTALTEC Inc.:

TOTALTEC Inc. is a majority Guyanese owned and operated company focused on building capacity in Guyana in support of the energy industry for the benefit of the country, its people, and partner companies. It does this through services and partnerships that both add value and build capacity. Services include infrastructure development, workforce management, supply chain logistics, training, specialized engineering and consultancy services. Qualified and motivated Guyanese develop through the TOTALTEC Academy, where more than 3,000 have been trained to international standards. Partnerships prioritize products and services that are starting points to grow from, creating Guyanese led companies, for example Jaguar Oilfield Services. Facilities include modular offices/shop/lab fabrication, open yards and storage areas. The TOTALTEC 96% Guyanese workforce includes 6 nationalities with more than 180 years of international oilfield experience. 

TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal will take part in the Energy Conference panel titled 'Developing the Workforce of the Future', joined, among others, by the US Ambassador to Guyana and senior management of Halliburton and SLB.



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