JAGUAR OILFIELD SERVICES ANNOUNCES FIRST ACCREDITATION IN GUYANA BY TWO LIFTING INDUSTRY AUTHORITIES
December 11th, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana – Jaguar Oilfield Services took the occasion of its participation in the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition (GIPEX) to announce it has successfully achieved accreditation from ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS-QE) and the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association for lifting related equipment and services.
To maintain exceptional performance in the areas of quality and safety, the oil and gas industry relies on a number of international organizations to define standards. Operators encourage, and in a number of cases, require participating companies demonstrate they are working to these standards. Lifting equipment and services is an area of potentially high risk, given the number, sizes and weights of equipment moved, and the proximity of those lifts to people and safety critical areas. Certification with relevant industry certifying authorities is a sign of management commitment to safety and service quality.
Says Lars Mangal, CEO of TOTALTEC, "Other organisations in Guyana also seeking international accreditation and certification in the way TOTALTEC does is a good thing. Together we can improve standards, raise Guyana's profile and prove that Guyana is ready and qualified to participate in building a transparent energy sector."
As a world-leading certification body, ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE) works with companies to assure the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, assessment and training. ABS QE's global network of auditors play an important role in helping participating companies to obtain the necessary certifications to give customers the confidence needed that their operations perform to the highest standards.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) was established over 75 years ago and today is the global leading trade association for companies involved in the lifting industry. LEEA promote enhanced standards and sustainable development for the worldwide Lifting and Safety industry. It supports participating companies with training and standards setting through to health and safety, provision of technical and legal advice, and the development of examination and licensing systems.
Said Adam Gibson, Managing Director, “We at Jaguar are very proud of what we have achieved in our first year. Our customers have been very supportive, recognizing the need to encourage Guyanese companies to meet the demanding standards of the international oil and gas industry, and rewarding them when they do. Achieving these two certifications, the first in Guyana for the critical area of lifting products and services, has proved a great motivator for our team to improve and grow.”
TOTALTEC Oilfield Services is focused on the success of the oil industry in Guyana for the benefit the country, its people, and partner companies. It does this through three areas: people, partnerships, and facilities. Qualified and motivated Guyanese develop through the International Petroleum & Maritime Academy. Partnerships prioritize products and services that are starting points to grow from, creating new Guyanese led companies. Examples are Guyana Shore Base, Inc. providing support to offshore operations and Jaguar Oilfield Services offering a complete range of lifting equipment and inspection services. The 94% Guyanese TOTALTEC workforce includes 8 nationalities with over 160 years of international oilfield experience. https://www.totaltec-os.com
About Jaguar Oilfield Services
Jaguar Oilfield Services Guyana, Inc. (Jaguar) was formed in 2017 by three companies who recognized that their experience in providing quality industrial products, with strong after sales service in country, was exactly what the emerging oilfield needed. With a combined experience of over 100 years, Farfan & Mendez Group, Mines Services Ltd, and ProCom, put in place the foundation for a company that is now leading the Guyana oil industry in the supply of lifting equipment, testing and certification. With its 85% Guyanese workforce, Jaguar is the first company in Guyana to achieved international certification from ABS Quality Evaluations and the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, important qualifications that provide proof of meeting the exacting standards of the oil industry.