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TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal Features in Guyana Inc. as a Driving Force for Guyanese Participation

January 7th, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana – In a Guyana Inc. feature article, TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal, a 25 year industry veteran who has now returned home, is cited as driving the placement of over one hundred Guyanese into technical roles in the country’s emerging oil & gas industry.

This month, Guyana Inc. features TOTALTEC CEO Lars Mangal and his perspectives on the emerging oil & gas industry in Guyana. The publication, founded in 2013, promotes opportunities in Guyana, highlighting developments and entrepreneurial initiatives in the country. Most recently, Guyana Inc. interviewed Lars Mangal on his role and perspective on the Exxon discoveries and early 2020 planned start of production.

The discoveries made offshore by ExxonMobil have propelled Guyana into a global spotlight, with a particular focus on the wealth that will be generated once production is established. Critical to ensuring the sustainable development of Guyanese wealth will be the participation of local people in the industry. Not only in service sector roles, but in technical, engineering and ultimately executive positions within the industry. Lars Mangal, an former Schlumberger engineer with over 25 years of technical and executive experience in the international oil & gas industry, made the decision to return home to Guyana to be a part of developing a responsible, shared, sustainable industry.

TOTALTEC was founded in 2016 with the aim of training local Guyanese in technical areas. “We form strategic partnerships with Guyanese and international companies that are going to be the foundation for a very successful future of Guyanese participation in our oil and gas industry,” says Mangal.

The training takes place at the International Petroleum & Maritime Academy (IPMA, commonly known as ‘The Academy’) in Georgetown. Started by TOTALTEC in early 2018, the Academy provides training and certification to international standards through its 10,000 sq. ft. purpose-built facility.

Mangal is determined to do whatever necessary to help set up the processes, institutions and regulations so that the entirety of Guyana may benefit from being an oil producing country.

“… there exists a wonderful opportunity for ExxonMobil, the government and [the] people of Guyana to ensure that things are set up in the right way, unlike many other oil producing countries that have had a long history of struggling to develop successfully and have missed opportunities to build real local capacity in a sustainable way. Industry stakeholders, ExxonMobil, other operators, the government and civil society [can] participate in something that can truly be unique and successful and be a showcase for the world,” said Mangal.


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 Academy. Partnerships prioritize products and services that are starting points to grow from, in effectively introduce companies new to Guyana. The Guyana Shore Base facility is now supporting offshore operations.

The 94% Guyanese TOTALTEC workforce includes 8 nationalities with over 160 years of international oilfield experience.



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