TOTALTEC Marks Third Anniversary
November 18th, 2019 – Georgetown, Guyana – As TOTALTEC Oilfield Services turns three, leadership reflect on the rapid changes and what it has achieved in Guyana.
Says Lars Mangal, CEO, “We started out with a very simple idea – to make Guyana an exceptional example of what the discovery of oil can do for a people and a country, supporting partner companies to deliver to their highest performance standards. Everything we do is in service of that idea, that an energy sector can and should be built transparently, inclusively and locally.”
TOTALTEC has been a catalyst for a number of successful ventures in service of this ideal over the three year period. To progress the participation and ownership of their new industry, IPMA (the International Petroleum and Maritime Academy) – better known as ‘The Academy’, and MSTI (Maritime Safety Training Institute) are now well established. GYSBI (Guyana Shore Base Inc.) is now providing a complete range of services to ExxonMobil Guyana operations, and a number of others. Jaguar Oilfield Services provides lifting equipment, testing and inspection services, and continues to expand this scope.
Says Mike Henzell, Senior VP, Operations, “Guyana has a long history with resource based industries - mining, sugar - that are staffed and led by its citizens. However, those industries did not start that way. We at TOTALTEC are proud to take a leading role for Guyanese ownership of services to support the oil industry, in fact, bringing in a number of experienced professionals from other industries via The Academy.”
The most impactful of all TOTALTEC initiatives is the Academy – IPMA – through which over 200 Guyanese men and women have passed, undertaking courses and practical training in operational safety and offshore skills. The Academy graduates have all moved on to pursue careers in Guyana’s oilfield. Some have joined international oilfield service companies, expanding their training and moving into the world as they develop the skills necessary to lead the industry in the future. Others have remained in Guyana as local companies take increasing roles in shaping the industry.
TOTALTEC marks this three-year anniversary with the release of the 2020 Training Program Directory, announcing over 50 courses in operational safety and training. TOTALTEC intends to continue with a focus on developing the Guyana of the future, a country with a transparent, sustainable and locally-built energy sector that benefits all.
About TOTALTEC Oilfield Services
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