Welcome to the TOTALTEC resources and directory for industry societies, technical information, operators and service companies working in Guyana.
Our Resources section draws on the deep industry experience of the TOTALTEC management team, and provides summaries and links to the key global information sources for the energy industry.
Oil and gas industry societies, where conferences are visible, experts share experience and newcomers learn
Technical resources, including conference papers, 'the dictionary and Wikipedias of the oilfield'
A directory of the main energy companies operating in Guyana
A directory of the main energy service companies operating in Guyana
TOTALTEC strongly supports participation in the industry societies for our new generation of Guyanese energy industry workers.
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AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) exists to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology, and inspire high professional conduct.
AAPG provides publications, conferences, and educational opportunities to geoscientists and disseminates the most current geological information available to the general public.
EAGE - European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) is a global professional, not-for-profit association for geoscientists and engineers with approximately 19,000 members worldwide. It provides a global network of commercial and academic professionals to all members. The association is truly multi-disciplinary and international in form and pursuits.
All members of EAGE are professionally involved in (or studying) geophysics, petroleum exploration, geology, reservoir engineering, mining and mineral exploration, civil engineering, tunneling and environmental matters.
IADC - International Association of Drilling Contractors
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry, in particular drilling contractors. IADC’s vision is for the drilling industry to be recognized for its vital role in enabling the global economy and its high standards of safety, environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.
The Association’s primary areas of focus include:
Advocating for sensible regulation
Giving voice to our industry
Improving safety and environmental protection
LEEA - Lifting Equipment Engineers Association
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the world as the leading trade association for all those involved in the lifting industry. Our members work in every aspect of the lifting industry, from design, manufacture, refurbishment and repair, through to the hire, maintenance and use of lifting equipment.
Our vision is: Lifting and height safety industries which have eliminated accidents, injuries and fatalities
Our mission is: To educate, influence and enable so that best practice is everyday action
NPORS - National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
Established in 1992, NPORS is one of the UK’s leading accreditation and registration bodies, working across the construction, industrial, utilities, warehousing and distribution, agricultural, ports and marine sectors.
NPORS pride ourselves on the standard of care they offer those who work with them. NPORS always strive to support all aspects of industry development, from enforcing standards to working with industry leaders to further develop and improve them.
SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists
The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) includes more than 20,000 members from 128 countries. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and with regional offices in Dubai, UAE and Beijing, SEG is a global society dedicated to enhancing the present and future of applied geophysics
SEG 's long-standing tradition of pushing excellence in education, professional development, new business generation, and engagement cultivates a unique community platform that encourages collaboration and thought leadership for the advancement of geophysical science around the world.
SPE - Society of Petroleum Engineers
SPE is the largest individual-member organization serving managers, engineers, scientists and other professionals worldwide in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.
SPE's mission is to collect, disseminate, and exchange technical knowledge concerning the exploration, development and production of oil and gas resources, and related technologies for the public benefit; and to provide opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.
SPWLA - Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts
The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the science of petrophysics and formation evaluation, through well logging and other formation evaluation techniques, and to the application of these techniques to the exploitation of gas, oil and other minerals.
Founded in 1959, SPWLA provides information services to scientists in the petroleum and mineral industries, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening petrophysical education, and strives to increase the awareness of the role petrophysics has in the Oil and Gas Industry and the scientific community.
International Energy Agency
The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 30 member countries and beyond. Their mission is guided by four main areas of focus: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide. Many of their reports and data sets are available online.
The IEA family of 30 Member countries and 8 Association countries accounts for almost 75% of global energy consumption and more than half of global energy production. The IEA works on energy policies, hold training around the world, collaborate with 6,000+ experts from government, industry & research, host leading speakers for talks on the future of energy, and much more.
OnePetro is an online library of technical literature for the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. OnePetro features contributions from 21 publishing partners and access to over 200,000 items.
Access to OnePetro is available to the general public and its technical content can be obtained online through individual purchase or subscription.
PetroWiki was developed by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) as a vehicle for knowledge capture and sharing. The initial content for PetroWiki was SPE’s seven-volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook (PEH), published in 2006-2007. The full text of the PEH is now online through PetroWiki as a resource for the entire exploration and production industry.
Rystad Energy is an independent energy research and business intelligence company providing data, tools, analytics and consultancy services to clients exposed to the energy industry across the globe. Our high-end products on energy fundamentals, oil and gas markets, oilfield services and renewables strengthen the insight and expertise of our clients, thereby assuring quality decisions.
Known for up-to-date, complete, consistent and comprehensive product and service delivery, Rystad engage with energy owners and suppliers, financial professionals, E&P and oilfield service companies, and governments, focusing on global and regional oil, gas, power and renewable energy markets. Many of their reports and knowledge tools are available online.
The SLB Energy Glossary
The Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary, ';the dictionary of the oilfield', is an evergreen online reference offering many special features:
Comprehensive: definitions for major oilfield activities
Accessible: definitions for both the technical generalist and the expert
Accurate: definitions reviewed by technical experts
Illustrated: high-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations clarify many definitions
Thorough: citations of significant technical papers for further reading
Versatile: streamlined navigation, enhanced search capability and key resource links
Interactive: on-line capabilities allow for continual expansion and updating based on reader input.
The Defining Series
The Defining Series provides summaries of a wide range of industry topics. Two-page articles efficiently communicate basic principles and underlying science.
Created in conjunction with industry experts, the articles are aimed at experienced professionals or those relatively new looking to broaden their knowledge and understanding.
Schlumberger Oilfield Review
Oilfield Review, published by Schlumberger, provides authoritative, relevant, and informative articles and other content on technology, innovation, history, and the science of E&P. Many articles are written to be timeless references on the physics and underlying principles of a wide range of oilfield technologies and techniques.
CGX Energy Inc. is a Canadian-based oil and gas company focused on exploring for oil in the Guyana Suriname basin. The Company’s licences in Guyana cover 3.3 million acres gross, 3.0 million acres net.
In 1996, the founders of CGX, John Cullen and Edris Kamal Dookie, began negotiations with the Government of Guyana to acquire an offshore concession to explore for oil.
Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy company predominantly working in oil and gas, headquartered in San Ramon California. Chevron is vertically integrated, including; exploration, development, production, refining, marketing, transport, chemicals manufacturing and sales, and power generation.
Chevron traces its history to the 1870s as a small California company acquired by Standard, and merged into Standard Oil of California (SOCA). When SOCA was broken up, Chevron grew rapidly, now the second largest American energy company (ExxonMobil 1st). In October 2023 Chevron acquired Hess, giving it a position in Guyana.
China National Offshore Oil Corporation, the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China. Headquartered in Beijing, CNOOC was founded in 1982. After more than 30 years of reform and development, it has become an international energy company with prominent core business, a complete industrial chain and business spreading across 40 countries and regions.
The five main business segments of the Company are oil & gas exploration and development, engineering and technical services, refining and marketing, natural gas and power generation and financial services.
ECO Oil & Gas
Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of unique upstream petroleum opportunities around the world.
The Company’s objective is to identify technically merited prospective new and developing projects in frontier areas requiring low-cost entry
ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.
ExxonMobil is the largest non-government owned company in the energy industry and produces about 3% of the world's oil and about 2% of the world's energy. ExxonMobil is organized functionally into a number of global operating divisions. These divisions are grouped into three categories for reference purposes, though the company also has several ancillary divisions, such as Coal & Minerals, which are stand alone.
Hess Corporation was acquired by Chevron in October 2023, bringing in a new major global energy company to Guyana. The Hess interest in the ExxonMobil operated Stabroek block was a major driver of the acquisition by Chevron.
Hess provides Chevron with an industry-leading position in a key U.S. shale play -- the Bakken in North Dakota, as well as significant deepwater Gulf of Mexico production, and natural gas production and supply to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand.
Repsol is a Spanish multi-energy company operating around the globe. Their activities range from oil and gas exploration and production to refining as well as selling derived products and providing services for everyday life, such as natural gas and electricity.
Repsol is one of the largest energy companies present in the entire value chain: working in exploration and production, transformation, development and commercialization of efficient, sustainable and competitive energy.
Total is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company founded in 1924 and one of the leading oil companies in the world.
Its businesses covers the entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading. Total is also a large scale chemicals manufacturer.
Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Group has interests in over 80 exploration and production licences across 16 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures.
It started in 1986 in a small town called Tullow, about 35 miles south of Dublin, Ireland. Today Tullow has approximately 90,000 bopd of production worldwide.
Major Service Companies
Baker Hughes is the world’s first and only full-stream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.
Baker Hughes helps customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. The company has operations in more than 120 countries.
Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO)
Founded as Edison Chouest Boat Rental in Galliano, Louisiana, in 1960, the Edison Chouest Offshore companies (ECO) are recognized today as the most diverse and dynamic marine transportation solution providers in the world. ECO operates a growing fleet of well over 200 vessels, ranging from 87 to over 525 feet in length, serving an expanding global customer base.
Staying on the forefront of new technologies is an integral part of the Chouest business plan, as evidenced by recent advances in the areas of subsea support, integrated bridge systems and global communications.
GAC was founded in 1956 when Swedish entrepreneur Bengt Lindwall signed an agreement with two Kuwaiti businessmen to form Gulf Agency Company to provide professional ship agency services in the country. Over the next decade, more offices opened throughout the Middle East as oil, shipping and logistics business there grew.
In the 1970s, more GAC companies were established in the Eastern Mediterranean and Nigeria, and in Asia Pacific and the Indian Subcontinent in the ‘80s. Further expansion throughout Africa, Europe, the Americas, Central Asia and Australia followed in the 1990s and 2000s. Today, GAC is now a global group providing a wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services.
GYSBI - Guyana Shore Base Inc.
In late 2016, four companies with highly complementary skills and experience came together -- Muneshwers Limited, Pacific Rim Constructors, LED Offshore, and TOTALTEC Oilfield Services – and formed Guyana Shore Base Incorporated (GYSBI), a majority-Guyanese company. Together, they have over 100 years of shore base construction and management experience, many of which came from the oil and gas industry.
In early 2017, GYSBI won the ExxonMobil shore base services tender, confirmation of partner company capabilities and their execution plan. The goal was simple; create a world-class shore base to support the future drilling and production activity offshore Guyana.
Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services to the energy industry, with 60,000 employees, representing 140 nationalities in more than 80 countries.
Halliburton works throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production throughout the life of the asset.
Jaguar Oilfield Services
Jaguar Oilfield Services Guyana, Inc. was formed in 2017 by 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.
This new Guyanese company builds on a foundation of serving local industries with a combined experience of almost 100 years. Many of the products and services now offered by Jaguar come directly from other Guyanese industries to oil and gas, for example slinging and rigging. Others come from quality international suppliers who also offer products used by the oilfield, for example instrumentation, not yet imported into Guyana.
MATPAL Marine Institute
Garry B. Palmer (1965 – 2005), former First Deck Officer and Pilot of the Transport and Harbours Department, and Second Deck Officer Orin Matthis, founded MatPal Maritime Institute (MPMI), on 5th October 1999. Since then, MPMI has been addressing the training needs of Guyanese seafarers and other stakeholders.
From its inception to present, the Institute has successfully trained numerous persons within the maritime industry of Guyana and around the Caribbean and has earned a reputation for excellence in the delivery of a vital service. On average, in excess of one hundred (100) participants spanning both the deck and engine room departments are certified every year.
Noble owns and operates one of the most modern, versatile and technically advanced fleets in the offshore drilling industry. Its rigs are drilling many of the wells for ExxonMobil offshore Guyana.
The company is focused largely on ultra-deepwater and high-specification jackup drilling opportunities in both established and emerging regions worldwide.
SAIPEM is one of the global leaders in drilling services, as well as in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of pipelines and complex projects, onshore and offshore, in the oil & gas market.
SAIPEM has distinctive competences in operations in harsh environments, remote areas and deepwater. SAIPEM provides a full range of services with contracts on an “EPC” and/or “EPCI” (“turnkey”) basis.
SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. The company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivaled operational experience in this field.
SBM's main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. These are either owned and operated by SBM Offshore and leased to its clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis.
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (“SEACOR”) is a diversified holding company with interests in domestic and international transportation and logistics and risk management consultancy. SEACOR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol CKH.
Through its Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services businesses, SEACOR owns marine equipment operating coastwise in the U.S. transporting bulk liquids and dry cargo; operates vessels that support the movement of U.S. food aid and military cargo globally; and offers customers turnkey logistics solutions to move goods and materials from Florida into the Caribbean on a fleet of shallow draft vessels.
SEACOR’s tugboat fleet assists vessels docking in U.S. ports and the Caribbean and provides offshore towing and support services.
SLB (formerly Schlumberger)
SLB is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry.
Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 90,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, SLB supplies the industry's most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance.
Stena Drilling is one of the world's foremost independent drilling contractors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stena AB.
Stena Drilling has had an active role in the building and conversion of rigs whilst also pioneering some of the most leading-edge technologies and innovations in the drilling world, culminating with the Stena IceMAX, the world's first dynamically positioned, dual mast ice-class drillship, meticulously designed specifically for safe and efficient operations in arctic conditions.
SRS Recruitment Solutions
Strategic Recruitment Solutions are working to be the leading Guyanese recruitment consultancy servicing all sectors. Their reputation is built on the personal relationships held with their clients, their candidates and all stakeholders.
They achieve this through getting to know and understand the culture, strategy and vision of their clients to ensure a perfect talent mapping. For candidates, it’s about supporting their career aspirations and maximizing development opportunities. SRS is helping people in Guyana to find their dream job.
TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore, and surface technologies, with proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise and comprehensive solutions.
TechnipFMC use these technologies to deliver efficiency across project lifecycles from concept to project delivery and beyond, unlocking new possibilities in oil and gas field development.
Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of OSVs (Offshore Support Vessels) in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.
Tidewater has a global footprint, with over 90% of its fleet working internationally in more than 60 countries. Around the world, we stand ready to transport crews and supplies, tow and anchor mobile rigs, assist in offshore construction projects and perform a variety of specialized marine support services.
Tiger Offshore Rentals
Tiger Offshore Rentals is an international provider of specialty rental equipment to the upstream offshore oil and gas market. Tiger's fluid tanks and logistics equipment solve demands to safely move, transport and store drilling fluids and liquids, while their logistics equipment moves key assets such as pipe, dry sack material, groceries and supplies to and from the drilling and production sites.
We provide cargo carrying units, baskets, boxes, containers, tanks and vessels that are DNV 2.7-1, DNV 2.7-3, EN12079, IMDG (T-11), T7, T4, ASME VIII, IBC, IM101, MPT, USCGA, ISO, UN31H2/HM-181E NORMAN 05/DPC, ANTT Resolution 420, USDOT and UN31A approved.
TOTALTEC Oilfield Services
The TOTALTEC is a 100% Guyanese owned company, formed in 2016, with the purpose 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. It works to achieve this through the provision of training, facilities, and partnerships.
Recruits, trains, provides and supports qualified personnel to companies in a range of flexible business models
Provides quality facilities and necessary supporting functions for work and living, through its own options and partner companies.
Forms partnerships with companies, adding our strengths to theirs, ensuring a successful business together in Guyana