Minister Trotman meets delegation from IMP

first_imgNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and a team on Wednesday met with the Mexican Ambassador to Guyana, Iván Sierra and a delegation from the Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP).The meeting was a follow-up, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Natural Resources Ministry and the IMP in March 2017 to facilitate cooperation in scientific and technological exchanges and capacity building within Guyana’s emerging petroleum sector.To date, one young Guyanese is on a post-graduate scholarship to the IMP, and aNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman along with the delegation from the Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP) and officers of the Natural Resources Ministrytechnical officer was able to observe an offshore environmental baseline study.Since March 2017, the IMP has opened a new deepwater technology research facility, which houses six state-of-the-art labs and a centre for evaluation and accreditation of labour skills and competence that is recognised to award both Mexican and international certificates of accreditation and has carried out pioneering work on its first social baseline study.In addition to the technical assistance and training to produce three white papers on the development of a petroleum training institute, legislative framework and regulatory framework, the IMP has now introduced a fourth white paper on oil field management.The Natural Resources Ministry is pleased to announce that a delegation of four officers will be travelling to Mexico within the next quarter of 2018 as part of the technical exchange.The Ministry and IMP also agreed to pursue a broader framework of scientific and technological exchanges through the University of Guyana.last_img