“We are committed to your country”- CEO of Hess oil exploration partner with ExxonMobil

 “We are committed to your country”- CEO of Hess oil exploration partner with ExxonMobil

President David Granger emphasised environmental protection during discussions with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HESS Corporation, Mr. John Hess at State House

President David Granger on Wednesday met with Mr. John Hess, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HESS Corporation, the exploration company that holds a 30 percent interest in Exxon Mobil’s offshore drilling operations in the Stabroek Block.   

The CEO was accompanied by the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Greg Hill, Executive Vice President at Exxon Mobil Exploration Corporation, Mr. Mike Cousins, Country Manager, Mr. Rod Henson and outgoing Country Manager at Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, Mr. Jeff Simons and Exxon’s Public and Government Affairs Manager, Ms. Kimberly Brasington. Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman was also present at the meeting, which was held at State House.

During their discussions, President Granger told the visiting delegation that while the country is eager to have oil production come on stream, this must be done in the context on Guyana’s ‘green’ development trajectory and as such protection of the environment is critical. “We are very concerned about the preservation of the environment… We want the extractive industries to be developed in a sustainable way,”  Granger was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Ministry of the Presidency.

Esso Exploration’s Public and Government Affairs Manager, Ms. Kimberly Brasington, HESS’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Greg Hill, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HESS Corporation, Mr. John Hess, President David Granger, Executive Vice President of Exxon Mobil Exploration Corporation, Mr. Mike Cousins, Country Manager, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, Mr. Rod Henson, Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael Trotman and Outgoing Country Manager, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, Mr. Jeff Simons.

Meanwhile, Mr. Hess said that the corporation is investing billions of dollars in Guyana and that they are committed to ensuring that this is done in a transparent manner. “We are committed to your country.  We are committed to being here… HESS is a long-term investor and we are very proud of the partnership with Exxon Mobil and Nexen [Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited] as well… We hope this development of Liza first and hopefully other prospects will transform your country and we will try to help you the best way we can to ensure that oil wealth is spent in the best way possible,” he said.

He also spoke of importance, which his company attaches to social responsibility and assured the Head of State that they stand ready to work with the Government to address priority areas. “We are ready to work together to help you with your vision for the country to ensure that the oil treasure really becomes the people’s treasure,” he said.

Founded in 1933, the Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas.

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Comments

  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On May 11, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the update.

  • Gigi  On May 13, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Utter tosh! Committed to your country in what way? The redundant mouths they will have to give a ‘small piece” to is a major expense they are committed to avoiding in Guyana.

    Well, I am happy for my Asian Guyanese sisters. The influx of successful white males with their cultured upbringing and good manners ought to bring welcome competition. Asian men, hands down, are by far the most attractive male species, especially if the are blessed with caramel color skin. But their good looks are not an excuse for treating their women folks like garbage. It’s not like goat have bitten their women.

    I wanted to post a more substantive comment on this issue but decided on one that will raise another important issue – treatment of Asian women by Asian men in Guyana.

    • Mango chutney  On May 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Guyanese men are known for being alcoholic wife beaters. Even though they are educated they still speak with Jamaican accent and are quite ignorant .

      There are a few gems out there who help their wives within the home but to be honest these men are rotten and tend to have children with different women

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