News 2016-11-15T15:05:45+00:00
710, 2016

The Government of Guyana is proactively and responsibly preparing for oil production

Dear Editor, The Ministry of Natural Resources has noted the perspectives and opinions expressed by members of the public on how the country should be preparing for the oil and gas sector. The Ministry welcomes healthy discourse and remains committed to continuing these conversations in an inclusive and consultative manner. However, we also recognize that there is need for accurate information and wish to take this opportunity to provide such and also remind the public of the progress being made by the Ministry in preparing the nation for oil production. International financial experts have assured that despite current market trends, Guyana will benefit when production commences, provided that the operations of the well perform as projected. They have also assured that no international company will sanction a project if the break-even price is higher than its forecast noting that large oil companies are especially well known for having very low [...]

2908, 2016

Scholarship Opportunities

The Ministry of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Federal Government of Mexico is pleased to offer two (2) full scholarships for eligible persons between ages 18-25 years to pursue: Master’s degree in Geosciences and Natural Resource Management BA in Chemical and Extractive Industries Engineering Kindly submit your application via email to or deliver to: The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources Upper Brickdam, Georgetown Closing date for applications is September 9, 2016. Click   on the links below to learn more about the programs and to download the application form. Mexican_Government_International_Scholarships Geosciences and Natural Resources Management Chemical Petroleum Engineering MNR Scholarship Application Form  

2608, 2016

Vacancy- National Coordinator (EITI)

                    THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES  VACANCY National Coordinator- Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Secretariat The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana through the Ministry of Natural Resources is currently preparing its application to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative body for consideration. Successful completion of the process requires the creation of a National Secretariat of Guyana (G-EITI). In this regard, the Ministry of Natural Resources now invites a suitable individual to fill the position above. The National Coordinator (NC) will be responsible for managing and supervising the overall Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (G-EITI) activities in the country; and establishing strong coordination at national and international levels. A detailed TOR for the position is available on the Ministry’s website Submission Guidelines Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a letter of interest (one-page) in a single PDF file to:  File name: “[last name], [first name]” [...]

1908, 2016

Minister Raphael G.C. Trotman visits Troy Resources Karouni operations

August 17, 2016 CUYUNI-MAZARUNI, Guyana – Minister of Natural Resources Honourable Raphael G. C. Trotman, M.P., and a team from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Wednesday August 17, 2016 made a visit to Troy Resources’ gold mining operation at Karouni in Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). The visit was a spot check on the company to hear of their concerns and to get a sense of factors affecting production and outcome targets for the rest of the year. During the visit, Minister Trotman held a brief meeting with Troy Resources’ Executive Director – Project Development Ken Nilsson where they discussed labour relations issues, production targets, weather and issues related to spare parts for equipment. Minister Trotman said that it was not an investigative visit but a routine one to check to see how mining is progressing. The Minister said that Government is very keen [...]

1908, 2016

Government of Guyana team set to participate in the first EGCI Global Workshop on Oil Spill Response Planning

Press Release: August 17, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A five member team will head to New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States to represent Guyana at the first Global Workshop on Oil Spill Response Planning to be held from August 18-19, 2016. The team comprises persons from the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Maritime Administration Department (MARAD). The workshop builds on conversations from the October 2015 International Regulators Forum in Washington, D.C., is being hosted by the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI). The EGCI is a U.S. Department of Sate-led interagency effort that provides a range of technical and capacity building assistance to the governments of select countries to help them establish the capacity to manage their oil and gas sector resources responsibly. As a recipient of the initiative, the Guyana will participate in [...]

1908, 2016

Mining operation fined $7 million for illegally operating in Kaieteur National Park

Press Release August 19, 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A mining operation which was in April 2016 caught operating in the Kaieteur National Park area will pay a fine of $7 million to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) as the agency, together the Ministry of Natural Resources, continues to demonstrate its seriousness about meting out the measure of the law to those bent on breaking it. Ceso Alves De Alcantara, a national of Brazil, was fined after a raid by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the GGMC in the Kaieteur National Park Buffer area found equipment in the form of a dredge No. 9827 and a Doosan excavator engine No. DHKCEFALTB, which belonged to him, operating there. The equipment was detained and charges were prepared against Mr Alcantara. In discussions on August 4 and 5, 2016 Mr Alcantara indicated that he fully regretted the situation, that he was [...]

1708, 2016

Mining Week Activities

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mines commission will be observing Mining Week, 2016. We invite you to come and celebrate with us and participate in the activities planned.  

1608, 2016

EITI Public Notice

                                                                                                                                                          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PUBLIC NOTICE  MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES The Ministry of Natural Resources wishes to advise stakeholders that the Government is desirous of establishing a Multi-Stakeholder Group to oversee the implementation of the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (G-EITI). The Multi Stakeholder group shall be comprised as follows: Four (4) Government Representatives; Four (4) Business Group Representatives; and Four (4) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Representatives. For further information please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources. [...]

1108, 2016

EITI Fact Sheet

Guyana is preparing to apply to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Keep informed on what EITI is all about by viewing the EITI Fact Sheet

908, 2016

EPA Public Notice

                                                                                                                Notice to the Public Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) has submitted an Application to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Environmental Authorisation to undertake Phase 1 of Development of Production Facilities for Petroleum Production estimated to last at least twenty (20) years in the Stabroek License Area, Offshore, Guyana.                    ,. The proposed project will be implemented in multiple stages which include the following activities: well drillings and completions, mobilization and installation of subsea equipment, umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF), installation of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO)  facility, production operations, and [...]

308, 2016

Mabaruma and Port Kaituma among five communities benefiting from Ministry of Natural Resources -led clean up exercise.

The Ministry of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Regional Democratic Council of Region One (Barima-Waini) and the Ministry of Communities on Monday July 18, 2016 and Tuesday July 19, 2016 launched „A Clean Environment‟ in Mabaruma and Port Kaituma, an initiative meant to sensitise communities about the issue of littering with a view to changing attitudes and behaviours. Speaking at Tuesday‟s Mabaruma launching, Environmental Awareness Coordinator in the Ministry of Natural Resources Dr Latchmin Punalall conveyed the keen interest Minister of Natural Resources Raphael G. C. Trotman has in the clean-up of the Kumaka Waterfront and other areas. She explained that the clean-up was part of a larger effort of focusing attention on a number of communities countrywide for Guyana‟s 50th Anniversary Jubilee year 2016. The five communities being targeted in the initiative are Kwakwani, Bartica, Mabaruma, Port Kaituma and Lethem. “So we have actually completed Bartica and Kwakwani [...]