President Granger receives courtesy call from ExxonMobil’s Senior Vice President

first_imgPresident David Granger on Thursday received a courtesy call from Senior Vice President of ExxonMobil Corporation, Neil Chapman, who is in Guyana to familiarise himself with the operations, having recently assumed responsibility for the global upstream oil and gas operations at the Corporation’s headquarters.During a meeting at State House, the two sides discussed matters related to the status of exploratory and development works as well as the relationship between Government and the Corporation.President Granger has said that, at the end of the process, Guyanese must be able to view the development of a petroleum industry as one that is beneficial to the national interest, as he noted that the Government will be working with ExxonMobil to develop a long-term relationship.Chapman said the meeting was productive, and he looks forward to building onPresident David Grangerthe relationship, which was established three years ago.“We talked about the oil development offshore with what’s taking place right now. We updated the President on not just what is taking place today, but where we see the development going in the future. We are very positive about the relationship between ExxonMobil and the country. We are very pleased with the developments, we are very pleased with the exploration; but the benefit (from) this is not just for ExxonMobil, it is for the benefit of the country, and that is what we talked about; how this will benefit the country going forward,” Chapman said.This meeting was also attended by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, on the Government’s side, while ExxonMobil’s executives present at the meeting were Country Manager Rod Henson; ExxonMobil’s Guyana Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs (outgoing), Kimberly Brasington; ExxonMobil’s Guyana Senior Director of Public and Government Affairs (incoming), Deedra Moe; and Director, Government Relations, Guyana, Carlton James.last_img

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