BP Wins Contract To Market Guyana's Share Of Oil Production

  • BP Plc, a British multinational oil and gas company, will market Guyana's share of crude oil produced over the next year from two offshore production platforms, the South American country's Ministry of Natural Resources has indicated.
  • Guyana is home to one of the largest oil discoveries in the last decade, with about 11 billion barrels found to date. A consortium that controls the country's crude output expects to pump 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2027, up from an expected 380,000 bpd at year-end.
  • The London-based oil company agreed to market the state's share produced from the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity platforms at no charge per barrel, according to a ministry statement on Thursday, November 24. It replaces a Saudi Aramco trading unit, which previously held the contract.
  • The government also recently said it would auction 14 offshore blocks to increase output by adding more oil producers. Guyana has not yet disclosed a timetable but indicated it could hold the auction by May.
  • BP will market crude to refiners, provide benchmark and performance comparisons, and help the government understand the behaviour and yields of the Liza blend, the ministry said.

(Source: Reuters)