Govt identifies BP International Limited to market Guyana’s share of crude

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Flashback- The fuel hose leads from the Liza Destiny to the Cap Philippe for the transfer of Guyana’s first million barrels of crude

The Government of Guyana through the Ministry of  Natural  Resources has announced that BP International Limited of the United Kingdom has been selected, following a competitive procurement process, to market Guyana’s share of petroleum from the Liza Destiny and Liza Unity floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

The Ministry of Natural Resources publicly issued its Request For Bids on September 16, 2022, with October 11, 2022, as the submission deadline. Fourteen (14) bids were submitted to the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).

The procurement board appointed an Evaluation Committee and that committee recommended BP International for the award of contract as part of its evaluation report. That report was cleared by NPTAB and received the Cabinet’s ‘no objection’.

The duration of this contract will be for twelve (12) months at a marketing price of US$0.00 per barrel.  This procurement process was initiated after the contract with Aramco Trading Limited ended.

The services to be provided by the marketer include the following:

●    Provide support and guidance to the Government of Guyana in all operating and back-office responsibilities of managing the crude sales and each individual lift whilst facilitating timely and cost-effective crude operations;

●    Support the government in the continued introduction of the grade to multiply geographies and refinery systems, and provide benchmark and performance comparisons of prices paid for Guyana’s crude;

●   Work closely with the government to understand the behaviour and yields of the Liza blend and how these can affect pricing differentials.

The Guyana Government will continue to employ transparent and international best practices in the management of the nation’s petroleum resources so as to attain maximum returns and advance the livelihoods of all citizens.