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Baker Hughes opens facility in Guyana

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Baker Hughes has expanded its presence in Guyana through the opening of a new local supercentre facility for oilfield services and equipment. The supercentre, which spans more than 8 acres, will support regional customers and bolster Baker Hughes’ localisation efforts within South America.

Baker Hughes opens facility in Guyana

Guyana President Dr. Mohamed Dr Irfaan Ali cutting the ribbon to the new supercentre besides Baker Hughes leaders and other officials. Courtesy of Baker Hughes.

The company currently provides drilling services, drill bits, and drilling and completion fluids to several drilling rigs, with its Completions and Wellbore Intervention product line supporting all upper completions for development wells in Guyana. Baker Hughes’ Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS) and Upstream Chemicals businesses also provide technology and solutions to the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Guyana, known as Liza Unity and other projects in the region.

The new multimodal supercentre has been built together with Baker Hughes’ existing completion warehouse and liquid mud and completion fluids plant, providing full support to customers in Guyana and Suriname. The supercentre represents a multimillion-dollar investment from Baker Hughes over 15 years and includes a workshop, warehouse, and laydown storage yard including maintenance facilities and equipment. Baker Hughes will also offer subsea equipment and installation services at the new supercentre. The supercentre is expected to employ more than 100 employees within five years, and the majority are expected to be Guyanese.

“Today’s announcement significantly expands Baker Hughes’ ability to support Guyana’s energy goals and leading oil and gas projects in the country,” said Maria Claudia Borras, executive vice president for Oilfield Services at Baker Hughes, during the facility’s opening ceremony on 14 February. “Baker Hughes is well-known in the region for service and technical excellence, and our new Guyana supercenter will bolster our efforts to expand even further into the evolving market. We are proud to be here, and we look forward to this exciting next phase in our work.”

The majority of all discoveries in Guyana are located in the Stabroek Block, where operator ExxonMobil has updated the estimated recoverable resources to approximately 10 billion boe.


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