INTRODUCTION OF GOGEC
The Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) was established in 2017 at the same time when the Oil and Gas Sector started to become a major part of the Guyanese’s Economy. The now President, Mr Manniram Prashad, in his capacity as the then Incorporator of this Chamber, sees it fit to use his private-sector skills and knowledge to establish an organization to harness the players in the industry to ensure that they all speak with a collective voice to address any anomalies that may arise in the Industry.
GOGEC is an independent, apolitical, non-profit organization that is aiming to be the mediator, the interlocker and the negotiator for all the stakeholders in Guyana’s Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, and Heavy Industrial Sectors. Currently, the Chamber has twenty members and we are aiming to triple this by the end of the first quarter in 2021.
Our intention is to ensure that we educate all Guyanese about this new Industry by hosting several seminars, trade missions, and expositions throughout the entire country. We also planned to conduct regionally and international symposium to attract Investors to fill the gap in those areas where there are opportunities.
The Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chamber (GOGEC) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kamer van Koophandel en Fabrieken of Suriname (the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and the KKF) to collaborate in Joint Ventures (JVs) to facilitate and energize trade and economic activities between the two South American nations.
GOGEC Strategic Priority Areas are:
To ensure that there are equal opportunities for all the operators and potential operators within the Industry.
To ensure that the revenue generated from the Industry contributes to sustainable and economic growth and development of Guyana and all Guyanese.
To continually strive to enhance the chamber's ability to better serve its members whilst operating as a self-sustaining, non-profit and a non-political organization.
To promote trade, investments and knowledge transfer within the energy sector to all members and stakeholders.
To ensure the Chamber fulfils its mandate, a very well structured Governance and Management Systems is in place. The Chamber is governed by a twenty-one (21) Board Members and there will be seven (7) sub-committees in the following areas:
Governance & Membership,
Education and Training,
Public Relations and Promotions,
Finance and Planning,
Environment & Emergency Response,
Energy and Infrastructure,
Law and Ethics.