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Guyana Oil (Petroleum) and Gas Industry

Ms Jamela A Ali, LL.M., is a lead Lawyer with over 29 years experience in public service and private practice and the Founder of Guyana Oil and Gas Consultancy Inc. (GOGCO), which provides services for businesses seeking services relating to the huge oil discovery in Guyana. scroll down for areas of practice.

Guyana is poised to enter the Oil and Gas Industy with ExxonMobil announcing that it has discovered immense quantities of oil offshore Guyana. In October 2017, the Government of Guyana entered into a Petroleum Agreement for "Production Sharing" with 3 subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil.

click here for 2016 Petroleum Agreement by
Government of Guyana
1. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited
2. CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited and
3. Hess Guyana Exploration Limited

click here for 1999 Petroleum Prospecting Licence Agreement by
Government of Guyana and Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited



Guyana has taken steps to define the Oil and Gas Industry and to cater for investors. The Minister of Natural Resources, Mr. Raphael G. C. Trotman is in the process of putting new and appropriate legislation in place. He has stated,

"Having this kind of [oil and gas] wealth is going to be beyond transformative [for Guyana]. We would like to temper our expectations and excitement with common sense and […] progress sensibly with cautious optimism."


Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act Cap. 65:04

Petroleum (Production) Act Cap. 65:05

Seminars attended on the Industry

21 June 2018 - Some Economic and Educational Imperatives of the Oil Business by Prof Sarim Al-Zubaidy UTT, Prof. Andrew Jupiter, Prof. Clement Imbert & Dr Vincent Adams - hosted by University of Guyana - Fifth Conversation on Law and Society at Roraima Duke Lodge, Guyana

9-10 March 2018 - Guyana Oil & Gas Law Training Development Conference hosted, organised and facilitated by the Judiciary and the Executive Council of the Bar Association of Guyana at Ramada, Guyana.

6 September 2017 - Ms Ali participated in a Workshop on the Draft Local Content Policy on Oil with Consultant Anthony Paul from Trinidad hosted by Ministry of Natural Resources at Marriott Hotel, Guyana.

16 August 2017 - Ms Ali attended Lecture presented by Roger Hosein from University of the West Indies hosted by the Guyana Oil and Gas Association Inc. at Pegasus Hotel, Guyana.

18 November 2016 - Ms Ali attended a Seminar on Governance of the Petroleum Sector - "Preparing for First Oil" - Legal framework and Contract Negotiation - hosted by Ministry of Natural Resources Chatam House, Commonwealth Secretariat and Natural Resources Governance Institute.


Biographical reference

Ms Jamela A Ali, Attorney at Law, provides legal services in Preparing Contracts, Mining Law & Agreements, Property matters, Trademarks, Adoption of Children, Probate of Wills and Administration, Divorces, Formation of Companies, Money Claims, Real Estate, Notarial services and other matters.

Ms Jamela A Ali made special studies in Legislative Drafting and obtained a Masters of Law degree from UWI which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law and wrote a LL.M. Research Paper on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice, and Good Administration.

Ms Jamela A. Ali is also a Trademark and Patent Agent and a Notary Public.

Ms Jamela A Ali is also a Trained Mediator, an International Arbitrator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

For further information, here are the contact details

Contact person: Ms Jamela A. Ali, LLB (Hons)(UWI), LEC, LLM (Legislative Drafting)(UWI), MCIArb.

Office Address: Lot 1 Croal Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana (br), South America

Telephone: +592 225 4712

Emails: jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com & jamelaali@gmail.com

Website: www.GuyaneseLawyer.com

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