JAMELA A. ALI
Attorney at Law
Intellectual Property Agent
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 slated to start Oil Production in 2020. ExxonMobil 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. These agreements have generated much controversy.
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
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
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.
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
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