Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a UK based company, and Guyana’s own Environmental Management Consultants (EMC), recently inked a strategic partnership to provide environmental and socioeconomic support to the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Guyana Standard understands that ERM and EMC have a long history working together and the organizations have most recently collaborated on a number of environmental impact assessments for new oil and gas developments in Guyana, as well as several multi-year environmental and socioeconomic studies.
It was noted by both parties that the agreement represents a mutual commitment to improve both organizations’ technical capacity through close collaboration, and in so doing, continue to strengthen this successful partnership while bringing additional value to clients in Guyana and the wider region. The agreement also facilitates continued investment in building local capabilities and supporting the local economy.
In a brief comment, Shyam Nokta, EMC’s Managing Director was keen to highlight the importance of the partnership as Guyana’s oil and gas sector continues to expand. Nokta said he is of the firm belief that it is essential that international experience is combined with local knowledge and expertise to provide the support and services needed. The partnership would also be in tandem with calls for improved local participation in Guyana’s oil sector.
For some time now, ERM was solely used by ExxonMobil to compile its Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for review by the Environmental Protection Agency.