Repsol in Guyana

Guyana is an up-and-coming country with great energy potential and significant energy resources since companies in the sector announced the success of their discoveries in 2017. It is located on the northern, Atlantic coast of South America, bordering Venezuela and Brazil.

We have been present in Guyana since 1997 with a variety of upstream projects, where we are leaders in hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation through the Kanuku block, which is located in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region.

Upstream projects

1,556 km2

of total surface area

Repsol in Guyana. Map of exploration in Guyana
Inside view of an oil rig.

Kanuku Project

Kanuku is a block covering 1,937 km2 in the Atlantic ocean within the EEZ of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. Repsol holds a 37.5% stake and operates the Project, while Tullow holds 37.5% and TOQAP holds 25%.

Committed to growth

Our aim in Guyana is to become a socially responsible company. We firmly believe that our activities should contribute to the community’s socio-economic development, through transparent communication and by using local resources and supporting actions that improve the quality of the local community.

Repsol has been a sponsor of the Mining Week organized by the Guyana’s Geology and Mining Commission for years, and we have also supported the GIPEX Conference as Gold Sponsors. In addition, we sponsored the ICT Project developed by the Ministry of Telecommunications, and we continue to lend support to other valuable local initiatives.

Protecting the environment

At Iwokrama International Centre we updated the 1999 Guide to the Mammals of Iwokrama Forest and committed to continue the series to protect the fauna and flora in the area.

Promoting reading

We have been donating textbooks and computers to Guyana’s National Library for years. Alongside our contributions to refurbishing the building in Georgetown, we have also organized various library reading initiatives such as competitions and elocution events.

Guyana Drone Operators Association

The Guyana Drone Operators Association (GDOA) was formed in 2017 to aid in the promotion of safety as well as adherence to the directive issued by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The goal is also to produce skilled, trained and certified UAV operators.

Last updated: December 2020