Baker Hughes has expanded its presence in Guyana by opening a new local supercentre facility for oilfield services and equipment.
Spanning more than eight acres, the supercentre will support regional customers and bolster Baker Hughes’ localisation efforts within South America.
In the country, the company currently provides drilling services, drill bits, and drilling and completion fluids to several drilling rigs, with its completions and wellbore intervention product line supporting all upper completions for development wells in Guyana.
Baker Hughes’ Turbomachinery & Process Solutions (TPS) and Upstream Chemicals businesses also provide technology and solutions to the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Guyana, known as Liza Unity as well as other projects in the region.
The supercentre has been built together with Baker Hughes’ existing completion warehouse and liquid mud and completion fluids plant, providing full support to customers in Guyana and Suriname. It represents a multimillion-dollar investment from Baker Hughes over 15 years and includes a workshop, warehouse, and laydown storage yard including maintenance facilities and equipment.
The facility is expected to employ more than 100 employees within five years, and the majority are expected to be Guyanese.
“This announcement significantly expands Baker Hughes’ ability to support Guyana’s energy goals and its leading oil and gas projects,” said Maria Claudia Borras, Executive Vice President for Oilfield Services at Baker Hughes, during the facility’s opening ceremony.
“Baker Hughes is well-known in the region for service and technical excellence, and our new Guyana supercentre will bolster our efforts to expand even further into the evolving market. We are proud to be here, and we look forward to this exciting next phase in our work.”