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GNBS TO BEGIN TESTING GUYANA’S CRUDE THIS MONTH

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) is set to begin testing Guyana’s crude from this month, saying that it will take over responsibility for this in order to determine a number of quality standards.

According to the agency, “the GNBS will commence this service from this January starting with two of five parameters.  With the acquisition of additional equipment, in the short-term, capacity will be fully built to test for all of the parameters,”.

Guyana’s crude will be tested to determine a number of factors including density and viscosity, basic sediments and water, salt content, hydrogen sulphur and water Content.

According to the agency, “GNBS monitoring activities in the sector are done in accordance with the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards, which are recognised globally,”. The agency went on to say that, “these standards relate to the accuracy of flow meters, tank gauging, sampling and testing of crude.”

GNBS has said that with support from the government and other partners in standardization, it will continue to directly ensure that its measurement and testing services are provided onshore and offshore to protect the interest of the people of Guyana.

According to the agency, an oil and gas team has been established within the agency since 2021 and has been working on building workers capacity so that GNBS is able to undertake its responsibilities within the new sector. According to the agency, “in 2021 the GNBS employed six additional Inspectors to service both vessels,” in anticipation of the Liza Unity’s arrival later this year. 

The agency went on to disclose that initiatives to build, train and improve the competence of its Inspectors has been ongoing and that Inspectors have been exposed to both practical and theoretical training activities.

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