Energy and Mining Minister welcomes further oil and gas exploration in Jamaica
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell has welcomed the second phase of an exploration programme being undertaken by Tullow Oil out of the United Kingdom.
In November 2014, the Government of Jamaica through the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) signed a production Sharing Agreement with Tullow Jamaica Limited for water and gas exploration in the island’s offshore areas.
Under the agreement, Tullow has been undertaking seismic surveys in the waters off Jamaica’s south coast.
For next three weeks, Tullow will be engaged in a comprehensive data collection exercise.
Speaking during an oil and gas exploration tour of the vessel BGP Challenger, at the Kingston Harbour yesterday, Paulwell said this is an indication of the confidence being shown that Jamaica has gas or oil in its territory.