• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Alistair Routledge


Guyana Country Manager

Alistair Routledge was appointed President of ExxonMobil Guyana in July 2020, following 5 years as the Head of ExxonMobil's Qatar business.  In his current role, based in Georgetown, Guyana, he leads the Guyana business from exploration to development and production.  Since his arrival in Guyana, ExxonMobil has made more than 20 discoveries, production has increased from 100 kbd to 400 kbd with startup of the Liza Phase 2 project, and the Payara and Yellowtail projects have been sanctioned for a combined USD20 billion.  Alistair began his career with Mobil in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1990 after graduating from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.  He completed an MBA at Strathclyde Graduate Business School, Glasgow in 1995. He has lived and worked for ExxonMobil in the UK, USA, Venezuela, Italy, Qatar and Guyana.

Sessions With Alistair Routledge

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 07/mar/2023 01:15 pm - 07/mar/2023 02:20 pm

    Latin American Upstream: Competitiveness in global markets

    Upstream Oil & Gas
    The Latin American upstream oil & gas industry is facing increasing competition in global markets due to current geopolitical factors as well as the ongoing energy transition, where a growing emphasis on carbon emissions reduction and the implementation of climate policies are creating added pressures. Despite these challenges, Latin America remains an attractive upstream investment destination, offering a number of competitive advantages. Chief among them is the region’s diverse range of energy resources, which include some of the world’s most exciting hydrocarbon “advantaged-barrel” hotspots, not to mention massive gas discoveries awaiting extraction and development. In this context of increased global competition, what unique opportunities and challenges does Latin America offer upstream operators? What steps are companies taking to adapt to this new reality? How will exploration activity in the region be impacted?