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Emerging oil sectorAs the time draws closer to first oil in 2020, the need for critical services in this sector continues to increase daily. As such, local companies are tapping into the industry and are making strides to have their businesses meet international standards.One such company making headway in preparing itself for the new industry is Guysons Group, which has received international certification of quality for the services they offer.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guysons, Faizul Khan spoke about this at a simple ceremony to celebrate the achievement on Wednesday at ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD).Khan was elated to share with the small audience of mostly business executives and managers that Guysons Oil and Gas Services and Guysons Engineering haveFrom left: CLBD Project Director Patrick Henry; Chief Executive Officer of Guysons, Faizul Khan; and ExxonMobil’s Operation Manager Mike Ryan pose with a portrait of the ISO certification that the company recently acquiredmet the stringent ISO 9001:2015 certification requirements by the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) having received the first ISO 9001:2015 global certification from the ISO.The CEO reflected on the rigorous procedures they went through before acquiring certification. According to him, the process took some six months to complete and cost the company well over $10 million.“In the opinion of the Guysons executives, meeting ISO requirements was an achievement well worth the investment of time, effort and funds because it has cemented the companies’ standing as internationally approved suppliers of goods and services,” the company said.Khan said he plans to travel soon to the United States to seal a deal with a company in a joint venture opportunity. “For the first time, because of our quality management systems are tendering for internationally-based tenders so we are currently going through tenders for companies in Brazil and in Trinidad and Tobago,” he added.Faizul encouraged other local companies that are interesting in providing services to oil companies, to get certified so that it may be given the opportunities to lend its support.Meanwhile, ExxonMobil’s Operation Manager Mike Ryan congratulated the company for its achievements and said this is a positive story coming out of the Local Business Development Centre.The achievement means that the group is internationally recognised as being able to deliver products and services to meet customers’ expectations.They Guysons companies are now officially qualified to be suppliers to extraction companies in Guyana’s oil and gas sector, and are on record as well as being well equipped to meet complex data integration and ecommerce needs of such customers.CLBD Project Director Patrick Henry also joined others in commending Guysons and revealed that four other companies have signed up to go through the process of acquiring ISO certification.“Those companies will over the next few months – some of them will be going forward to their audit stage so that’s started and then we have a list of other companies that are interested” he said.Guyson’s engineering, which is located in West Ruimveldt Georgetown, was established about 32 years ago and offered a large and diverse range of products and services. Though its new company focused on oil and gas activities, Guysons will now provide services such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing facilities, and ship chandlery, among others.