Desire Petroleum plc announces that on 3 June 2007, Wavefield InSeis ASA commenced a contract to acquire high resolution 2D shallow-seismic data, at a number of potential drilling sites, on its licences in the North Falkland Basin, using the seismic vessel Bergen Surveyor. This vessel has just finished work for Falklands Oil and Gas Limited on their licences to the south of the Falkland Islands.
Rockhopper Exploration plc (Rockhopper) (AIM:RKH) is pleased to announce that it has appointed RPS Energy (RPS) to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) over licences PL023 and PL024. The EIA will be conducted in parallel with Desire Petroleum's EIA over licences PL006 and PL007, resulting in cost savings for both companies.
The Chief Minister Peter Caruana arrived at a rain-soaked New York city last night set to address the United Nations this morning. He will be addressing the Committee of 24 at the United Nations and later hosting a lunch for the Gibraltar-American Council before his return to Gibraltar on Wednesday. The session coincides with a visit today by Ban Ki-moon the UN Secretary General.
The latest video clip of Fidel Castro was shown Monday on state television to promote an interview of the convalescing leader to air Tuesday, his first formal interview since taking ill 10 months ago.
President Michelle Bachelet returned to Chile Tuesday after concluding a week long European tour Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, with a poignant speech at the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Britain warned Moscow it must decide whether it wanted a constructive relationship with the West after president Vladimir Putin threatened to target Europe with Russia's nuclear weapons.
Uruguay exports 70% of its milk production, which represents 280 million US dollars of income annually, according to figures released this week by the Uruguayan government in Montevideo.
Robert Zoellick, US President George W. Bush's choice to run the World Bank, is embarking on a US government-paid global tour to Africa, Europe and Mexico and Brazil in Latin America, as the US seeks to mend relationships strained by the turbulent tenure of the bank's outgoing president.
Spanish court has ordered the interception of two United Sates vessels should they leave Gibraltar, amid a row over treasure from a shipwreck. A judge in Cadiz instructed police to capture the ships if they entered Spanish waters, Spanish media said.
The chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke forecasted Tuesday the US economy will rebound in spite of the slump in housing and the somewhat elevated inflation.