Wednesday, December 12th 2012 - 18:09 UTC

Oil company begins 3D seismic surveying to the south of the Falkland Islands

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited oil and gas exploration company has commenced an important 3D seismic survey operation in the south of the Falkland Islands, where the company has extensive licence areas.

PGS M/V Ramform Sterling will survey the Diomedia fan complex during the next four months

The PGS M/V Ramform Sterling will survey the mid Cretaceous Diomedia fan complex within the southern area licences, covering a minimum area of 4.000 square kilometers, a task likely to take approximately the four months of the austral summer, said the company in a Wednesday release.

The original plan was that the Diomedia survey would be acquired later in 2013. However, due to the late completion of the Scotia well, there has been insufficient time to allow the Scotia results to influence the exact location and design of the 3D survey.

As a result, “FOGL and its joint venture partners have decided to swap the order of the two surveys and the northern area 3D survey will now be acquired in the fourth quarter of 2013”.

This survey will be operated by Noble Energy Inc., one of FOGL partners.

A second 3D survey, operated by FOGL and using the PGS M/V Ramform Challenger, is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2013.

FOGL CEO Chief Executive Tim Bushell said the company was pleased to announce the start of a very important 3D seismic survey program, which “marks the continuation of our exploration activities”.

“The 3D seismic will be invaluable for identifying future drilling targets, locating good quality reservoir and differentiating oil from gas prospects” added CEO Bushel.

A week ago FOGL announced it had abandoned its Scotia exploration well in the south basin after disappointing results, thus completing its 2012 two-well drilling (Loligo and Scotia) program in the Falkland Islands

However “the Scotia well data which was drilled to a depth of 5.555 meters will be invaluable for calibrating the 3D seismic program” and when combined with detailed analysis from the drillings “should allow identification of better quality reservoir and differentiation between oil and gas prospects” reported FOGL at the time.

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1 Pirate Love (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 06:40 pm Report abuse
i wonder how the belgrano will look now in 3d??
2 Teaboy2 (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 06:43 pm Report abuse
@1 - Holey!
3 briton (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 07:12 pm Report abuse
cold , freezing , pretty wet, ..
4 Shed-time (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 08:40 pm Report abuse
the crew might look a bit famished.
5 ChrisR (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 08:50 pm Report abuse
But it will have a soggy wet flag on it saying they won the battle: give them the Malvinas OR ELSE.

6 Shed-time (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 08:57 pm Report abuse
Written by an overly nationalistic whelk?
7 Pirate Love (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 09:33 pm Report abuse
@5 they would be pretty pushed to write all that on a jolly roger :)
8 ChrisR (#) Dec 12th, 2012 - 09:55 pm Report abuse
No trolls yet!
9 Marcos Alejandro (#) Dec 13th, 2012 - 04:15 am Report abuse
1 Pirate Love “ wonder how the belgrano will look now in 3d??”

Why's that? It probably looks the same as all the HMS's nearby.
10 Frank (#) Dec 13th, 2012 - 06:22 am Report abuse
No it wont.... they weren't running away...
11 ChrisR (#) Dec 13th, 2012 - 11:04 am Report abuse
@9 Marco Alejand Pratto

The RN ships had to stay on station because of their function.

They could have run away like your cowardly 'Battleship' but would have let their comrades down.

Alien concept to you isn't it. People working together for the good of them all, even though they may be seriously injured or even killed.

Contrast this with the argies. Insensitive, arrogant, egotistical 'officers' (spit) who brutalised the conscripts under them. Then they all ran away when 3 Para (marvellous murdering bastards - love them to bits) showed up. Real men your argies, ha, ha, ha.

And then you lot of stupid arsehole still think you have a military.
12 Pirate Love (#) Dec 13th, 2012 - 12:35 pm Report abuse
@9 no, not quite as firstly no hms sunk by argentina anywhere near the 3d survey, secondly an enemies fleaing “cruiser” in pieces on the seabed without firing a single shot has a certain ring to it dont you think?? :))) , i was merely curious on how that bucket of shark bait would look now, like i said, but there was no need to be nasty about it, marcos you hater :))

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