Thursday, December 26th 2013 - 05:43 UTC

Falklands offshore exploration drilling agenda for Rockhopper

Rockhopper Exploration has issued details of its next planned exploration wells offshore the Falkland Islands. The details were published on the Offshore site 23 December. Rockhopper was the first of several companies operating in Falklands waters to confirm the existence of oil and gas.

The rig Ocean Guardian hit oil at the Sea Lion prospect in 2010

 One well will be on the Sea Lion discovery to determine whether a non-equilibrium gas cap is present on the west flank. If it there is no gas cap, resources for Sea Lion could be upgraded by 65 MMbbl to 402 MMbbl. If the gas cap is present, the wellbore will be retained for use as a future gas injector/producer in the field development.

There is a deeper exploration target (Chatham) in a northerly-fed channel complex. If drilling proves successful, the reserves could be tied back to the Sea Lion offshore production complex.

Another well will be drilled on Isobel/Elaine in license PL004a in the North Falkland basin, where Rockhopper has increased its interest from 3% to 24%. This well is designed to intersect six stacked exploration objectives, all within the F3 sequence, with potential combined reserves of 1.078 Bbbl.

Prime objectives are Elaine South and Isobel Deep, large fans sourced from a basement terrace in the southeast. Rockhopper says feeder systems are well imaged on attribute maps and amplitudes, while isopach defines the downdip fan extent.

The planned Zebedee well will be drilled in block PL004b (Rockhopper 24%). It will intersect eight stacked exploration targets, with combined potential of 1.183 Bbbl.

Zebedee is on the west flank of the regional syncline. This is an easterly fed fan that shares the same feeder as the Casper South discovery.

On block PL004c (Rockhopper 24%), the Jayne East well will test the F2 sands on the east flank of the regional syncline. These include the known Beverley and Casper South fans, both oil and gas bearing on the west flank. In addition the well will test the Zebedee fan.

There are five objectives at the Jayne East location, with combined potential of 289 MMbbl.

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1 Lord Ton (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 06:19 am Report abuse
Life goes on :-)
2 Escoses Doido (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 07:08 am Report abuse
Wow, look at these nasty British talking about argentinas OML's like that.

C'mon argentina, do something. Do something!

(as opposed to just talking)
3 Gordo1 (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 07:20 am Report abuse
There is NOTHING Argentina can do about it! Legally they can do nothing!
4 Escoses Doido (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 07:59 am Report abuse
5 Gordo1 (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 10:22 am Report abuse
6 Mick23 (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 11:26 am Report abuse
@1 ... Indeed it does... invest more ... for your children and their children... the potential is great...

I might add I liked the document you published...
7 Escoses Doido (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 01:24 pm Report abuse
The Ocean Guardian, - A few distant memories there for me.......
8 slattzzz (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 02:05 pm Report abuse
yeah go on rgenweener try and do something and see what happens
9 Britworker (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 05:09 pm Report abuse
Yes, we have been licking our wounds since the end on Empire, but we are back in business. The argies love their 'uk is finished' line, but the truth could not be more different.
10 Anbar (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 07:00 pm Report abuse

Dose of reality - isnt the JOB of these quasi-governmental think-tanks to make their own nation look and sound better than it actually is?

I mean it literally is their JOB to make their own statements look authoritative?

When not supported by direct governmental links they are supported bia third-parties and quangos and bankers and big-business...all to make their own economy and “worth” appear higher.

We openly ridicule (with good cause) the Argentine Governments own statistics and claims on its economy, but then laud our own, simply because it is presented by a supposed third-party organisation?

Furthermore it is pre-disposed upon the growth of the UK population, which will be higher amongst migrant coomunities but still nowhere near the relative growth in other nations such as Brazil... those burgeoning populations guaranteed to outstrip all of Europe.

So #1 of an ever smaller pie doesnt seem that much to shout about to me, especially when its generated by a bunch of banker's quislings for their own direct benefit.

... just saying....
11 yankeeboy (#) Dec 26th, 2013 - 10:16 pm Report abuse
Population growth is fine...if said population works, innovates and is productive.
Don't expect the Favella dwellers to be any of the above.
Brazil and China may have large populations but that is more of a hindrance to their success than a positive.
Brazil is run by Marxists terrorists. In the end they will fail.
China is on the brink of a huge credit disaster, they can't feed or fuel themselves and they are no longer the cheap worker bees of the world.
They will also fail.
It is just a matter of time.
12 Pete Bog (#) Dec 27th, 2013 - 11:43 pm Report abuse
Still waiting for these oil executives to be arrested by Argentina.

I hear some cruise ships are in the Falklands today-another v sign to Argentina's bullying.
13 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 28th, 2013 - 11:22 pm Report abuse
12 Pete Bog

You'll be waiting quite a while there Pete.

Yes cruise ships in the last three days and another one- one of the big Princess ships- in today and staying quite late this evening as well. Beautiful afternoon for them walking around Stanley.
14 A_Voice (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 12:05 am Report abuse
“Beautiful afternoon for them walking around Stanley.”
....well that would account for 15 minutes....what do they do for the rest of the day..?
15 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 12:53 am Report abuse
Deadbeat @ 14

Well the ones that came today enjoyed Volunteer Point, Bluff Cove, Gypsy Cove, the museum, Long Island, the Murrell Farm, scenic flights, Stanley tours, the pubs and the streets. Nobody got mugged and nobody had to endure political and / or industrial demonstrations. The ones I spoke with were all very happy as they were waiting for their return launches a few hours ago.
16 A_Voice (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 01:09 am Report abuse
Wow...let me rush to get my ticket.....on second thoughts I think I'll go to Venice instead......
17 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 01:47 am Report abuse
Deadbeat @ 16

Why on earth would anyone compare a cruise of the South Atlantic with going to Venice? You sound jealous of the fact that we're getting some many cruises. We all know that if there was nothing worth seeing here the cruise companies would've stopped coming years ago. They're just trying to make money after all.

On another topic: how do you decide which of your logins you'll use when responding to a post? I mean, what made you choose A_Voice for these posts? Why not one of your other logins? Also, while we're on multiple logins, why do you have so many? I mean, what's wrong with just the one? Don't waste our time telling us that there is only one Think and one DoD and one A_Voice and one Chicuero and one Surfer etc. That's just boring. Why do you do it? What's to be gained from having so many names? Do you think people fall for it when you stage ongoing conversations amongst yourself?

Credibility check anyone.

Oh thanks for bringing DoD out of the grave for a bit of a treat the other night though. I did appreciate that one. How's all of his campaigning going? How did Dover fare this week in the storms? Did Mrs DoD make it to Waitrose?

Credibility check anyone?

Chuckle chuckle
18 Faz (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 12:32 pm Report abuse
A-HOLE has obviously never been to Stanley, plenty to occupy a couple of hours. A pint in one of the hostelrys, the memorials, the quay, the museum, the various styles of buildings, the Cathedral, and wonder at the Waitrose and M&S stuff in the store.

By the way, as A-HOLE is Scotch and there are very few Waitroses up there and I am sure he is camped out in some dump like Easterhouse not Helensburgh.

Chuckle chuckle..
19 Joe Bloggs (#) Dec 29th, 2013 - 05:41 pm Report abuse
18 Faz

He's just insanely bitter and jealous.

As for Waitrose; you wouldn't know why I mentioned it but it was because of another one of A_Voice/ Think's characters call Doveroverdover.He came along a couple of years ago I guess and tried to convince everyone that he was a retired Royal Navy officer of considerable seniority. He also claimed that he'd be down in the Falklands several times for work.

The trouble was that he made too many mistakes in his character's career and experiences. Back then he used to go into a lot of detail, including trivial detail, to try to give his characters some realism. DoD supposedly lived in Dover and was a regular at the local RBL.

The funniest mistake, of many, that he made was when he said one day that his wife was at Waitrose shopping. Poor deadbeat, unbeknown to him (because he was in fact nowhere near Dover) Dover was in the grips of one of the worst storms of recent times and most major roads were closed due to flooding. The authorities were urging people to stay home and not even go to work. The nearest Waitrose is 13 miles from Dover and Mrs DoD was off there shopping! The stuff of true RN officers indeed.

What you have to remember is that Think (aka: place any of about 10 names here) represents about half, if not more, of the Malvinista posters on here.

Well Faz I'm off on a family outing to one of the local attractions. I'll be back in 15 minutes! LOL!

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