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Falklands holds consultation on Premier Oil environmental impact statement

Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 19:51 UTC
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The offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands. The offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands.

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been submitted to the Falkland Islands Government by Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited. The EIS covers the proposed development activity for Phase 1 of the offshore Sea Lion oilfield, located in the North Falklands Basin approximately 120 miles to the north of the Falkland Islands.

 The statutory 42-day public consultation period began on 26 January 2018 and Premier Oil will, in the near future, publish details of public engagement plans during the consultation period.

Written representations in relation to the Environmental Impact Statement must be received by the Department of Mineral Resources, Ross Road, Stanley or by email to info@mineralresources.gov.fk by Friday 9 March 2018.

Electronic copies of the document in its entirety can be found on the Premier Oil website http://www.premier-oil.com/operations/falkland-islands

Copies of the Non-Technical Summary can be obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, Ross Road, Stanley. Telephone 27322, info@mineralresources.gov.fk

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  • Roger Lorton

    Another step in the development of the Falkland islands people.

    Argentina remains impotent.

    Is Argentina the American Sisyphus?

    https://falklandstimeline.wordpress.com/2011-2017-referenda-repetition/

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 11:35 pm +4
  • Brit Bob

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling For Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope, F. , 13 Feb 2010 and Potential Drilling off Falkland, Provokes Tension Between Argentina & UK, IRRU News, 17 Feb 2010).

    Question. Why is it taking so long? Only one answer...

    Falklands – Territorial Waters: https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 10:09 am +3
  • golfcronie

    God PE you are so full of Sh**, Why is it that the UK recognises the FALKLAND ISLAND GOVERNMENT then? Premier Oil and Rockhopper are certainly asking the UK Government for financial help as it is in the UK's interest. Premier Oil and Rockhopper have submitted all relevant documents to the FALKLAND Government over the last few months. Namely THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT and the FIELD DEVELOPMENT PLAN for discussion with the FALKLAND ISLAND GOVERNMENT nothing to do with the UK.

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 01:57 pm +3
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