Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd and associate BHP Billiton have been granted by the Falkland Islands government an extension of Phase I of their northern Falkland licences and should be drilling one exploration well before 15 December 2011, according to a release from the FOGL. BHPB Petroleum (Falklands) is part of the larger Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton resources conglomerate.
FOGL, the oil and gas exploration company focused on its extensive licence areas to the South and East of the Falkland Islands, announces certain changes to its licence arrangements with the Falkland Islands Government.
Desire Petroleum (AIM:DES) the first oil and gas exploration company to contract a rig and begin the current round of drilling in the Falkland Islands announced Monday the spudding of its second exploration well, Rachel 14/15-1.
Desire Petroleum (AIM:DES), one of the Falkland Islands oil exploration companies announced Friday it had successfully placed 16,294,600 shares at 140 pence each raising £22.8 million before expenses.
Rockhopper Exploration said that during the testing of its Sea Lion well in the Falkland Islands, problems limited the amount of oil extracted to just an average of 2000 barrels per day (bopd). Otherwise, it could have produced sustained rates of at least double that, at 4000 bopd, “without these constraints”.
Brazil's government managed oil and gas company raised 70 billion US in the world's biggest-ever share offering Thursday. The success of Petrobras issue showed the extent of investor interest in Brazil's massive offshore oil reserves, one of the world's fastest-growing regions for energy production.
Rockhopper Exploration (RKH.L) said it believed its oil discovery offshore the Falklands Islands will be commercially viable. A test at the Sea Lion 1 well in the North Falkland basin produced sustained rates of over 2,000 barrels of oil per day, in line with its hopes, Rockhopper said in a statement on Friday.
Latin American oil and gas firm GeoPark Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it successfully drilled and tested a new well in the Guanaco oil field on the Fell Block in the extreme south of Chile.
CNOOC, Ltd, China’s biggest offshore oil explorer, may bid 10.2 billion USD for BPs 60% stake in Argentina’s Pan American Energy LLC and will probably seek a partner in the acquisition, Citigroup Inc. said.
Argentina and South Korea signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for bilateral collaboration in the nuclear sector. The MOU sets forth that the two nations will discuss concrete cooperation plans to build a new nuclear plant in Argentina and to repair the country's existing heavy water reactors.