BHP Billiton announced Tuesday first oil production from the Genghis Khan development, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, approximately 192 kilometers off the coast of Louisiana. The Company, with co-venturers Hess and Repsol YPF, acquired its interest in Genghis Khan in February 2007 for US$1.33 billion ($583 million net to BHP Billiton).
Resources giant BHP Billiton appears to have shrugged off the threat of legal sanctions by Argentina following the decision to acquire oil and gas exploration acreage off the disputed Falkland Islands according to reports in the Australian press
Falkland Islands Camp residents will have access to a new and upgraded telephone service, offering broadband, from mid-late 2009, according to a Thursday joint release in Stanley from the Falklands government and Cable and Wireless South Atlantic Ltd.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C., has awarded Sempra Energy approximately 172 million US dollars, including interest, to settle a 2002 dispute involving the company's 43% ownership in two Argentine natural gas holding companies, Sodigas Pampeana and Sodigas Sur.
BHP Billiton which this week announced it had acquired an interest in 14 exploration and production licenses offshore the Falkland Islands is a leading global leader in the diversified resources industry with an annual turnover of 47.5 billion US dollars in fiscal 2007.
Speaking to local shareholders in Desire Petroleum plc at a meeting in Stanley on Monday evening, Chairman Dr Colin Phipps said that he was more optimistic than he had been for a long time about the company's prospects of finding oil in commercial quantities in the North Falkland Basin.
Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a farm-out agreement with a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified resources company, over FOGL's 2002 and 2004 licences to the South and East of the Falkland Islands.
Next October 10 begins the timetable for oil corporations interested in the bidding process for hydrocarbons exploration and production in the Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile.
Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC, the Falkland Islands oil explorer, said its first half to end-June pretax loss narrowed to £117,158 from £182,010 saying the next year would be exciting as it evaluated the area covered by its production licences.
Mining leaders in Chile indicated to local press this week that their industry is bracing for energy shortages in the coming year