Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:44 UTC

Falkland Islands welcomes 'oil discovery' at the Isobel Deep exploration

”The (Isobel Deep) result potentially opens up a new development area some 30 kilometers to the south of the Sea Lion field” said Stephen Luxton.

The Falkland Islands Government welcomed Thursday's announcement by Premier Oil and partners that the 14/20-1 ‘Isobel Deep’ exploration well has been declared an “oil discovery”. Isobel Deep in the North Falkland basin, is the second well of a six-well offshore campaign planned to take place in the Islands waters through 2015.

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Falklands War plates' complaint rejected by BBC Trust: 'lack of evidence'

The Top Gear production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL.

The BBC Trust has rejected complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands war. The production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 22:09 UTC

Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum”

MLA Rendell invited the C24 chairman to visit the Falkland Islands.

The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have good neighborly relations with nearby countries, except for Argentina that “continues to ignore our people's right to self-determination and covet our territory”.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 05:11 UTC

Falklands' Isobel Deep well with good prospects of finding oil, say operators

Partners said an Isobel Deep sand interval was penetrated with “suspected elevated formation pressure and oil shows.” (Pic FOGL)

Premier Oil’s high-impact Falklands Isobel Deep well has hit oil shows in a suspected high pressure formation, partners Rockhopper Exploration and Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd., said Tuesday morning. But, the area will now have to be cased, delaying the drilling program.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Falklands celebrates 30th Anniversary of Mount Pleasant Airport opening

 HRH Prince Andrew at the official opening of the airport in 1985.

”The Falkland Islands airport emerges from rock and peat-bog” said The Times in its 11 May edition, the day before the official opening of Mount Pleasant Airport in 1985, thirty years ago last week.

Monday, May 18th 2015 - 05:03 UTC

Falklands' Borders & Southern releases encouraging technical update of Darwin gas/condensate discovery

B&S explorer now estimates the combined Darwin East and Darwin discovery contains 360mln barrels of recoverable gas condensate.

Borders & Southern has issued a technical update on its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Islands and near-field prospectivity. The goal was to improve understanding of the Darwin reservoir interval, both within and surrounding the discovery and also its projected facies trend along the Aptian shelf

Saturday, May 16th 2015 - 08:30 UTC

Falklands' geophysical oil exploration buoy ends up in SW Australia

Little is known as to how exactly the buoy – no bigger than a standard box trailer – became detached from its anchoring or how long it spent adrift at sea.

The hull bears the scars of a 10,483 kilometre journey from the Falkland Islands in the south Atlantic, through the Southern and Indian Oceans to the shores of Esperance in southern Western Australia, according to reports in the Australian media.

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 08:45 UTC

Malvinas war veterans appeal abuses case to Inter American Human Rights Commission

The case before IHRC alleges 'denial of justice' following on Argentina's Supreme Court refusal to take the case because of time limit expiration

Malvinas war veterans have taken their Human rights abuse case against Argentine officers to the Inter American Human Rights Commission, IHRC, following on Argentina's Supreme Court decision rejecting the case because of time limit.

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 00:56 UTC

Falklands debates bringing contract workers for maintenance of roads system

MLA Short acknowledged that the MPA Road had deteriorated badly, but he said grading had been ongoing, and it won't necessarily be sufficient

Bringing contract workers in to ensure enough staff to maintain the Falkland Islands' roads ready for the start of the season in the spring, if not earlier is MLA Gavin Short’s wish.

Thursday, May 14th 2015 - 00:17 UTC

Premier confirms Falklands' frontier exploration, where it continues drilling

 Premier revised its development spending up by US$ 50 million to US$ 750 million, bringing total capital expenditure for 2015 up to 970 million.

Premier Oil, currently involved in successful exploratory drilling in the Falkland Islands, produced less oil and gas in the first quarter of the year, but its output of 60,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) was above guidance, sending its shares higher on Wednesday.

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