Falkland Islands exploration company Borders & Southern (AIM: BOR) announced the spudding of its second well, 61/25-1, on 11 May 2012. The well is located 170 km south of the Falkland Islands.
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA has sold one of its two units based in San Jose, Argentina, the company said in statement Wednesday. The unit was sold for 16.5 million dollars to a group of local cooperatives and the provincial government, which will run the operation.
The North Falkland basin explorer Desire Petroleum has revealed the findings of an economic assessment of the group’s stake in the Sea Lion oil discovery, based on a high level development concept and economic review by Senergy from the UK.
Banking giant HSBC Holdings PLC said on Thursday it is in talks on a possible sale of its operations in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay
France’s Total has been awarded an exploration licence for block 14 offshore Uruguay, following a second bid round staged by state-owned company ANCAP. Confirmation of the award is subject to further approval by Uruguayan authorities.
India’s Jinda Steel & Power's ambitious Bolivian project to mine 20 billion tons of iron ore is at risk after the Bolivian government encashed yet another 18-million dollars bank guarantee from the Indian firm for not meeting contractual terms.
Goldman Sachs raised its price target on several exploration and production companies, including Falklands’ Rockhopper Exploration, and said there were opportunities for deals in some assets in the sector.
Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou on Tuesday urged US companies to invest in YPF, the nationalized oil company that Argentina recently expropriated from Spain's Repsol.
By Luis Felipe Lampreia (*) - The following piece is a picture of recent events in Argentina from a historic reference and enumerates the obstacles the country faces in developing its own hydrocarbons following the seizure of YPF from Spain’s Repsol
The largest trade mission to visit Britain from the Falkland Islands for almost 20 years will arrive in Aberdeen on Tuesday to explore the opportunities arising from the Islands’ fledgling oil and gas industry, reports The Scotsman.