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Friday, May 15th 2015 - 07:38 UTC

The project of a trans-continental railway, Atlantic to Pacific, with Chinese funds

The 10bn dollar mega project is expected to be formalized during a four-country Latin American tour by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Peru, Brazil and China are moving forward on a transcontinental railway that will cut across the continent, climb the Andes and connect port cities in the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Friday, May 15th 2015 - 04:41 UTC

Exxon discovers oil off Guyana coast, in territory claimed by Venezuela

The discovery is located in the Stabroek Block off a border region that is claimed by Venezuela in a territorial controversy dating back over a century

Exxon Mobil Corp has discovered oil off the coast of Guyana, the company and the South American nation's government said on Thursday, potentially inflaming a long-running territorial dispute with neighboring Venezuela.

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.

Tuesday, May 12th 2015 - 22:03 UTC

Falklands' Isobel Deep drilling operations have recommenced

Technical issues relating to Eirik Raude rig's blow-out preventer (BOP) control system have now been fully resolved and Premier Oil resumed drilling

Energy company Rockhopper Exploration and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd., have announced that drilling operations at Isobel Deep well have recommenced. Isobel Deep is located in the North Falklands basin and is part of the current round of drilling in Falklands' waters.

Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 06:34 UTC

Brazil pledges rule changes to make oil exploration and production concessions more dynamic

“We need to adjust policies because the economy is so dynamic,” minister Braga told reporters at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Brazil's government is discussing changes to its oil regulations but any new rules will not be in place before an October auction of exploration and production concessions, the country's energy minister Eduardo Braga said on Monday.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Australia intercepts and boards the fishing vessel 'Perlon', from the IUU list

During the Perlon boarding, officers observed a significant quantity of frozen fish in storage, suspected to be toothfish, and to have been caught illegally.

Australia has intercepted in the Southern Ocean the fishing vessel Perlon, believed to have been operating under a false flag in defiance of international conventions, according to an official report from the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection.

Saturday, April 25th 2015 - 06:04 UTC

Falklands' oil drilling at Isobel Deep suspended two weeks because of a technical problem

FOGL said that the problem was detected after the rig set a 13⅜-in. casing, performed at a water depth of 1,274m, located on license PL004a.

Oil explorers drilling in the waters north of the Falkland Islands have suspended work on the second well of their 2015 current six-well drilling campaign after a technical problem, two of the companies involved said on Friday.

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 07:51 UTC

Russia and Argentina agree on an “all-encompassing strategic partnership”

“The memorandums are a massive breakthrough for economic relations between Russia and Argentina”, said Putin next to Cristina Fernandez

Russia and Argentina signed agreements which amounted to an “all-encompassing strategic partnership” during Argentine President Cristina Fernandez visit to Moscow, which ended on Thursday with the meeting at the Kremlin with her counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 04:50 UTC

Cristina Fernandez invites Russian investors to Argentina; Thursday she meets Putin

Argentina is a country not only of natural resources but also human resources, said Cristina Fernandez, praising the country's recovery since 2001/2002

“Argentina is a country where it is worth investing in and producing, not only because of its natural resources, also because of the human resources we have” said president Cristina Fernández in Moscow on an official visit to Russia. She praised the “recovery of Argentina's flag carrier that allows connectivity among all the zones in the country, not only the richest ones.”

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