Falkland Islands’ oil industry associate begins offshore production from Israel’s major gas deposits
Houston based Noble Energy which also has interests in the Falkland Islands oil industry announced this week that the Tamar natural gas field offshore Israel has been successfully brought online with all five of the sub-sea wells now producing at stable rates totalling approximately 300 million cubic feet per day.
Falkland Oil and Gas Limited oil and gas exploration company has commenced an important 3D seismic survey operation in the south of the Falkland Islands, where the company has extensive licence areas.
Falklands Oil & Gas (FOGL) announced Thursday it had abandoned its Scotia exploration well in the south basin after disappointing results, thus completing its 2012 two-well drilling (Loligo and Scotia) program in the Falkland Islands.
Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) unveiled a discovery in the Big Bend exploration area in the Gulf of Mexico as it also abandoned another well off the shore of the Falkland Islands that yielded a low-quality reservoir.
Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. (FOGL) focused on exploration in areas to the South and East of the Falkland Islands reported on Tuesday that the well drilled at its Scotia prospect discovered poor quality hydrocarbons.
Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd., (FOGL), announced completion of the farm-out agreement with Noble Energy Falklands Limited, an affiliate of Houston based Noble Energy, Inc. and the signing of agreements with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for the acquisition and processing of two new 3D seismic surveys.
US based Noble Energy and farm-in partners with Falkland Islands Oil and Gas (FOGL) visited the Falklands to meet with their partners and the Falklands government and to assess in-situ the oil related infrastructure.
As the final drill in the Falkland Islands oil exploration round nears completion Director of Mineral Resources Stephen Luxton said it was a safe assumption to plan for three rigs rather than two in the next two to three years when extraction would get underway.
Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) executives said on Thursday that oil production in the Falkland Islands could begin in about six years if an exploration well proves to be successful.
Noble Energy which expects go be extracting oil from the Falkland Islands before 2020, said on Thursday it plans to explore for crude oil in areas of Nevada that have seen little drilling, as the US exploration and production company starts to assess its longer-term prospects.