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Falklands’ Desire with sufficient funds for oil drilling round and 3D surveying

Tuesday, February 1st 2011 - 17:53 UTC
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Falkland Islands Desire Petroleum announced Tuesday it has sufficient funds to complete the programmed round of six well drillings, additional 3D seismic surveying and demobilization costs at the end of the campaign. Read full article


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  • xbarilox

    Of course...

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • khh

    The rig is going to drill like plastic faces rubber fist.

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    game is over.......

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Martin_Fierro

    Loosely translated: still no oil, more funds to be wasted

    And how many drilling platforms??

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • expat

    the Falklands are now part of the European Union,so Europe will benefit from the oil

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 10:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Martin - two drilling platforms in 2011 but one at present.

    gdr - what do RKH have if it is not oil. We know it is not water as it was flared for 18 hours. We should hear about the current drill within the next two weeks (but could be any day now).

    aquereo - what game? Didn't know we were playing one, and how is it over? Bit puzzled by that one.

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (7) Beef

    You say:
    “We know it is not water as it was flared for 18 hours”

    I say:
    Are we telling porkies now?
    Any link to any picture of that 18 hours flaring at Sea Lion?
    Or maybe they didn't have any film for the camera :-)

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Think ... the conspiracy theorist :-)

    Of course, if there were any pictures then they'd have been 'photoshopped' :-)

    Such a small understanding of the way business/stock exchanges work.

    And if Desire does not find any oil ..... what then?

    It won't make any difference to Argentina. It won't make any difference to the Falkland Islands. It won't make any difference to the prospectors ... somebody else will be along. Ah, the whiff of profit in the morning :-)

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 11:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    C'mon Mr. Beef.....

    Even a “photoshopped” picture of the Ocean Guardian flaring Malvinas Oil would do!

    I'm an old man.....
    I can not spot the difference.
    Trusting in you to provide us a nice picture of that historical event.

    Sincerely yours
    El Think

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 11:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Think - yes there was a picture taken and it is in the interim report

    And in addition the oil has been tested and API confirmed.

    Still time for you to take a punt, nice low entry level for DES with the potential for massive gains. Or take the less risky option of RKH with massive upside but a higher entry level.

    Feb 01st, 2011 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (11) Beef

    Quite difficult to see if that is the Ocean Guardian but……………………
    If you sincerely believe it to be;……………… I will be happy to apologize for having said that you were telling porkies…..

    About taking a “punt”…. I know it sounds “Incredimpossible” in your ears but………You will have to take my word for it……. when I say that I am 99,95% beyond that stuff.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 12:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    If all you RG's are so sure there's no oil then it beats me what you've been getting so bent out of shape about in the last year, according to you all we've been 'stealing' your fish for the last 25 what's so special about our exploration for non-existant oil?

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 12:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    They're scared to death it may actually be .... existant :-)

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 01:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Like St Elizabeth of Hungary's roses(without googling it, what can you tell me about that, Cher Think?).

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    15) Cher Isolde

    Not a single thing……..
    My catechism priest preferred the “macho” martyrs…… lots of blood, sweat and sacrifice.
    But if you are referring to that: “99.95% beyond that stuff”........
    I'd say that the Franciscan thought: “The little I need, I hardly need it” is working for me………..

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 01:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Someone at least expects another 12 months of drilling!

    Tourist industry doesn't appear to be dead yet either ;-)

    All a bit quiet this week though ........ :-))

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 02:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 17 I coudn't have said it any better, Latin America :)
    I love the fact that Las Malvinas are part of Latin America, to be more exact, South America, not Europe :)

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Xbox - I have never said that the Falkland Islands were part of Europe and I agree they are part of South America. But because they are part of South America doesn't mean they are part of Argentina, or that they must speak an Iberian language or that they shouldn't have the same basic democratic rights that all people of the world should have.

    The drill bit keeps on turning!

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    this is way too much talk for a zero oil production.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    @ 19 eeeh? My reply was to a comment posted by Redhoyt so why do you say “I have never said”... are you Redhoyt? You log in to this website using different usernames, what a fool. Zethee = Zethe, Beef = Redhoyt, Typhoon = stcik up your junta haha

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    if we translate -- (#)19-- !

    ...- I have never said that the Northern Ireland was part of Britannia Island and I agree they are part of Ireland Island.But becouse they are part of Ireland Island doesn't mean they are part of Republic of Ireland,or that they must speak an Irish Language or that they shouldn't have the same basic self-determination rights that all people of the world should have.

    The illusion bit keeps on turning !

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    Open forum XBrain ..... !

    The Falkland islands = a little bit of GB 400 kms from the south cone

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Arquero be careful.The English didnt worry much about self determination when 80% of the island of Ireland wanted rid of what did they do they invented ethnic cleanseing creating an artificial pro English majority in 20% of our country.These arguments are really a waste of time with these opeople they only understand money either you have it or you have resources which damages their money.Cristinas policies are the only way ever closer relations with Argentinas neighbours and isolation costing the city guita.i see Argentina car sales in January were 101000 for the month these are serious growth levels.If Argentina can keep these levels of growth up in a few years you will more car sales than England.I think you have easily overtaken Spain this month.Remember when the IRA did enough harm to the City they quickly sat down to talk and self determination wasnt all of a sudden the be all of everything.As I said here you have the poor clowns on they are irrelevant, consider always what hurts London

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    And the IRA were beaten ..... the peace process was just a face saving exercise for the IRA who had come to recognise that they could never win! The South were allowed their self-determination, and the north theirs ..... fair and reasonable.

    A frustrated and disillusioned bogtrotter resorting to fantasy ..... makes my day :-)

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    If this report on drillings was done by darwin clifton I am sure Malvinas oil production will still be zero for years o come.

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 06:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    Well you've got nothing to worry about then have you? guess that with that sense of complacency we won't be seeing too much more of you on here (with any luck)

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Arquero 22 - but we HAVE all the Selfdetermination rights right now! Why on earth would we want to give them up and be rules by a foreign Governent overseas that we do not want - that is called Colonialism!!

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    # 27 everday there is a posibility of finding oil in Malvinas Argentina and I think China and Russia might be interested in getting 1/4 of that oil from Argentina in exchange for a nuclear defence program, it's a win win situation for both and a slap on the face for illegal aliens and pirats all around the world, I will always comeback here to check on oil production of Islas Malvinas Argentina, sorry to burst your bubble but brits run out of luck 1807.
    #28 british illegal aliens have the right to determine on their own if they will get Argentine passport or if they will go back home to UK, I am in Canada and I get the same rights. maybe it's because I am a visual minority, Mexican get treated the same and Romanian in EU get the same tretment from UK, self determination ??? LOL don't make me laugh, pirats in Malvinas has the same self determination right as the Governor of Malvinas Argentina LuisVernet.
    and the british colony has to go home, Argentina doesn't want fakland nor the british subjects we want our land n]back of we can blow it off the face of the earth, maybe Russia or China can use it to test nuclear bombs as UK didn in other islands, we might even need it to test our own nuclear deffence program, if UK ca use the ocean for war game, why couldn't Argentina use it for nuclear tests ??

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 12:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    I(diot) - I don't believe that Argentina HAS any land in the Falkland islands, nor ever had ... therefore it would be imposible for Argentina to 'get anything back' !

    As for the Chinese and Russians - what planet do you live on? Is Canada a planet ?

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 12:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    #30 I like your signature, it sudes your personality, and you are right nobody has land in the fakland island company, I think I stated before that the illegal aliens can take it to UK when they live if they deside to leave on their own, if they want to stay I am sure their criminal records will be inspected like in any responsible nation before a passport is issued, you should ask Mexicans crossing into USA they will tell you that in America we don't like illegal aliens, I am sure in UK it's the same.
    Russia and China are countries with nukes, I am sure for you everything is UK but there are more countries on planet earth.
    I have a good question for you, is Malvinas Argentina oil production still zero ??

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    I(diot) - thought you were in Canada, but now you're in the US it seems.

    The Islander's are the islands people and will decide its future. They do not have to sneak across anyone's borders. I would be very surprised if they try to sneak into Argentina! The Falkland islanders don't, I'm sure, like illegal aliens either .... you should remember that!

    There are a number of countries that now have nukes ... the UK is just one of them .... Argentina is not! Russia and China will not take the islands for you in exchange for oil. If they took the islands they'd probably keep them!

    Falkland Islands oil production is indeed zero .... this is because they are in the exploration stage and not the production stage. Early days, as I've said before.

    Now .... does that help?

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 08:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Certainly I does not stand for the I in IQ, do you think we have a candidate to replace the void left by Jorge lads?

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @33. even if I(diot), the clown, isn't jorge, he'll do until we find the real jorge(thats if anyone is looking)!!

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Denrich

    @ I 29 &31

    Your a funny guy, best laugh Ive had today.

    Your idiocy reminds me of Alex (gassy) Vargas who got banned.

    Keep em coming, It's Friday so a good laugh will set me up for the weekend.

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • expat

    argentina is now a lame duck, it has no army,nor navy,nor air force
    some day they will build a statue for Margaret tatcher on Plaza de Mayo,thanks to her they live now in a democracy

    Feb 05th, 2011 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Deep-Sea-Diver

    How are the people in the Falklands Illegal you fuckwit??? They never kicked out any indiginous people did they? what are your origins? i assume you originally went over with the rest of the lace wearing mustachiode idiots , killing the unarmed natives and stealing all there gold, just before losing all your plunder in the west indies to to our brave British pirates like Drake, Morgan and Bartholomew Roberts, all with Queen Elizabeths blessing.
    Or are you a true poncho wearing native topped off with a brown bowler hat?
    As for speaking English, yes you do it well, i don't speak any other languge as my ancestors spent 300 years conquering and teaching them English during our empire building days. hence i dont need to learn any micky mouse dieing language like french or spanish as the international language is English. Oh and if you hadn't already guessed this is directed at I (mbecile)
    Oh and your brave forces had us out numbered 4-1 you were dug in and defending, and still got your arses kicked, come on really, do you honestly think the Islanders want to associated to a buch of latin cowards like you?

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    Nice one.

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    Funny I I don't recall that Mexicans illegal immigrants crossing into the US have their own passport and immigration service, democratically elected government and own sources for generating revenue, as well as own recognised territorial boundaries....

    So numbnutts....How can the Falklanders be illegal aliens? They are not part of the Argentine republic....

    Have their own elected governemnt.
    Issue their own currency and stamps.
    generate and fund their own income.
    have their immigration and custom services.
    make their own laws
    even have teams which compete internationally.
    have their own flag and anthem.

    what is even funnier is that Argentines visiting the islands, whether to go and visit the graves of the fallen or on holiday or for commercial purposes...abide by the laws of the islands...they:

    get their passports stamped at Falklands islands immigration
    abide by the islands laws.
    respect the islanders culture.
    change their pesos into Falklands islands money.
    send postcards home with Falklands stamps.

    And what is even more the Argentine republic:

    does not violate the Falklands islands territorial waters.
    nor does it violate their airspace.
    nor does it or has it ever had a governing presence on the islands.

    So Numbnutts the court jestor pretty fucking odd illegal aliens eh? especially if Argentine's get their passports stamped visting them :)

    The resemblance between Mexicans looking for work and the Falklanders living their lives is sooo uncanny I thought I was seeing double one day fuckwit!

    Your so thick and stupid I one would think mankind had discovered the most dense alloy ever....

    Be careful I we don't want you tripping and your super massive dense head tearing a fabric in the hole of reality in whatever shitehole favela you inhabit in BA :)

    That way we would have no resident (I)nbred court jestor to amuse us on mercopress :)

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    I may be not correct - grateful if anyone can clarify this 100% - but I have heard that the deepwater platform and support vessels recently hired by Argentina - are Norwegian operated and owned - BUT BRITISH Registered and Flagged!! Whoops - if correct - who does not want the British in the South Atlantic?

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Tis a toss-up which is the best description of the situation, #37 or #39.
    Love them both! Love you both, Diver & Rhaurie. Well done! encore

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Deep-Sea-Diver

    Oh and by the way mr i, Britain 1st landed and settled on the Falkland Islands in 1765 under John Byron, they were forced out by the spanish in 1770, but after madrid got a bollocking from London and being terrified they were going to get a right good kicking they signed a peace treaty and allowed them back in the next year 1771, then in 1776 the UK left behind a plaque asserting her claims, as our troops were busy elsewhere fighting wars in 4 different continents, finally returning in 1833 British forces returned and informed the argentine commander that they intended to reassert British sovereignty. The existing illegal argentine settlers were allowed to remain.

    argentina got independance from spain around 1818, a good few years AFTER Britain landed on the Falklands. So! Why dont you lot pack your bags and piss off back to spain and leave the Falkland Islanders to sort out the ponchoes & bowler hat brigade.

    Admttedly as an arguement its a bit thin, but its got about as much meat and makes as much sense as your pathetic bleating.

    P.S. Luciano Becchio. Great Footballer!

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • expat

    still dont understand the argument of mister twitterman,the argentine foreign minister who everyday makes a blooper.
    HJe says that the falklanders are not the original inhabitants of the islands,but the argiers are neither the original inhabitants of patagonia,
    the pampas and B:A:, the original inhabitants were killed or transfered to BA as servants around 1880 by general Roca, who was very proud of this action ,now people in argentina are starting to pull down the monuments of this man ,which are in nearly every town.

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    History and geography must not be the europids forte.

    Feb 08th, 2011 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    stupId - you're repeating yourself ... a bad case of Argie gas ??

    Feb 08th, 2011 - 11:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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