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Oil company confirms Falklands drilling and farm-out accord in coming months

Thursday, June 9th 2011 - 08:36 UTC
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Falkland Oil & Gas confirmed on Wednesday drilling operations will begin in the first quarter of 2012 and revealed it is in early talks with firms interested in taking part in its exploration program south of the Falkland Islands. The company however anticipated it did not expect to conclude any farm-out agreement until later this year. Read full article


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  • geo

    You can never find any oil reserves at around the small islands
    on anywhere of the World !

    Don't show me Papua New Guinea & some Indonesian areas as islands.

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Errr Geo - explain the oil discoveries in the Shetland Islands then? We have been finding oil there since the 1970s.

    What have you been smoking?

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 11:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    i know but obtained from Britania continental shelf.

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 01:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    According to your logic, it's on France's continental shelf, and the UK belongs to France by territorial integrity, ya numbnut

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 01:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BobHodges

    Didn't the Pope say that Britain belonged to France in the 15th Century? So not only did the Pope say that, but as Wireless points out, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is on the FRENCH CONTINENTAL SHELF!!

    That solves it then - Britain belongs to France.

    However, The Falkland Islands are on their own bit of Tectonic Plate that used to be part of Africa, so the Falklands are actually South African.

    So sorry to all you Second/third generation Itallians than now called yourselves Argentinian - all those sixth generation Falklanders are actually Africans. That's the bottom line

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redhoyt

    So ... Argentina belongs to the Falkland Islanders .... sorted :-)

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 02:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] 5-- Hodge

    What a correct you say....

    However,the Samba & Tango are tectonic dance kinds of African origin
    came by way of Falkland ...then , We would interpret the African originated Falkland Islands as which wants to join to South America continent...

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Plate tectonics eh? Now thats just harsh confusing the RGs like that, everything that everyone else owns or everyone else has previously claimed, belongs to Argentina, everyone should know that... wait a minute, thats only taught in Argentine Schools as part of the Indoctrination process.

    Everyone else is allowed to view all the verifiable original evidence, and as reasonable people, make up their own minds.

    I think Patagonia should belong to Chile anyway, and as they are a more friendly people (as evidenced by Chileans being so welcome on the Falkland Islands), we should back them in their claim for the return of Patagonia into Chilean hands.

    The upside is that the Falklands will be even further away from the nasty RGs, and Chile is a better neighbour.

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] 8 --

    but geological realities don't know the man- made national borders. !

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Geo - check the continental shelf. You will see the geologically the FI are on the same continental shelf as South America and that the area where RKH have found oil is an ancient river bed where sand and organic marterial collected. Kitchen and storage along with regional seal in the East flank fairway.

    In fact all the proposed drilling locations have similar geological structures. The only reason these are Islands is due to the rising of sea levels that created the archipelago long after the sand and organics had collected.

    You call yourself Geo. That is a bit like false advertising isn't it?

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    [] -- 10 Beef

    True that, FI and South America are on the same shelf,


    The archipelagos' formation is not from rising sea levels..
    is from tectonic rupturing them from continent (not merger) and
    making sea ground irregular down sliding which forming around at
    between 200 km east Straight Macellan(M) --- 25 km west point of FI.(B)
    what does this mean !
    there are -- international waters between ( M) and (B) has 250 Km.

    the north west of FI shelf is mixed on South America,(A)
    the east side of FI has 100 km own shelf.(C)
    the south side of FI has 50 km own shelf. (D)

    You can drill merely at [( B) ,(C), ( D) ] areas not at [(A)].

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    explain the oil discoveries in the Shetland Islands then? We have been finding oil there since the 1970s.

    Oh yes, those good old days and now, it's in decline. The UK is desperate to find a new well..or else they have to import from their “friends”..

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Apparently Argentina may have found oil,
    Allow me to explain, two weeks ago two argies, found a 3 litre container by the side of the road, and shouted [oil] [oil] miss heard by government officials, who confiscated the oil, gave it to Christina, and declared we have found oil, ok ok, its only 3 litres , but it’s the thought that counts [right]
    But would the world really believe we found oil, [well our friends believe we won the war]
    Why not, ,, we can’t bloody declare 3 litres of oil as finding real oil can we, don’t be stupid,
    Others think we are, so nobody will think any the worse, ,ok where is this oil now,, mmm sorry we used it to get here, xukin idiot, ok pretend nothing happened,
    That’s how Argentina nearly found oil, close, but no close enough, lolol

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 08:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    “but geological realities don't know the man- made national borders.”

    Good, glad that's settled. So we'll not be hearing any more about this 'the Falklands are part of South America therefor they must belong to Argentina' bullshit then.

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    ”You can drill merely at [( B) ,(C), ( D) ] areas not at [(A)].”

    Or E; all of the above.

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    oil just what can you say
    the british have it
    the argies do not ,,,lol

    Jun 10th, 2011 - 06:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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