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Falklands confirms second oil rig has reached the Islands; spudding planned for Monday

Sunday, January 22nd 2012 - 05:44 UTC
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Falklands oil industry sources confirmed that the semi-submersible Leiv Eiriksson oil exploration rig has reached Falklands’ waters and should be spudding its first well next Monday. Read full article

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  • Beef

    So Argentina used freely available sources to track the LE. I pressume they used marinetraffic.com? Don't they have more sophisticated ship tracking intelligence?

    I see also that Argentina felt unable to do anything to impede the rig's progress to the islands and will have to sit back as mere spectators watching the exploration. Why do they do nothing, because they can't :-)

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    l'll bet their blood is boiling, Beef.
    lmpotent onlookers.
    What's the rig's security like?
    Could they detect hostile submarines?

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    l'll bet their blood is boiling, Beef

    No, I got it on good ”authority from Think that their aint no oil in them there hills :-)))))))

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3 Surely you understand that Twinky is an “expert”?

    (Definition: ex = has-been, spurt = a drip under pressure)

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Well Done and Nice too see the Falklands oil industry on the Up!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (2) Isolde

    You’ld lose that bet.
    Speaking about “Betts”…
    Happy 86’th birthday Malvina …...
    http://www.clarin.com/politica/islas-primer-malvinense-DNI-argentino_0_632336833.html

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3)
    Well, that's OK, because the oil isn't in the hills, it's under the ocean floor. :o)

    I particularly liked the comical comment by “The Buenos Aires press that the two exploratory wells to be drilled are “very close to the Argentine 200 miles continental platform outer limit” ”. So in other words they are within the Falkland Islands (there are no Malvinas) legal waters.

    Bunch of corkscrews.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Isolde - yes these rigs have sonar to detect subs. Well, they can detect the outdated iron diesel/electric powered crap Argentina has but no chance with our stealthy nuclear powered Hunter Killers or Trident. At least one of these subs is permanently on patrol in the South Atlantic and knows where evey single one of your ships is :-)

    I wouldn't call Argie subs hostile though, more like comical. After all your leadership are too spineless to take a gamble.

    Drill bitch drill :-)

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    “All this with the background of the escalating conflict between London and Buenos Aires, which according to Argentine sources makes the whole operation even more risky since there is “an ongoing unsolved sovereignty dispute, with ample support for Argentina from neighbouring countries”.

    That comment above is a disturbing one to say the least, as to me that is a threat by argentina, otherwise why would they say ”makes the whole operation even more risky”. Sounds to me like they are planning to do someing about the rig.

    But then they were also planning on staging a mock invasion by getting fishermen to land on the islands and raise the argentina flag, which is what led to Cameron calling the national security meeting last week.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    “All this with the background of the escalating conflict between London and Buenos Aires, which according to Argentine sources makes the whole operation even more risky since there is “an ongoing unsolved sovereignty dispute

    Thats a load of argie bollox, both countries were still exporting oil during the Iran Iraq war in the 80's

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 03:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • catagom

    Some people, or peoples, are so full of themselves they can't shut up.
    They routinely let themselves get out of control to the point where their emotions go undisciplined and bypass all thinking on any subject of great importance to them.
    It's called Psychotic Arrogance.

    Now, pathetic as this might be, no harm is done if a person isn't in a position of authority or responsibility. Or even a peoples, if they choose to make a society like that and they like living in it, well, who's to stop them?

    The problem is when people and peoples who live like that and are incapable of correcting that model, start picking fights with people who don't live like that and can Kick their Ass in two seconds flat.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Argentina and the Falkland Islands conflict.

    To show you how crazy they were and are, during the military dictatorship they taught the children in school to repeat “Somos los mejores.”

    We are the best!

    The best at what? Dog shit on broken sidewalks, trash on broken streets, spray paint on broken buildings, mediocre education that never rises above the level of vocationalism, Art buildings that look like Kindergartens for Crazy Children, adopting the institutions of advanced cultures without being able to adapt to them?

    Is that what they meant?

    Is that what they mean? Since they still act like that.

    Also, let us not forget that Argentina INVADED the Falkland islands and got their ass kicked in a nano-second.
    And yet they still talk about “Malvinas.” NOT because they are right, but because they are Psychotics incapable of correction through feedback, like all Psychotics!

    One feels bad fot the good Argentinians, maybe 30$ of the country, though I have been told by Argentinians that even that is a kind estimation.

    In short, it is a culture/society/country just moments away from entering the dustbin of history. It could not happen to a more deserving people.

    Also: Mercosur nations combined could not defend Argentina and won't.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 03:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    Comment removed by the editor.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    English Dreyfoss, English - After all the URL has EN before Mercopress.co. for a reason, it means this is the english domain of the site, hence why your posts are removed for not being in english.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    @ 13 teaboy
    It's not my fault your stupid and this site is viewed by spanish speakers so if Mercopress removes my post they will be offending the region of the world and the people they serve.
    But I have no doubt that you and your equally retarded compatriots have been spamming Mercopress with complaints.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    14 :-))))

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 04:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Why the insults, is it our fault we are better ,
    Apparently British company’s are queuing up to invest in the Falklands,
    Other South Americans will show much interest in time,
    And you Argies can sit on the beach with you ideas and watch all the profits go anywhere except Argentina,

    But then again, perhaps Argentina will come clean, and give up her silly claim, and join the real world, mmmm

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 04:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    14 dreyfoss:

    : Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible. However, rude or foul language, discriminative comments (based on ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or the sort), spamming or any other offensive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated. Please report any inadequate posts to the editor. Comments must be in English. Thank you.

    Rules are rules.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Argentinians don't obey rules they don't like. Haven't you ever been there or been in a contract with them?

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 06:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

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    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    19 dreyfoss
    Did you report that comment as abusive? You should.

    I just reported yours. I am not retarded; I just think you should obey the house rules or go somewhere else.
    Where does it say that Mercopress serves you? You should know by now that it serves us ;-)

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 08:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Isn't Mercop Uruguayan? Well, anyway is good to learn the language of the land...

    22/01/12
    “Las islas son nuestras”, dice el primer malvinense con DNI argentino
    “The islands are ours,” says first Argentine Malvinense with Argentinean ID

    http://www.clarin.com/politica/islas-primer-malvinense-DNI-argentino_0_632336833.html

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    20 Monty96

    “I just reported youuuuu” - “You shouuuuld obey the house ruuuuules”

    What a Puritan Victorian Roman Catholic prude!

    Poor, poor dear Mr. M…………… :-)

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    They discovered. Late, we make they run...and OIL and GAS is ours...Long live to Argentina. OIL stay in argentinian's waters. Come to the invasion of Islas Malvinas!

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @23
    We are not Running anywhere!!!
    The Oil & Gas are in Falkland Waters!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Down with argentine Colonialism.

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Brasileiro , enough, the end is here,
    goodbyeee

    Jan 22nd, 2012 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Brasileiro... you pork and beans prat .. one word ... foxtrot oscar ... OK so that was 2 words .... but foxtrot oscar anyway...

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 11:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @19 detritus. Are you going for a record for how many comments you can get removed from a single article? You have a long way to go.

    @23 You use-um English words-o, but you no speak-um English. Oil and-um gas belong -um to those who dig-um. argieland have-um waters out to 12 miles. There is-um no place called Malvinas. Psychotic fantasies of imbeciles. Sorry. Bent mind stories for stupid children.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Such a good job Argentina once again and again! The whole world speaks of the sovereignty dispute all the time, gets to know the truth and becomes aware of Argentina's peaceful stance and growing support. This is exactly the least that the UK expects: the existence of the dispute and the need to solve it cannot be no longer hidden or denied! Come to terms with it UK both in London and your colony!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    The WHOLE WORLD? Ha ha ha ha
    You are an ldiot, boy!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    all the time :-)))))))))))

    yes he is a idiot

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “Argentina's peaceful stance and growing support” it's obvoiusly a 'don't mention the war' joke.

    Let's see if this pratt knows what that means.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    @3 & @ 8

    Stick, ain't ?

    Beef, Drill bitch?

    I can see how Hip Hop is affecting some of the Brits in this forum , aight? :-))

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 05:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    rather stick with hop scotch,
    still its all good hunting is it not .

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    22 Think
    Not a prude. I don't mind anyone posting anything saucy. I just want to be able to read it.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 01:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Is just that your post No. 20 : ....“I just reported youuuuu” - “You shouuuuld obey the house ruuuuules”.... reminded me soooo much of that sweet little quintessential girl……………............. Nellie Oleson.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/thequeerist/attachments/3470/original/Alison_2.jpg

    Poor poor saucyge and bacon-less Mr M. ;-)

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    She doesn't look very happy.
    You must have upset her, Think.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Looks more like a teenage boy in drag to me, sure it's not Nils Oleson?

    If it is a female, just image waking up with her when she is fifty+.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 09:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Well you know what they say.
    Thinking about it .
    If you need us, but don’t want us-we will stay

    If you want us, but no longer need us we will go .

    Sorry Argentina, it looks like were here to stay,

    .

    Jan 26th, 2012 - 11:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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