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US oil company makes 1.6bn dollars offer for Falklands’ Rockhopper: shares soar

Monday, January 23rd 2012 - 17:19 UTC
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Rockhopper Exploration Plc shares surged in London trading following a report that Texas based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is in talks with the only company to have made a commercial oil discovery off the Falkland Islands. Read full article

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    A few weeks ago...

    ”Anadarko Petroleum Co. has agreed to pay $4 billion to BP PLC as part of a settlement related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
    BP said Monday that Anadarko’s payment will form part of the British company’s $20 billion trust fund, which has paid out $7 billion so far to settle claims from individuals and businesses. Eleven workers were killed when the Deepwater Horizon rig at the Macondo well exploded off Louisiana on April 20, 2010, causing the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
    In its asset disposal program, BP has announced at least 15 sales including:

    • Its 60 percent stake in Argentina-based oil and gas producer Pan American Energy to Bridas Corp. of Argentina for $7 billion.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/17/bp-anadarko-settle-gulf-disaster-claims/?page=all

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    According to days news
    Four execs from Anadarko flew to port Stanley last week for talks, apparently some of the members of the board consists of former top US defence bosses
    Anadarko has got approval from the highest levels in the US .
    If agreed this would boost mr Cameron and a hammer blow to argentines claim.
    www.thesun.co.uk
    time will tell.

    .

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 05:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Nice to see we have support from the United States. Anadarko is in cahoots with the US administration and military.

    What was the market like today Marcos? Yummy!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    US support Beef? This company is hated there after what they did, will see...

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Of course Marcos...is just smoke...only after the stupidity of cameron.....
    Coming the news from a “good source” like the SUN is a ”guaranty of accuracy..
    Hugs Marcos

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Says who Marcos, you? I doubt they are hated by the gvt they are invovled with, their employees, investors, execs, suppliers, customers etc.

    They are not the only interested party :-) Bidding war anyone.

    All this demonstrates is how nobody of any worth considers Argentina of any relevance to the emerging FI oil industry. Too much for you to admit isn't it. Arr pity poor Argentina with a chip on her shoulder :-(

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Urinehopper new friend :-)))

    “Anadarko, Kerr-McGee Can’t Limit $15.5 Billion Claim in Lawsuit”

    By Tiffany Kary
    January 21, 2012

    U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper in Manhattan denied the request from The Woodlands, Texas-based Anadarko and Kerr-McGee (KMG) in court papers filed yesterday. His ruling paves the way for Tronox creditors and the government to argue in a May trial that the companies should pay billions of dollars to clean up thousands of polluted sites around the U.S. and compensate people who claim they were harmed by Kerr-McGee’s toxins.

    “The amounts at stake are possibly enormous but at this point wholly uncertain,” Gropper wrote, noting that a separate estimate of tort and environmental damages in the case had been $1.9 billion to $6.9 billion. Gropper ...

    http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-20/anadarko-kerr-mcgee-can-t-limit-15-5-billion-damage-claim

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 06:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Marcos - I don't know of it will be Anadarko but it will happen and you are too spineless to gamble against me. I think they may still be front runners and they will have US gvt backing :-)

    We are going into procuction and you are too insignificant to stop it.

    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together and when the Argies cannot organize a piss up in a brewery. Argentina, that land of false dawns and no hope!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    “ This company is hated there after what they did, will see...”

    Company is very, very friendly with the pentagon and it has a Ex US strategic commander as it's CEO.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    .I see perhaps CFK may well have to eat her words,
    but to see the Americans slipping away, must be embarrassing

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    Kerching ...........................lol

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    This is for you my argie pals

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iqwx9i704g

    love the pirates :-)

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Ah POOR old argentina You said the Falklands would not even be offered any money for the Oil deposits in the Falklands Sea, and yet here is the First with more to come!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC:

    Mercopress and many other, more or less serious, sources on internet say:
    ”The Sunday Times reported that Anadarko is in talks with Rockhopper that may lead to a takeover of the company. Anadarko executives last week met managers of the UK company according to the report.”

    I (THINK) HAVE JUST CHECKED THE WHOLE BLOODY SUNDAY TIMES AND COULDN’ FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS “STORY”! ....NOTHING! …… NADA! .... RIEN! …. NIENTE! ..... NICHTS! .....COMPRENDE….....?

    MercPress goes on saying:
    ”According to Houston press reports Anadarko made a provisional offer to invest nearly 1.6 billion dollars in Rockhopper. Allegedly four Anadarko executives flew to Port Stanley recently to meet with the UK explorer”

    THEY MUST SURELY BE REFERRING TO FOLLOWING ARTICLE:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2012/01/anadarko-makes-provisional-rockhopper.html

    BUT…………. THIS HOUSTON “SOURCE” HAS ONLY CUTTED AND PASTED YESTERDAY’S STORY FROM THE SUN....:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2012/01/anadarko-makes-provisional-rockhopper.html

    SUMMARIZING…:

    NO SUNDAY TIMES STORY….
    NO “HOUSTON PRESS” REPORTS….
    JUST A “GOOD STORY” ON THE SUN…!
    SOMETHING SMELLS BAD HERE AND IT AIN’T MY SOCKS….!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @14
    Me Thinks your Jealous Think!!!!

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @7 Getting desperate? First this and then the Caribbean. Isn't life sh*te? Well, yours is. How's your failing economy?

    Look on the bright side. In a few years' time the Falkland Islands will be able to BUY argieland. Then you can all learn to ride donkeys. In other words, each other, and round up the feral animals for your masters. Argies will then revert to their proper place. Like monkeys. Sorry. They are monkeys, aren't they?

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 09:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Think - It was in The Sunday Times plus section

    http://www.timesplus.co.uk/sto/?login=false&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesundaytimes.co.uk%2Fsto%2Fbusiness%2FIndustry%2Farticle860553.ece

    Authored by Danny Fortson

    http://www.timesplus.co.uk/sto/?login=false&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesundaytimes.co.uk%2Fsto%2Fbusiness%2FIndustry%2Farticle860553.ece

    Third story down.

    Look harder next time or give me a shout and I will find the reference for you. I use traditional Harvard style usually but have been know to use Vancouver depending on the journal I am planning to publish in :-)

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 09:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    14 Think

    Its the stuff of nightmares aint it Think
    chuckle chuckle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPGLNYAgL-8

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (17) Beef

    There it was indeed, the bloody bugger……………..

    ”Texans fly into Falklands for Rockhopper talks
    Ben Marlow and Danny Fortson
    The Sunday Times Published: 22 January 2012

    The American oil giant that partnered BP on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil platform is considering a move on Rockhopper, the Falklands explorer. It is understood that a team of executives from Anadarko Petroleum, the $40 billion oil group, flew to the Falklands last week to meet..........”

    Thanks Mr. Beef……..

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    http://www.clarin.com/politica/empresa-petrolera-Unidos-operaria-Malvinas_0_632936838.html

    And this is just for starters

    Una empresa petrolera estadounidense pagaría unos 1.500 millones de dólares al gobierno británico para sumarse a la exploración de hidrocarburos en la plataforma submarina de las Islas Malvinas.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    My pleasure Mr Think. BTW, my four year old claims my socks stink! Anyway sitting back enjoying a nice bottle of Bishops Finger. Pour yourself a Malbec while you enjoy the remainder of the summer.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Would it be true to say
    [And this is ONLY speculation]
    That if the USA invested in this oil, and other things,
    Would it not be true, that, this interest would be liable for protection from the American naval fleets, and the USAF,
    Not that they would be needed,
    And it may well just be , vanity,
    But an interesting thought.
    Just an opinion.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    U.S. government is suing Anadarko not investing on it, Nigerian firm sues Anadarko U.S. District Court as well, not to mention that they were in the middle of one of the largest enviromental catastrophes in United Sates history.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Wireless

    Certainly, a US Company is a US Asset, and the US would defend it, I wouldn't be surprised if the tanker/drilling rig moored over the well would be defended with various US weapon systems, and that it would have sophisticated radar integrated with the Falkland Islands existing radar systems, and do we not have a UK Spy Satellite over head, up there to protect British interests in the South Atlantic? Smile think, you're on candid camera.

    The Falkland Islands will be protected for as long as they wish, and now it seems the US will be a player in that protection.

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    20 stick up your junta (#) Jan 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm Report abuse
    www.clarin.com/politica/empresa-petrolera-Unidos-operaria-Malvinas_0_632936838.html
    And this is just for starters
    Una empresa petrolera estadounidense pagaría unos 1.500 millones de dólares al gobierno británico para sumarse a la exploración de hidrocarburos en la plataforma submarina de las Islas Malvinas.

    YOU WILL ALL NOTICE THAT THIS POSTING HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED EVEN THOUGH IT CLEARLY VIOLATES THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF THIS FORUM WHICH STATE THAT ALL POSTINGS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.
    WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON MERCOPRESS?

    Jan 23rd, 2012 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    A hammer blow to Argentina !

    So much for Yankee support !!

    http://falklandsnews.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/a-hammer-blow-to-argentina/

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 01:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    Princess Cruise line accuses Falklands government of violating international agreements:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/argentina-princess-cruises-angered-that-falklands-blocked-ship-with-argentines-from-docking/2012/01/16/gIQAlSuv3P_story.html

    Oil grab in Falklands may triple UK oil reserves:#
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/argentina-princess-cruises-angered-that-falklands-blocked-ship-with-argentines-from-docking/2012/01/16/gIQAlSuv3P_story.html

    Did the Islanders really believe that Britain would allow them to keep that Oil?
    My spies are telling me that you can expect a team of officials from London to arrive at Mount Pleasant soon - and they will tell you exactly who is going to get their hands on that black gold chey !

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 02:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    Wipe that smile off your face Beef !

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 05:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    Why Lord? I like to smile when my assets grow like this (and I didn't invest in any PIP implants to increase their size)! I see we have the Argentine James Bond here with dreyfloss, Argentina, shaken and stirred :-)

    What is interesting is that if there was no substance to this news then RKH would have by now had to release an rns stating that they have had no talks. I guess in this case there is no smoke without fire.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 07:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    @25 dreyfoss
    YOU WILL ALL NOTICE THAT THIS POSTING HAS NOT BEEN REMOVED EVEN THOUGH IT CLEARLY VIOLATES THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE USE OF THIS FORUM WHICH STATE THAT ALL POSTINGS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.
    WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON MERCOPRESS?

    An American oil company would pay about $ 1,500 million to the British government to join the exploration of hydrocarbons in the continental shelf of the Falkland Islands.

    happy now :-))))))))))))))))))

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Dreyfoss-27. That story about the Cruise Ship was invented in Buenos Aires Foreign Ministry and you know it! We have had a LOT more Arg passport holders ashore thatn that from previous vessels!! Why would we stop some £1/4 million being earned in the place just for a petty reason? We know Arg is petty - but we are not!
    As for the Oil- if developed - You really are a dumbo if you believe what any paper says be in in UK-USA_Arg!! Look instead at official Govt Statements from the 2 Governments concerned- UK and Falkland Islands. Both make it 100% CLEAR - all revenue would accrue to FI Govt.

    Think - I am with you I think on this - there is a lot of “hot air” about on all sides at the moment! Time will tell.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 01:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    U.S. Position on the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands

    Tuesday, 24 January 2012, 10:00 am
    Press Release: US State Department
    Taken Question
    Office of the Spokesperson
    Washington, DC

    Question Taken at the January 19, 2012 Daily Press Briefing
    January 20, 2012

    ________________________________________
    QUESTION: Does the U.S. take a position on the recent posturing between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falklands?

    ANSWER: This is a bilateral issue that needs to be worked out directly between the governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom. We encourage both parties to resolve their differences through dialogue in normal diplomatic channels.

    We recognize de facto United Kingdom administration of the islands but take no position regarding sovereignty.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 05:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zethe

    Gotta love Thinks epic anti-climax.

    THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!one121!

    No it's not!

    Oh, ok.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    @32
    And Your Point is?????????????????????????

    Carry on Cutting and Pasting.

    Jan 24th, 2012 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    We can see evidence now why CFK et al are desperate for the oil. Look at Bow-wows 'Final Rally' as acting President to see the REAL state of the economy.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Oil oil everywhere,
    Lots of black gold for her to wear
    Smooth shiny silky and clean,
    Just enough, and fit for a queen,

    The world is our oyster, that we set in stone.
    So give us what we want, and leave us alone
    But she cannot have it, as she knows to well
    It belongs to the Falklands who has no wish to sell .

    .

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    36 Briton

    Great: you are getting better every post!

    Jan 26th, 2012 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    thanks

    Jan 26th, 2012 - 06:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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