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B&S abandons south Falklands oil and gas exploration; FOGL takes over

Tuesday, July 31st 2012 - 22:13 UTC
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After two disappointing results, Borders & Southern has officially completed its deep water drilling program in the South Falkland Islands basin, the company announced on Tuesday. The company said well Stebbing has been “successfully plugged and abandoned,” bringing to an end the Company's current two well drilling program. Read full article


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  • Joe Bloggs

    Queue the Malvinistas to explain what this all means for us silly Gringoes.

    Jul 31st, 2012 - 10:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Stealing is bad karma...bye bye B&S.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    2 Marcos Alejandro

    You know all about stealing. Why don't you tell us all where you got your Uni degree from?

    Chuckle chuckle.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    3 Joe Bloggs

    Oh yes, I can see your British level of education at the Darwin cemetery.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    4 Marcos

    I am totally against whoever did that out at Darwin but please, you didn't answer my question. Where did you get your degree from?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 02:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    5 Joe
    I could tell you, but British inability to speak any language other than English may overload your monolingual little brain.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 03:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

    He sank the Black Pearl .. All turned out to be just a silly illusion pirate .. “Hasta la Vista” Jack Sparrow!

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 04:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton


    Aug 01st, 2012 - 05:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    8 I understand your sad face Lorton, you just shoot yourself in the foot.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 05:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    I happen to speak 3 seperate languages, why don't you answer Joes question to me.

    Or did you obtain this degree from Prison, i see than many criminals are being released for political rallies. Right up you street isn't it Marcos.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 06:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    What on earth do they expect the UN to do about it?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 06:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • War Monkey

    @11 Idlehands (#)
    Aug 01st, 2012 - 06:55 am

    They will roll their eyes, think 'oh FFS!', smile, pick up the phone to the UK and say 'sorry to bother you but the toddlers are at it again. We really need somebody to play the 'grown up'. Malvinistas are incapable. Would you oblige please?'

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 07:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Stealing is bad karma”
    Yes indeed:
    1/- Stealing the land of indigenous inhabitants in Argentina during 1800s by comitting mass genocide.
    2/- Not paying back loans is stealing, Argentina is so good at that not even Obama wants to lend Argentina money.
    3/- Laying unmarked minefields and not removing those mines has stolen land from the Falkland Islands, including a graveyard at Fox Bay.
    4/- The wish to steal land (Falkland Islands), off the people who were born there.
    5/- Stealing the Falkland Islands in 1982=much bad Karma for Argentina.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 08:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- Why do you assume the Cemetery affair was done by an islander anyway?
    As for B&S - some facts again_ They have the captial for further seismic survey work- and are looking at chartering a vessel to carry this out in the summer 2012-2013.
    They will not know the Gas Condensate results from the 1st drill until end August- simple as they stuff had to be shipped to Uk and the labs take 10 weeks or so the complete the work-to dangerous to fly it fror obvious reasons.
    Lets wait and see the results first - they may not be good enough to warrant raising capital for futher drilling.
    But they may be worthwhile- we do not know - yet. After all Gas Condensate produces the highest value Oil of all.
    As ever - ot all depends on the volume of the find.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    @6 tell me, why would one wish to speak another language when the english language is the most widely used and taught language in the developed world, even you are using it :) so clearly the fact you learnt english meant their was a need to speak english as for us we already know it. no other languages for me are needed unlike you. Have a nice day!

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 Poor child. Are you standing on stolen land? Are you growing crops in stolen land? Are you using resources from stolen land? Unless you can trace YOUR origins back around 500 years and those origins are Amerindian, the answer is: YES. As the majority of argies trace their origins back to Europe, YOU are a thief. Also a genocidal murderer. Feel good does it?
    @4 Really shouldn't have sent those argie special forces to create an “incident”. Or did you think we didn't know?
    @6 And what rubbish dump did YOU get YOUR brain from? Or did you dig up a corpse and steal what was left?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    6 Mike Bingham

    Sad loser.

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gustbury

    lie haves short legs!.Brit presence is temporal!!remember

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @18 -gustbury

    Do you actually know what temporal means?

    It has a few meanings but not what you believe it means.

    Temporal is related to time and infinity.

    Temporal logic - definition. logic. An extension of predicate calculus which includes notation for arguing about *when* statements are true. Time (Temporal) is discrete and extends indefinitely into the future.

    So what you are saying is that the British presence in the Falklands extends indefinitely into the future.

    Nice to know that you agree with us British and Falkland Islanders.

    The only other Temporal I know if is a bone in the human skull.

    So you could be saying is the British presence in the Falklands is a piece of bone in the skull. Which of course doesn't make any sense.

    Well go with the 1st meaning, shall we?

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    Looks like our ploy on the oil rigs worked then,
    And the Argentineans fell for it,
    Hook line and sinker..

    Aug 01st, 2012 - 11:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    I can't help it, I've just got to wind up Think and Marcos;


    Aug 02nd, 2012 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    And argie shares are down .

    Aug 02nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • row82

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    Aug 08th, 2012 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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