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Falklands oil companies agree on tension leg platform for development of Sea Lion field

Friday, January 17th 2014 - 07:57 UTC
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The Tension Leg Platform option is the most suitable technical and commercial solution for the development of the Falklands' Sea Lion field, according to the recommendation from field operator Premier Oil, said Rockhopper Exploration in an official release, which also announced further drilling is expected in the next twelve months. Read full article

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  • Monkeymagic

    But “Think” said that development would never happen.....

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    What do we have here then? Would it be careful, considered long term strategy, planning and decision making? Yes it would. And note Marcos it wasn't accompanied by a bogus signing ceremony as favoured by your government. In contrast I wonder what kneejerkerism inspired used car deal Cfk will come up with today to get through this weeks crisis and save her skin for a day or two.

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Furry-Fat-Feck

    She'll start by moving the capital or she'll call in sick or she'll work from home. Anything to keep herself away from the epicentre.

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    When are all the oil workers and everyone associated with the oil industry being arrested by impotent Argentina?

    Still waiting.

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 12:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    TLP, good decision.... :)

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faz

    Where is Think?

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Those bloody pirates! Yes, where is Think?

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 02:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anbar

    hang on a mo!

    wasnt the argentine government just trumpeting how successful their campaign to stop anybody investing in the falklands was...? weren't all oil companies running scared?

    no?

    oh dear.. did they lie...? again...?

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Just goes to show how frightened,
    Or intimidated they are of the new argentine laws,

    And not a word from the unmighty CFK..

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Have a heart, fellows. She ( who must be obeyed ) is in a sanatorium, sitting in a corner with her head in her hands rocking back and forth saying “ This is not happening, this is not happening, this is not happening” Alas it is.

    Jan 17th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    Saw the presidential 757 XP in Aeroparque today, no doubt standing by to whisk her south away (with our money) from all the bad news

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 01:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (11) Tim

    I'm certain you saw the presidential 757 XP in Aeroparque today, but I very much doubt that it was standing by to whisk her south away from all the bad news including her mother's illness.....

    Ps...:
    You always remind me of this old guy...:
    http://amilcarmoretti.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/dictadura-populista-argentina-estimula-el-turismo-caro-de-las-amplias-clases-medias-y-altas-opositoras/

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 07:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    ...and things were going so well in 2005

    “1997:

    Desire Petroleum formed to allow Islanders to participate in oil exploration. Falklands Offshore Sharing Agreement signed by the 5 consortia awarded drilling licences in which they agree to share a rig and other infrastructure. Cambridge Mineral Resources undertake the first onshore minerals prospecting. [1]

    1998:

    SV Borgny Dolphin undertakes exploratory oil drilling. [1]

    UK relaxes embargo on sale of arms to Argentina. [1]

    1999:

    Agreement signed by Britain and Argentina and witnessed by councillors. Argentines permitted to visit the Islands in return for scheduled passenger flights over Argentine airspace, and mutual co-operation on fisheries issues. UK and Argentine military take part in joint exercises in South Atlantic. [1]

    2000:

    British and Argentine navies carry out first joint search and rescue exercise. Fisheries patrol vessel Dorada involved in joint fisheries research with Argentina. [1]

    2005:

    Falklands Oil and Gas Ltd commission major seismic survey of southern waters. ”

    http://www.us-uk-interventions.org/Falkland_Islands.html

    What happened?
    Oh, yeah, Nestor K tore up the plans to develop resources together.

    Sorry Think
    sorry Paulo
    sorry Stefano

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 11:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    12 Think (#). Sorry, don't have the cash for Punta, all too damn expensive. It was great in the old days before all the sweaty masses went there!!!

    Jan 19th, 2014 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (14) Tim
    You say
    ”(Punta) was great in the old days before all the sweaty masses went there!!!”

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.... the old days.....
    First was Punta.... then the masses arrived.....
    Then it was la Paloma.... then the masses arrived.....
    Then it was la Pedrera....... then the masses arrived.....
    Hope the Polonio area will remain somwhat pristine a bit longer...

    PS:
    Prices are indeed crazy in Uruguay at the moment.....
    As expensive as Corsica or Sardinia.....:-(

    Jan 19th, 2014 - 09:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tim

    15 Think (#) Even the beaches in Brazil are now over crowded. First time I went to Praia dos Ingleses a small plane landed on the beach; quite impossible now, you'd be landing on all those maté sucking bodies!!!

    Prefer to stay at home.

    Jan 19th, 2014 - 04:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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