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Falklands opens dock facility to support oil industry exploration beginning 2015

Friday, November 21st 2014 - 21:16 UTC
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This week Houston based Noble Energy, one of the several oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands made the official opening of the temporary dock facility (TDF) in Stanley, an essential piece for the logistics of the industry which is scheduled to begin another round of exploratory drilling in the first quarter of next year. Read full article


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  • Pete Bog

    How's the 'Falklanders will never have an oil industry without mainland support' theory going eh Malvanistas?

    This is just the beginning-one day the Islanders will have a proper deep water port you'd better make the most of your shipping trade while you can.

    And remember-you wanted to isolate the Islands-hasn't quite worked out has it?

    When's Ms Cunningham receiving her arrest warrant and when is she going to be arrested by Interpol and taken in chains to stand trial in Argentina?

    Still waiting......................

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “This week Houston based Noble Energy, one of the several oil companies operating in the Falkland Islands ...”

    “several” oil companies??
    they are only 2 or 3 tiny little oil companies, only known by their failures & accidents: noble and premier .
    the funny thing is they dont even have the funds to extract mud.

    ”...made the official opening of the temporary dock facility (TDF)...”

    now, all these noise because of a floating barge??

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Great news, 80 bed hotel for the oil workers arriving in Feb 2015 courtesy of Snoozebox, everything coming together nicely, looking forward to the drilling programme starting march 2015.

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Six months delayed... and ~300% costlier than an identical solution contracted in Chile or Brazil......

    The South-American denial of services to the Anglo Pirate Oil Adventure in the South Atlantic is working all right...

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    3 golfcronie

    You are right!! This is GREAT news for the Islanders. It looks like “The futures so bright, I gotta wear shades!!”

    The future is looking good, the economy is on the up, Yup. Everything looks to be going great for the Falklanders.......

    Meanwhile, next door........

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    It is necessary to take all precautions regarding the safety of the environment. This is not the Gulf of Mexico.

    Here is the Paradise!

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Speaking about Oil...

    Baaaaad news for the Engrish Pirate Oil Exploitation in the South Atlantic...:
    ”Credit Suisse has cut its investment rating on Premier Oil (LON:PMO) to ‘neutral’ from ‘outperform’ stating that, based on its revised assumptions, it sees production and CFFO experiencing no growth until 2018 (Catcher) and no material growth until 2019, when it reckons Sea Lion will begin to ramp up.

    The broker added: “The Falklands exploration from 2Q-4Q15 is make or break. If successful, PMO's acreage could become an attractive, strategic asset. If disappointing, a Sea Lion sale could become difficult.”

    Analysts have cut their target price to 283 pence a share from 355 pence.

    Earnings per share estimates have been slashed to US$0.28 (from US$0.50) for fiscal year 2015 and to US$0.29 (from US$0.40) for 2016.

    At 3:41pm: (LON:PMO) Premier Oil PLC share price was -13.9p at 232.1p”

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    Must be harvest time in Chubut........... How are those grapes coming along Think-me-not?

    You picked them too soon, they sound quite sour to me................

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Just jealously rearing it's ugly head, I'll bet the FALKLANDS will be a winner to all the oil companies in the FALKLANDS
    Argos, Borders and southern, Falkland oil and gas, Noble, Rockhopper, Premier
    good luck to them. Infratructure being put in place as we speak, have just Googled SNOOZEBOX and see that they work worldwide so they will have good accommadation when they arrive to drill for oil. Premier rose 10p today to close at £2.42 Think shares go up and go down, but my bet is they will go up when Zebedee and Isabel Deep come in. How is the investment campaign getting on for PATO MUERTE ( because that is what it is a DEAD DUCK )

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 10:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Ah… there is a Stink. Stink is always attracted by 'Ol…

    Stink has always been wrong about Falkland 'Ol.. total fail yet again.


    Nov 21st, 2014 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    A looser is a loser who can't spell “loser”.
    Chuckle chuckle...

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Brittany lost more than $ 250 billion dollars in trade with Brazil in the last 10 years because the question of the Falkland Islands.

    Brittany = England = Britain = Sussex = Londiniun = Hastings = Escócia.......or not?

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 11:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Buzzsaw


    Brittany is part of North East France.

    Brittany=France=Loire Atlantique=Brittany=Paris=Rennes=France.....or not?

    Get a map and educate yourself Turnip (think2014)

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    I detect the presence of two illiterates - mamarracho No.1(paulcedron) and brasileiro.

    They are so pathetic!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Well it looks like the chimp has logged into Brasileiro's account again.

    And poor Think, still trying to deny that money is being spent for oil exploration in the Falkland Islands.

    “The South-American denial of services to the Anglo Pirate Oil Adventure in the South Atlantic is working all right...”

    Because of increased costs? Still cheaper than being part of the Argentine economy.

    But nice to see the goalposts have now moved from stopping oil exploration just to making it more expensive.

    Yup, 2014 draws to a close and the Falkland Islands are still NOT Argentine.

    Another year gone. All those millions spent by BsAs to try and gain the Islands and stop oil exploration.... wasted!

    The dock is there. Argentina didn't stop it.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I think I will err less if I only call England.


    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    gordo pedorro
    pathetic, says the farter big ball of fat educated in the community school of pork
    whats your specialization, fatty, apart from farting?
    sheep shagging?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Honestly Brasileiro, you could err less even if you tried to tell the truth for once. You are obviously not the student that likes to post YouTube clips. But still talking bullsh!t anyway.

    “[Britain] lost more than $ 250 billion dollars in trade with Brazil in the last 10 years”

    Where did you get this “fact” from?

    UK exports to Brazil are currently around US$5.6 billion per year. So that could extrapolate out to US$56 billion over a decade.

    For a country that exports US$820 billion per year....... $5.6 billion is chump change.

    The UK does US$1.6 TRILLION in trade per year. Or $16 TRILLION over a decade.

    $250 billion is only around 1.5% of $16 trillion in trade.


    bahahahahahahahahahahah! Yeah big loss.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I bought one poisoned RAV4 to visit Rawson in the next autumn. I'll wait for the summer and down to Ushuaia.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    good choice brasileiro.
    and a piece of advice, do not go to that cesspit called the falklands.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Thanks for the warning.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Yes the Falklands..... not the Malvinas. Good call Paul!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Listen to the pantomime- chattering away with each other...

    LOL !!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    BRITISH oil !

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 04:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    I have heard that Premier Oil are going to side-track one of their wells to see if the Argies are lying about PATO MUERTE having Shale oil and gas as they have NOT had much investment to date. I could be wrong though. Anyway worth a few bob of my hard earned cash ( pension ) on a flutter as regards oil in THE FALKLANDS.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 08:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    For all the bull Think - work continues at a steady pace. How are those nails doing - dropping out?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    More excellent news for the Falkland Islands oil industry.
    And congratulations to those determined oil companies and resilient Islanders for making this happen. Its been a long and difficult journey with some disappointments along the way but in a few short months we will be witnessing the birth of a major new oil producing area.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    it is easy
    just 2 poor bankrupt companies in malvinas while you have more than 100 top class oil companies in vaca muerta.

    now, how is that possible?
    because vaca muerta is the biggest shale oil field in the world.
    and because if you want to be part of that joke in the fucklands, you will not be allowed to be part of vaca muerta.

    that´s why not even bp are involved in that fantasy oil well in the islets.

    keep dreaming isleters.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Falkland Islands

    Our oil companies are steady, enjoying the new Gipens?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The Falkland Islands is making continuous steady progress. There will be ups and downs along the way, but we will continue to develop and leave this a better place for our children and grandchildren. Free of bigotry and dictatorial thinking from the Dark Side.

    Self determination and freedom of thought and speech. Doesn't that sound good.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 12:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (26) Mr. Lorton

    On the contrary dear Lad....
    Them “nails” are hurting you Engrish more than ever...
    Having a spokesman from the once phlegmatic and controlled Engrish Foreign & Colonial Office condemning some stickers on some buses at the end of the World as a...: “Hostile Course of Action”... amounts to a total menopausic nervous bitchy break down...

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 01:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    That's it?

    For all the time and effort and millions of pesos spent by Argnetina on their futile quest for their mythical Malvinas.... the result is the British Foreign Office “condemning some stickers”.

    THAT'S IT?

    I mean.... that is the ENTIRE result of another year of Argentina's efforts...... a single comment by a spokesperson.

    Ooh I'm having trouble breathing!
    No more. Please I beg. no more.

    A comment condemning some stickers is “a total menopausic nervous bitchy break down...”

    That must make Cristina a raving lunatic.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It's been awfully quiet out of VM lately. Awfully quiet.
    The only news I've seen out of YPF is that they are going to raise the price of gas in Arg to $20 liter by eoy.
    Its odd since the world price of oil is falling rapidly.
    I wonder why they're going in the opposite direction than the rest of the world.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 02:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Out of the top 100 top class companies in PATO MUERTE name just 10
    1) Chevron
    you name the next 9

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    34. Don't be surprised if Chevron pulls out after their “secret agreement” is made public.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    32 Anglotino

    Not to mention the embarrassment the thinking Argentines must feel, that their government passed a law requiring Orwellian-style political slogans posted on all transport - “not only to inform foreigners, but to remind citizens...”.

    It's an insult to the intellect, of those who still think freely - surely they must be seeing Argentina becoming a Socialist Paradise, just like Venezuela and North Korea.


    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 19 Brasileiro

    WTF is a poisoned RAV4? Has somebody fed it empanadas from Chubut and it has croaked?

    BTW, don’t try and have a crap in Ushuaia, the sewers are badly damaged and the main pump still does not work. Oh, sorry, it will be just like home for you won’t it.

    I thought you bought a new FIAT wagon last year: what happened to it? Made in TDC I bet it went tits up quicker than a Brazilian policeman can murder six citizens (that’s a day).

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 37 ChrisR

    The SUV is beautiful. White as snow. Valente as the Brazilian soldier. Powerful as our Navy war.

    Do you want me to send a photo?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Only a Sloane ranger would buy a white SUV.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    39 Leiard

    Probably an Escalade.

    G-Wagen is not something he could afford

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    He could always but the can of spray to show he had been off road !

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    It's ok to have the second largest shale oil and gas deposit in the world but really it will make no difference to the world as it will cost billions to extact it and your country is broke, it's like someone saying “ I have a bigger dick than you ” but you not being able to use it.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    More good news from the Falkland Islands.

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Can you please explain:

    1 How many Millions of US$ are these two alleged bankrupt oil companies currently spending in the Islands and plan to spend in 2015?

    2 How many millions of US$ have the Int companies spent in Argentina in 2014 and will spend in 2015?

    Oh - how do you explain Argentina not threatening Brazil with expulsion from all the S American associations as it has allowed British Company Premier to take on an exploration licence in Brazil?
    Just where is all your Latin American solidarity?

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    44 Islander

    Pablo Condom CANNOT explain any of these things.

    He is TOO STUPID to realise that by posting insults and BS, he will look like the IDIOTA he is, if he can't back it up.

    He is the most CHILDISH poster on here.

    almost forgot...

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ja ja ... Pablo Prostituto

    Say hello to your new Chinese masters..!

    And who can blame the Chinese - it's like they are getting the resources AT COST, and afterwards, Argentina will be paying THEM for the infrastructure costs!

    Too funny.

    Yep, we're laffing at Pablo!!

    Nov 22nd, 2014 - 11:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “The official opening of the temporary dock facility is an important milestone and an icon of the future exploration campaign”,

    That says it all really. On the other hand, what has the government of Argentina been doing over the last few years?
    Hector goes to the UN to complain, he declares that UN Resolutions 18, 33, 19 and 82 settle the matter in Argentina’s favour.

    The Argentine lawmakers pass laws that make the usurpation of the Falklands legal and official. They declare that oil companies operating in the Falklands are illegal and threaten prosecution.

    Mr Filmus, minister without a territory, travels around the world and declares world wide support for Argentina. He declares that the project is impossible without ‘mainland support’. He doesn’t have the courage to say ‘Argentine support’.

    With great fanfare Filmus rolls out project ‘Blue Pampas’ a weird attempt to extend Argentine sovereignty across great swathes of the South Atlantic ocean, including of course, all British territories in the area.

    Filmus doesn’t have the courage to personally confront the Falkland Islanders, hiding instead behind UN resolutions. During a recent visit to the UK he does not speak to the UK Government preferring instead to sneak into the UK and talk to some newspaper.

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, planning and exploration of the Falkland Islands oil project goes ahead and now they have the dock facility installed.

    Wow how did that happen? How could the detractors and naysayers get it so wrong?

    The Falkland Island oil project is operating and progressing in defiance of Argentine law. Argentine policy on the Falkland’s is in complete disarray, all the delusion and the lies have got them nowhere. Blue Pampa looks like a dead parrot. Do they have the wit to even feel embarrassed by their policy failure?

    If they had behaved in a sensible, civilised manner it could have been very different for them, Argentina - the land of the own goals.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen


    Nice summary. Argentina is the world-leader in their National Sport.
    It's known as Self-Foot Shooting.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jo Bloggs

    28 Paul

    You failed to accept my last challenge but let's try again. List 100 top class oil companies working in vaca muerta. When you fail to manage that look up the word hyperbole in the dictionary. If you only have a Spanish dictionary try hiperbole.

    Nov 23rd, 2014 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I'm sure Noble Energy’s Senior Vice President Susan Cunningham* knows a lot more about the current situation than any posters here.
    Does anyone her have her knowledge and experience?
    *Susan Cunningham, serves as senior vice president of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Africa and Frontier region for Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL). In this executive position, Susan Cunningham focuses on material deepwater operations while preparing for the impacts of exploration success in new venture areas. Susan Cunningham, who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to her current position also leads the Company's business innovation initiatives. Susan Cunningham joined the Company in 2001 and previously served as senior vice president of exploration worldwide and business innovation.
    Susan Cunningham holds a bachelor's degree in geology and physical geography from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. She also completed a management program through Rice University's Office of Executive Development.

    If paul-carrion, stink, US Air Farce/Sallus can has more experience than this woman, I would like hear all about it.
    If CD2 would like to add any comments about how she might 'need' his 'input' I would be grateful to 'learn'.... about how she could 'behave' better....

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Ton

    A token complaint Think - after all, such blatant propaganda to keep the locals' indoctrination topped up is mostly laughable. The logo's on our buses advertise everything from cars to margarine - but nobody actually believes that the claims are true.

    80 bedromm hotels (no.2) and new dock facilities? Someone believes Think - someone is putting the money in. If there's any money to be got out - it will not be Argentina that's getting it. :-)

    I think you need longer nails, Think :-)

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Think is just throwing up some flak - his objections can't even be taken seriously.

    Investment in Falklsnds oil is a rock solid investment compared to the Argentine coconut shy they call

    Nov 24th, 2014 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Better putting money in the FALKLANDS than in PUTA MUERTA or whatever they call it.

    Nov 25th, 2014 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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