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Falklands' oil drilling program confirmed; rig from Western Africa on its way

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 00:10 UTC
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Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd has confirmed that the Eirik Raude rig has commenced mobilization from West Africa to the Falkland Islands for the 2015 drilling program, which will be operated by Premier Oil and Noble Energy. Read full article


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  • falklandlad

    Good news for a great start on a great campaign; more power to the Falklands long term economic sustainability and political security. Measured by appropriate enhancements in Falklands defence and security levels. A great place to be in 2015.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @1 FI Lad

    Uh, oh... Pablo jealous knob won't be happy about this.

    Nah ha ha ha... !!!'

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    haha! @2 Troy

    Sure thing that the Penguin-Cedron will be in a flap about this. It doesn't fit well with his spoon-fed 'world-view'.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Paul has been emasculated by his country. Stripped of employability and pride, he is now left to attempt to bolster his masculinity by comparing his entire nation of 42 million to 3,000 Falkland Islanders.

    And yet after all is said and done, he is then forced to watch while the Falkland Islanders totally ignore his country and do whatever they want.

    It's enough to feel sorry for him if he was such a pathetic excuse for a man.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 05:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Paulcedron is so stupid & such a negative person, that sometimes l wonder if he is not Argentine but just a troll. Maybe even a British troll. Who knows?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Isolde, that is an interesting and constructive observation. Might you care to elaborate further?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    Where is the other british troll...Thicko??? he normaly buys into oil threads?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    Where is the IDIOT CHILD? AKA paulcedron.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Perhaps the Falklands Secretariat is on holiday.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Oh it's SO funny!

    The FIG and the oil companies (any signs of the arrest warrants yet?) just continuing to carry on.

    Best wishes for a successful outcome to the drilling.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    With oil prices at a historical low, why would companies spend all this time, effort and money to look for more oil.

    But of course, these companies are looking at the long term.

    With the Falklands celebrating 250 years, which is a lot more than 182 years for the mathematically challenged.

    Clearly the Oil companies can see a long term future for the Falklands.

    And to think if Argentina had treated the people of the Falklands with the dignity, respect and just plain good manners that they deserve, Argentina could be part of this.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    All the trolls seem to be on holiday, tis the season of the year. Guess Paultwit is having to cover all the bases like FB Twitter etc and has little time for MP. Twinky poo makes an occasional foray but his Voice puppet seems to have sunk in the loch! There are doubtless all in England, as you can tell from their up to date grasp of any bad current news in the British media. After all who on earth would want to live in the Dark Country? Lack of decent dining, danger of assault, piles of rubbish everywhere plus continuous government propaganda

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “ As at 31 December 2014 FOGL has close to 100 million dollars of cash with no debt.”

    so 100 m dollars?
    that´s a lot for an oil company, eh?

    now lets see what the specialized journals say about noble, fog and all that joke:

    “Falklands' offshore wells not viable: Noble Energy will take 75m write down”

    and it will be even worse for the rest of the tiny little “oil wells” the isleters have there.

    with the current oil price, drilling a tiny little offshore oil well with no commercial oil makes no sense.

    only the brainwashed isleters can believe in 4th class companies like noble, premier, rockhopper and all that shite.

    stop reading this crappy newspaper, you ignoramuses.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    Noble Energy is bigger than YPF....LOL

    Sealion discovery is commercial even at todays prices...and is worth something like $1m per person to each of the population


    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • overthemoon


    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker


    All you can do is watch, your impotence is consuming you.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 01:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Orbit

    Indeed, and Paul thinks like his government ... only about today. He hasn't figured out yet that there is only a limited supply of oil in the world, whereas 6000+ every day products are made from it.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    Fogl took over the DES licences and own quite a large chunk of the southern part of the discovery

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @13. Must do better, Pablo. I find your 'quote' on mercopress. And you actually refer to mercopress as 'the specialised journals'

    One other small problem. This the ACTUAL headline “Falklands' offshore Scotia well not viable: Noble Energy will take 75m write down”. Still, I suppose Noble IS specialised.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    13 Pablo lying jealous Knob

    “Falklands' offshore wells not viable: Noble Energy will take 75m write down”

    So Pablo - trying to pull a fast one, eh??

    You have just demonstrated That is exactly why links are required when quoting sources!

    BTW, quotations around a statement are to indicate an exact quote, unless noted otherwise.

    Ah, but you NEEDED to MISQUOTE for more effect, right?

    Ever think that if you have to LIE, to make a point, your argument is weak or outright incorrect??

    What a child you are.
    Go have a temper tantrum now and swear at us.

    Better yet, go sulk in your room for the rest of the day.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 03:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Do a little research before mouthing off. FOGL have 40% of the licences in the North Falkland Basin and in the Souh and East Falkland Basin
    Drill 1 FOGL 40% ZEBEDEE
    Drill 2 FOGL 40% Isabel Deep
    Drill 3 FOGL 40% Jayne East
    Drill 5 FOGL 52.5% Humpback
    And they have options to drill more if neccessary
    Please do research before opening ones gob

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oh poor Paul. All he wants is a job.

    And his masculinity returned by his government.

    It is interesting though because Paul has said that he is involved in constructio. Now he is probably just a labourer who stands around on a shovel all day, but the step son of the myflatmate here in Mexico City has left to do his Masters in Construction Management in Melbourne.

    As we discover yesterday, his salary is upwards of A$59 per hour. And there's a massive shortage. The government has a quota of accepting 5,000-6,000 in our migration programme this year. And after 7 months have only given out less than 100.

    There are currently 23 skyscrapers, either proposed or approved, that are taller than Argentina's tallest building. 300 metre skyscrapers are popping up left right and centre in Melbourne at the moment.

    Could have been all yours Paul. All that work and wealth. If only you weren't a peronista.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 22 Skip

    Don't forget the free of charge extra you get with argie construction.

    The things fall down without warning: remember the INVAP pool reactor fiasco for medical isotopes?

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    If Paul wasn't here to offer an opposing opinion you Isleter's would have to go back to your circle jerk playing soggy biscuit instead of spewing your retoric on here.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 08:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    11 - I agree. Think long term.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • overthemoon

    @21 Project sanction for Sea Lion is expected by the end of the year, according to operator Premier Oil plc and partner (and field discoverer) Rockhopper Exploration plc. The field is estimated to hold 394 million barrels of oil equivalent that can be recovered. Once developed it is expected to reach a gross production plateau rate of between 80,000 and 85,000 barrels per day, although first oil is unlikely to be achieved until late 2018 at the earliest.

    Premier holds a 60-percent interest in the PL032 license, which contains the majority of the Sea Lion discovery, after it farmed into the field in October 2012. Rockhopper retains the remaining 40-percent stake.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6 falklandlad,
    Just a feeling about paulcedron.
    He is anti everything people say.
    lf l said that the sky is blue, he would say that its gray.
    lf l said that its gray, he would say that its blue.
    Argues with everyone, Brits, Falklanders, Argentines, malvinistas.
    Says he doesn't want the Falklands, but then contradicts himself.
    Shows little knowledge of Argentina or the Falklands.
    l think that he really doesn't care, he just wants to contradict posters & stir up trouble.
    l know that l shouldn't feed the troll, but its fun to stir the idiot up.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • overthemoon

    @ 21
    I have been following Rockhopper for the last 5 years. Can you tell me who owns the rest of those percentages. I think you will find 4 to 6 of those without looking are Rockhoppers also. Rockhopper found the oil remember and they are now drilling around the edges with possible upside of 1billion barrels of oil. can you tell me how much oil FOGL have at present before they drill around sealion field RKH/PRE owned wells. I can tell you FOGL have Zero Oil while rockhopper and now Premiere have 333 million and counting proven.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    isolda, taking in account how easily you get mad and start insulting, i would say that it is fun to stir YOU up.
    boluda total lol

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    You,are incorrect. FOGL picked up the PL04 licence from DES. The last well in the last campaign was inside this licence and was a successful Sealion appraisal as well as a discovery. This is the area being drilled again with the first well. Most of the wells being drilled in this campaign (Chatham aside), Fogl own a greater %.

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    The FOGL farmin in 2013
    Edison have 25% of Northern Licences and 12.5% of Southern licences
    Noble has 35% of Northern and Southern Licences. Fogl retain 75% interest in Tertiary Lologo and nimrod complexes
    I am looking forward to March when the drilling starts

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 10:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    Isolde, I think there is much merit in what you say, but I am also inclined to think that Paulcedron may have been on the receiving end of a bad personal experience, either within, or related to the Falklands. He has a curious tone of vindictiveness at times. One could say his ignorance is his bliss, but I'm not so sure!

    Feb 03rd, 2015 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Paul offers an “opposing opinion” (according to Klingon)?

    I must have missed that comment. Can anyone else find it?

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Looking good for FOGL.
    The more sour the Argentines get the clearer an indication that an oil bonanza is about to take place.
    Two birds with one stone so to speak.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 09:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    I wonder what state a used African oil well is in? Wonder if it will make it there without sinking.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 10:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    35 Klingon
    “I wonder what state a used African oil well is in? ”

    It's NOT a well, that's the hole in the ground that the thing pictures is going to DRILL. It's called a drilling rig and is more than capable of getting to the Falklands, no need for you to worry.

    Now Klingon, I know you like to wind the islanders up, BUT you are making yourself look a complete twat with that comment.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    The next drilling round is mobilised, and will take place whatever the price of oil. It will add considerably to the sum of knowledge about the Sea Lion discovery and the massive potential to the East. However if prices stay low for an extended period (and frankly there are as many theories on this as there are pundits) it is possible that the move to production will be delayed.

    However the asset will still be in the ground, and the Falkland has a strong economy regardless. We can continue to do perfectly well with our existing industries. Oil revenues will enhance development and open up new opportunities, but that can be done as well in 8 years time as 3 years time.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @29 paulcedron,
    You don't make me angry or mad, niño.
    You posts are too silly for that.
    You don't even make me laugh at you.
    l insult you because you insult everyone else you post about.
    You almost beg to be insulted.
    You're a wasted space, pauli-boy.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    It was NOT manufactured in Argentina FFS ( therefore will NOT SINK ) it will arrive at the end of February as planned.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you are angry the whole time.
    wonder why.

    i blame the vodka

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @40 Pauly you are stupid all the time, i blame the indoctrination.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Bahahahaha PWND Paul!

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    41 brainless FY
    you are so pelotudo the whole time.
    i blame your genetics.
    and your poor education.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @43 I have a University degree, but you did correct my english on another post, so ummmmmm well done.

    But why, if you hate mercopress so much, do you keep coming here to read and comment on articles? Surely if it's such a 4th class newspaper you could perhaps read something else? And you never seem to answer questions with answers, only more questions and insults, I wonder why that is? Probably because of your poor education lol. In fact you are so stupid you can't even have a reasonable debate with people, you simply find a grammatical error or a typo , make point of it, call everyone a pelotudo or something and run away. A little immature if you ask me.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 06:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Pity poor wannabe Penguin-cedron, with his intermittent dial-up internet connect and jealous, angry and frustrated views.

    Quite sad really...

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Brian you egghead
    @43 I have a University degree, but you did correct my english on another post, so ummmmmm well done.
    English uses a capital E señor douche.
    Looks like your degree is only good for toilet paper at the Port Stanley pub.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    As you are obviously very well educated, why did you not correct your alto ego @43 that “ i blame your generics” the i should be capital I.

    Feb 04th, 2015 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    alto ego?
    you mean ALTER ego, you dumbasshole?

    my god...what a bunch of benny-hillbillies...LOL

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 12:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Paul is unemployed and Klingon left NZ to return to Argentina.

    Of course they have plenty of time. Aegentina's economy isn't even in the toilet anymore, it's deep under at the turd farm. Growth is gone. Unemployment is skyrocketing. Inflation has destroyed savings and made household budgeting impossible.

    If they didn't hang out on sites like this to escape their reality they would have blown their brains out by now.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 02:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    Lol my degree isn't in English grammar, so yeh anyway good for you knowing about correct English grammar. Anyway if you can't answer my questions Pauly just admit it instead of changing the subject.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    49 imbécil
    considering that you post a lot of bullshit the whole time in every single topic of this 4th class site, it is clear that you have no job, and worse, no life.

    must be difficult to get one in the stinky islets, no?

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 02:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    lnsulting, pauli-boy, who doesn't like being insulted.
    Why are you so stupid, boy?
    lf you had been paying attention niño, you would have realised that Skip comes from Australia although l believe he is travelling at the moment.
    Maybe he is in Argentina,
    Maybe hes come alooking for you, paul my lad!(doubt it, you're not worth the effort!).

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 09:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    don't be so naive and credulous, missy.
    the whole bunch of them are from the islets, and surely your neighbours.

    not by chance, they all massacre la langue de shakespeare in the same way.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Pablo Malvinista

    One thing to be sure of - everyone is glad YOU are not on the Islands.

    Not that you could afford to go, anyway.

    Feb 05th, 2015 - 04:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Wonder if it will make it there without sinking.”

    Is it an Argentine Navy ship then?

    Feb 07th, 2015 - 11:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @53 paulcedron,
    Yes you've rumbled me.
    l have to admit, l know them all.
    They live all around me & often drop in for coffee & cakes.
    We have great little get togethers while we plot how to ambush you.
    But you're getting too easy, can't you find an intelligent troll?
    No, l guess not.

    Feb 08th, 2015 - 09:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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