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Falklands confident of its oil industry safety regime and environment protection commitment

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 01:18 UTC
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The Falkland Islands maintain strong regulatory oversight on all oil and gas operations and its offshore safety regime is based on the North Sea’s Safety Case regulatory structure, recognized as one of the highest standards in the world, said the Falklands' government in a release following concerns related to technical issues on the rig Eirik Raude, currently operating in the South Atlantic. Read full article


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  • Marcos Alejandro

    “recognized as one of the highest standards in the world”

    British Petroleum(BP) used to say the same..

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 03:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Iron Man

    Accidents will happen in any industry. All you can do is have the best
    preventative measures in place and be prepared to act quickly and effectively if there is an accident. Or is Argentina saying that all drilling for oil at sea should stop immediately? Or just drilling by people they don't like more likely?

    Turning to this case, remember this is an exploration well so it is far from guaranteed there is any oil to spill. It also sounds like a relatively minor incident that was handled properly. If I were an Argentinian I would be more worried about the new Chines nuclear power stations that were about to be built on my doorstep - nothing could possibly go wrong there could it?

    Incidentally, I read somewhere that even if there was an oil spill in the Falklands, it would be unlikely to impact on Argentina because it is so far away. Maybe this is a thread the brainwashed Malvinistas don't want to pick at too closely - it just serves to remind how far from Argentina the Islands are (about 300 miles).

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Everyone_needs_ResveratrolL

    Yet the Anglos are throwing a fit because Indonesia just executed some Anglo criminals.

    Funny that when they execute foreigners in Anglo countries, then no one should butt in to criticize their system. Yet here they are recalling ambassadors to Indonesia in a situation they should completely stay out of. Those Anglos committed a crime in THEIR country, too bad. Should have thought about that before committing the crime.

    If non-Anglos are put to death, no one can complain or question them. If Anglos are put to death, then those countries need to punished.

    Anglos as usual double-faced. What else is new.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 05:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @3 What is your definition of “Anglos”? I think you'll find that the executed Australians were NOT ethnically “Anglos” - so what's your point?

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 05:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Iron Man

    @3 nice diversion attempt from your governments usual hysterical nonsense on the Falklands. To go off piste on the third comment shows commitment.

    Oh and I think you will find the Brazilian government is among the angriest after one of its citizens was executed. Or are Brazilians Anglos now?

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 06:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nightingale

    fella on comment 3 led with his chin there , what a donut..lolz

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 07:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund


    Can you point to any instance of Australia executing foreign criminals, Anglo or otherwise?

    That's our boy.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Anglos executed?

    Interesting that the following people were also executed and seemingly forgotten in yet another racist rant by Nostrils:
    Rodrigo Gularte, Brazil
    Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Nigeria
    Okwudili Oyatanze, Nigeria
    Raheem Agbaje Salami, Nigeria
    Martin Anderson, Nigeria
    Zainal Abidin, Indonesia
    Serge Atlaoui, France

    How nice of Nostrils to so conveniently forget the non-Anglos in this.

    Myuran Sukumaran was born in England but migrated to Australia. So I suppose he was an Anglo.
    Andrew Chan was born in Australia, so I suppose he was Australian. Maybe just being Australian makes you an Anglo.

    Nostrils seems to see Anglo as a cultural trait, so be it. Then I guess they are all Anglos just like he is. Because being an Anglo is because you speak English right? Or is it because of your skin colour? Or because you have a western education.

    Who knows what the definition in his feverish brain is.

    Anyway, I am not that upset that 2 Australians have been executed. They knew the risks when they broke the law in a third world country. I don't have any sympathy for that. They will be forgotten in a couple of years just like Barlow and Chambers are pretty much forgotten now.

    I don't agree with the death penalty in any country and we don't have it. But then again I don't traffic drugs.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 07:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PDG0192

    @3: Look, when the United Kingdom stops sending £36m per year to Argentina to help your education system, I'll start listening to you whining on and on about so-called “Anglos”, you racist idiot. There were nine people killed in Indonesia and they weren't “Anglos”. Your point has nothing to do with the article above. The point is that there was nothing to worry about in the first place, but in order to reassure the international community a statement was released. I was thinking about Chernobyl when I heard that KFC had “decided” to “invest” in Russian technology to “enhance” the Argentinean energy “industry”. Surely, with you lot moaning about not wanting a nuclear-powered submarine in the South Atlantic, you ought to be a little worried about having a large nuclear reactor going tits up on the mainland? I know I would be, what with their track record in the Eastern Bloc.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    This article wasn't about who was executed in Indonesia or their ethnicity, it was about drilling for oil in the SWA.

    Every incident in whatever part of the world leads to further knowledge and development. It is clear that BP and their US contractors failed to operate to the highest standards at Macondo. That didn't close down offshore drilling around the world, but it did lead to further safety developments in this area......same as has happened after other major disasters.

    The kit and all the safety systems worked, drilling stopped immediately and the BOP has been fixed. At no time was the environment at risk. All the oil spill contingency plans for these wells, including the oil spill modelling data , has been published by FIG. There was never any risk of oil spill reaching Argentina if there were any.

    The Argentine Government and its asinine propaganda department have made themselves look very foolish once again.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 10:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    when you trust the control of safety and environment protection to a pair of 4th class companies and to the fatty guys from the pics, who cannot even control their own overweight problem, you have already lost.

    a massive pollution will occur sooner than later.

    the best indicator of that, is that just 1 week after the start of activities, they have already had a leak problem with the bop valve.

    bunch of useless benny-hillbillies.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Nothing you can do about it Paulie!

    Just accept your reality. The Falkland Islands will do what they want and Argentina can't do anything about it.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    I know you only come on here to express your prejudices but for once, just for the sake of originality if nothing else, why not try and add something constructive to the thread.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Soon it will be raining oil in the Falklands and its ALL British mwahahahahahahaa

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 03:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @ 11 paulcedron
    Actually Paulito you are probably right, however the oil slick will be coming to Argentina’s shores from Brazil not the Falklands.

    Then what will you say, while we fall over laughing at you.

    Scream abuse at poor Brasileiro, eh!!!

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Are you British...? Is it British Territory...? Is it yours...?
    I think not....

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @16 Voice
    Yes, because you do not think period.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    No ...I think in the present....

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 04:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @17 Voice
    Then it must be in a parallel universe.

    Check question:

    Was Ringo Star a really, really good drummer over there???

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    What Anglo countries execute criminals.....please name them.
    Another piece of bile laden inaccurate crap.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 05:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @3. Which Anglos? Please list. How strange that 'Anglos' are unhappy about the execution of 'Asians'. Maybe, in time (about a thousand years), they 'might' be equally unhappy about latam scum. When latam scum decide to be genetically modified into sub-humans. But will a thousand years be enough? Not on present evidence from Resveratabent_cock.
    @11. Care to comment on the brazilian pipes spewing oil into the 'argentine sea'? Or are you going out with your sieve and bucket in the hope of stealing some? Latams -total scum.
    @16. At what point in time did you think that you can 'think'? When you 'comment' all I can detect is a wet fart. Does it dribble down your stumps and pool in your shoe? Do us all a favour. Lick it up. And swallow. It's what you're used to.

    And the Falkland Islands ARE British. Although scotchland has no claim as it's classified as a traitor. The United Kingdom of England, Northern Ireland and Wales. No traitors in OUR Union.
    @18. Have you tried being shot through the head? You should try it!
    @20. Have you considered seeking out 'Voice' and offering him a claymore to fall on? I don't really mind whether it's a sword or a landmine. Or both!

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 06:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    I know you cannot read very well so get mummy to help you with this:
    No Leaks! - just one of several backup systems went faulty - not the mechanism itself - just ONE of several backup systems - so we stop and rectify - no I suggest that had the USA got a similar Saftey Standard in the Gulf of Mexico then the disater there may not have happened even!

    Pollution - do please look at the prevailing ocean currents and winds!

    Not 1st week - about 6th week as one well already successfully drilled and proven!

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    OMG great comeback @17. Absolutely classic.

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    ....“OMG great comeback ”....

    A bit of a girlie turn of phrase that Skip....
    Where have I seen that just recently....
    Oh yeah......

    “OMG I'm human and I can make mistakes! ”....

    I was already suspicious when this supposed Brit thought “The Globe” was in Stratford....
    One of your puppets Skip...?
    ...upon close examination of the style of writing and the prolific use of conjunctions to begin a sentence...I see a distinct similarity...

    Apr 29th, 2015 - 10:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Yes yes girly is an insult. I get it.

    Oh another sock puppet? How many do I have now? Be brave, list them.

    Honestly, I hardly have time to post under one login but appreciate you believing I have the time and ability to have....2 or perhaps 3 logins.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Falklands needs to buck up and go for a little of that deep/high pressure oil. One good strike will provide far more localized monetary offsets than any deletereous effects to the local economy resulting from massive kills to the regional fisheries might produce. Disregard the rotting roadkillians and brassers.


    Apr 30th, 2015 - 02:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Wow, so many explanations and assurances. It is evident that Argentina-s concern is not rare nor isolated. Not only illegal and in violation of international law, but also unsafe. More of the same piracy in the 21st century. Freedom will prevail.

    Apr 30th, 2015 - 10:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Please clarify which international law has been violated and how it is unsafe? What piracy are we talking about?

    May 01st, 2015 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “Freedom will prevail”

    You are correct, the Falkland Islander's freedom will prevail over Argentina's bullying.

    May 01st, 2015 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Alej0martinez- do please give an explanation of how the current drilling programme is “unsafe” - where does it not meet International safety standards?

    May 01st, 2015 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Benson

    @27 “Not only illegal and in violation of international law” Would you like to provide proof of this. Exactly which international law is being broken here?

    May 01st, 2015 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I see we have a new Troll at #27. He is even stupider than the rest and that's saying something ! How come they all have Spanish names ? Is it a genetic flaw

    May 01st, 2015 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    27 Alejomartine
    “..Not only illegal and in violation of international law,..” Perhaps, you could enlighten us with specifics, because as far as I have read on the subject, you're incorrect. Thus: “The only law that seems to apply is Argentina's domestic law. ... do shareholders in these companies need to worry? After the UN's 1982 ruling on the Falkland Islands' sovereignty, legal opinion seems to be very much against Argentina on this -- and the markets appear to concur. The only real conclusion is that Argentina is just trying to gain a little political capital, just after the country marked the 33rd anniversary of the Falklands War. Investors should ignore it and carry on about their business.”

    May 01st, 2015 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you talking about genetics?

    May 02nd, 2015 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Why do you keep posting selfies?

    May 02nd, 2015 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    if you want to see authentic english genetics, watch the pictures above: two good-for-nothing fatsos.

    May 02nd, 2015 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    As I said, why do you keep posting pictures of yourself. You have posted these pictures of yourself at least 4 times.
    It explains a lot about you. Moronic behaviour would be the kindest explanation.

    May 02nd, 2015 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @34 Paul

    These selfies show you are spending too much time under your CT scanner.
    For your own safety and well being, Switch .It. off.

    May 03rd, 2015 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    good one

    May 03rd, 2015 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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