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Falkland Islands welcomes 'oil discovery' at the Isobel Deep exploration

Friday, May 29th 2015 - 09:44 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government welcomed Thursday's announcement by Premier Oil and partners that the 14/20-1 ‘Isobel Deep’ exploration well has been declared an “oil discovery”. Isobel Deep in the North Falkland basin, is the second well of a six-well offshore campaign planned to take place in the Islands waters through 2015. Read full article

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  • Brit Bob

    Falkland Islands' Territorial Waters:https://www.academia.edu/10574593/Falklands_Islands_Territorial_Waters

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    Oh.. ..

    Weren't the oil companies going to be scared of the impending Argie court cases?

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    This is a very significant oil find.

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    oh...
    this is a very, very insignificant oil find.
    insignificant islets, insignificant oil find.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    @4

    First we have your land, then steal your fish; now we take the oil. Next stop Patagonia! We're coming for yer wimenfolk: ooh arrr me hearties! Lol.

    We may be many things, but we were and never will be Bananas.
    Better luck in the next life.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    5
    FY-Frost
    you are a lot worse than bananas, you thief wannabe.
    you are a 3rd class pleb, a benny-hillbilly.
    got it?

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FI_Frost

    @6

    Yes, I likely have benefited in some way, way off way from the blood and treasure plundered by my ancestors. Then again, I may be a victim - like you people? Who knows, the past is the past, although I suspect you have more of an immigrant back story then me: how about you emigrate back to what ever Naples or Seville slum your grandparents came from. No?

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4. Yeah, it's so 'insignificant' that your 'government' is running scared. It's found out that it can do NOTHING. Unless it wants to start another war. Aren't you supposed to be 'peaceable'. Here's a tip. Want to watch what can be flown in using C-17s? C-130s refuelled by Voyagers? A400Ms ditto. Watch it arriving in 2-3 days. Is there a Tomahawk-armed submarine off your shores? Others on the way? In 1982, the US offered the USS Iowa Jima in the event that we British lost an aircraft carrier.
    @6. You are such an arse. Incidentally, when you get around to your latest batch of puerile anti-Islander insults, I'm not an Islander. Go figure, you genocidal, murdering, lying piece of slug shit!

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianF.I

    @6 When are you travelling to the Falklands Pauly? You said a couple of months ago that you would be here in a couple of months? Did you lie? Or are you waiting on orders and funding from your Peronist masters?

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    There are rumours that this latest oil find is absolutely huge. Expect even more Argentina indignation and empty threats. The Islanders can have confidence that their future is financially secure.

    May 29th, 2015 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @7 FI_Frost

    Could be worse, I did a lot of digging into my ancestors, and apparently half of them were exploiting the blood and treasure of (as it turned out) the other half of them...

    May 29th, 2015 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Evil Colonialist Pirate

    @6
    And you're an Argentine third world peasant

    May 29th, 2015 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    @DIRTY paulcedron You miserable jealous little bitch JAJAJA is there not a Argentine politician called ISOBEL LOL

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    Piggy piggy Paul, glows with indignation!

    What a mistake a to make a?

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    LET THE OIL FLOW, LET THE DANCING COMMENCE JAJA JA JAJA

    May 29th, 2015 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The method that you use is the same as BP in the Gulf of Mexico (Deepwater Horizon). If give some environmental problem this adventure will cost too much to England.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCVCOWejlag

    May 29th, 2015 - 08:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @16
    It same method you use in presalt in Brazil you plank.

    May 29th, 2015 - 09:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    You want it that way, but it's not!

    May 29th, 2015 - 09:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Paulie- nobody knows yet how big or small this oil find is you plonker! That is why the will need to do more study of the data and then drill again. Do you know anything at all about the Oil Industry?
    If they drill again- at current oil prices - then it is clear they think it will be worth it.

    Brassy- The AMERICANS on that rig in Gulf of Mexico did not maintain nor check nor correct when faulty their Blow Out Preventer - that is what went wrong.
    Off the Falklands several back up systems are in place on the B.O.P. - any one of which can activate it - but if just one of those several backups fails a test - then drilling stops until all systems are tested positive again- that is BRITISH North Sea Safety Standards.

    May 29th, 2015 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alberto Bertorelli

    Brasil nut Ihear tbere are oil slicks in the bay where they are practicing for the Olympic sailing competition. Oh! I just heard its not an oil slick its a load of turds! How dare you lecture the Brits on safety standards. Have you been in the filthy disgusting favellas?

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    British? What are?

    May 29th, 2015 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    fatty luxton doesn't even know how to lose all those extra kilos of fat he has, but he pretends to know about “mineral resources”...lol

    where the fuck did he study?
    at the porco stanley university?

    l-o-s-e-r-s

    May 30th, 2015 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Obrigado Argentino.

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    22
    He used to be a car dealer and like to call himself Mr. BogMonster son of Bill L.

    http://www.rib.net/forum/f46/mr-bogmonster-16812.html

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @22 cara de orto podrido(paulcedron)

    You didn't answer my question!

    What does Irish folk music have to do with the Falkland Islands?

    May 30th, 2015 - 08:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @16. “England” is not involved.
    @21. About 100 times better than you. How many people have you killed recently 'building' stadiums in which to park cars. With all your fantastic wealth, why don't you empty that bay, clear up the shite and re-fill it?
    @22. Getting desperate now, loser? What do YOU know about mineral resources? Let's have a link to your (translated) dissertation!
    @23. Tizón argieland.
    @25. Why would “THE SLOB” answer your question? He doesn't have any answers. Or opinions of his own. He's just a semi-animated pile of brown, green, yellow, turdish vomit trying to find the right place in his 'government'-issued scribbled propaganda leaflet.

    May 30th, 2015 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @6 Paul

    When you fly to the Falklands are you going to use the runway at Princes Street?

    Just so the red carpet can be bought to the right location, amigo

    May 30th, 2015 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Brassy 21- British and European North sea Oil and Gas Safety Standards are what we use in the Falklands Zone - they are recognized as being among the best and safest in the World.
    We insist in the Falklands on TOP standards for Human Safety and the Environment. So as to minimise the risk.

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    pete
    princes street?
    do you have streets in the islets?
    well done.
    and yes, a red carpet will be fine.
    nice detail amigo.

    gordo tirapedos:
    can you be so freaking imbecile?
    watch the video, you fatso.

    May 30th, 2015 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    There is nothing more pleasurable than hearing my imbecile Latin brothers wailing in envy because the small and very deserving populace of the Falklands are on their way to becoming the wealthiest per capita income citizens in the world. Cry bastardos cry...

    May 30th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @29 cara de orto podrido(paulcedron)

    I watched the link and still would like an explanation - Irish folk music has NOTHING to do with the Falkland Islands. Two very different worlds!

    May 30th, 2015 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    BBC news channel at 9:30 tonight is OUR WORLD an investigation into the death of Alberto Nisman may be worth a look.

    May 30th, 2015 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    22 paulcedron
    It was the University of Durham, one of the finest universities in the UK. That information is widely available, so I have to wonder why you continue to make yourself look like an idiot. I think you must be another of Think's sock- puppets, and that you and he are really on our side.
    Anyway, carry on the good work. Every time you say 'pork Stanley' or call someone a horrible name, it's another nail in your coffin.

    May 30th, 2015 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    22 BottyBoypaulie

    “fatty luxton doesn't even know how to lose all those extra kilos of fat he has”

    Ha, ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha,ha, ha!!!!!!!

    Your post is absolutely dripping in jealousy.

    You see, this is EXACTLY why I support and welcome the good news from the Falkland Islands!! You do know, of course, that our national animal is the underdog don't you? This IS great news, long awaited and richly deserved by our brothers and sisters in the South Atlantic.

    argentina has been trying all that it can to stifle their voices, label them as not “people” and has even invaded them, all to no avail.

    Just think!!! If you had been a friend to the Islanders, you might be making plans with them right now on how to support them. Their good fortune could have been your good fortune......

    So you had better just go back to doing what your good at....which is what, by the way? Or just go back to felching and changing bed pans.

    The Islanders , in the near future may be putting a claim into the C24 for argentina. You are part of the Falkland Islands you know? You are an implanted population and argentina is on the same Atlantic plate as the Falklands......

    May 31st, 2015 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @29 Paul

    It's not so much a street, but a run-way.

    Please, please please land there-if by chance the poor Falkland Islanders haven't got a red carpet, it might possibly be red after you have landed, hah ha.

    I'll make sure Air Traffic are informed of your callsign and a guard of honour will be provided by the FIDF on your arrival-bayonets fixed.

    Can I presume your callsign Is Charlie Tango-Sierra Charlie Alpha November?

    To show you the respect you deserve, you will be met and driven into town by cutting edge Argentine technology, a four wheel drive mobility scooter with a tin roof welded on to it-hope that suits.

    May 31st, 2015 - 12:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @29. I think you misunderstand. Your sluggards don't even have the courtesy to treat our Head of State with proper respect. A recent tv programme actually suggested that 'royal' individuals are actually different. But then argies can't even tell the difference between humans, sub-humans and queers.

    IF you get to step on a red carpet, it's only because your blood won't show. And we can roll your corpse up and toss it overboard to feed marine animals.

    Always difficult to understand why you continually insert the word 'fatso'. IF someone is actually 'fat', what difference does it make? They may like to be 'fat'. Or perhaps 'well-fed'. Are you actually jealous that they can afford to eat the proper number of meals every day? Perhaps with snacks and treats between. Have you noticed a comparison of GDP (PPP) per capita? Argieland - $22,459, UK - $39,510, Falkland Islands - $55,400. Do you understand? You're poor. A tiny group of Islands, way out in the South Atlantic, can show a GDP 2 1/2 times that of yours. Between 7,000 and 8,000 miles to the north, an advanced nation can show a GDP 3/4 greater than yours. And this together with the ability to maintain top rank military forces and project power around the world. Where does argieland project power? The seabed? Curiously, in the early 20th century, Britain started to dismantle its empire, giving lands back to the indigenous people. Meanwhile, argies, being two-faced lying tossers, would like to 'colonise' (steal). It can't give land back to the indigenous people. It killed them. Who's a brain-dead, imbecilic, government parrot? How's the big beak? Easy to track you. Perhaps you put a hand down and shove your thumb in. Preparing for SNACK TIME!

    May 31st, 2015 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @36
    ”Have you noticed a comparison of GDP (PPP) per capita? Argieland - $22,459, UK - $39,510, Falkland Islands - $55,400. Do you understand? You're poor”

    Hence when he lands at the Princes Street stone runway he will claim political asylum, why do you think he wants to visit?

    May 31st, 2015 - 01:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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