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Falklands oil companies planning to continue drilling into next year

Saturday, June 6th 2015 - 09:46 UTC
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Falkland Oil and Gas plans to continue drilling into next year, its chief executive said, defying legal threats made by the Argentine government against oil explorers in the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • falklandlad

    Yet more fantastic news aiding the economic security and political development of the Falklands. Keep it rolling.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    I sort of understand argieland launching 'a domestic court case in April against executives of the companies involved'. After all, it said it was going to take legal action. And it has. But didn't it say it was going to launch legal action in all relevant international courts? So now executives won't be able to go to argieland. Did they ever want to? Mr Bushell looks remarkably unconcerned about having to miss out on the delights of the cesspit! Wonder if argieland named the executives concerned. How much does it cost to keep changing the names on the complaint?

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 11:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    All TMBOA can do is to scream her ugly head off and stamp her feet in anger.

    Can anybody believe ANY SA country besides TDC and Venezuela would even dare to apprehend an international businessman just because The Bitch says they must?

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #1 Falklandlad

    Absolutely agreed!

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “Falklands oil companies planning to continue drilling into next year”

    the key question is when the fuck they are going to find COMMERCIAL oil in those cesspits.
    and the answer is never

    “ A group of oil drillers, which also include Premier Oil, Edison, Noble and Rockhopper,...blablabla.”

    the same losers as always.
    insignificant islets, insignificant “oil well”, insignificant “oil companies”

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    HaHaHa you are a laugh a minute. Keep posting on here we all think you are hilarious. You need to read about the Oil companies prospecting in the FALKLANDS before coming out with such hilarious postings. Of course Sea Lion is commercial read Premier oil presentations and I would hasten to add, wait until the Competent Persons Report comes out regarding Isabel Deep, you will be truly amazed. Of course you will not acknowledge that you were wrong but we can understand that as you are an Argie after all.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    what you, not too bright bennys, have to ask yourselves, is why the fuck none of the big oil companies want to be involved in those cesspits.

    now, try to make a big effort with those tiny little brains of yours and answer the question...

    you still dont get it?

    not a surprise.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @7 cara de orto podrido

    The big companies, such as Shell, BP etc have already got bigger responsibilities in very sensitive areas so they leave these new operations to the smaller companies which are prepared to take the risk. If you don't understand this then you are more of an arsehole than you already show us to be. Boludo!

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #6 golfcronie

    Our expert bedpan cleaner, Paulcedron, does not seem to comprehend that the oil companies working in the Falklands are only going to continue if they are profitable. (They're definitely not being run like YPF.)

    If they don't make profits, they'll shut down operations. The problem is however that even with the extremely high costs of production, the operators think they can still be profitable at USD 60 a barrel. Frankly, it kinda seems the Falklanders in a decade or so could have the same PCI similar to Monaco.

    There's a number of experienced Chilean oil workers by the way that are hoping to work on the offshore Falklands rigs.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “There's a number of experienced Chilean oil workers by the way that are hoping to work on the offshore Falklands rigs.”

    the only thing the chilote workers can do is to work as maids.
    or as ass-lickers like you.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    @ Conqueror “But didn't it say it was going to launch legal action in all relevant international courts?”

    They have.
    I guess you overlooked the word “relevant”. There are none.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 04:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ferdinando

    I laughin when this drillers just wave finger at my govt. They hav big talk like Paul idiot but no testes..also like Paul idit. Excuse me. I see Enrique liv in canada wher i am going soon. Best place to be, far from Arg. Luvly jumbly

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Just watch, in a few years when smaller the oil companies have successfully appraised the oil fields that have been discovered at the moment and then and only then will one of the Majors farmin or takeover the smaller oil companies.
    Thats the trouble with you Argies you only look at the past and present and do not look to the future. Why are you so rude or is that an Argentinian trait? Do tell.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monkeymagic


    You do know who Edison are right...? They are part of a supermajor.

    They are part of Eleticitie de France....a company 10X bigger than any Argentine company.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Chicureo - Quite right about Chilean Oil workers - and there will be Brazilians as well IF and WHEN medium sized Extraction and Production gets underway.
    If and when this happens there will be several multimillion Dollar supply contracts etc coming up and money talks bigger than politics(just that Paul does not understand reality) so Chilean and Brazilian Companies are likely to get involved in the work.With the quiet tacit support of the Governments - who will not stand in the way of money and jobs.
    Punta is nearby and has the deep port facilities - and oil industry backup already there.

    Its still a big “wait and see if ” game -= but every strike in this campaign ramps up the odds in our favour.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #15 Islander

    The ONLY place Chile produces petroleum is in the area close to PA, so we have the experience as well as the political attitude. The Falklands oil business will pump untold millions of dollars into the Chilean economy.

    Jun 06th, 2015 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • diametral

    Profitable oil in the Falklands will probably be available after the next glaciation. Meanwhile that place will still be used as a excuse to keep taking oil from somewhere else. It is unbelievable how cheap this people buy !! Do you Remember the gold!!?? They said they found gold in those Islands. Sheep were walking over gold!! Would really like to see their faces when (not long from now) oil companies leaves with a really lame; orry, we were wrong. Again!!!!

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 04:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    paulcedron and ferdinando ARE the same person.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 04:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Argentina is powerless!

    I doubt there has ever been a modern country that so industriously destroys its own worth and power as Argentina has managed to do over the past half century.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ferdinando

    No, Paul in BA school boy, me, Rosario

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Why are you so incensed by the FALKLANDERS finding oil? YPF have billions of shale oil in the ground and that is where it will probably stay given that Argentina need to borrow US$ 200 billion to eploite it. Get real Son, the oil in the FALKLANDS will be delivered to market sometime in 2019 or slightly later depending on circumstances. Who do you think are going to lend you US$ 200 billion? Incidently it takes 2000 water tankers to frack 1 well. You have no infrastructure to access to speak of. Good luck with PUTA MUERTE, oops VACA MUERTE, you could get Paulcedron to run YPF as he is so knowledgeable with reference to oil. PMSL

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 09:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    21 golfcronie

    “Why are you so incensed by the FALKLANDERS finding oil?”

    it's always easier to try steal what someone else has found than work, using your own money.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    If you wish to continue pretending to speak broken English as a native Spanish speaker, then you might want to use more verbs!

    “No, Paul in BA school boy, me, Rosario” might be what you assume we will think is broken English but it isn't. Considering that sentence in Spanish would have both SER and ESTAR in it and that you couldn't even use the single English equivalent of TO BE shows you are putting it on.

    This isn't a new revelation. And most posters on here were clued into you from the start. But now I'm just calling you out because it is honestly boring.

    I don't care who you are a sock puppet of. Sock puppets only prove deficiencies; nothing more. Because as soon as Paul shows up then you do. At least Paul is original and funny. 95% of his posts make me laugh and 5% make me think. 100% of your posts just made me wince and yawn.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    “ why am I so incensed by the FALKLANDERS finding oil” Very simple really as I have many thousands of £'s of shares in ALL the oil companies exploring for oil. Not that difficult to fathom out is it. I don't understand your last paragraph as it does not make sense in English.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    17-Diametral- You are out of date:

    They did find gold below the Islands- but not enough in any one place to make it commercial.
    Oil- We do not consider oil in our future as it remains unsure as to when it will be developed. So if the rig finishes on time in Decemeber and sails away and nothing for a few more years - no problems - we have not spent any money we do not have.
    Most of the windfall tax revenue etc from this drilling round and the last one are used to both build up our national cash reserves and some capital development projects that will not have a big maintenance afterwards - just in case there is no more oil money.
    Don't think we are Argentine and foolish and going to squander
    money we have not got!!
    But don't worry - one day when the price is right sea Lion Field WILL be developed and the new extension to it that Zebedee well found,and the new field that may now exist from the early results of Isobel deep well.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    They have found “ gold” in the FALKLANDS, it is called black gold, OIL
    No doubt the Oil companies will be side tracking the wells to suck all the oil out of Argentina.LOL

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #25 Islander

    See, that's why you need to submit the management of your natural reasources.
    IF Argentina was managing your petroleum, CFK would have sold exploration rights to a ligimate oils company and then a few years later after causing endless delays for actual exploration, nationalize the rights and re-promise for 99 years to a Chinese company for trade credits exclusively in Yuan. None of the proceeds would stay in Puerto Argentino and 2/3rds of the island population would be Chinese defense and contract workers.

    Jun 07th, 2015 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    Plans to continue drilling, plans to continue drilling and more plans to continue drilling. Boring.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    26 golfcronie
    “They have found “ gold” in the FALKLANDS, it is called black gold, OIL”
    no, you nabo.
    it is called guano.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alejomartinez

    Oh u racist 29' the White Man's Burden! Nomblacks in the islands except for a few from other OT tomgive the necessary “local” colonial touch. Chileans do qualify too!

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 12:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    are you training to be so imbecile?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 12:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Must have learnt a lot from you methinks.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 01:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    @29 cara de orto podrido

    As guano seem to be the only thing that you know a lot about, I am surprised that you should be so mistaken as to describe the “black gold” oil discoveries in the Falklands archipelago as your favourite subject matter! ¡Boludo!

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    gorda puta
    are you obsessed with me, you obese girl?
    dont want to be rude, but i do not like obese women.
    a lot less when they are farting the whole fucking day.

    so, try with a benny, you stinky fatso.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 11:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    I'm still waiting for you file your flight plan to Princes Street Airport. When you have, I'll hotfoot it down to the South Atlantic in a baggage hold( courtesy of movements) on a Voyageur and bring the red carpet to roll out for you. Don't forget the 4WD mobility scooter I will generously be providing for you to get to Stanley.

    Jun 14th, 2015 - 08:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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