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Falklands' Humpback well finds non-commercial quantities of oil and gas

Friday, October 30th 2015 - 06:37 UTC
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Humpback is the first well to encounter oil in the potentially larger systems in deeper waters off the southeast of the Falkland Islands; however the oil and gas across a number of reservoir targets in the well drilled to a depth of 5.136 meters, were in non-commercial quantities. Read full article


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  • Englander

    Very disappointing. Looks like the whole southern basin could be a wash out despite the weak encouragement contained in the RNS.
    Still....proven commercial oil in the North.....onwards and upwards.

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    That,s the name of the game! Sometimes the seismic is right - live oil/gas is found- sometimes it is not quite and the drill says maybe there WAS oil there once but now it has gone somewhere else.
    But cue Marcos and all the other gibbering ones to come on and attempt to crow but succeed only in feeble squeaks- they or course have never ever had a non-commercial well anywhere in Argentina of course!?
    Current drilling round offshore here has hit commercial twice and found non-commercial once - in 3 drills - NO dry dusters so far.
    Roll on the next 2.
    We all know that at current prices operations will end for a few years in Jan/Feb 2016 anyway! When Oil goes back up in price - who knows what will happen.

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Another day, another duster...

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 11:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Marcos- Do try and learn to read,

    a duster is a dry well no traces - this one had oil and gas - just not commercial.

    There are basically 3 well finds:

    1- Dry Duster

    2 - Hydrocarbons present but not commercial

    3 - Commercial Hydrocarbon find

    So far this drilling round there have been 3 wells done - 2 in
    the 3rd level and 1 in the 2nd level.

    Got it?

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    They drilled so deep I was afraid they may hit magma Lol.

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HughJuanCoeur

    If the hydrocarbon finds don't add up to much then Argentina might give up wanting the Falklands altogether. It makes you think that maybe we should cheat on the findings!

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PepperJohn

    that´s what happens when you steal what is not yours.

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 06:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @5. What's wrong with magma? Directed magma on to the scum of the world.
    @6. So glad you raised that point. South america not yours. Just stolen by criminals. The history says that millions of south americans were murdered by spanish. Others thought they could ride the coat-tails. Ready too be executed for your crimes?

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “that´s what happens when you steal what is not yours.”

    Like when you stole Patagonia?

    Your attempt to steal the Falklands in 1982 backfired when the troops that the British 'weren't going to send' according to your buddy Galteiri, turned up.

    We even gave you a month's warning!

    I noticed that despite being an army general, your buddy stayed 1000 miles away, whilst General Moore was on the Islands and Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward was closer to the action than plastic face Anaya.

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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