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Falklands extends Rockhopper's offshore licenses until November 2022

Saturday, March 6th 2021 - 09:40 UTC
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 The extension until November first 2022, includes no additional license commitments. The previous expiry date was May 1, 2021. The extension until November first 2022, includes no additional license commitments. The previous expiry date was May 1, 2021.

The Falkland Islands government has agreed to extend each of Rockhopper Exploration plc’s offshore North Falkland basin petroleum licenses, including the Sea Lion discovery area, until Nov. 1, 2022. The extension includes no additional license commitments. The previous expiry date was May 1, 2021.

Rockhopper Exploration announced that, following discussions between the joint venture partners, Harbour Energy and the Falkland Islands Government (FIG), FIG has agreed to extend each of the Company’s North Falkland Basin Petroleum Licenses

The company’s working interests in the North Falkland basin petroleum licenses are as follows:

 

 

 

 * Reducing to 30% upon completion of the proposed farm-out to Navitas Petroleum LP
** Reducing to 30% upon exercise of option to be held by Navitas Petroleum LP under proposed farm-out

CEO Samuel Moody said: “The company is grateful to the Falkland Islands government for the extension of its North Falkland basin license interests and continued support of the Sae Lion project.

“The proposed merger of Premier Oil and Chrysaor to create Harbour Energy brings a financially stronger operator to the project. This, combined with the proposed entry of Navitas Petroleum to Sea Lion, creates a solid operational and financial foundation giving the project the strongest possible chance of progressing.”

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  • Brit Bob

    Regarding Falklands oil exploration, Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana stated in February 2010, that his Government would take 'all measures necessary to preserve our rights' and also reiterated that Argentina had a 'permanent claim' on the islands, saying 'Buenos Aires would complain to the UN over the oil project and might take the case to the International Courts of Justice in the Hague.' (British Drilling For Falklands Oil Threatens Argentine Relations, Pope, F. , 13 Feb 2010 and Potential Drilling off Falkland, Provokes Tension Between Argentina & UK, IRRU News, 17 Feb 2010).

    Mar 06th, 2021 - 11:18 am +1
  • Pugol-H

    'all measures necessary to preserve our rights'

    They will immediately be issuing a strongly worded rant with some blistering sound bites.

    Mar 07th, 2021 - 12:34 pm 0
  • portman

    well done to rockhopper who must have put forward a better case to fig for an extension than any new development proposals by a competitor!

    Mar 08th, 2021 - 08:46 pm 0
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