MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, December 5th 2023 - 13:09 UTC



Much prospective activity in the South Falkland Basin Darwin gas discovery

Friday, December 2nd 2022 - 10:36 UTC
Full article 4 comments
Borders & Southern is raising  £2.5 million to advance studies in its wholly-owned Darwin Gas Condensate discovery Borders & Southern is raising £2.5 million to advance studies in its wholly-owned Darwin Gas Condensate discovery

Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC, the independent oil and gas explorer focused offshore the Falkland Islands is raising £2.5 million to advance studies in its wholly-owned Darwin Gas Condensate discovery.

It raises £1.85 million through a firm placing of 105.7 million shares, £350,000 via conditional subscription direct with Chair Harry Dobson at 20.0 million shares and £ 300,000 via conditionally placing 17.1 million shares.

“This fundraising will allow us to advance further technical and commercial studies for a potential appraisal and development of Darwin via a conventional floating production storage & offloading and phased development concept,” Chief Executive Officer Howard Obee was quoted.

CEO Obee adds: “This is a period of elevated world-wide energy prices and increasing global exploration & production activity and Darwin is a large undeveloped discovery with attractive scoping economics. We look forward to reporting on the phased development concept as our studies progress.”
Current stock price: 2.01 pence, down 36% on Wednesday

The announcement by Borders & Southern comes at the same time that Rockhopper Exploration, another Falklands based oil and gas company managed to have its South Falkland Basin licenses extended by the Falklands Government.

Commenting on the extension CEO Samuel Moody said that the new extension “will enable us to progress our understanding of these highly prospective licenses in the south - in particular, the PL011 license which adjoins the Borders & Southern Darwin discovery - which offer the opportunity for future regional development in the Falklands.”

Top Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Brasileiro

    Look, offshore gas exploration, in addition to being expensive, is not easy. If we are talking about a deposit in the extreme south of the planet, a region very far from everything (only close to Argentina...laughs again), I would say that its commercially advantageous exploitation is practically impossible.

    Well, I won't even say anything about shipping.

    Dec 02nd, 2022 - 12:12 pm 0
  • FortHay

    Valid point, Brasileiro, but it very much depends on the value of the discovery. The Alaskan North Slope is the counterexample. Huge infrastructure, extraction and transport costs were capitalized because the results justified the risks. In some smaller remote offshore locations, anchoring a tanker next to the production platform until full, provides for a cost effective solution. As long as we have sustained elevated prices per barrel, more costly hydrocarbon extraction will come on stream.

    Dec 02nd, 2022 - 04:26 pm 0
  • portman

    too slow to get started. by the time funds are raised it is most likely prices will no longer be elevated, the high costs will prove uneconomic and the boat will be missed, yet again.

    Dec 02nd, 2022 - 09:44 pm 0
Read all comments

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!