Rockhopper Exploration plc announced on Thursday a further drilling of four wells offshore the Falkland Islands. The first of them, 14/10-6, will be the third appraisal well on the Sea Lion feature where the discovery of oil at commercial rate has been confirmed.
THE offshore oil drilling rig Ocean Guardian continues its work at Rockhopper Exploration’s Sea Lion well, where hydrocarbons were encountered earlier this year. The well at that time was suspended for re-entry and testing.
DESIRE Petroleum, the oil exploration company in which many Falkland Islanders are shareholders, has said it is hopeful of making a discovery, despite posting a £2.5 million pre-tax loss for the year ending December 31 2009.