Falkland Island Holdings PLC announced on Monday that its pre-tax profit increased slightly in its first half as strong sales at the company's London-based Momart operations offset increased costs at its Falkland operations. The international services group, which focuses on transport and logistics, said its underlying profit before tax was up 14.8% to £ 1.37 million for the six months ended September 30 compared to £ 1.19 million the previous year.
Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd updated investors on its proposed merger with Desire Petroleum (DES) Wednesday lunchtime, signaling the combination should be finished by 19 December.
Falkland Oil & Gas is to buy a smaller Falklands-based firm to create a “combination” company with licences to search for oil both to the north and south of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. FOGL said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Desire Petroleum offering 0.6 FOGL “consideration” shares for each Desire share, in a deal valuing Desire at 61 million pounds (99 million dollars).
Falkland Islands Desire Petroleum announced on Monday its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2013, having posted losses of 1.6 million dollars for the six months to the end of June, down from 1.9 million previously.
Four London AIM listed oil companies carrying out exploration work in Falkland Islands waters have been barred from operating in Argentina. The measure affects Borders & Southern Petroleum, Desire Petroleum, Argos Resources and Falkland Oil and Gas.
For some, the prospect of the Falkland Islands becoming an oil-producing country creates exciting visions of opportunity, while for others it seems like a nightmare. What is certain is that oil, like sheep and fishing before it, will inevitably bring changes to both our wealth and our way of life.
Falklands’ oil explorer Desire Petroleum announced on Friday that the findings of a Competent Person’s Report, CPR, have confirmed the potential of its discoveries offshore the Islands in the North Falkland Basin.
Planning ahead for the next three years Falkland Islands Desire Petroleum announced on Wednesday changes to its Production Licences following approval received from Executive Council.
Falkland Islands explorer Desire Petroleum said its half-year to end-June period losses decreased from 39.3 million dollars in the previous period to just 2m, due to a fall in exploration and evaluation expenses. It also announced that it was looking for a farm-in partner for the North Falkland basin, where the company is focused.
In an update of the recently completed six well exploration program Falkland Islands’ Desire Petroleum reports it has new 3D seismic acquisition of several of its North Falkland prospects which are currently under evaluation to provide a full prospects’ inventory.