Rockhopper Exploration PLC has released a corporate update in which it refers to the recent release published by Navitas Petroleum LP on the Sea Lion development in the North Falkland basin. The release includes an updated development plan to align with their static and dynamic reservoir models, resulting in the increase in certified resources in an updated NFB independent resource report conducted by Netherland Sewell & Associates on behalf of Navitas.
Argentina has again complained that the Israeli company Navitas Petroleum LP is operating in the Falkland Islands, Malvinas Islands, involved in illegal activities in Argentine insular territory without the pertinent hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation permits from the competent authorities.
A final investment decision for the long-stalled Sea Lion development offshore the Falkland Islands could be reached in 2024, Rockhopper, a partner in the project announced in its site, after Navitas Petroleum, the project operator, presented it with an updated development plan.
The Argentine Secretary of Malvinas affairs has included another oil company with interests in the Falklands hydrocarbons industry in the “list of bad boys” for allegedly operating without authorization from Argentina.
Rockhopper Exploration and Navitas Petroleum have reached an agreement by which the Israeli company becomes the operator of the promising Sea Lion project located north of the Falkland Islands. This lays the basis for a new technical and financing plan for a lower-cost development of the Sea Lion area.
UK-based oil and gas operator Premier Oil has said it has suspended the Sea Lion-1 oil project offshore the Falkland Islands. The company said the US$1.8 billion offshore oil project would be suspended to minimize ongoing spend in light of the current market conditions.