Falkland Oil and Gas plans to continue drilling into next year, its chief executive said, defying legal threats made by the Argentine government against oil explorers in the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) reported this week that it is making progress with its preparations for its next drilling campaign, which is scheduled to start during the first quarter of 2015 off the South Atlantic Falklands Islands.
One of the several hydrocarbons companies operating in Falkland Islands waters expects its next drilling phase to begin in the fourth quarter of 2014 with a minimum of two exploration wells following extensive 3D surveying of southern licences in the Diomedea fan complex adjacent to the Darwin discovery.
The AIM listed company Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd reflected on Thursday on the progress made in the first half of the year when it managed a significant equity placing and negotiations for two farm-out deals which helped with a cash-balance of over 220 million dollars.
Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL), the exploration company focused on its extensive licence areas to the South and East of the Falkland Islands, reiterated it has signed a contract for the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig for two firm slots in the first half of 2012.
London listed Falkland Oil and Gas says that its negotiations to secure a deep water rig are at an advanced stage as it seeks to drill the large prospects it has identified across the South Falkland Basin.