Skip to comments.Oil from Falklands 'Commercially Viable'
Posted on 09/23/2010 3:35:25 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
The company said a test at its Sea Lion 1 well had produced consistent rates of more than 2,000 barrels of oil a day, as it had hoped.
"Rockhopper is the first company to successfully flow oil to surface in Falkland Islands waters," Pierre Jungels, executive chairman, said. "We believe that Sea Lion is the largest fan sandstone body in the North Falkland Basin and, given this successful flow test, that the Sea Lion discovery will be commercially viable."
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the south american communists will appropriate the capital assets expended for source determination. they will also reclain the territory... maybe take a few hostages...
these stories should be buried with hoffa.
it will be a decade and a horrific war out brfore any of thse resources can be exploited.
I wouldn’t count on Obama to support the UK in the Falklands.
What I don’t think the Europeans realize yet is that with Obama in the White House, they are on their own.
Hell,I wouldn't count on the *UK* to support the people of the Falklands.Those folks had better get ready for an Argentine invasion...which Hussein and the UN will declare to be just ducky.
How many of the drilling rigs in the Gulf have already left for the Falklands & Brazil?
Never fear the green-weinies will kill it!
Obama will be gone in two years time (not enough time for the argies to come up with a military capable of challenging the Falkland’s garrison.
It would take a phenomenally self-hating US administration to allow a Argentina or a coalition of socialist South American banana republics to wrest control of a major source of oil from key ally such as Britain...
there have been some (2?) that have moved to proven brazilian finds. those operation's (companies) have no doubt rock solid contractual agreements, paid up front in chinese derived bullion. probably the wildcat danger types that need to get away from epa while the getting is good.
most are sitting this out, realizing few competent men are willing to spend a season in the sunny falklands. with that kritckner (whatever) girl sniffing about like a heated bitch, only the britisher is fool enough to waste the time.