Bad oil deal worse than non warns Falkland Islands Chief Executive

A BAD oil deal would be worse than no deal retiring Chief Executive Keith Padgett warned the Falklands Government at the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

He said if a mutually beneficial situation could not be achieved, “the oil should be left in the ground, or under the sea until conditions are such that a full and proper return for the Islands can be realised.”

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Oil news - plans for next Sea Lion Phase

By Peter Young

PREMIER OIL held a briefing in the Narrows Bar last Thursday to announce the plans for consultation on the Sea Lion Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Representing Premier Oil, Country Manager Tim Martin introduced his team and briefed the audience on the plans for the next phase of the Sea Lion Project.

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Exercise in oil exploration for students

VISITING oil industry experts from Rockhopper Exploration spent a day this week introducing Year 10 and 11 students to the various scientific disciplines underpinning oil exploration and production, as well as how to get it out of the ground.

Geoscience Manager Lucy Williams and Petroleum Engineering Manager Alun Griffiths who were in the Islands for five days first explained a little about the history of oil exploration in the north Falkland basin to the geology and chemistry students.

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