Department of Mineral Resources

An Environmental Impact Statement has been submitted to the Falkland Islands Government by Noble Energy Falklands Limited for an offshore drilling proposal in the North Falklands Basin.

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) notes media coverage including the announcement by the Government of Argentina expressing concerns about the potential effect of the oil industry on the environment of the Falkland Islands following media coverage of some technical issues on the rig ‘Eirik Raude.’

On April 2nd the Falkland Islands Government released a press statement regarding the announcement of results from the Zebedee well,

Members of Executive Council in December approved paper 202/14P, outlining the Code of Practice for Procurement by Oil & Gas Companies and their Subcontractors Operating in the Falkland Islands.

Falkland Islands Government notes the announcement by Premier Oil of their revised proposal for commercial oil production in the Falkland Islands

A drilling rig has been contracted by a consortium of licensees for a new six-well programme.