Seismic reflections: Listening out for the Falklands jungle drums

Published on 9 December 2011

Interest in Falklands oil exploration has dwindled during 2011 as investors limit exposure to the frontier region. However, with Rockhopper nearing the end of its extended Sea Lion appraisal campaign, a second discovery having been confirmed in the shape of Casper, and most critically the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig coming over the horizon to start drilling in the South Falklands Basin, we expect interest to pick up significantly in the new year. Enthusiasm may not reach the peaks of 2010’s hysteria, but the region continues to offer some of the cheapest proven oil in the ground along with excellent upside for the frontier exploration investor.

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