Swiftdale in the Falklands

We are shortly to provide wellsite geology services for Rockhopper Exploration plc on their exciting drilling program north of the Falkland Islands. Rockhopper was established in February 2004 holds a 100% interest in four offshore production licences (PL023, PL024, PL032 and PL033) which cover approximately 3,800 square kilometres.

Rockhopper also holds a 7.5% interest in licences PL003 and PL004 operated by Desire Petroleum. Rockhopper drilled an exploration well on its Sea Lion prospect during April and May 2010, which resulted in the first oil discovery and Contingent Oil Resource in the North Falkland Basin. The Sea Lion discovery was successfully tested during September 2010 and was the first oil to flow to surface in Falkland Islands waters.

Rockhopper spudded the 14/10-4 appraisal well on 19 February 2011, and in March secured an additional three firm well slots on the Ocean Guardian drilling rig.

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