South America / GoM
Country profile: Falklands
|Location:||Southern South America, islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of southern Argentina. includes the two main islands of East and West Falkland and about 200 small islands|
|Climate:||cold marine; strong westerly winds, cloudy, humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; average annual rainfall is 24 inches in Stanley; occasional snow all year, except in January and February, but does not accumulate|
|Terrain:||rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains|
|Size:||12173 sq. km total (Land area: 12173 sq. km )|
|Population:||3,140 (July 2008 est.)|
|Government:||overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina|
|Legal system:||English common law|
|Currency:||Falkland pound (FKP)|
Although first sighted by an English navigator in 1592, the first landing (English) did not occur until almost a century later in 1690, and the first settlement (French) was not established until 1764. The colony was turned over to Spain two years later and the islands have since been the subject of a territorial dispute, first between Britain and Spain, then between Britain and Argentina. The UK asserted its claim to the islands by establishing a naval garrison there in 1833.
Argentina invaded the islands on 2 April 1982. The British responded with an expeditionary force that landed seven weeks later and after fierce fighting forced an Argentine surrender on 14 June 1982.
Energy production and consumption
|Consumption:||240 bbl/day (2005 est.)|
|Imports:||227 bbl/day (2005 est.)|
Falklands - recent news
|03 May 23
||Falklands: Argos Resources announces update on proposed sale of North Falkland Basin interests to JHI Associates
Argos Resources, the Falkland Islands based exploration company focused on the North Falkland Basin, has provided an update on the proposed sale of Argos' PL001 Production Licence interests in the North Falkland Basin to JHI Associates.
|23 Mar 23
||Falklands/Italy: Rockhopper Exploration announces Sea Lion and other corporate updates
Rockhopper Exploration, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin, notes the recent update published by Navitas Petroleum on Sea Lion development progress. Rockhopper has been presented by Navitas a revised development plan and has been provided the associated NSAI Independent Report.
|17 Jan 23
||Falklands: Borders & Southern Petroleum provides update on its activities in the Falkland Islands
Borders & Southern Petroleum has provided an update on its activities in the Falkland Islands. The Company has designed a phased development concept for its large gas condensate discovery (Darwin), located to the south of the Falkland Islands.
|15 Dec 22
||Falklands: Argos Resources announces extension of Falkland Islands Production Licence
AIM-listed Argos Resources has announced the planned extension of its Production Licence PL001 in the North Falkland Basin to 31 December 2024.
|15 Dec 22
||Falklands: Argos Resources announces proposed sale of North Falkland Basin interests to JHI Associates
Argos Resources has announced that the Company and JHI Associates have entered into an agreement pursuant to which it is proposed that JHI will acquire Argos' PL001 Production Licence interests in the North Falkland Basin.
Falklands - more news
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