Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Boy have we been waiting a long time for this news. Later this week Exxon Mobil is expected to announce that it will head south soon to start exploring for oil.

We grew up as teenagers amongst the riggers on the Penrod drilling platform. Exotic young men in an exciting game. It was a great fun for a nubile southland girl, they earned big money and had that attraction that all men with big hearts, hands and ... heads have in spades.

There was oil there last time but it was the extraction cost that prevented further action. We hope that this time the economics of drilling combined with new technology means that the Great Southern Basin fulfills its promise of decades past.

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