Rockhopper drills close to Falklands funding

Emerging markets-focused oil company Rockhopper Exploration is on the cusp of appointing a commercial bank to lead an export credit agency-backed loan facility to develop a project off the Falkland Islands.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 19 Apr 2018

The UK company, listed on the junior AIM market, has hired boutique firm Portland Advisors to help get the $800m financing in place. The UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance, is in talks with the company to support the funding for the Sea Lion Phase 1 project.

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