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Old 03 September 2009, 17:00   #11
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The oil companies know where the oil is but its getting it, as technology improves so does the depth of well that can be drilled, hence "new" fields are been discovered. The oil companies can't claim these wells fields as reserves as they haven't been drilled yet.
Quite a few North Sea platforms whose original wells have ran dry are now used for remote oil fields with subsea tiebacks.

The big oil companies are under pressure from our government to produce oil and gas, when the Brittania shut down we were limited to TFA (touch f**k all) incase we tripped the platform. Not sure of the ins and outs of it all, probably something to do with the economy and buying gas in from other countries.
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Hope we (company I work for) get some spin off from this as we did the Thunder Horse project Subsea Trees for them a few years ago close to the new find.


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No a certain Mr Brown will see it as a great opportunity to put the tax up yet again - and people just roll over and take it - grrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come on codders I cant believe that you missed my original post was full and sagging at the seams with sarcasm and cynicism. For future reference treat all my posts as such
On a serious note though regarding fuel, i am getting between 38 and 41MPG out of the landrover commuting 65 miles a day i can nearly afford to run it
It would be nice if fuel prices fell with oil prices though! but i guess between OPEC and the Govt we is stitched up like a kipper
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Come on codders I cant believe that you missed my original post was full and sagging at the seams with sarcasm and cynicism. For future reference treat all my posts as such
On a serious note though regarding fuel, i am getting between 38 and 41MPG out of the landrover commuting 65 miles a day i can nearly afford to run it
It would be nice if fuel prices fell with oil prices though! but i guess between OPEC and the Govt we is stitched up like a kipper

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As for Sarcasm - 41mpg??? What is it a Freelander???
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As for Sarcasm - 41mpg??? What is it a Freelander???
freelander.....no it is a "real landrover" its a 1960 109 series 2, with a 2.8 isusu engine turboed and intercooled, 1.222 discovery transfer case, Defender main 5 speed box D suffix with the high 5th gear 3.55 final drive ratio. 235/85/16 tyres, Parabolic springs, and series axles with rangerover/defender discs on the back and toyota discs/wilwood calipers on the front.
The 40 mpg is driving at a steady 56mph, and genarally driving like an old fart!! driven at normal Mway speeds probably nearer 28-30mpg.
I have done 40mpg for 3 tanks of fuel now and thats an average, i thought it was unbelievable too...........
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5 hours a day in a landrover
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5 hours a day in a landrover
Its 33 miles EACH WAY! so not that bad! about 1.5 hours i guess!
Funnily enough the engine hour clock on the tacho face in the landrover isnt labeled engine hours, i labeled it hours of purgatory!
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freelander.....no it is a "real landrover" its a 1960 109 series 2, with a 2.8 isusu engine turboed and intercooled, 1.222 discovery transfer case, Defender main 5 speed box D suffix with the high 5th gear 3.55 final drive ratio. 235/85/16 tyres, Parabolic springs, and series axles with rangerover/defender discs on the back and toyota discs/wilwood calipers on the front.
Thats serious landrover deviance I thought codders was the one with the affliction ?
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I dont know who has more landrovers me or codders!
I have the Hybrid series 2 and 3 other series ones.
the rangerover got swapped for a corsa for the missus a while back after an accident finished it off. You should have seen the volvo though not nice.
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