5th Meeting of the 177th Session (1997-1998)
Held at the Royal Medical Society's Rooms
Student Center, 5/5 Bristo Square, Edinburgh
on Monday 16th February 1998 at 7pm
Oil exploration around the Falklands will begin in earnest this year with the start of a $200 million drilling capaign. However, the chances of success are only about 1 in 8. How does good science reduce the risk and improve the chances of exploration success in a frontier as large as this? The prospect of billions of barrels of oil means a huge potential windfall for the people of the Islands. But what of the environmental, political and social impacts of oil revenues and activities on a population of 2,100 people, in one of the last pink bits on the map, and with an inquisitive neighbour on the sidelines?
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