That's what it's felt like for the last 6-7 months. We need traction and it appears that only a major partner will pull us foward. Of course large gas/oil finds do help to propel us in the right direction. The most recent articles are in my opinion garbage and only a sad attempt to sabotage IOC's negotiation process. What IOC has in assets is so valuable that "they" will try anything to get "their" way. Keep the faith and it will work out soon.
Shell is not honest is behind the latest B/S. But the JKM consortium will win BIG. They solve all of IOC's problems. Money,Major Operator, and larger. The PNG 2009 agreement will stand up and be valid.IOC has two tings to do. Make it bigger sooner and sign the JKM deal as an operator.
Ken I agree, but from all appearances a whole lot of people including posters,newspapers, oil companies, politicians, and money managers,etc. have not told the truth or at a minimum twisted and edited things to suit their purpose. Their "purpose" is to derail IOC from its partnering. We need to keep moving foward.