Neptune Energy Advances Toward Cara Subsea Tieback FID

first_imgNeptune Energy and its licence partners have submitted the ‘Decision to Continue’ report for the Cara project to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The licence partnership will now progress its technical and economic plan before making a final investment decision early in 2019.Based on the proposed plan, hydrocarbons from the Cara reservoir will be developed with a four-slot subsea template tied back to the Neptune Energy-operated Gjøa platform for processing and export. Gjøa will also provide gas lift to the field. A tieback to existing infrastructure will ensure that maximum value from the field is unlocked.The Cara field is located six kilometers northeast of the Gjøa field and about 60 kilometers of mainland Florø. Cara is expected to yield between 56-94 million barrels of oil equivalent, in the range of 9-15 million standard cubic meters (MSm3).Anne Botne, country director for Neptune Energy in Norway, said: “Moving into the next phase of the plan is a signal that Neptune Energy is committed to Norway in the long-term. This is our second operated development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf after Fenja in the Norwegian Sea, and we are using our experience and resources to calibrate the concept for Cara.“We have selected the most economically robust solution for the field and will now work closely with our partners in the coming months to design a plan that will take Cara forward.”Several studies will now be completed before the final investment decision and the plan for development and operation (PDO) can be submitted to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the first quarter of 2019.Cara was discovered in 2016 and is situated in PL636 in the Norwegian North Sea. The discovery well, 36/7-4, was drilled by Transocean Arctic and proved oil and gas in Agat formation. License partners in PL 636 are Neptune Energy (30 per cent and Operator), Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS (30 per cent), Pandion Energy AS (20 per cent) and Wellesley Petroleum AS (20 per cent).last_img read more

Serena Williams, back in the wins, aims to end long Slam record quest

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon Read Also: Serena ends three-year title drought, hands winnings to bushfire appeal The 27-year-old Pliskova goes into Melbourne under the radar but the world number two beat American Madison Keys in the final to close the gap on Barty at the top of the rankings. However, she is yet to win a Grand Slam and her best appearance in a Major was back in 2016, when she lost the US Open final to Germany’s Angelique Kerber. There will be added interest in Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, the former world number one who finally broke her long Grand Slam duck in Melbourne two years ago, and who will retire after the tournament at the age of 29. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Practice and qualifying have been disrupted by smoke from bushfiresWilliams has now won 73 WTA titles over four decades and although she is scaling back the number of tournaments she plays, there is no indication she plans to retire imminently. Williams’s latest Grand Slam final heartbreak came at the US Open, where she was stunned by Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. Williams – the highest-paid female athlete in the world last year with earnings close to US$30 million, according to Forbes – afterwards played down her bid for Court’s record. “I’m not necessarily chasing a record,” she said. “I’m just trying to win Grand Slams.” At least she will not encounter the 19-year-old Andreescu, who is out of the Australian Open with a knee injury. Serena Williams is ominously back to winning ways as she looks to finally complete her long quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The American has been on the cusp of history since 2017, when she won her 23rd Major trophy in Melbourne, but after returning from giving birth has suffered straight-sets defeats in four Slam finals. Serena Williams broke a three-year title drought last week in Auckland The signs are good for the 38-year-old Williams, who broke a three-year title drought at last week’s Auckland Classic – a result that will not have gone unnoticed by her younger rivals. Australia’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and defending champion Naomi Osaka are among her genuine challengers, but pressure and expectation will also pose problems for Williams as she pursues the 24 Grand Slam titles won by the Australian Margaret Court between 1960 and 1973. “That was really important for me and I just want to build on it,” Williams, now ranked ninth in the world, said after triumphing in Auckland on Sunday. The former number one, who celebrated on court with daughter Olympia, donated her US$43,000 winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bushfires. Practice and qualifying have been disrupted in Melbourne this week because of toxic air pollution from the deadly fires, but organisers are confident the tournament will proceed as planned. – Pressure on Barty – Of the challengers to Williams, Barty will also have to deal with great expectations from the Melbourne crowd. The 23-year-old Australian, who once took time off tennis to play professional cricket, won her maiden Major at Roland Garros last year. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty won Roland Garros last yearBut Barty has had a patchy start to the year after losing her season opener last week, going down in two sets in Brisbane to American qualifier Jennifer Brady. She dismissed afterwards the hype in Australia surrounding her. “It doesn’t change the way that I practise, it doesn’t change the way that my team and I prepare, it doesn’t change me as a person,” Barty said. Japan’s Osaka arrives for her title defence accompanied by her fourth coach in less than a year, Belgian Wim Fissette. The 22-year-old squandered match point in losing to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semi-finals in Brisbane on Saturday.last_img read more

Laborer wounded in Cabatuan hacking

first_imgILOILO City – A heated argument led to hacking in Barangay Lutac, Cabatuan, Iloilo. The 34-year-old Tito Copina was tagged as the suspect. This prompted Copina to hack Sancho on the body, police said. It was, however, not immediately established what triggered the altercation. According to the police, Sancho and Copina – both residents of Barangay Lutac – figured in a heated argument around 9 p.m.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the municipal police station, facing charges./PN The 40-year-old laborer Joey Sancho was rushed to the Ramon Tabiana Memorial Hospital in Cabatuan due to hack wounds he sustained after the July 25 incident.last_img read more

$150 million in ‘Community Crossings’ grants awarded

first_imgBatesville, In. — Indiana governor Eric Holcomb and INDOT commissioner Joe McGuinness awarded $150 million to 396 cities through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.“Superior local roads are a key factor in maintaining Indiana’s reputation as the Crossroads of America,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I am encouraged that a record number of communities applied for and received funds this year, and I’m grateful to lawmakers for increasing the funding to sustain the community crossings initiative.”This year 467 communities applied for grants. INDOT estimates there will be up to $190 million available through the program next year.Community Crossings was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016. Funds for the program are awarded from the state’s local road and bridge matching grant fund. To qualify for funding, local governments must provide local matching funds, 50 percent for larger communities or 25 percent for smaller communities, from a funding source approved for road and bridge construction. They must also submit an INDOT-approved asset management plan for maintaining existing roads and bridges.Here is a list of dollars awarded to local municipalities:*City of Aurora $442,500.00City of Greensburg. $701,715.29City of Lawrenceburg $442,500.00City of Madison. $442,500.00City of North Vernon. $442,500.00City of Rising Sun. $501,357.75Dearborn County $840,967.00Decatur County $730,569.00Jennings County $731,636.25Ohio County $750,000.00Ripley County $833,700.00Switzerland County $869,850.00Town of Dillsboro $313,002.00Town of Hartsville $36,946.00Town of Holton $176,657.25Town of Milan $235,500.00Town of Mooreshill $300,000.00Town of Osgood $670,000.00Town of Versailles $181,753.80Town of Westport $139,860.75*Thanks to the office of state representative Randy Frye.The full list of cities, counties and towns is here.last_img read more

Shaw dismisses Saints exit talk

first_imgLuke Shaw has reiterated his long-term commitment to Southampton amid reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea. United and Chelsea are being regularly linked but the teenage left-back insists his future remains on the south coast. “I don’t really take notice of things that are written about me – it is frustrating at times, but I just laugh it off,” Shaw told Southampton’s official matchday magazine. “They (the media) don’t know anything because they aren’t around the training ground and in the dressing room with me. “They should know that I’ve signed a contract at Southampton and I’m not even thinking about moving. “I am happy at Southampton because I’m playing football, which is exactly what I want to be doing. “There are a lot of people out there that like to twist things – especially on social media – but I’ve said a lot of times that I am happy here, so I’ll just carry on. “I think people are starting to realise what sort of a club Southampton is. We are young and ambitious, and we want to go places in the next couple of years.” The 18-year-old academy graduate is considered one of the brightest prospects in the Premier League and has been tipped as a future England international. Shaw’s growing profile has seen speculation mount over his future, despite the England Under-21 international penning a five-year deal at St Mary’s in the summer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cleveland Rocks: Browns reel in Thomas

first_imgThe old saying is, “You are what you eat.” Anyone looking for an additional exhibit of evidence for the adage can look no further than to Joe Thomas.Hours after reeling in a couple browns (trout), the Wisconsin left tackle became a Brown himself, as he was selected by Cleveland with the third overall pick in Saturday’s NFL draft. “It’s a great fit for me as a person, and I think the organization is great people. The coaches are outstanding,” Thomas told Wisconsin reporters during a teleconference shortly after he was selected. “I think the team’s got a lot of weapons, and we’ve got a good opportunity to win a lot of games next year.”Thomas will likely step into the left tackle spot for the Browns next season with the opportunity to shore up an offensive line that allowed the third-most sacks in the NFL last season. “I don’t know what they are going to do with me, play me at left tackle, right tackle or guard or whatnot,” Thomas said. “I’m sure in the next couple months that will all play out, so I’m not going to push it.”My expectation for myself is to be a starter that first game,” Thomas continued. Landing in Cleveland presents a unique challenge for Thomas. Outside of the Browns, the AFC North has three quality teams, which have made the playoffs at least once in the last two years. Despite that Thomas will likely be paving the way for a former 2,000-yard running back in Jamaal Lewis, any offensive task will not be easy in a division including traditionally stout defenses such as Baltimore and Pittsburgh.”My best games in college and the games I got the most excited for were playing against the great players,” Thomas said. “That’s what makes me so excited about playing in the NFL, having that great player lineup across from you every game and the tremendous preparation that’s involved in getting ready for each game.” Although Thomas’ agent and the Browns front office had been in contact often lately, there was still a level of uncertainty concerning whether he would be the Browns’ pick.”I kind of knew all along [that the Browns were interested],” Thomas explained. “Back in January, just kind of researching the teams, … they obviously had the need at the offensive line position, guys getting older, and they gave up a lot of sacks last year.”Even once Thomas received the draft-day call from Cleveland’s brass, his fate was not yet decided.”We got the call, and we didn’t really know for sure yet,” Thomas explained. “It was a scout from the Browns who just said, ‘Hey, we want to keep you on the line.'”Thomas stayed on the phone for six minutes as the Browns made their final decision on who to draft.”You could hear Phil Savage, the general manager, talking about both myself and [Notre Dame quarterback] Brady Quinn in the background, so at that point they really didn’t know who they would pick.”Right at the end, … Phil Savage came on and said they turned in their card with my name on it.”Although the Browns’ choice of Thomas over the Ohio-native Quinn sparked some anger among Browns fans at the time, the team ended up trading picks with Dallas to draft the quarterback later in the first round.”I think historically at the draft you’re not going to make everybody happy. … Wherever I ended up, I knew I wasn’t going to be the glamour pick. Whenever you pick an offensive lineman high, he’s not the glamour pick.”Everyone wants the cute quarterback or the fast, quick receiver,” Thomas said. Aside from the regular excitement being drafted high carries, Thomas seemed legitimately happy to be going to Cleveland.”I’m excited. I think, to be able to stay in the Midwest, to be able to go to a city like Cleveland, which has tremendous professional athletic fans,” Thomas said. “It’s a meat-and-potatoes town, a blue-collar town — a lot like Milwaukee.”last_img read more

Thurles RFC vying for Munster Junior Plate title

first_imgElsewhere Clonmel RFC take on Kinsale in the final of the Dave Dineen Cup in Midleton. Kick-off is at one o’clock. Thurles travel to Fermoy to take on Skibbereen in the final of the Munster Junior Plate.The Tipp club last won title back in 2009. Kick-off is at four o’clock. last_img

United fans call for more goal’s

first_imgSome supporters have been critical of their style of play, and they’ve failed to score in four out of their last seven matches in all competitions.But they can replace Leicester at the top of the Premier League when they play the leaders tomorrow.last_img

Women’s World Cup 2019: The best social media reactions after USWNT wins back-to-back titles

first_imgMegan Rapinoe is cold-blooded.Her PK gives #USWNT a 1-0 lead.pic.twitter.com/MdL9gtmy0H— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 7, 2019Speechless, @roselavelle🔥🌹🔥🌹🔥🌹 pic.twitter.com/m0qQnOCWpM— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019With the team’s fourth World Cup win under its belt, here are some of the biggest reactions to the victory.*extreme DJ Khaled voice* ANOTHER ONE pic.twitter.com/5uOAImiJj5— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 7, 2019I said it before. I’ll say it again. BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. Congrats @USWNTPlayers @USWNT This was an amazing match. 🇺🇸❤️ Well deserved. #AllEyesOnUS #PayThem pic.twitter.com/4PRD6Zp4NT— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) July 7, 2019Congrats to this team! Well done @USWNT !!! https://t.co/O4wdPBY09U— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) July 7, 2019Awesome win for #USWNT! Congrats to #TeamUSA for securing its place at the top of the world! Your success proves how with clear vision, strong leadership, resolute drive and teamwork make the dream work. Enjoyed watching you score again for USA on Earth this time! pic.twitter.com/WCNwhzRLKK— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) July 7, 2019Come on!! The @USWNT won their 4th World Cup securing their championship w back-to-back #FIFAWomensWorldCup wins!! Thank you for being such an inspiration and for repping our country like the GOATS you are. Sipping tea for all of you today! ☕️ ⚽️ 🙌 https://t.co/fA8RDWpuUS— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) July 7, 2019The @nyliberty’s Tanisha Wright is HYPED UP for the @USWNT! #BossWomen 👏 pic.twitter.com/dOztlZOy48— WNBA (@WNBA) July 7, 2019Let’s goooo! Congratulations to the @USWNT on their second straight World Cup victory! 🇺🇸🏆 https://t.co/OgGk7O1YiT— Mo Bamba (@TheRealMoBamba) July 7, 2019YESSSSSSSSS!!! CONGRATULATIONS @USWNT !! What a great time to win this!! 🎉⚽️❤️🎉⚽️💙🎉 https://t.co/ICzEVZAzor— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) July 7, 2019Yes! Fourth star. Back to back. Congrats to the record breakers on the @USWNT, an incredible team that’s always pushing themselves—and the rest of us—to be even better. Love this team. #OneNationOneTeam— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 7, 2019⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Congrats to the @USWNT for winning their FOURTH #FIFAWWC! #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/H6SGZV5Mqt— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) July 7, 2019Point made. Nothing else needs to be said. The @USWNT are #WorldcupChamps again! #puppyapproved pic.twitter.com/jSbxY7G9F2— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 7, 2019Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions @TeamUSA! ⚽️🇺🇸— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 7, 2019Back-to-back champs!Congratulations, @USWNT!#OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/oqngOvZAug— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) July 7, 2019Congratulations to our back-to-back World Cup Champions! You make America proud. 📷: @USWNT pic.twitter.com/2LxiCJ2srM— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 7, 2019Incredibly inspiring World Cup by our @USWNT 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 so fun to watch 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸!!!! #FIFAWomensWorldCup #legacy #leadersonandoffthepitch #EqualPay— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 7, 2019YEEEESSS!! Congrats Jill Ellis!! WARRIORS @USWNT @mPinoe pic.twitter.com/8OZxCOa3x4— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) July 7, 2019Congratulations to the #USWNT on their 4th World Cup win! These athletes have brought more attention, support, & pride to women’s sport than perhaps any other team in history. It is long past time to pay them what they rightly deserve. 🇺🇸🏆🏆🏆🏆 #USAvNED #WorldCupfinal #EqualPay— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) July 7, 2019The #USWNT are the CHAMPS 🏆 and Kansas City CELEBRATES. @kctv5 pic.twitter.com/xB8kiZLVTM— Dani Welniak (@KCTVDani) July 7, 2019Congratulations @uswnt! Bringing home a #WorldCup title for an unprecedented four straight times & inspiring a generation of women (and men) around the world. One little girl in particular is currently outside practicing ⚽️ https://t.co/skoECBMg47 pic.twitter.com/bPDb5ig9s3— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 🚀 (@alexisohanian) July 7, 2019Nothing like that championship feeling.CONGRATS, @USWNT! #OneNationOneTeam https://t.co/hLCCK8l3mD— New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 7, 2019Big congrats to the @USWNT! World Cup champions! #WorldCupfinal— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) July 7, 2019WORLD CHAMPS @USWNT— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) July 7, 2019CONGRATS, @USWNT! 🇺🇸🏆 https://t.co/ChgltPRpY5— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 7, 2019 It took a penalty kick to get things going, but the United States women’s national team got a second-half surge to defeat the Netherlands, 2-0, and earn their second Women’s World Cup title in a row, and fourth total.Megan Rapinoe’s penalty kick in the 61st minute kicked things off for the U.S., with Rose Lavelle’s shot in the 70th minute adding insurance to the team’s eventual win.last_img read more

Eternal Derby between Sarajevo and Zeljeznicar finished

first_imgThe 109th eternal derby between FC Sarajevo and FC Zeljeznicar had not been much different from all previous ones. Match of the 12th round of Premier League at the Olympic Stadium “Asim Ferhatovic Hase” ended without a winner and without  any goals (0: 0).Players for Sarajevo were: Pavlovic – Hodzic, Novakovic, Mihojevic, Al. Bekic – Rustemovic, Saric – Crnkic, Duljevic (Hebibovic 78 ‘), Cetkovic (Ivetic 88’) – Ahmetovic (Am. Bekic 81 ‘).On the other hand, players for Zeljeznicar were: Kjosevski – Memija, Kosoric, Boccaccini, S. Stevanovic – Blagojevic, Radinovic (Beganovic 79 ‘) – M. Stevanovic, Markovic, Krizman (Lazic 69’) – Lendric (Nikolic 88 ‘).Derby began on a somewhat unusual way – referee Irfan Peljto judged the first foul in the fourth minute.The guests had the first chance at scoring goal at the match, but Lendric went too diagonally and failed to score.Just two minutes later, Lendric was in action again. He got the ball from the left, sent a center shot, Pavlovic reacted badly, while Stevanovic failed to shot the ball into the net.Sarajevo seriously threatened in the 17th minute when, after a long shot of Mihojevic, Kjosevski left his penalty box and kicked the ball in front of Ahmetovic.In the next attack after a great centering pass of Duljevic, Crnkic kicked the ball next to the goal from the left side.After a corner kick in the 23rd minute, which was performed by Duljevic, the ball came to the goal post to Mihojevic but the stopper of Sarajevo missed the entire goal.The best opportunity for the Blue in the first half had Krizman in the 35th minute when he was one on one with Pavlovic, but the goalkeeper of Sarajevo defended the shot.Sarajevo could take the lead in the last minute of the first half. Duljevic hired Bekic on the left, he centered a penalty, but Cetkovic sent the ball right above the goal.Sarajevo at the beginning of the second half started violently toward scoring a goal against Zeljo. In the 50th minute, Crnkic with Duljevic’s assistance, kicked the ball from a seven meter distance, but Kjosevski managed to defend the goal.Sarajevo continued to attack, and in the 59th minute Ahmetovic took a shot from about 17 meters distance, but Kjosevski caught the ball with no major problems.Rustemovic kicked the ball in the 62nd minute, after a counterattack of Sarajevo which was performed by Duljevic, but he was not accurate. This was followed by ten minutes without any goals, and Duljevic shot from a blind spot on the left side in the 72nd minute, but Kjosevski defended it once again.In the 80th minute, M. Stevanovic fought for a free kick from 20 meters, but the winger of Zeljo performed it and the ball went into corner. By the end of the match, there were no great opportunities and both teams have split points.(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)last_img read more