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first_imgThe Goliathberg-Voltzberg North prospect lies approximately 260 kilometres off the coast of Suriname. Exploration & Production Offshore decommissioning activities are currently underway and are expected to continue over the next two to three years. It is one of a series of leads and prospects on the flank of the Demerara High. Posted: about 1 month ago The Kinsale field consists of two steel platforms, some 50 kilometres offshore in the Celtic Sea, installed as part of the initial field development, commissioned in 1978. Stena Drilling said via its social media channels on Tuesday that it had signed a new contract with Tullow Oil for the Stena Forth drillship to drill one well in Block 47, offshore Suriname. Tullow delays Suriname well with rig hunt under way Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has won two new contracts, one for a semi-submersible rig in Ireland and the other for a drillship in Suriname. Categories: Posted: about 1 month ago Following the completion of this campaign, the rig will go under preparations ahead of its campaign with PSE Kinsale Energy. PSE Kinsale Energy ceased its gas production at the Kinsale area gas fields in the Celtic Sea in early July 2020, after 42 years of production. The rig owner said that Stena Forth will mobilise to Suriname in late December 2020 or early January 2021 with a planned campaign start in January or February 2021.center_img Decom gig in Ireland The Stena Spey is currently on contract with Dana Petroleum in the Central North Sea. Furthermore, Stena drilling reported it had signed a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy for a decommissioning campaign in Ireland starting April 2021. A decommissioning plan was submitted to the authorities in June 2018 and approved in April 2019. All wells will be permanently plugged and the associated facilities – platforms, pipelines, cables, subsea structures, and the Inch onshore terminal – will be decommissioned. Tullow said back in July that the drilling of the Goliathberg-Voltzberg North prospect (GVN-1) in Block 47 would be done in the first quarter of 2021. According to Stena, AGR Well Management is the lead contractor managing the design, supply chain, and execution of both the platform and subsea well decommissioning work scopes on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy. There are 10 wells to decommission and the work is estimated to take 180 days to complete, Stena said. The Block 47 forms part of the Suriname-Guyana Basin, which is located approximately 260 km north of the coast of Suriname. The Stena Spey semi-submersible rig has been selected to perform this work and will mobilise in 1Q next year to the Kinsale field, offshore Cork. As previously reported, Tullow’s Suriname well was initially supposed to be drilled in 2020 but it has been delayed. The well will be testing dual targets in the Cretaceous turbidite play in approximately 1,900 metres of water. last_img read more

first_imgRipley County, in. — A Ripley County family is homeless after a Tuesday evening fire in the 5000 block of County Road 400 West.Firefighters from Versailles, New Marian and Friendship responded to the blaze around 11:30 p.m. No occupants were in the home at the time of the fire.No injuries were reported. No damage estimate is available. The cause is not suspicious in nature.last_img

first_imgJordan Grabouski raced to a career third IMCA Modified national championship this season. He’s now fifth on the all-time wins list for the division with 203 career feature wins. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BEATRICE, Neb. – A season that saw the highest of highs and the lowest of lows ended with Jordan Grabouski winning a career third IMCA Modified national championship.Grabouski, from Beatrice, Neb., topped 30 features in adding to a trophy collection that already included hardware from 2011 and 2016.The joy of his latest achievement was more than offset by the passing of son Jagger shortly after his birth on July 4.“It was a bittersweet season,” Grabouski said. “It was definitely a roller coaster season for us. We were glad to have won the national championship but there were nights when it wasn’t easy for us to race.”“My wife Whitney and I are extremely thankful and incredibly blessed to have an amazing support group of family and friends,” he continued. “We could never thank everyone enough for all the love and prayers that have followed the loss of our son.”Along with the Jet Racing Central Region prize, Grabouski earned track titles at Beatrice Speedway and Eagle Raceway, as well as his career-first Nebraska State crown.He completed a perfect season at Beatrice with his career 200th win in the division on Aug. 17.“It meant a lot to us to win a state championship and we had a lot of fun in a Stock Car (winning six times) but it seemed like we had to fight for a lot of things,” said Grabouski, who ended the season with 203 checkers, fifth on the all-time list for the division. “A lot went into our perfect season at Beatrice. I believe you create a lot of your own luck and when we sit back and look at what we were able to accomplish, it’s unreal.”By track, Grabouski collected 13 checkers at Beatrice, nine at Eagle, four at US 30 Speedway, two at Boone County Raceway and one each at Junction Motor Speedway and Osborne County Speedway.His first win of 2018 at Beatrice was also Grabouski’s record-extending career 10th Spring Nationals victory.“When I was growing up and going to the races, the Johnny Saathoff-David Murray Jr. rivalry was at an all-time high,” he said. “I drove for Ben and Melissa Novotny early in my career and won my first Spring Nationals in 2008 in one of their cars. It’s amazing to look at the success we’ve had.”Wins-30                   Top Five Finishes-45             Starts-50HIS CREW: Josh Houseman, Bryson Fralin, Eric Ebeling, Steve Durman and Jackson Weeks.HIS SPONSORS: Twin Rivers Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Penner Insurance, AJC Wiens Custom Farming, Orange Bowl, J’s Grill and Pub, Wrightway Hay Harvesters and Nelson Tree Service all of Beatrice; Friesen Chevrolet of Sutton; Abbie and Jace Grabouski and Zeck Ford, both of Leavenworth, Kan.; Wojo Painting and Moock Trucking, both of Lincoln; Schmidt’s Inc. and Schmidt Machine, both of Fairbury; PBS Rentals of Crete; Hergott Farms of Gilead; Sasse Farms of Diller; Side Trek Bar & Grill of Harbine; Novotny Ag and Brynn Novotny Motorsports, both of Jansen; Brinkman Racing and Fabrication of DeWitt; Terry Phillips Racing of Springfield, Mo.; GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, Ark.; VP Heartland of Manhattan, Kan.; Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Fast Shafts of Des Moines, Iowa; Sybesma Graphics of Sanborn, Iowa; Jordan Hanisch Photography and BigWorms Racing Videos, both of Williams, Iowa; CPD Racing Shocks of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Real Racing Wheels of Independence, Iowa; Speedwerx Headers of Forest Lake, Minn.; Kevko of Fairmont, Minn.; Strange Oval of Morton Grove, Ill.; Quarter Master of Lake Zurich, Ill.; Simpson of Brownsburg, Ind.; Wehrs Machine and Racing Products of Bangor, Wis.; Sweet Manufacturing of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Keyser Manufacturing of Coopersville, Mich.; Integra Shocks of Coopersville, Mich.; Jones Pulley Systems of Ottsville, Pa. Bulldog Rear Ends of Lancaster, Pa.; Hooker Harness of Cranbury, N.J.; FK Rod Ends of Southington, Conn.; Ricochet Shock Guards of Brush, Colo.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; Wilwood of Camarillo, Calif.; and Total Power Batteries of Vista, Calif.last_img read more

first_img “Those that came in did excellently today and we are struggling with fitness to a lot of the players. It is like an infirmary down there at the moment, but we’ve just got to get on with it.” Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen and Andros Townsend have all missed the festive period through injury. Sherwood confirmed Jermain Defoe dropped out of the squad to face Stoke due to a “thigh strain” while left-back Danny Rose was absent due to fatigue. They were amongst five players to drop out the starting line-up, with Paulinho one of those brought in. Back after a three-match ban, the Brazil international impressed in his first start under Sherwood until being forced off through injury in the second half. “Paulinho was another injury, having to come off,” Sherwood said. “He was immense today, wasn’t he? Fantastic. “I never knew he possessed that, I have to be honest. I’ve seen him in training so have seen him gradually, as there is not a lot of time to train. He certainly opened up my eyes when I saw him out there today.” Next up for Tottenham is the unenviable task of a trip to Manchester United, while Stoke will hope to get back to winning ways at home to Everton. This loss was hardly the ideal response to the Boxing Day thrashing at Newcastle, but one which Mark Hughes felt could have panned out differently had referee Kevin Friend ruled against Fryers and Michael Dawson in the first half. “In the initial period we had a couple of decisions that we were disappointed with,” the Stoke boss said. “Obviously Jon Walters going through the middle, we felt he was impeded and there was a case for their lad to be sent off. “Oussama Assaidi also went into the box and felt he was impeded as well. He went down and that could have been a penalty all before Spurs got their penalty, which was a little bit harsh but I can understand why it was given. “You need those things to go for you in the early part of the game and if we had gone into the lead it would have given us real encouragement and who knows? “But, if I am honest, in terms of the quality on show and the way Spurs played, we found it very difficult to get anywhere near them today. “They were a little bit sharper to each and every ball, half-a-yard quicker. “They are a good team and they looked fully motivated, each and every one of the players wanted to get on the ball and affect the game and we found it difficult to get a foothold in the game ourselves, unfortunately. “There are reasons behind that. We were missing players today which would have helped, but, overall, on occasions we did not help ourselves. “We allowed situations when we had good possession to be given up too cheaply in poor areas for us, but good areas for Spurs and they were able to capitalise on it.” The first half of the season has been a tumultuous time for Spurs, whose big-money signings in the wake of Gareth Bale’s world-record sale failed to save Andre Villas-Boas from the chop. Sherwood’s appointment as successor looks a gamble – something the former midfielder acknowledges himself – but chairman Daniel Levy’s decision so far looks a shrewd move. Press Association Despite having to balance a host of injuries in a hectic festive period, the dominant 3-0 victory against Stoke means the 44-year-old has yet to lose a league match in three. Roberto Soldado’s first-half penalty set Spurs on course for victory, with impressive Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon efforts adding gloss to a first home league win since sneaking past Hull on October 27. “I thought we were good from start to finish,” Sherwood said. “We set about Stoke from the outset, moved the ball around well and created enough chances to win two games in the first half. “It is great to have a clean sheet. I think Hugo Lloris deserves a clean sheet – he is one of the best goalkeepers there is. “I think that was our first league win since October here as well, which is good to get off our back. “I am looking at positives rather than negatives and we were unfortunate on Boxing Day [in the 1-1 draw with West Brom] that one of those chances didn’t fall for us. “The positives today are that we had a lot of players out injured and the ones that came in were exceptional, did very, very well. Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers were excellent. Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood could not ask for much more from his injury-hit side as they closed out 2013 with a first league win at White Hart Lane for two months.last_img read more

first_img(BBC) – The postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on August 29, following the French government’s extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.Cycling’s biggest event won by Team Ineos’ Egan Berna, last year, was originally scheduled to run from June 27 to July 19.“Holding this event in the best conditions possible is judged essential given its central place in cycling’s economy,” said the UCI, the sport’s governing body.Many large-scale sporting events scheduled to take place this summer have either been called off, such as Wimbledon, or pushed back by a year, such as football’s European Championship and the summer Olympics.Four-time winner Chris Froome is set to return at this year’s Tour, which is set to start in Nice, after he missed the 2019 race, following a high-speed accident in which he broke his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs.He tweeted: “The news many of us have been waiting for. Some light at the end of the tunnel.”Geraint Thomas, the Briton who won the Tour de France in 2018, told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Hopefully those dates can go ahead. I’m super excited about that.“The Tour is the pinnacle of the sport. If you ask anyone in the UK for three words to do with cycling, they would be: Tour de France. It would be great for the riders and the teams if it can go ahead. This is why teams exist and that’s why sponsorship comes into the sport.”He added: “The calendar needs to be ironed out. Once we know that we can get back racing again then talks can get under way between everyone. The Tour has to take priority. That’s the main event in cycling and then hopefully we can fit other races in around it.”Cycling’s two other three-week Grand Tour races have also been rescheduled for later this year, as part of a plan by the UCI to stage all major cycling races this season.The Giro d’Italia – which was scheduled to take place in May – and the Vuelta a Espana, originally set for September, will now be raced after September’s World Championships.The championships, which will be held in Switzerland, remain in their September 20-27 slot, which means the Tour de France will finish on the same day the week-long championships begin.That means the men’s World Championship road race will take place one week after the final day of the Tour.The postponed ‘monument’ one-day races – Milan-San Remo, Liege-Bastonge-Liege, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix – “will all take place this season, at dates still to be defined”, added the statement.The UCI cautioned that the calendar will remain dependent on the “world health situation”, with the body’s president David Lappartient saying “we still have work to do to finalise the establishment of an entirely revised calendar”.On April 10, the UCI furloughed staff and cut the salaries of senior employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The women’s version of the Tour, La Course by le Tour de France, was initially scheduled to take place over one day on July 19 on the Champs Elysees in Paris.But Tour organiser ASO said it will also be postponed and instead take place “during the Tour de France 2020”. ANALYSIS – MATT WARWICK, BBC SPORTAs determined as the UCI is, it is hard to see how cycling’s governing body is going to fit all these races into this season.It appears officials believe the financial implications for cancelling races in 2020 could be so detrimental – to teams and organisers – that they will instead try to push all major events back as far as they can.But what is realistic in such an unpredictable situation as the coronavirus crisis evolves? Cycling could yet benefit commercially from being one of the few major sports not to call off much of its 2020 schedule until next year. However, if those events – having been moved – are then cancelled at a later date, there must be further financial implications.And there is already much to sort out on the calendar, so when does the UCI think it can fit in a further six weeks of Grand Tour competition and five ‘monument’ one-day races around October and November, when most of Europe gets seriously cold and wet?last_img read more

first_imgThe women’s swimming and diving team had a great Friday afternoon, defeating the Bruins 181-119 – Williams Ehart | Daily TrojanThe USC women’s swimming and diving team (8-2, 6-1) dominated in the pool Friday, capping off another successful regular season with a 181-119 victory against UCLA (6-4, 3-4) at the Spieker Aquatics Center.Friday’s win gives the Trojans nine consecutive victories in dual meets against the Bruins, one short of their all-time win-streak in the series — USC defeated UCLA ten years in a row from 1994 to 2003.“I am obviously proud of our team’s record,” USC’s tenth-year head coach Dave Salo said. “We knew they were going to come at us with everything they had, but we felt we would come away with a win.”Though swim and dive meets consist of several different individual events, the victory was truly a team effort. USC’s “B” squad brought their A-game in the day’s opening event, when freshmen Hanni Leach, Kirsten Vose, junior Evan Swenson, and senior co-captain Lucy Worrall finished the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.27.Vose wouldn’t stop there, as she broke the pool and meet records in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.07, a personal record. Her time was one of the fastest in the country, especially impressive because she has only swum this particular event a handful of times this season. Later in the day, she broke the meet and pool records in the 200-yard breaststroke.Several other freshmen rose to the occasion alongside Vose: Elizabeth Stinson and Allie Wooden finished first and second, respectively, in the 1000-yard freestyle, and Madison Wright only missed a victory in the 200-yard butterfly by one-fifth of a second. Later, Destiny Nelson would take second place in the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley. On the diving board, freshman Madison Witt led the charge for the Trojans, winning the 3-meter springboard and placing fourth in the 1-meter.“We had some strong results from a lot of our kids,” Salo said. “We really showed a balanced effort to come away with the win.”Junior Anika Apostalon was peerless in the sprints, winning the 50-and-100-yard freestyle races back-to-back. Senior Kasia Wilk finished second and third in those races, respectively.The overall victory was never truly in doubt, but it wasn’t until senior co-captains Kendyl Stewart and Worrall delivered strong first and second place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly that the Trojans officially sealed the deal.The Trojans would finish the meet the same way they started: with a commanding victory in a relay event. This time, the combined efforts of Apostalon, Swenson, Vose, and Wilk would be enough to beat UCLA by over a full second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.With Friday’s victory, the Trojans improved their stock heading into the postseason, where they will once again face off with their toughest in-state rivals, Cal and Stanford.“The women want to start a new streak,” Salo said. “We have a balanced team and can score a lot of points in every event … It will be a dog fight against Cal and Stanford, but the women are prepared and focused.”USC won’t compete again until February 24th, when the Pac-12 championships begin in Federal Way, Washington, but the win against UCLA affords them some momentum moving into the competition. Depending on their performance in the conference championship, the Trojans may have the opportunity to take their prowess in the pool onto the national stage for the NCAA Championships, which begin in mid-March. USC last won a team NCAA title in 1985.last_img read more

first_imgDaryl Murphy is a more serious doubt due to a sore calf and has been sent for a scan, while James McCarthy is expected in from Everton today and will be assessed by the Irish medical team.Six other players have been confirmed as injury absentees for Friday’s clash – they are Harry Arter, Rob Elliot, Paul McShane, Ciaran Clark, Liam Kelly and David McGoldrick. The attacking playmaker suffered a thigh strain while playing for Norwich at the weekend, and scan results have shown he will not be fit enough in time for the weekend.It’s the latest in what O’Neill has described as the “lengthiest list of injuries” he’s endured in his three years in charge of the side.Captain Seamus Coleman missed training today after picking up a knock, but O’Neill says he will be OK to take his place in the team.last_img read more

first_imgTipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson caught up with Tipp manager Liam Kearns after the gameHowever that game at Cusack Park was overshadowed by an incident involving Tipp selector Shane Stapleton who has been taken to hospital.It’s reported Stapleton hit his head off the ground after he was involved in an incident with  Clare’s Jamie Malone, who was shown a red card.Other results today from Division 2Roscommon 0-7 Down 0-12Cork 2-11 Louth 0-10Cork now top Division 2.Next up for Tipp is the visit of Meath to Semple Stadium in two weeks time. Tipp manager Liam Kearns says the Premier were lucky to get a share of the points in Ennis this afternoon.The sides finished all square at 11 points apiece.This leaves Tipp with a win, a draw and a defeat from their opening three games in Division 2 of the National Football League.last_img read more