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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_imgAt about this time eight years ago, Ken Griffey, Jr. was accepting the American League Most Valuable Player honor. Now, thanks to a myriad of injuries over the last four seasons, Griffey is collecting the National League Comeback Player of the Year.Still, receiving any award has to feel pretty good for Griffey at this point. He’s no longer “The Kid” — it’s hard to keep that moniker once you have kids of your own. And the Griffey who belted 35 home runs and batted .301 this season is simply a shadow of the player who was once christened as the best player in the game, the star who would eventually break Hank Aaron’s home run record. Heck, people thought Griffey might shatter Aaron’s prestigious mark of 755.In his heyday, Griffey was a player who could do it all. A lanky kid (which he truly was, making his major league debut at age 19) possibly possessing the smoothest swing ever, “Junior” was blessed with a rare combination of power and speed. He translated that speed in center field into 10 Gold Gloves, just two less than Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente.Griffey brought the struggling Seattle Mariners franchise into the limelight, to contender status. I would go as far as to say Junior did more for the Mariners than the color teal (and don’t deny it; we all rocked the teal in the ’90s). “The Kid” was the hero of children across the country, adorning the cover of video games and baseball-card wrappers alike. (Speaking of which, remember how expensive that 1990 Upper Deck rookie was?)There were always rough times. Critics despised the complaints with Seattle that he voiced publicly at times. Despite being a fairly quiet guy who kept to himself for the most part, detractors labeled Griffey as cocky. He was labeled a prima donna.But, after his recent debacle in Cincinnati, Griffey has dropped off of baseball’s A-list. Kids aren’t entranced while watching his picture-perfect swing. They don’t see the Griffey of old in the field, crashing into the outfield wall to rob a home run. “The Kid” has turned into a 35-year-old man.It’s hard not to feel a sense of irony when looking at Griffey’s fellow award winner — Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi, who snagged the American League Comeback honor. Giambi did have an impressive season while apparently staying steroid free. But, it’s those players like Giambi who have made the public forget how great the stars in Griffey’s era were. Banner home-run seasons by hulked-up ‘roiders took over America’s pastime and pushed Junior from an injured star to a forgotten commodity.Those power hitters loaded up with steroids have made 50-home-run seasons from the late ’90s look, well, quite frankly, fairly mundane. Somehow, swept up in the steroids scandal, the nation has brushed aside the accomplishments of Griffey and players like Frank Thomas. And, while it seems impossible to ever truly know these days about the legitimacy of any hitting statistics in baseball, Griffey and Thomas seem to hold up well under the scrutiny.When Griffey eclipsed the 500-home-run mark, there wasn’t the hoopla present after seemingly every Barry Bonds long ball at SBC Park.And compared to Bonds’ frosty relations with the media and the public, any of “Junior’s” actions in Seattle seem pretty civil. Hearing about any of Griffey’s accomplishments would have been a pleasant alternative to seeing Rafael Palmeiro’s ugly mustache in the news. Gag me.But, if even for just a millisecond, it’s nice to see Griffey take part of the spotlight back.last_img read more