Cricket: Broadcaster ‘frustrated’ by Australia board schedule uncertainty

first_imgby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoWarburton told an investor call on Tuesday that CA needed to follow the lead of Australia’s major football leagues, which moved quickly to rejig their schedules and restart competition months after the pandemic shut down all sport in March.“Ultimately, when you look at the season, like the AFL and to an extent the NRL, (CA) need to look at what is possible to deliver, stop talking about international borders being closed, or borders being closed, and start to look at what really is the season we are going to deliver,” Warburton said.“We have paid a huge price for the rights and we need to understand very quickly what the season is. It’s been a point of frustration with Cricket Australia, that’s for sure.”Channel Seven is in the second year of a record five-year rights deal for Australian cricket with pay TV provider Foxtel.CA confirmed last week that Australia’s delayed white-ball tour of England would go ahead from Sept. 4 but doubts remain over the shape of the home summer.The southern state of Victoria remains in strict lockdown following a second wave of COVID-19 infections and authorities have shut state borders to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.CA interim chief executive Nick Hockley said the board would announce revisions to the schedule once it had “all necessary government exemptions and biosecurity measures” in place.“We are confident we will provide (Channel Seven) with fantastic content this summer,” Hockley said in a statement. Sport News ATP Tour TAGSAFLchief executive Nick HockleyCOVID-19 Sportscricket AustraliaCricket NewsJames WarburtonNRL SHARE Previous articleIPL 2020: KL Rahul says calm nature of Dhoni brings the best out of any playerNext articleIPL 2020 : Unacademy checks in as IPL 2020 sponsor after Future Group checked out Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. CricketSportSport News Football Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – August 25, 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Cricket Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Pessina breaks deadlock for Italy from set-piece; Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Sport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Channel Seven boss James Warburton fired a broadside at Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday, saying uncertainty over the summer schedule was proving “frustrating” for the broadcaster.CA has pencilled in a four-test series with India starting in December as well as dates for the men’s and women’s domestic Twenty20 tournaments but has yet to finalise the schedule amid travel curbs and border controls due to COVID-19. WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Williamson joins Conway; NZ 76/1 (39 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket: Broadcaster ‘frustrated’ by Australia board schedule uncertaintylast_img read more

Taggart House / Nest Architects

first_img 2015 ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNest ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortballintraeUnited KingdomPublished on September 24, 2016Cite: “Taggart House / Nest Architects” 24 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Nest Architects Area Area of this architecture project DLane Construction United Kingdom Save this picture!© Todd Watson+ 24 Share Philip Barbour Associates Houses Area:  40 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Structural Engineers: “COPY” QS: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Taggart House / Nest Architects Photographs Photographs:  Todd Watson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Contractor: Taggart House / Nest ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTaggart House / Nest Architects City:PortballintraeCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Todd WatsonText description provided by the architects. The existing 1920’s two storey dwelling is situated at Portballintrae, a small seaside village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Portballintrae takes its name from the Irish ‘Port Bhaile an Tra’, meaning ; ‘port of the beach settlement’ and lies within the Causeway Coast and Glens District Council area. Save this picture!© Todd WatsonThe original building character consisted of whitewashed cottages nestled around the Ballintrae bay, although that character has changed in no small part through the areas popularity as a seaside resort.Save this picture!© Todd WatsonBriefThe client wished to reconfigure the existing accommodation to facilitate modern family living for three generations of their family in an open plan arrangement. The requirements set out at the initial briefing meeting included the aspiration to create spaces that engaged with the external environment and moved away from the existing cellular accommodation. The client had a specific requirement to provide an external hot shower area for use following surfing and family visits to the nearby beach. This reinforced the idea that the scheme should act as the family ‘hub’, a place to meet and spend quality time together. Coupled with the visual and emotive element of the brief there was a pragmatic requirement to improve the existing building performance and deal with any issues present simply due to the buildings age.Save this picture!© Todd WatsonConcept DevelopmentThe existing building line facing Ballaghmore Road, had long been established and the intention was to develop a rear extension that would extend beyond the existing gable wall and benefit from views toward the hills beyond and from the evening sun. This approach allowed the visual impact from the public street to be subtle yet provide an interesting modern bookend and give a suggestion of what was beyond.Save this picture!© Todd WatsonA new extension was added to the building to create an open aspect to the private garden at the rear whilst the poorly lit cellular accommodation was altered to facilitate the families open plan living aspirations and improve the internal environment. The conceptual building form was inspired by the family interest in surfing. The surf board profile manifests itself as a cantilever over the newly formed courtyard and coupled with the use of a hardwood timber soffit provides both protection from the elements and a tactile building face. The remaining building is formed in traditional masonry construction and covered with self-coloured white render that makes reference to the historic character of the area. The material palette used was simple and restrained with the emphasis being placed on strong elements of hardwood timber to add warmth.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe new extension is bounded by an existing corrugated roofed outhouse which provides an important link to the past. The client wanted to ensure this building element was retained as it represented an emotional link to their early family life in the house. The new extension provides a visual representation of the next generation of their family life without forgetting the past. Their aspiration for the new building extension to be a significant part of their grand-children’s formative years is evident.Save this picture!© Todd WatsonProject gallerySee allShow lessProctor and Matthews Architects Releases Plans for Residential Development in Canter…Architecture NewsThe Trefpunt / atelier PROSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Portballintrae, United Kingdom Design ID Manufacturers: Kingspan Insulated Panels, Pilkington, Canavan, David Scott, KRendlast_img read more

Gaza massacre ignites protests

first_imgWorldwide demonstrations erupted after the Israeli massacre of unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza on May 14. Palestinians were asserting their right to return to their homeland and have been trying to breach the Israeli apartheid walls that confine 1.8 million Palestinians to a small strip of land under the most intolerable conditions. Here a few reports of protests, just in:New York CityNew York: Palestinians say ‘We will never surrender our right to return’Hundreds of Palestinians and supporters joined a May 14 rally and march through the Arab-American community of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in solidarity with the Great March of Return in Gaza. The protest was also part of the Day of Rage against Presidents Donald Trump’s relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in violation of international law.The action took on an emergency character in response to the Israeli massacre of more than 60 protesters in Gaza earlier in the day.Community members came out with their whole families, and solidarity activists came from across New York City. Many homes and business hung Palestinian flags to show their support. The demonstration was called by the NY4Palestine coalition.At the opening rally Nerdeen Kiswani of Within Our Lifetime said, “We, the Palestinian people, will never surrender our right to return to the lands and homes stolen from us 70 years ago” with the creation of the Zionist settler state of Israel. Several Palestinians spoke of the pain their families experienced when driven from their homes during the Nakba, or catastrophe, and of their determination to end Israeli occupation.Bill Dores of the International Action Center reminded the crowd that “every tank, every sniper rifle, every gas canister used by the Israeli occupation forces is paid for by U.S. imperialism. That means we have a great responsibility.” Mike Legaspi of Bayan-USA, expressing the unity of the Filipino and Palestinian struggles, declared that “solidarity is our greatest weapon.”Dozens of Palestinian flags flew during the two-and-a-half hour march through the community. Signs declared, “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine” and “Stop the U.S.-Israeli war against Palestinians.” Marchers chanted, “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes” and “There is only one solution – Intifada, revolution!”The action, uniting Palestinians, anti-Zionist Jews, and people of many nationalities, encouraged people to come out for a mass protest planned for Friday, May 18, beginning at 3 p.m. at Times Square, Seventh Ave. and 42nd St. in Manhattan.—Greg ButterfieldPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia: Solidarity with Great March of ReturnHundreds of people rallied and marched May 14 in solidarity with the Palestinian Great March of Return. Protesters advanced from Thomas Paine Plaza, past City Hall, and ended at the Kimmel Center, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, which plans to perform in Israel in June. The seventh weekly “Don’t Orchestrate Apartheid” protest of that tour is Saturday, May 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at South Broad and Spruce Street.—Joseph PietteParisParis: International support for PalestineIn France, people are also demonstrating solidarity with the Palestinians as part of the wave of worldwide support for the Great March of Return. Some hundreds of people came out on May 15 to the square at St. Philippe du Roule in central Paris to protest the Israeli massacre. A larger demonstration is expected on May 16 at the Place de la Republic.—John CatalinottoFor more on the current Palestinian struggle see: Snipers massacre Gazans as Palestinians resist Israeli apartheidFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Global warming: Myanmar, Greenland and green cars

first_imgGreenland is the largest island in the world which is not a continent. Only it and Antarctica are covered by ice sheets. With 58,000 people, 89% of whom are Inuit, it remains a “semiautonomous region” under Danish rule whose main exports are fishery products and whose budget is heavily subsidized by Denmark.In Narsak, Greenland, the fishing village closest to the proposed mine, many people know radioactive dust from uranium would be dangerous.Global warming and the resulting melt of Greenland’s ice sheet are exposing mineral resources with potentially vast profits.Its recent parliamentary elections for the Inatsisartut (Greenland’s Home Rule Government), won by the Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community of the People), a progressive, pro-independence party opposed to uranium mining, were covered by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Financial Times, the Economist, Deutsche Welle, Le Monde, Al Jazeera, Irish Times and many business-oriented websites. ( reason for such immense interest is the IA’s opposition to a mine for production of rare earth minerals at Kvanefjeld in southern Greenland. This mine would also produce uranium. This area has not been under the ice sheet.Car manufacturers are hesitant to announce hundreds of billions of dollars of investments to make green vehicles, because the rare earths required might not be available. Renewable energy’s development depends on a variety of refined rare earth minerals essential for energy transmission and storage. Rare earth minerals are needed for production of electronics, including cell phones and flat-screen monitors, and weapons.Chinese mines presently produce 70% of these rare earth minerals, and Chinese factories refine over 90% of the world’s supply. A mine in Myanmar is a major source for these Chinese factories. According to the April 11 Wall Street Journal, China has a technological advantage that will take billions of dollars and several years for the U.S. to catch up with. Competition over rare earths is a major theater in the U.S-China trade war.In its campaign, IA has expressed reservations over the 45% projected increase in Greenland’s carbon emissions this mine would produce, the radioactive dust that would be released and the byproducts of rare earth processing. All this threatens the food — fish, seals, whales and musk oxen — that Greenlanders harvest, consume and export.In 2012, China needed to spend 38 billion yuan ($5.8 billion) to repair environmental damage from rare earth processing. (Reuters, March 26)Pressure from the U.S. on GreenlandOver 50 years ago, a B52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs, in violation of Danish laws, crashed on the ice in a fjord near the Thule U.S. Air Force Base in far northwest Greenland. Most of the debris and three of the bombs were recovered; the fourth is still somewhere on the seafloor. And the memory of this nuclear accident is still alive in Greenland!The Thule air base was opened in 1943 during World War II, when Germany was occupying Denmark. According to a U.S. Defense Department document, it was secretly expanded without public notice in 1950. It is the only U.S. military base north of the Arctic Circle; it is still used to track satellites and monitor shipping and Russian activity in the Arctic Ocean.President Trump’s offer to “buy” Greenland from Denmark in 2019 was not completely off-the-wall. Former Secretary of State William Seward, who bought Alaska from Imperial Russia in 1867, made an offer for Greenland the same year. In 1910, the U.S. ambassador to Denmark followed suit. In 1946, under Harry Truman, yet another offer was made, and it appears that a semisecret deal for the U.S. to “defend” Greenland was reached during the Cold War. Denmark has some sort of deal with Canada allowing Danish and Canadian helicopters to use the same airfield on Amassilik Island in eastern Greenland.Given Greenland’s strategic position in the Arctic and North Atlantic for Western imperialism and its treasure trove of rare earth minerals, it’s easy to understand why the capitalist press would closely follow elections in a big island with a small, mostly Indigenous population.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Threats against Iraqi journalist after political corruption revelations

first_img Follow the news on Iraq December 16, 2020 Find out more May 29, 2019 Threats against Iraqi journalist after political corruption revelations An influential journalist with around 300,000 Facebook followers, Jassim said he received the calls after posting an Iraqi central bank document attesting to corruption involving members of a political party. RSF_en Receive email alerts Organisation News to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Nabil Jassim, the head of the Baghdad Today news agency, reported on 26 May that he has received phone calls warning that he would be killed if he revealed what he describes as Iraq’s “most important corruption case.” A report on the agency’s website gives the phone number from which the threatening calls were made. News “It is unacceptable that journalists should receive such threats as a result of investigative reporting that is in public interest,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “The Iraqi authorities must guarantee Nabil Jassim’s safety and must find those responsible for these threats.”Jassim has said he intends to continue publishing revelations about the case, despite the threats. Iraq is ranked 156th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the death threats received by a well-known Iraqi journalist who published evidence of alleged political corruption, and calls on the Iraqi authorities to protect threatened journalists. Help by sharing this information IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolence News February 15, 2021 Find out more News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan December 28, 2020 Find out more The National Union of Iraqi Journalists says it is “concerned” about the threats and has asked the interior ministry to take them seriously and provide Jassim with protection. The prime minister and interior minister have been given a letter on the subject by a member of the government. Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionImpunityViolence last_img read more

KFO not opposed to seal cull

first_img KFO not opposed to seal cull Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp The Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation has backed calls for a cull of seals of the Donegal coast if is found their population needs to be controlled.Fisherman are complaining that an increase in the grey seal population is such that they are decimating fish stocks.There are growing fears that the seals will be culled illegally if something isn’t done.The KFO’s Sean O’Donoghue says a balance must be struck between the amount of seals and the level of fish stocks:[podcast][/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – February 7, 2011 Previous articleAnn Sweeney defends b****cks election posterNext articleGAA- Derry Boss Brennan Praises McGoldrick News Highland center_img Pinterest Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Modification Of NCLAT’s SOP By Allowing Only E-Filing In View Of Second Covid Wave

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Modification Of NCLAT’s SOP By Allowing Only E-Filing In View Of Second Covid Wave Nupur Thapliyal21 May 2021 12:07 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice in a plea seeking directions on the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT Principal Bench at Delhi) to modify its SOP dated January 3, 2021 by allowing only electronic filing in view of the prevalent situation amid second Covid wave.A single judge bench comprising of Justice Rekha Palli issued notice in the plea filed by Advocate Nitya Sharma praying to keep the mandatory direction of manual filing in abeyance in view of this pandemic situation.The impugned SOP issued by the NCLAT read thus:”that it may be noted that it is mandatory that Ld. Advocates/ Parties-in-Person shall file the Appeal/ Interlocutory Applications/ Reply/ Rejoinder etc. in hard copy also as per the procedure prescribed in NCLAT Rules, 2016 along with the e-filing receipt.”Stating that the current pandemic situation has disrupted the justice system like never before, the Plea states thus:”In order to file a complete set of appeal/Interlocutory application etc at the counter, the aggrieved person have to make paper book which includes photocopy, binding, etc. In order to do this drill, the aggrieved person have to get in touch with so many people knowingly that it will put his life in danger in the present situation, but, left with no other option, aggrieved person have to do the same if he wants his case to be listed before the Hon’ble NCLAT( Principal Bench Delhi) in view of their standard operating procedures.”In view of this, the plea also highlights that the nature of Covid 19 virus is such that it is not only dangerous for the person who is stepping out but also dangerous for the ones who are inside their house including old parents/children/spouse, as it can spread easily at a great speed.”It is also pertinent to mention that even presuming that the petitioner or anybody else succeed in doing the above drill safely then also the same is required to be filed on filing counters, thereafter the registry scrutinize and if they find the same in order, then they list the same before the court and if by any chance they find any deficiency therein the same will be returned for removing objection, the important factor to consider in the above stated process is ―human touch‖ which is the dangerous aspect.” The plea reads.The plea states the following prayers:- Issue a Writ order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the respondent to modify their revised standard operating procedure dated 03.01.2021 by allowing only E-filing in view of the current situation. – Pass any other and further order as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit, just and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.Title: Nitya Sharma v. NCLATClick Here To Read OrderTagsDelhi High Court NCLAT E Filing COVID -19 second covid wave Justice Rekha Palli Next Storylast_img read more

Hurricane Dorian whips North Carolina coast as deadly storm nears landfall

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The core of Hurricane Dorian whipped North Carolina’s coastline with hurricane-force wind gusts early Friday morning, and forecasters say the storm will likely make landfall there soon.Gusts up to 94 miles per hour were reported on Cape Lookout, part of the string of barrier islands that make up North Carolina’s Outer Banks, as the hurricane’s eyewall, the region where the most severe weather occurs, moved across the area. The eye of the storm has remained offshore so far, but North Carolina’s low-lying islands and waterfront communities are bracing for flash flooding and dangerous storm surge as Dorian gets closer by the minute.Nearly 340,000 homes and businesses were without power across the Carolinas early Friday morning as a result of the storm.North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has warned residents who didn’t heed earlier evacuation warnings to stay indoors and “hunker down” until the storm passes.“Hurricane Dorian is ready to unleash its fury on our state,” Cooper said at a press conference Thursday. “Whether it comes ashore or not, the eye of the storm will be close enough to cause extensive damage.”One storm-related death struck North Carolina before Dorian’s arrival. An 85-year-old man died Wednesday after falling off a ladder while preparing his home for the storm in Columbus County, according to Cooper.Early Friday, Dorian weakened to a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hours, as it churned past the North Carolina port city of Wilmington. The storm is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as its center moves near or over the Outer Banks during the next several hours.Dorian is then forecast to further move east out into the ocean Friday night and weaken to a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds by Saturday night, as the storm approaches the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia, according to the National Hurricane Center.Dorian is expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain in northeast North Carolina through Saturday, with as much as 15 inches of total rainfall accumulating in isolated locations. The combination of downpours and storm surge as high as 7 feet could cause life-threatening flash floods in the area. Meanwhile, far southeast Virginia could also get up to 8 inches of rain through Saturday, say National Hurricane Center officials.South Carolina has already seen more than 10 inches of rain since the storm brushed by the coast Thursday night. Some streets in the historic port city Charleston were underwater as strong winds knocked down power lines and trees.Currently, hurricane-force winds are extending outward up to 45 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds are stretching up to 220 miles. The southeastern part of New England is expected to get hit with gusty winds and heavy rain Saturday morning, as much as 4 inches, as the outer bands of the monstrous storm sideswipe the region, according to the National Hurricane Center.At least 20 tornadoes have been reported in the Carolinas since Thursday. One tornado ripped through Emerald Isle, North Carolina, upending mobile homes and strewing debris across the roads.Another tornado was reported in Little River, South Carolina, where one resident told ABC Florence affiliate WPDE-TV that they heard what sounded “like a large airplane or a large train coming through.”Before approaching the United States, Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane, making the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record. The storm hovered over the archipelago’s northern islands for nearly two days, flattening homes, submerging roads and flooding an international airport.Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Dorian left “generational devastation” across the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, which are both in the archipelago’s northern region, east of southern Florida.At least 30 people have died in the Bahamas due to Dorian, but the country’s health minister told a local radio station Thursday that the final death count will be “staggering.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

North Sea field life extended again with Spirit Investment

first_imgChestnut was initially expected to produce 7 million barrels of oil in just over two years Image: Drilling the fourth production well at Chestnut will kick off before the end of the year. Photo courtesy of SPIRIT ENERGY LIMITED. Spirit Energy and partner Dana Petroleum are drilling a new well at the Chestnut field by Q1 2020, extending its life by as much as three additional years. Initial expectations when the field first came online more than a decade ago were for a little over two years’ production.The contract for Teekay’s Hummingbird Spirit Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel at Chestnut, 200km north-east of Aberdeen, has also been extended by up to three years to 2023, securing 70 jobs on the installation.Drilling the fourth production well at Chestnut will kick off before the end of the year. This follows a similar investment in 2017 when a third well was added to the field.Chestnut was initially expected to produce 7 million barrels of oil in just over two years, but thanks to additional investment from Spirit and Dana and the hard work of the offshore teams leading to consistently high uptime, it has since exported more than 24 million barrels.Neil McCulloch, Executive Vice-President Technical & Operated Assets, said: “Over time and with new technology we have understood more about the properties of the Chestnut reservoir. Rather than rest on our laurels, I am proud that we have gone further and secured the future for the offshore crews while extending the life of an important field for us. This is a good example of MER UK in practice and an asset being in the right hands.“The work our teams have done alongside our partner Dana and our supply chain colleagues to maximise the potential of the Chestnut field has been exceptional, and we now look forward to starting drilling before the turn of the year.”center_img Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

India: Pipavav Shipyard Signs MoU with Babcock Group

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today India: Pipavav Shipyard Signs MoU with Babcock Group India: Pipavav Shipyard Signs MoU with Babcock Group View post tag: Carrier View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: usa View post tag: cuts View post tag: Naval View post tag: Resist View post tag: fleet View post tag: Navy April 28, 2011 Industry news Pipavav Shipyard has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Babcock Group, UK to work together to build next generation proposed airc…(myiris)[mappress]Source: myiris, April 28, 2011;last_img read more