Horizon Oil advances pre-FEED work on Western LNG project

first_imgAustralian exploration and production company, Horizon Oil, said that progress has been made on the pre-FEED for the 1.5 mtpa Western LNG project in Papua New Guinea. The company said the project has been identified as a major objective for the new PNG government under its plan to support the economic development.Advancing the commercialization of its large-scale Western LNG project is one of the key focus points of the company.“We believe this rotation from being an entirely oil producing company to being predominantly gas producing company is the right strategy to take advantage of a forecast burgeoning market for LNG in Asia in the coming decades,” the company said in a statement.Horizon Oil is currently conducting production enhancement programs in order to deliver stable cash flow to reduce debt and to advance its Western LNG project.Commenting on the third quarter activities, Horizon Oil’s CEO, Brent Emmett,  said, “Horizon Oil’s project team made very good progress during the quarter with the commencement of pre-FEED for the three key elements of Western LNG, the upstream processing facilities, the gas and condensate export pipelines to Daru Island and the modular liquefaction facility to be located near Daru.”He added that the results of this work, including Class IV (-15 percent/+25 percent) cost estimates, are exepcted be completed by the end of this calendar year.“Following the conclusion of the PNG elections in late August, the new PNG Government released its “25 Point 100 Day Economic Stimulus Plan”, highlighting its intent to drive major new resource projects to strengthen the economy, with the commencement of pre-FEED for Western LNG specifically identified as a key objective,” Emmett said.The development concept for the Western LNG project has now been defined, with the emphasis being on the selection of a simple scheme with lowest technical and execution risk, maximum use o standard, proven technology and high system reliability, the company said adding that, once the pre-FEED phase is complete, the next step will be to progress to FEED.Following the execution of a series of transactions undertaken over the past year, the company is now represented in all four fields that will supply the Western LNG project and has a material 28 percent interest in the total resource.The foundation gas volumes will be provided by the appraised condensate rich gas fields of Elevala/Tingu and Ketu (PRL 21), Stanley (PDL 10) and Ubuntu (PRL 28), with the Puk Puk/Douglas (PRL 40) lean gas fields providing later life gas volumes and a potential hub for other regional gas discoveries such as Kimu (PRL 8).Western LNG will involve the development of the appraised Western Province gas resources via pipeline to a gas liquefaction facility located near Daru Island and export of LNG and condensate from Daru, with gas and LPG made available for domestic consumers at appropriate points on the pipeline.Additionally, Horizon Oil, as operator of PRL 21, is in discussions with the PNG National Oil Company, Kumul Petroleum, to investigate an alternative option, which is an open-access pipeline to Port Moresby that will aggregate and facilitate commercialization of several undeveloped gas accumulations in Western Province.last_img read more

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Caribbean Helicopters service between Antigua & Dominica

first_img Tweet 274 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! BusinessLifestyleTravel Caribbean Helicopters service between Antigua & Dominica by: – September 3, 2015 Sharecenter_img Share Share Update on CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS’ service between Antigua & DominicaCaribbean Helicopters has increased its service between Antigua and Canefield Airport to three times every day, except Fridays and Sundays when two flights are operated.Departure times from Antigua• Morning: 8:30AM daily• Morning: 10:20AM daily• Afternoon: 3:15PM (except Fridays & Sundays)Departure times to Antigua• Morning: 9:35AM daily• Afternoon: 12:05 daily• Afternoon: 4:30PM (except Fridays & Sundays)• Passenger Capacity: 6• Luggage: Maximum 40lbs per passenger• Check In: 60 – 90 minutes before departureContact: HHV Whitchurch Travel: (767) 448-0111/255-1100/255-1154Ground Handlers Ltd: (767) 449-1060/235-1060Caribbean Helicopters: (268) 736-5480/464-8359Book online: at www.caribbeanhelicopters.comlast_img read more

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Winning Fantasy 5 Lottery ticket sold at WPB Publix

first_imgIf you recently purchased a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket from the Publix inside the Polo Grounds Mall, you might want to check your ticket.Officials say the winning lottery ticket was sold at the store on S. Military trail and is worth $176,000.The winning numbers are 4-6-10-25-29.last_img

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Softball earns sweep over Green Bay

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald PhotoIf it were up to head coach Chandelle Schulte, Wisconsin would play UW-Green Bay for more than the yearly doubleheader in its current schedule.The Badger softball team swept a pair of nonconference games Wednesday against its in-state rivals to the north, taking the first game 6-1 and the nightcap by a score of 4-1.“Maybe we should play them 50 times,” Schulte said. “[The rivalry] is really important. We’re supposed to be here in Madison and be the best [in the state] at softball. So I think it’s huge. It’s something that is very important to us every year.”In the second game, Wisconsin rode the performance of sophomore pitcher Letty Olivarez — not only in the circle, but at the plate as well.Olivarez pitched all seven innings for the Badgers, allowing only one run on two hits while striking out a season-high 10 batters. She also sparked the offense in the third with a two-run home run, making the score 3-0 and putting Wisconsin ahead for good.“I think just being happy [helped my performance],” Olivarez said. “I had a good attitude; I was hitting well so that kept me up.”For Olivarez, the home run was her third in the past four games. She also wore a protective sleeve over her right forearm — her pitching arm — but it did not seem to affect her performance.“[It affected me] a little bit, but not so much,” Olivarez said. “I did have to put a hard piece on my arm to protect it, and that did affect my leg; I got a pretty big bump there.”Olivarez may want to join her coach in petitioning to play UW-Green Bay more often. Her victory Wednesday was her second against the Phoenix. In last year’s outing she had a career day, striking out a personal-best 12 batters.“You have those guys that, the other pitchers they face, they just own them,” Schulte said. “It doesn’t matter where they throw the ball, they’ve got their number. So for Letty, maybe Green Bay is that team for her.”One of the similarities to last year’s matchup with UW-Green Bay was the decision to allow catcher Joey Daniels and Olivarez to call the game, rather than receiving the calls from the bench.“We just wanted to try something a little bit different,” Schulte said. “It worked out very well. I think it empowers the pitchers a little bit to feel like they are part of the process instead of just throwing the ball. You’ll see it again against Ohio State.”In Wednesday’s first game, junior Leah Vanevenhoven also pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits and striking out eight.Vanevenhoven believes that facing a team like UW-Green Bay, which doesn’t have as much offensive power as other teams the Badgers have faced, helped her pitch a better game.“I was just throwing my stuff,” Vanevenhoven said. “Offensively, I didn’t feel as though they were very strong, so I felt like I had more leeway with my pitches. I also was keeping them off-balance with my changeup — I think it’s the most I’ve used my changeup all year.”Vanevenhoven benefited from her teammates’ strong offensive performance, something that has been lacking of late.“We finally put together two very complete games,” Vanevenhoven said. “We’ve been struggling with it all year — the three aspects of the game — so I think we know now that we can get it done.”Wisconsin was led offensively in the first game by senior shortstop Lynn Anderson, who went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the fourth to give the Badgers the lead — one they would not relinquish.Maintaining a lead had been a troublesome aspect of late for the Cardinal and White. UW scored first in each of its games Sunday against Illinois, only to let it slip away in the end.“It’s the two best games we’ve played all year, regardless of the opponent,” Schulte said. “We had yet to play a complete game, and we just played two. The hitting, the pitching, the defense were finally there.”Schulte added that the team’s success stemmed from two great pitching performances — the first time this season the team saw its starters go the distance in consecutive games.Wednesday’s twin bill was significant for another reason, as the Badgers won back-to-back games, something they had not done since February when they won three straight in Las Vegas.The Badgers hope the momentum from the sweep will continue into the weekend as they return to Big Ten play Friday against Ohio State.“[The game against] Ohio State will have a little more strategy, but it will be a similar philosophy,” Schulte said. “If we play like this — today — the next four games, we’ll go to the Big Ten tournament.”last_img read more

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Big names for Athlone athletics meet

first_imgA full house is expected in Athlone I.T. tonight as the college hosts the International Indoor Grand Prix.Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell is among those competing as is three-time Olympic medallist and former World Champion Carmelita Jeter.Cork runner Ciaran O’Lionaird will be among those attempting to run the first sub 4 minute indoor mile on Irish soil.last_img

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City of Sunrise Seeks Resident Input in City Improvement Plan

first_imgThe City of Sunrise is in the process of developing an East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan. This important project focuses on the City’s original neighborhoods: the area from University Drive east to the eastern City limits (including both sides of University Drive), and from Oakland Park Boulevard south to Sunrise Boulevard..In order to initiate improvements – including enhancements to the local business climate – the City is seeking input. Area residents and visitors are encouraged to complete a five-minute survey, available in English, Spanish and Creole, at www.celebratesunrise.com..The Master Plan Process The East Sunrise Improvement Master Plan document will show East Sunrise as it is, recommend how it should exist in the future, and suggest specific strategies for achieving that vision. It will help create a more vibrant, healthy and sustainable community and improve citizens’ quality of life by identifying:appropriate locations for commercial, residential, and mixed-use development;opportunities to extend and/or enhance open space, recreational areas, and civic facilities;strategies for increasing economic development, private investment, and improving neighborhood aesthetics;opportunities to improve connectivity between pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and cars; andenvironmental, historic, and cultural resources that need conservation..The Sunrise City Commission and City staff are committed to involving residents, business owners, civic leaders, and other stakeholders in the creation of the Master Plan..City residents are invited to visit www.celebratesunrise.com for more information about the East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan, and stay updated about meetings and other opportunities to participate. Sunrise residents may also call (954) 746-3288.last_img read more

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Michigan still only halfway there under Jim Harbaugh heading into next decade

first_imgHarbaugh was brought on in 2015 to compete with the Buckeyes and the SEC powerhouses, and that was amplified with the satellite camp tour after he arrived. This marks three straight bowl losses to the SEC, and Ohio State will be favored to win the Big Ten again in 2020.As for Harbaugh and Michigan, those questions will continue. Harbaugh isn’t going to get fired, but with each season it’s fair to wonder if he can finally close that second half. That makes the 2020 season a pivotal one under Harbaugh. The Wolverines open at Washington and host Wisconsin in the final week of September. Penn State, Minnesota and Michigan State are on the October schedule before the season-ending game against Ohio State.The Wolverines haven’t won in Columbus since 2000, when Drew Henson was the starting quarterback. That’s a 20-year drought that will be the leading question about Michigan in 2020 — and whether Harbaugh will ever take the Wolverines the rest of the way. MORE: Breaking down Alabama’s Citrus Bowl win over MichiganThe lead criticism will not change: Michigan is now 1-4 in bowl games and 0-5 against rival Ohio State — twin albatrosses that grow larger with each season — and with each big game.Michigan (9-4) showed up for a half against the Crimson Tide. The Wolverines averaged 5.0 yards per carry, piled up 135 yards and took a 16-14 lead on a 57-yard field goal by Quinn Nordin. You can’t say Harbaugh didn’t have the Wolverines ready to play for this one.Alabama (11-2), however, made the necessary halftime adjustments. Michigan was limited to 27 rushing yards in the second half, and the Crimson Tide exposed those attributes that separate the first-class programs from everyone else — including the Wolverines.Like wide receiverJerry Jeudy. The future top-10 pick scored with an 85-yard touchdown on Alabama’s first play from scrimmage and notched a 58-yard catch that set up a touchdown to stretch Alabama’s lead to two scores. He finished with six catches for 204 yards. Or Najee Harris, who chose Alabama over Michigan and rushed for 136 yards and two TDs against the Wolverines. They are the skill position difference-makers Harbaugh hasn’t been able to bring to Ann Arbor.There’s quarterback. This wasn’t even Tua Tagovailoa, but backup quarterback Mac Jones (16 of 25, 327 yards, three touchdowns) made the big throws while Shea Patterson (17 of 37, 233 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions) missed with seven overthrows on deep shots downfield. Harbaugh still hasn’t been able to develop that field-tilting quarterback. That will be on Dylan McCaffrey or Joe Milton to change as a first-time starter in 2020.Then there’s the philosophical question that continues to revolve around defensive coordinator Don Brown’s aggressive scheme. In the two regular-season losses to Ohio State and the bowl game losses to Florida and Alabama, the Wolverines have allowed an average of 48.8 points and 513 yards per game.That is the last quarter-and-a-half between College Football Playoff contender and top-10 purgatory in which Michigan continues to find itself. Yes, Michigan is a top-10 program. Here are the top 15 Power 5 programs by record since Harbaugh took over in 2015:RankTeamWLPct.1Clemson694.9452Alabama666.9173Ohio State617.8974Oklahoma5810.8535LSU5014.7816Georgia5315.7797Wisconsin5215.7768Penn State4917.7429Notre Dame4717.73410Michigan4718.72311Iowa4719.71212Washington4720.70113Oklahoma State4520.69214Florida4420.68815Utah4621.687MORE: Alabama tacks on unnecessary touchdown late in Citrus Bowl winThat is Playoff purgatory. The top three schools (Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State) have won national titles in the Playoff era, and are built to do that every year. The next three (Oklahoma, LSU, Georgia) are built to make the Playoff every year. The next three (Wisconsin, Penn State, Notre Dame) are the ones Michigan is closest to; Harbaugh is a combined 6-5 against the Badgers, Nittany Lions and Irish. Nobody cares about that, or the 3-2 record against in-state rival Michigan State. No. 17 Michigan’s 35-16 loss to No. 9 Alabama in the Citrus Bowl served as the familiar referendum on the Wolverines after five years under coach Jim Harbaugh.The Wolverines are a little more than halfway there, but that second half continues to elude a program desperate to join college football’s first class. That was true against the Crimson Tide for one game, and it will be the narrative again heading into the 2020 season and beyond.last_img read more

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Masks mandatory to ride on Mason City city buses starting today

first_imgMASON CITY — Today is  the first day that passengers of the Mason City Transit system are required to wear a face mask or alternative protective face covering. City Administrator Aaron Burnett says the city wants to protect their drivers from the risk of coronavirus.   “This is a very important service to make sure that people are able to move around our community and get to whatever appointments or whatever essential actions they need to do. Many people are still reporting to work and transit is an important component of that. Obviously we can’t have transit operate without drivers, and the most important thing is keeping them healthy and keeping each other safe through using that resource for our community. By making sure everyone is wearing masks, we just add that layer of protection to ensure that service can continue through this pandemic.” Burnett says people will need to provide their own masks to ride on the bus.   “If they aren’t able to get that resource, we’d encourage them to reach out to the city, we’d be happy to try and find them a mask and try to put them in touch with somebody, or reach out to public health and I think they’ll be happy to put them in touch with somebody else.” Burnett made his comments on Mayor Bill Schickel’s weekly social media update. For other questions about the Mason City Transit system, you can call 421-3616.last_img read more

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GRADE I WINNER HOPPERTUNITY & BIG CAZANOVA HEAD FIELD OF 11 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Grade I winner Hoppertunity returns to Santa Anita and makes his 4-year-old debut as he heads a field of 11 older horses in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes going 1 1/16 miles.Winner of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 15, the former 3-year-old sensation ran second to the now Eclipse nominated California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby April 5. Trainer Bob Baffert scratched Hoppertunity from the Kentucky Derby just days before the race citing a foot issue and was off until Oct. 29 when he returned and ran second in an allowance race here at Santa Anita.The colt by Any Given Saturday went on to win the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 28, thus putting to rest any doubts of his ability as he garnered a career best Beyer speed figure of 104.The Kentucky-bred 4-year-old owned by Karl Watson, Michael Pegram and Paul Weitman is 7-3-2-0 overall with $950,675 in earnings.Trainer Peter Miller sends out Big Cazanova, who was placed seventh through the disqualification of Moreno (who cut off Wicked Strong during the race resulting in him clipping heels and dropping rider Rajiv Maragh) in the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Sept. 27.Big Cazanova went on to run fifth in the Grade II Las Vegas Marathon Stakes Oct. 31 before winning the Grade III Native Diver Stakes at 1 1/8 at Del Mar Nov. 29.The Argentine-bred ridgling by Giant’s Causeway has only run in the U.S. since April, 2014 and trains at San Luis Rey Downs.Owned by Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, Brous Stable and Dona Licha the 6-year-old chestnut is 20-4-6-6 overall with earnings of $393,692.Trainer Sean McCarthy sends out Majestic Harbor who last ran in the $1 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 1. Thirteenth, behind Bayern, California Chrome and Shared Belief, Majestic Harbor “Had a fine trip, but he just didn’t have that much to keep up,” said jockey Tyler Baze following the Grade I attempt.Winner of the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 28, the 7-year-old by Rockport Harbor will attempt to return to form in Saturday’s San Pasqual. Owned by Gallant Stable, he is 26-6-6-4 overall with earnings of $674,014.Trainer Jorge Inda will send out Bronzo for just the second time in his U.S. career Saturday. Fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile Oct. 31, Bronzo has been training consistently at Santa Anita and will stretch out in the San Pasqual with new rider, Hall-of-Famer Gary Stevens.The Chilean-bred 6-year-old gelding by Fusaichi Pegasus is owned by Don Alberto Stable and is 20-11-1-4 overall with earnings of $272,752.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Tonito M. comes off a second in the Zia Park Derby Nov. 26 and won the Grade III Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park Sept. 28. The 4-year-old colt by Rock Hard Ten will break from the far outside and will retain the services of current leading rider, Rafael Bejarano.Owned by M Racing Group, he is 14-7-3-2 overall with earnings of $491,812.The complete field for Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Quadrivium, Mike Smith, 118; Hoppertunity, Martin Garcia, 123; Majestic Harbor, Tyler Baze, 120; Big Cazanova, Elvis Trujillo, 118; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 118; Bronzo, Gary Stevens, 120; Salto Dl Indio, Joe Talamo, 118; Mr. Commons, Brice Blanc, 118; Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Appealing Tale, Victor Espinoza, 118; Tonito M., Rafael Bejarano, 120.                 First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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Cartoon: January 11, 2016

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