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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UW not ready for baseball

first_imgA spring semester on the UW campus wouldn’t be complete without the annual cry of “Wisconsin should have a baseball team.” But you won’t hear any of that here, not one bit. I’m taking a bold line here among my fellow students, but the University of Wisconsin should not have a baseball team. Now, don’t get confused. I’m not against the notion of adding a baseball squad to UW athletics. It’s a disgrace that Wisconsin is the only Big Ten school without a baseball team. In fact, I would love for athletic director Barry Alvarez to add America’s pastime to Wisconsin sports. However, it’s just not that realistic. The last time Wisconsin had a baseball team, no one seemed to care — that’s why it’s gone. In all fairness, the whole athletic department was down before the 1990s, until Alvarez breathed some life into Bucky Badger. Every UW student would like to say things would be different today, but would they? I think not. The attendance for Big Ten baseball games is nothing to brag about. Last year, Ohio State led the conference in average home crowds and was 24th in the nation. The Buckeyes’ average attendance: 2,233. While that number isn’t too shabby for what would be a non-rev sport, compare it to Wisconsin volleyball. The Field House also held the Big Ten record for attendance in 2006 in its respective sport, and it was nearly double that of what OSU’s Bill Davis Stadium raked in for baseball — 4,328. Yes, Madison is a big volleyball town and supports its Badger athletics to the fullest, but the university just couldn’t depend on achieving a large attendance number for baseball. Not right away and not with a UW baseball team trying to create its own history. As much as Wisconsin students would love to say they’d snatch up baseball season tickets faster than a Demi Omole 100-yard dash, I’m just not buying it. The most likely destination for a potential baseball stadium would be over by UW Hospital, close to where Wisconsin plays softball at Goodman Diamond. You’re telling me students would eagerly jump on the 80 bus or walk nearly two miles to fill the stands? I doubt it. Aside from football games, people on campus complain more than Terrell Owens when having to go from one side to the other. Furthermore, students don’t even acknowledge the fact that Wisconsin actually does have a baseball team. Sure, it’s only a club team, but if UW students were so baseball-crazy, there would at least be some mention of it, especially considering the club baseball team is actually quite good. Last year, Wisconsin’s baseball team was fifth in the nation among club teams. Also, it has one of the best talents in the country in Ramphis Marrero, a player who could’ve taken full scholarships from a number of NCAA teams but decided to attend UW for his academics instead. And for those hardcore Wisconsin baseball advocates out there, don’t blame Title IX. UW could totally have a baseball team by next season if it wanted one — much of it has nothing to do with Title IX. The most common understanding of Title IX is that NCAA schools need to have the same number of male and female athletes. Therefore, if Wisconsin were to start a baseball team, it would have to add another women’s sport or two to make the numbers equal. While that is in fact true, it is only one test of Title IX’s three-test system. The second test is as broad as a school simply showing a history and continuing the practice of adding women’s sports. The third check is that a school must show that the athletic interests and abilities of its women have been efficiently accommodated. So, if UW were to simply support its women’s athletics to the extent of appeasing NCAA rules, the addition of a baseball team would be feasible. But the fact of the matter is Wisconsin doesn’t need a baseball team, at least not now. UW sports has a good thing going on right now. The fans and athletic department should embrace and build upon it before looking to expand. Big things are in store for the future — NCAA hockey and volleyball regionals next season and the possibility of landing more, even national championships, in the future. Also, UW is rumored to be planning on building a new cross country course soon — something that is a long time coming after some of the nation’s best runners have recently come through the program. Maybe, just maybe, a baseball team will come in time, too. But there’s absolutely no need to push for one just yet. Michael is a senior double majoring in journalism and communication arts. He can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

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Wales and England set to enter tournament fray

first_imgThen at 8, England meet Russia in Marseille.Roy Hodgsn’s men begin the tournament as the only team to have won all of their qualifying fixtures.They also claimed victories over Turkey, Australia and Portugal in their warm-up games.First up today in Group A – where hosts France beat Romania 2-1 in the tournament’s opening match last night – Albania face Switzerland in Lens at 2pm. Wales make their first appearance in a major tournament for 48 years against Slovakia in Bordeaux at 5pm.The Welsh haven’t won in four matches, which includes a 3-0 loss to Sweden last time out.But boss Chris Coleman says that can be put into perspective.last_img

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Enyimba FC Denies Raja Casablanca’s Abandonment Claims

first_img“We had reached out to them requesting their travel itinerary but we were not offered this information. Instead, the Chairman of Enyimba received a call on Sunday from Morocco that the team was landing in Port Harcourt at 2:45pm on Monday.“We swung into action immediately and informed our protocol officers to be on standby. However, at 5 am this morning, the Chairman got notice of their presence in Port Harcourt already. This came as a shock because arrangements had been made to receive the team at 2:45 pm, not am, based on the call received. An official of our club was dispatched to the airport immediately and on getting there, he learnt of the team’s arrival by Air Maroc to Port Harcourt, which was by itself a strange landing. Air Maroc had no prior scheduled landing in Port Harcourt but being the official Moroccan airline, must have been influenced to land in Port Harcourt by Raja officials and authorities.“At no time did Raja officials notify us they were coming in via Air Maroc. Had they done so, they would have revealed the very disturbing and suspicious fact that it was the same flight used by the match officials from Tunisia. So strange was the landing of Air Maroc in Port Harcourt that it had to fly back to Lagos for its scheduled landing. We already had tickets booked for Lagos to Port Harcourt and our protocol officer in Lagos was at the airport waiting for their arrival. Arriving in Lagos is the scheduled arrival based on the booking by CAF so why the change of destination to Port Harcourt.“Back at the Port Harcourt airport, our protocol officer was told that some officials had already checked in at Novotel Hotel while the ones at the airport were trying to get their luggage. Shockingly enough, it was the Raja officials that led our protocol officer to the match officials and introduced him to them. This fact that the match officials traveled in the same flight with our opponents, Raja Club Athletic all the way to Port Harcourt, aborting the original Lagos route is deeply worrisome.“Secretary General Sir, much as the referees may have a logical explanation as to their change of travel plans, we are gravely concerned. We have faith in the integrity of officials designated for this semi final game but we all know that affinity breeds complicity. In conclusion, the actions of Raja are deliberate and designed to not only cast our team in bad light, but gain an unfair advantage on Matchday. These actions are against the rule of the sport and against fairplay and we request that CAF takes a hard stance against this by carrying out all necessary actions that would uphold the objectiveness and impartiality of the match.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CONFED CUPChairman of Enyimba FC, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu has vehemently denied a claim by CAF Confederation Cup semi finals opponents Raja Casablanca of Morocco that the Nigerian flagbearers failed to received its delegation at the Port Harcourt International Airport on arrival yesterday morning.In a letter to CAF General Secretary, Amr Fahmy which he personally signed, the ranking member of the NFF Executive Committee wrote: “This complaint of Raja is an attempt to embarrass our club because Raja themselves are in violation of the rules of the competition after failing to provide us with details of their arrival.last_img read more

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Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is unanimous choice as NL Rookie of the Year

first_img Dodgers head to Mexico to face Padres in May 2018 “For me, obviously now in the big leagues there’s so much video to where you can study a pitcher you haven’t faced before and I tried to take full advantage of that,” Bellinger said. “Whether it was working in the cage or on the computer, it’s all the same. I just tried to be consistent with it.”Bellinger bounced between the outfield and first base for awhile before taking over from injured veteran Adrian Gonzalez at first base. By the All-Star break, he had established himself as one of the league’s top power hitters. Bellinger made the NL All-Star team by the player vote, becoming the youngest position player in Dodgers history to make the All-Star team.“I think the veterans on the team have helped him immensely – how to go about preparing and how to handle success, struggles, how to handle this market, how to handle being a major-league player,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.“Cody himself is really – in his make-up, his DNA – just is really even-keeled, and he knows he belongs here, and knew that early on. He has the talent.”When Bellinger was promoted from Triple-A in April, the Dodgers were 9-11. With Bellinger in their starting lineup, the Dodgers went 89-38 the rest of the way.Bellinger broke the National League rookie record for home runs, finishing with 39, and had the fourth-highest slugging percentage (.581) for an NL rookie since 1901. He led the Dodgers in home runs, RBIs (97), runs scored (87), slugging percentage and total bases (279) despite spending the first 20 games in the minors. He is the first rookie to lead a 100-win team in both home runs and RBIs.“The future is bright in L.A. Not even just us,” Bellinger said when asked about following Seager as Rookie of the Year in the NL. “The whole team is pretty young and we’ve got the right veteran guys with a great coaching staff. I know that I’m excited as well as my other teammates.”DODGERS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS1947 – 1B Jackie Robinson1949 – RHP Don Newcombe1952 – RHP Joe Black1953 – 2B Jim Gilliam1960 – OF Frank Howard1965 – 2B Jim Lefebvre1969 – 2B Ted Sizemore1979 – RHP Rick Sutcliffe1980 – LHP Steve Howe1981 – LHP Fernando Valenzuela1982 – 2B Steve Sax1992 – 1B Eric Karros1993 – C Mike Piazza1994 – OF Raul Mondesi1995 – RHP Hideo Nomo1996 – OF Todd Hollandsworth2016 – SS Corey Seager2017 – 1B-OF Cody Bellinger Yasiel Puig and Dodgers recognized for defensive excellence in 2017 Like Seager, Bellinger was a unanimous choice, receiving all 30 votes in the NL balloting. He is the 22nd player (the 13th National Leaguer) to win the award unanimously since 1949.“It’s a huge honor,” Bellinger said after the official announcement. “Now that the season’s over, I’m really trying to reflect on how crazy this season was. To have this award to top it off and be a part of those big-name guys (past winners) – it’s special to me.”Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was also a unanimous choice as the American League Rookie of the Year. It is the fourth time in the awards history that the winner in both leagues was a unanimous selection.“Watching him from the West Coast, what he did on the East Coast was awesome. I was a big fan of his,” Bellinger said of Judge who broke the major-league rookie record with 52 home runs. “I got to meet him at the All-Star Game and he’s a humble dude. I think we’re both reflecting now that the season’s over on the kind of seasons we had.”Bellinger’s call to the big leagues came much earlier than September. He made his major-league debut on April 25 in San Francisco after outfielder Joc Pederson went on the DL with a groin injury.  He hit his first home run in his fifth game – and his second later in the same game. It was the first of six multi-homer games for Bellinger, who hit 19 in his first 50 big-league games. Cody Bellinger is quite an overachiever.Then just 21 years old, Bellinger headed to Triple-A Oklahoma City out of spring training with modest goals for the 2017 season.“A September call-up,” he said later. “That was the goal in spring training. Obviously I wanted to be up here earlier. But to be honest, the team that we had I just didn’t think there was a chance. Everything else that came this year has been crazy.”Related Articles That craziness was capped Monday when Bellinger was named the National League Rookie of the Year. The Dodgers first baseman-outfielder becomes the 18th player in franchise history to win the ROY, following immediately on the heels of 2016 winner, shortstop Corey Seager. Dodgers have eyes on Shohei Ohtani, Japan’s unique two-way star Dodgers’ Corey Seager wins his second Silver Slugger Award Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Flying start for City Oilers in FIBA Africa Zone 5 Champs

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp APR 45  KCCA 57Hawassa  43 Patriots 110KPA 108  Gondar 35UCU 108 Horseed 42Equity 70 Don Bosco 48City Oil 93 Savio 46Power 87 ABC 55MenGROUP A – City Oil – Uganda; Patriots – Rwanda; Savio – Tanzania; Hawassa City – EthiopiaGROUP B – Betway Power – Uganda; Gondar City – Ethiopia; A.B.C – Tanzania; K.P.A – KenyaWomen (round robin)UCU,  KCCA,  Equity, KPA,  Horseed , APR, Don Bosco Equity 56 KCCA 51UCU 69 KPA 68City Oil 111 Hawasa 419pm Power v GondarKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A game high 17 points from veteran Stephen Omony set defending champions City Oilers to a winning start as the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships got underway in Kampala on Sunday.City Oilers got their campaign underway with an emphatic 93-46 victory over Tanzanians Savio at the Lugogo arena, as all Ugandan clubs registered victories on day oneThe hosts City Oilers were so dominant that they had a 30 point lead at the halfway point against Savio (49-19).In the women’s event, Uganda’s KCCA set the ball rolling with a 57-45 victory over Rwanda’s APR.Fifteeen clubs from five countries are battling for honours at this year’s FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships hosted by Ugandan giants City Oilers Basketball Club and the sports governing body FUBA.The week-long tournament that started Sunday morning at Lugogo will also serve as regional qualifiers for the FIBA Africa Club Championship finals to be hosted in Casablanca, Morocco in December.FULL RESULTSDay 1 Africa Zone5 Champs 2017center_img Oilers in action at Lugogo. They got a winning start. PHOTO @cityoilersDay 1 SundayCity Oilers ?? 93  vs Savio 46Power 87 ?? ABC 55APR 45  KCCA ?? 57UCU 108 ?? Horseed 42DAY TWO MondayPatriots 79 Savio 50ABC 77 KPA 81last_img read more

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PSE Offers Free LED Light Bulbs To Olympia Area Black Friday…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Puget Sound EnergyPuget Sound Energy residential electric customers planning to hit stores early for Black Friday shopping may receive a free energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulb from PSE. On Nov. 23, the first 50 people at participating Best Buy and Fred Meyer stores will receive a free 40W equivalent LED bulb.LED bulbs use less energy than either incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, last years longer and are dimmable.Best Buy shoppers will receive a free Insignia 9W LED bulb, a $14 value; Fred Meyer shoppers will receive a free Tulip LED bulb, a $17 value.Best Buy – 1240 Marvin Rd NE in Lacey or 625 Black Lake Blvd SW in OlympiaFred Meyer – 700 Sleater Kinney Rd SE in Lacey or 555 Trosper Rd SW in Tumwaterlast_img

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