Lancaster resource boost for Hurricane Energy

first_imgUK offshore oil player Hurricane Energy has been given a boost after RPS Energy Consultants released a Competent Person’s Report on Hurricane’s crown jewel – the Lancaster field, West of Shetland.The CPR attributes 2P reserves (the sum of proved and probable reserves) for the first time and details a significant increase in certified contingent resources.The Hurricane-operated Lancaster field is located approximately 100 km west and 105 km north of the closest Shetland and Orkney Islands, respectively, and 170 km north of the Scottish mainland.According to the CPR, best estimate recoverable volumes at Lancaster is 523 million barrels of oil, an increase of 162% compared to the 2013 CPR 2C contingent oil resource figure of 200 million.Furthermore, CPR attributes 2P reserves of 37.3 million barrels of oil attributed to the initial six-year period of the planned Early Production System (“EPS”) at Lancaster.The remaining 484 million barrels are classified as 2C Contingent Resources as ‘Development Unclarified or On Hold’ whilst the EPS assesses full field development potential.Should Hurricane extend the EPS to ten years, 2P reserves volume would rise to 62.1 million barrels. Best estimate of oil in place of over 2.3 billion barrels of oil, an increase of 120% compared to the equivalent 2013 CPR figure.Also, a Net Present Value NPV of $525 million is attributed to the 2P reserves for a six-year EPS at a 10% discount rate.Robert Trice, Chief Executive of Hurricane, commented: “We are delighted to now have independent verification of the highly material uplift in the resources we have at Lancaster. It is also a landmark for Hurricane to have reserves assigned at the field relating to our planned EPS, for which we continue to advance plans, maintaining our target for first oil of H1 2019. We expect to publish CPRs relating to Halifax and Lincoln later in 2017, which we are confident will be a material addition to our already significant resource base.”Lancaster timelineThe Bluewater-owned FPSO Aoka Mizu was selected in November 2016 to be used as the early production system for the Lancaster field. Following the signing, Hurricane and Bluewater started a second phase FEED study, expected to be completed in early 2Q 2017. The unit will be held on location by a turret mooring system. Produced oil will be stored on the FPSO and exported to Shetland via a shuttle tanker.Hurricane plans to start the re-entry and completion of the wells in spring 2018. Installation of both the subsea infrastructure and the FPSO mooring system is then expected to be completed in the second and the third quarters of 2018, prior to the arrival of the FPSO to the field.Installation, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO is expected to start towards the latter part of this construction period. The first oil is targeted for the middle of 2019, although it is possible it could begin as early as the end of 2018, the operator said.The first phase of the development is planned for a period of six years.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

‘GOD WON’T ABANDON US’ Masses, Holy Week activities cancelled

first_imgPUTTING FAITH INTO ACTION. “The COVID- 19 pandemic presents an evolving scenario, one that is not static or easily predictable,” according to Jaro Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo. “We respond to the pandemic in faith which we express in prayer and action both personal and communal.” IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “As a people of God, our primary andbasic response to this pandemic is no other than prayer,” according to Lazo,but he also stressed, “We are facing a crisis.” (April 5-11) But more than anything else, stressedthe Archbishop, the faithful must not cease praying. Regarding weddings, the “HolyMatrimony is encouraged to be rescheduled.” All these Lent celebrations will bebroadcasted online, according to Lazo. “If possible, celebrate the mass athome.” Effective March 19, the Archbishop wasdispensing the faithful “from their Sunday obligation to participate in theHoly Eucharist (mass)” and masses on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) untilfurther notice. In funeral masses, on the other hand,attendance “should be limited within family members.” * Observe proper hygiene, coughing andsneezing etiquette. * The Holy Thursday Visita iglesia is cancelled. Thus, he said, “together with theexpertise of our health professionals and government efforts, we respond to thepandemic in faith which we express in prayer and action both personal andcommunal.” “In some cases of peculiarities in theChristian community, the parish priest may make a pastoral judgment but alwaysin consultation with the Archbishop,” stressed Lazo. Available data (2015) showed theArchdiocese of Jaro’s jurisdiction having a Catholic population of 2,641,965. He also ordered the rescheduling oftown and barangay fiesta masses “until further notice.” As a people of God, “We ask the Lordfor His divine assistance to guide and protect us. This moment of crisis is amoment to strengthen our faith. Prayer casts away all fears.” The COVID- 19 pandemic “presents anevolving scenario, one that is not static or easily predictable,” Lazo stressedin a four-page guideline he released to his flock in one of the largestarchdioceses in the country. If the wedding could not be postponed,attendance in the mass “should be limited only to a small group” that shouldstrictly following the protocols issued by the Department of Health (DOH) andlocal government unit (LGU) concerned. * All public celebrations arecancelled. As to baptisms/confirmations, theseshould proceed only in emergency cases, otherwise, these should be rescheduled. ILOILO City – Assuring the Ilonggos that“God will never abandon us”,  ArchbishopJose Romeo Lazo of Jaro suspended masses and Holy Week activities in a drasticmove to help stop to possible entry and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) in his archdiocese which covers the provinces of Iloilo  and Guimaras. Prayercenter_img On the matter of confession, “anyfaithful who is extremely in need” of it may approach any priest who shouldensure that proper precautionary measures are observed. PersonalGuidelines For the “celebration of the anointingof the sick”, Lazo urged priests to “respond generously and with urgency to thespiritual needs of the sick and the dying” but they must exercise caution byobserving DOH protocols. For the parishes, Lazo ordered aroutine disinfection of pews and other furniture, doorknobs and otherfrequently-touched objects, even microphone covers, electric fans andair-conditioning units. * Public celebration of PaschalTriduum is cancelled. * Always clean and disinfectsurroundings. Masses * Observe social distancing. Lazo invoked a passage in the Bible,“You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no evil to the neighbor.” (Romans 13, 9-10) Holy Week * Stay at home and seek medicalattention when exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty ofbreathing and diarrhea. * Refrain contact with individualsdisplaying symptoms of the illness. For those who are sick: praying,reading the Bible and participating in the celebration of the mass over theradio, internet or television is encouraged. * Eat healthy. However, he encouraged them “participatein the Eucharistic celebration” through social media, the internet, televisionand radio. He exhorted the faithful to pray thefollowing daily: the Holy Rosary, Litany of the Saints, devotion to San Roque, “thepowerful saint implored during times of plagues”; and the Oratio Imperata against COVID-19. “Our help is in the name of the Lordwho made heaven and earth,” he quoted Psalm 124, 8. For priests, however, Lazo directedthem to “celebrate mass in their private capacity and offer this for theintention of the cessation of the spread of the virus, for the sick and thesafety of our health workers.” The archbishop also issued what hetermed as “personal guidelines” to further keep people safe. These are the following: Also, “Observe forms of Lenten penancesuch as fasting, abstinence and almsgiving. The fruit of penance is a way toGod’s mercy,” according to the archbishop./PNlast_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Sectional Scores (3-1)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Sectional Scores.Wednesday  (3-1)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Greensburg.Lawrenceburg  51     Franklin County  49Rushville  54     Batesville  39Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ South Decatur.South Decatur  56     Jac-Cen-Del  46Oldenburg  54     Rising Sun  33last_img

Virtual dementia tours today

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Increase your understanding of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through firsthand experience. Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg is offering Virtual Dementia Tours to the community today starting at 5 pm.  They are located at 2320 N Montgomery Rd, Greensburg.last_img

SEI Tourney 1st Round Results

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Grade won their first-round game of the SEI tournament against Milan with a score of 34-14. Batesville was solid on both sides of the ball forcing lots of turnovers on defense, and capitalizing on opportunities given on offense. Scoring for the dogs; Cade Kaiser(19), Will Jaisle(5), Grant Goldsmith(3), Jacob Stenger(3), Jake Chapman(2), and Carson Laker(2). Batesville will face South Ripley in the 2nd round.  The 8th graders also defeated Milan in their first-round matchup with a final score of 39-22. The Bulldogs started off slow with multiple guys in foul trouble, but Chris Lewis outscored the opponent himself in the second quarter to give Batesville a four-point lead at halftime. At the beginning of the second half, Conner Drake began to take over and create separation with the help of Gus Prickel who was a consistent scorer all night for Batesville. Leading the Bulldogs offensively were Gus Prickel with 13 points, followed by Chris Lewis (10), Conner Drake (7), Sam Johnson (4), Eli Loichinger (2), Carter Bohman (2), and Jack Grunkemeyer (1). Batesville travels to South Ripley Tuesday for the second round of the SEI Tournament starting with 7th grade at 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.The 7th Grade Boys from St. Louis took on Jac-Cen-Del in the first round of the SEI tournament on Monday, January 20th.  The Cardinals gave it everything they had and came up just short, in the end, losing by a score of 32-28.  This game really shows how far the Cardinals have come throughout the season as they lost to this same team by 24 points earlier in the season.  Sam Laloge had a career game scoring 23 points (16 in the 2nd half) while hauling in 4 rebounds and 1 block.  Henry Wanstrath scored 2 points while also collecting 1 steal, and 2 assists.  Santiago Schutte played some great defense collecting a steal along with making both of his free throws for 2 points.  Despite not scoring, Adam Meer finished with 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 assists.  Max Amberger finished with 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 point.  Marc Meneses played some great defense by having 2 steals and 2 rebounds.  Christian Mack finished with several deflections and 3 rebounds.  Ryan Duerstock also finished with 1 rebound.  The Cardinals finish the season with 2 wins and 16 losses, but most importantly made big improvements from the start of the season.  They never gave up and represented St. Louis School very well.   Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The Cardinals advance to the second round of the Southeast Indiana Tournament with a win over Jac Cen Del 48 to 41. After a slow start, the Cardinals led by 8 at the half and as many as 12 in the 3rd quarter, but the Eagles pulled within 4 with just over 2 minutes to play.  Solid free throw shooting from the Cardinals sealed the game in the end. Connor Miles scored 14, Hank Ritter 13, Preston Conway 9, Eli Weiler 8, Carson Meyer and Calvin Grote each had 2.  The now 12 and 10 Cardinals will face Sunman Dearborn in the semi-finals at St. Louis Tuesday evening.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.last_img read more

Dzeko makes case for Wembley place

first_img He added: “With his goal we are in the Champions League and probably in second position.” Dzeko’s future has been the subject of speculation and Mancini feels the 27-year-old, who has now scored 14 times this season, can improve. He said: “In the end he has scored important goals this season. I think he can do better. For me he is a top striker but he could score more goals. “It is clear he didn’t play all the games. I think he is one of the best in Europe for me but he can do better than this year.” Yaya Toure, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and David Silva were among those players rested by Mancini. Toure had been a fitness doubt after being withdrawn at half-time at Swansea last Saturday through fatigue but Mancini expects him to be fit for Wembley. He said: “Yaya was at home to sleep. He had a problem, he was tired. Against Swansea he had a problem and we prefer he had a rest. We have four days and I need to see the players the next couple of days. I will take the last decision on Saturday. “I thought this was a difficult game because we changed a lot of players. We needed fresh players for this game and in the end it is important that we won.” Press Association Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini felt Edin Dzeko had given him an FA Cup final selection nudge by scoring his side’s winner against West Brom.center_img The Bosnian struck against the Baggies for the third time this season to hand a much-changed City a 1-0 win from a surprisingly open Barclays Premier League contest at the Etihad Stadium. The victory strengthened City’s grip on second place in the table and also made mathematically certain of Champions League football next season. Mancini had made eight changes with Saturday’s Wembley date with Wigan in mind but Dzeko could have played himself into contention, and the Italian said: “Yes, could be. I am happy because he scored an important goal. We have four days to recover from this game, so could be.” last_img read more

Pellegrini calm as City close in

first_img The Reds surrendered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace, a result which cost them the chance to move three points ahead. Pellegrini said: “We prepare exactly the same as we prepare for all the games during the year. “We know the next game is the most important game. “We are not going to win the Premier League tomorrow if we win. We must win tomorrow and then we will see what happens on Sunday. “All the teams are under pressure but if we play at home as we did so far, I hope we can win the game.” Pellegrini does not accept the claim of his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers that the race is now effectively over, even though the initiative is now clearly with City. He said: “I really don’t know what Brendan said. I only know we have two games and we have to win the game against Aston Villa. “At the end of the week we will see which team has more points.” City can move two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, with just a game to play, if they beat Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. City’s position has been enhanced after Liverpool squandered a chance to apply considerable pressure on Monday night. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview the visit of Villa, even claimed he did not watch Liverpool’s dramatic late capitulation against Palace, when they conceded three times in the last 11 minutes. When asked about the result, he said: “I feel it is just one result more in the Premier League. “In the Premier League it is very difficult to win the games. “You cannot be sure you are winning until the end, until the last minute.” Pellegrini sees the performance of Palace, who had already achieved their aim of avoiding relegation, as proof that there can be no room for complacency against Villa. Paul Lambert’s side are also now guaranteed to be in the top flight next season. “Maybe Crystal Palace didn’t have anything to fight for but they were a very strong team and I am sure Aston Villa will be a very strong team for us,” said Pellegrini, whose side lost at Villa Park in September. Lambert insists his side head City with the intention of playing to win despite there being little riding on the outcome for them. Few expect either Villa, or Sunday’s visitors to Manchester West Ham, to be able to prevent City winning their second title in three years. With Villa’s safety secured by last weekend’s win over Hull the general feeling is they will not be in much of a mood to put up a fight but Lambert said that assumption would be wrong. “We’re not going there just to make up the numbers, we’re going there to try to win,” he said. “You have to run a lot and run without the ball. We’re going to have to work really hard without the ball but you also know you’ve got to try to win the game and that’s what we’re going to try and do. “We’ll go there now in a lot better place than we were before the Hull game.” Villa left it uncomfortably late to secure their own future with safety coming in the penultimate game just when it appeared they could get sucked into a last-day relegation battle. Their players have been under a different pressure to City’s for some weeks now but Lambert has been pleased with the spirit they have shown to get themselves out of trouble with a match to spare. “It was major pressure. It was excruciating at times. They showed character, grit and determination to see a game through when it really mattered,” said the Villa boss. “You have to give them credit too. They are the ones in the dressing room who have to go out and perform.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini claims nothing has changed in the title race even though his side have now become overwhelming favourites. Press Associationlast_img read more

England’s Sri Lanka tour rescheduled for January 2021 says SLC CEO

first_img(REUTERS) – England’s two-match Test series in Sri Lanka, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled for January next year, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva has said.England were scheduled to play tests in Galle and Colombo in March before the coronavirus outbreak shut down sport worldwide as countries introduced lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the virus.“We are in the process of rescheduling the tours that have been postponed,” De Silva told Sri Lankan newspaper Daily News. “England has been already rescheduled for the month of January next year but the dates have not been finalised.“At the same time we are also looking at exploring the possibility of rescheduling postponed tours and looking at the windows which are available and alternatives too.“South Africa is one of the tours which we are looking at rescheduling. We are engaged in discussions with the member countries and see how it can be planned out.”South Africa’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka — three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games — was scheduled to take place in June before it was postponed.“There are also two other tours which are scheduled to take place with India and Bangladesh due to tour Sri Lanka in June-July and July-August respectively,” De Silva added.“We will explore the possibility of playing those two tours in another week or two.”last_img read more

Nigeria Professional Football League: Shooting Stars Shift Focus on Wikki…

first_imgShooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) midfielder, Tope Orelope has said his side have shifted attention to weekend’s top flight Week 17 clash at Wikki Tourists in Bauchi.The Oluyole Warriors were stunned 1-2 by Warri Wolves in Wednesday’s clash at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan. Orelope said his side cannot continue to dwell on the painful loss to the Seasiders but move swiftly on how to reclaim the points at the Bauchi outfit.“Well, the defeat to Warri Wolves is history as no amount of ruing can undo the result. I think we experienced our bad day once again on Wednesday against Warri Wolves.“We had penalty in the encounter still went ahead to miss the spot kick to add up the miserable day. We have taken the loss in good faith to forge ahead on the other matches on the season’s calendar.“We have shifted our focus on the weekend’s clash at Wikki Tourists. We have equally resolved to make amend and strive to reclaim the points we lost to Wolves at Wikki Tourists.“It looks a daunting task to achieve but we have no choice than to go ahead to challenge favourably for the whole three points at stake,” said the Ibadan warlords goal king to supersport.com.3SC are 17th on the 20-team Nigerian top flight on 17 points 11 behind league leaders, Enugu Rangers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse head coach Gait, Virginia’s Myers discuss Cavaliers’ resurgence

first_imgWhen Syracuse faced Virginia, Devon Collins and Kalya Treanor combined for nine goals while the Orange cruised to an 18-14 win.Syracuse dominated the Cavaliers — who started the season 1-3 — for most of that game, but SU head coach Gary Gait isn’t taking too much stock in the past heading into the weekend.“Certainly you can watch that film, but you’ve got to rely on recent film,” Gait said on an NCAA tournament teleconference Monday afternoon. “They’ve made a lot of changes. I think it’s time to reevaluate, focus, do a good scouting report on the team and see where they’re at now.”No. 2-seed Syracuse (20-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast) will most likely face a much better team than it did on Feb. 23 when it squares off with No. 6-seed Virginia (12-8, 3-4) in the NCAA tournament semifinals.Since starting out 4-6, Virginia has won eight of its past 10 games to earn a spot in the final four against SU, which will be played at 5 p.m. in Towson, Md., on Friday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our backs were against the wall,” Virginia head coach Julie Myers said on the teleconference. “And I think it was a matter of, were we going to respond or not.”Myers said she shifted around her starting lineup, moving some players from midfield to defense and visa versa. She also said her team and coaches became more invested in the program as the year wore on.And now it’s all paying off.When Syracuse scored 18 goals on UVA goalie Liz Colagan, she was allowing 12.75 per game. Now her 195 saves rank first in the ACC and she’s allowing just 9.75 per contest.“She’s an outstanding goalie,” Gait said, “and if you’re under pressure and you’re not having time to do a fake or take a good look at the net, it’s going to be tough.“She’s gonna make a lot of saves.”This season, playing top teams hasn’t been too challenging for the Orange. It’s had 11 games against top-10 teams, and won nine of them.Virginia’s been the same, as its late-season renaissance has proven it can run with any of the nation’s premier programs.And it’s also validated the program’s hard work in the last seven years, in which the Cavaliers haven’t appeared in the final four.“It’s a huge relief a huge monkey off our back to be able to get back into this final four after being out of it for so long,” Myers said.“It was really nice to see that we came together at the top and our players really followed us and believed.” Comments Published on May 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more