Colin Kinley, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Eco Atlantic, commented: “The understanding of our resources has gained strength and momentum with the discoveries we made in the Tertiary last summer and the recent discovery of light oil in Carapa-1, made on the Kanuku block to the south of us. This has also been driven by the discoveries of over 8 billion barrels of oil immediately East of us by ExxonMobil.“Our choice was to first test the Tertiary section and to take the risk of opening a new play and a new opportunity for Guyana. As previously announced, this younger section delivered a significant resource of heavy oil pay. Heavy oil is more challenging to produce than conventional lighter oils, but remains a marketable hydrocarbon with increasing demand world-wide, as other heavy oil resources have dropped offline. Interpretation of this play has continued and has seen material growth in the interpreted resources. The company is conducting in depth evaluation of the economics of this play, with independent third party economic advisory support.“The Cretaceous pathway of lighter weight oils from the source kitchen to the north, through the Liza sands and through the recent discovery of light oil in Carapa-1 to the south confirms our theory and interpretation of transmission of high-quality oil across the Cretaceous sand channels and traps within the Orinduik Block.“We have seen a growth of the overall oil numbers with the thickness of section and a greater understanding of the areal extent and thicknesses of our sands. Most importantly, however, is our exploration risking, with confirmation that over half of our 22 leads now have an independently assessed 30% or greater COS. Our confidence in the play continues and was greatly enhanced with the now proven light oil in the Cretaceous section immediately to the south.“Significant exploration potential is what brought us into Guyana before the first barrel was discovered by ExxonMobil. The elements are all here. We know that the geology and the geography support us and we have a great team to fine tune the next drilling targets. We have strong partners in Eco and on the block, so as we define our targets, we are well funded and are considering our options to drill as soon as practically possible.”It is also worth reminding that, in December 2019, the Orinduik partners elected to enter the next exploration phase of the Orinduik Petroleum Agreement signed on January 14, 2016, and submitted their official notice to the Department of Energy of the Government of Guyana.The first renewal period, which started on January 14, 2020, would see the JV Partners maintain control of the license for further three years, through to January 13, 2023, and until the second renewal period.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. ‘Significant exploration potential’ A new competent persons resource report on the Tullow Oil-operated Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana, has shown a 29% increase in gross prospective resources to 5,141 MMBOE, according to a partner in the block. The Stena Forth drillship was used to drill Tullow’s wells offshore Guyana.The JV Partners in the Orinduik are Eco Atlantic (15% WI), Tullow (operator, 60% WI), and Total (25% WI).Eco Atlantic on Monday announced the publication of an updated NI 51-101 compliant Competent Persons Report (CPR) on the Orinduik Block compiled by Gustavson Associates, an independent third-party auditor.The JV Partners in the Orinduik Block, Tullow and Total, along with Eco Atlantic, have an operations committee meeting scheduled in early February 2020 to evaluate recent drilling results, define drilling targets, and consider the budgets and dates for future drilling, Eco Atlantic informed on Monday.In late 2019, the JV partners approved a provisional budget for 2020 subject to JV drilling approvals. Eco Atlantic has a cash position with over $20 million cash and cash equivalents and is fully funded for its share of further appraisal and exploration drilling at Orinduik of up to $120m (gross).According to Eco, there has been a significant increase in gross prospective resources from previous estimate of 3,981 MMBOE in March 2019 to 5,141 MMBOE.Eco also said that 22 prospects had been identified on the Orinduik Block, including 11 leads in the Upper Cretaceous horizon. Majority of the project leads have over a 30% or better chance of success (COS), enhanced by the recent discovery of light oil on the Kanuku block to the south of Orinduik, Eco added. read more
Humphries was by Rice and checking out as Harris closed, going low into second to take up the chase. Humphries topped the Saturday Virginia Sprint Series feature at Natural Bridge Speedway, becoming the fifth different IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour winner in as many events so far this season. The laps clicked off as Harris kept closing as they went under the white flag they were side-by-side. Going in to turn one, Humphries had a cleaner line and pulled out a car length on Harris and he held it under the waving checkered flag. Next it’s off to Hagerstown Speedway on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 for the East Coast Nationals for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars. NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (May 18) – On the first summer-like day Tom Humphries figured out what he needed to get back to victory lane. Charlie Ware and Bill Rice started on the front row as the field went green with Rice out first. Rice tried to gap the field but Humphries stayed right on him. Tom Humphries became the fifth different winner in as many Virginia Sprint Series events this season when the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series traveled to Natural Bridge Speedway on May 18. (Photo by Jim Haines) By Jim Haines Jerald Harris made his way after the front two, first getting by Charlie Ware and then Daren Bolac. Feature results – 1. Tom Humphries; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Bill Rice; 4. Daren Bolac; 5. Tony Harris; 6. Chris Ware; 7. Charlie Ware. read more
Two prison guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself in a Manhattan jail cell are in custody.They were arrested early today on federal charges linked to their alleged failure to check in on him every 30 minutes, as required.The two will appear in U.S. District Court later today. The New York Times reports they allegedly fell asleep on the job and then concocted phony log entries to cover up their misdeeds.The correction officers were placed on administrative leave after the convicted pedophile was found hanging in his jail cell on August 10th.The New York Times writes that they were taken into custody “on federal charges.
FOLLOWING up on the changes made to the structure of the game of basketball from their 2014 Extraordinary Congress, International Basketball Association (FIBA) has embarked on a global drive to ensure that their member federations are all on the same page.Victor Mansure, FIBA’s Assistant Executive Director (for the Americas), is on a three-day visit to Guyana, where he will meet with key stakeholders of the game, spreading the word of inclusiveness under the ‘One FIBA’ initiative.Mansure, at a press conference yesterday, said that his visit is in keeping with changes that FIBA underwent since their 2014 Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.“I’m here so we could get a complete understanding of what’s going on in each country, so we’ll know exactly what’s going on and how to approach it; that’s what I’m here,” Mansure told the gathering of media and other officials yesterday.He added that “this is the 10th country I’ve visited in a year and a half, Guyana will be the last country in the continent (of South America), so we’ve wrapped up all 43 (countries) in the Americas.“We just want to know what we have, what we don’t have, what’s important, and we’ll put that in a report. At the FIBA in May, we’ll start establishing workshops, individual plan for each country, so expect FIBA, to submit to Guyana in the next couple of months a developmental plan based on the priorities of this visit.”In 2014, a strategic FIBA development programme was established, one of the most strategic of them being the ‘National Federation Development and Support’.It is FIBA’s belief, according to Mansure, that the International body is only as strong as their National Federations.Mansure said that 2017 marks the beginning of a new era for basketball all over the world as FIBA’s showpiece, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, will now be held in 2019 (in China), with the International Federation shifting away from hosting their major event in the same calendar year as FIFA and other major sporting events.The move, he said, is to ensure major support is given to National teams during the six windows of qualification which will take place over a 15-month period.However, special consideration was given to the countries falling under the umbrella of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC).Mansure met with officials of the government, the referees and the GABF on his first day. He will travel to Linden today for a meeting with the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA) and would further continue his assessment before departing on Friday.Vice-president of the GABF, Michael Singh, said that FIBA’s visit is timely, keeping in contrast with what his Federation has been trying to accomplish, especially over the last two years.Singh said the GABF will be looking forward to the next few days with Mansure and is anxious about the new approach taken by FIBA to better enhance the game of basketball in Guyana. read more
… No place for Bravo, BrathwaitePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Stroke-maker Brandon King and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr are poised to make their international debuts for West Indies after being named in both limited-overs squads to face Afghanistan next month, but no room has been found for either Darren Bravo or former Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite.The 24-year-old King has been included on the back of heavy scoring in the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and the last regional first-class season, and is now set to feature at the highest level in the November 5 to December 1 series in India, which also includes a one-off Test.He will be joined by the 27-year-old Walsh, who has already played an ODI and eight T20 Internationals for the United States, but was born in the US Virgin Islands and has represented Leeward Islands in the past.Walsh, whose late father Hayden Sr played first class cricket for Leewards, grabbed the attention of selectors during the recent CPL with 22 wickets for eventual champions Barbados Tridents, to be adjudged Man-of-the-Series.Newly-appointed chief selector, Roger Harper, said he expected Walsh to add a vital wicket-taking element to the West Indies attack.“During the CPL he would have excited everyone with his performance and I think when you look at the direction that limited overs cricket … has gone, we need to have bowlers capable of taking wickets,” Harper told a media conference here yesterday.“And Walsh has proved that he is a wicket-taker, and I think he will have a great impact in the team going forward. That’s why we included him … so that in our middle overs we’re just not drifting through, we’re still able to take wickets and keep control of the game.”The right-handed King, meanwhile, shot to prominence in the recent CPL where he emerged as the tournament’s leading scorer with 496 runs at an average of 55 for losing finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors.The Jamaican also averages 35 in first class cricket and also topped the aggregates for his native Scorpions in the last four-day season with 630 runs at an average of 48.Harper said his performances had “demanded” his selection.“He had an outstanding season. He made runs in the domestic four-day competition, following it up with an outstanding CPL competition and he just demanded a place in the team, and I think due to his performance he has been rewarded with that,” said the former Windies off-spinner and head coach.Hayden Walsh Jr celebrates another scalp. Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty“We were impressed not only with his stroke-play but the maturity we have seen. We’ve seen him grow in the very recent past and I think he deserves his place.”However, there was no such fortune for Bravo who has struggled ever since returning to the West Indies setup 12 months ago, following a two-year break due to a well-publicised squabble with former Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron.The 30-year-old left-hander, who was handed an all-formats retainer contract, only last July, has averaged 13 from his five Tests, 22 from 16 ODIs and 17 from eight T20s, and also failed to spark in the CPL for Trinbago Knight Riders since his return to the game.Harper said his non-selection was an opportunity for the Trinidadian to regain his form in the upcoming domestic tournaments.“We all know the quality of a player like Darren Bravo, the sort of Test record he is, the sort of one-day record he has, representing West Indies,” he explained.“We recognise that Darren has not been at his best, he hasn’t been the Darren Bravo that we know, that we’ve seen over the years and we wanted to give him the opportunity to go away, get his game right and come back being the best that he can be; so he can make a real positive impact for the West Indies.“This is an opportunity for him to go back, whether he plays club cricket but definitely our regional cricket, and get himself back into form so he can be the force we know he can be in world cricket.”Despite a maiden ODI hundred in the World Cup in England, Brathwaite’s form has also been under the microscope. The Barbadian averages 16 with the bat and 41 with his medium pace from 44 matches in that format.In T20s where he took over as captain three years ago, Brathwaite averages 14 with the bat from 41 games and 32 with the ball. Strikingly, his last 18 T20s have yielded a highest score of 15 not out and a lowly batting average of eight.Brathwaite also struggled badly in the CPL, scraping 99 runs from 11 innings at an average of nine.Veteran opener Chris Gayle will also sit out the tour after making himself unavailable while Test fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been ruled out with “medical concerns” and off-spinner Sunil Narine through injury.However, Lendl Simmons has been recalled to the T20 squad following 24 months out of international cricket while fellow Trinidadian and former Test captain, Denesh Ramdin, returns following a year on the sidelines.Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, sidelined from international cricket with injury since last February, has been named in all three formats.In addition to the limited overs series, a Jason Holder-led 14-man squad will take on Afghanistan in a one-off Test starting November 27 also in India.Test squad: Jason Holder (capt.), Shai Hope, John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamrah Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Sunil Ambris, Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Alzarri JosephT20I squad: Kieron Pollard (capt.), Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr., Lendl Simmons, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Denesh Ramdin, Kesrick Williams, Alzarri Joseph.ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (capt.), Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh Jr, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd. read more
“But before the match I was informed by [executive vice-chairman] Mr [Ed] Woodward that the situation is close. So Morgan is more than probably going to Everton.”Schneiderlin has featured just eight times for United this season, but has spent only 11 minutes on the field in the Premier League.The former Southampton player was more heavily involved last season under Louis van Gaal, though, making 29 appearances in the English top flight.A £25 million signing from the Saints in 2015, Schneiderlin was the subject of a bid from West Brom this month that was rejected, prompting Everton to push ahead and reach an agreement.He attended Everton’s training ground to undergo tests last Friday and looks set to team up with Ronald Koeman, who coached him at Southampton, once again.Mourinho had already admitted Schneiderlin and fellow wantaway Memphis Depay would be allowed to leave the club if the right offer is made.“I will allow them to leave if the right offer comes,” Mourinho told a press conference last week. “Until this moment? No.“Is this a good situation? No. Why not? Because I don’t think about them as options in this moment.”While Scheiderlin’s move appears imminent, Memphis’ future remains unclear, with the latest reports in France stating Lyon have been told they will have to pay €17m for him.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Morgan Schneiderlin is “more than probably going to Everton”.The 27-year-old is set to move to the Toffees after the two sides reached an agreement over an initial £22 million deal that could rise to £24m, and Mourinho has admitted that the France international is on the move.“No details,” Mourinho told Sky Sports after goals from Jaun Mata and Marouane Fellaini gave his side a 2-0 win over Hull City in the first-leg of their EFL Cup semi-final. read more
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm Contact Phil: email@example.com | @PhilDAbb After the defense as a whole warmed up with light ball-stripping drills, the fumble-scooping routine and deflecting passes from point-blank range, the players split into positional groups during open practice Monday in the Carrier Dome.The linebackers started by picking off out routes thrown by their coach Clark Lea and then began the leg-burning exercises.Lea dragged over an approximately 5-yard-wide chute to emphasize staying low to the ground.In the first drill, the players split up and lined up on both sides of the chute. Lea had a giant ball on the turf, and when the players side-stepped underneath the chute, Lea pushed the ball at them. The players, already using their legs to stay low to the ground, had to muster up the strength to push the ball right back to Lea while moving from side to side, staying low enough to clear the chute.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA few drills later, the players cut diagonally underneath it. They ran out another 3 yards past the chute to two upside-down trash cans, where the players stopped, turned around and caught a pass from Lea or another assistant coach.“Nice job, nice job,” Lea said to his players as he took out his notes for the next drill.The linebackers coach then pulled the individual sled out to the field and had his players go at it.“Punch it. Punch it,” Lea repeated to freshman Colton Moskal.As the group wrapped up its round of shots at the sled, head coach Scott Shafer walked over, having taken notice of the work his linebackers were putting in.“Keep it going,” Shafer told them, “keep it going.”Defensive lineTim Daoust’s linemen squared up with each other near the goal line of the Carrier Dome end zone and worked on their explosiveness out of the down position.After the linebackers finished utilizing the chute, the linemen used it to emphasize staying low to the ground, lining up in the down position underneath the chute and popping out outside of it.Defensive backsThe secondary started out on footwork, maneuvering around a 5-yard square of cones and hauling in passes.Later, the defensive backs honed their interception skills, picking off short out routes and deeper out routes thrown by defensive backs coach Fred Reed.Special teamsThe field-goal unit showed off its trickery Monday, rolling holder Riley Dixon out to the side to throw passes.Rolling to his left on the first snap, the punter hit defensive end Isaiah Johnson, who nearly dropped what would’ve been a touchdown. On the next play, Dixon rolled to his right and found freshman Jamal Custis, a wide receiver working with the tight ends, for a score.SU ran a third-consecutive fake, but Dixon’s pass for Custis was deflected incomplete. Comments read more
After beating its first ranked opponent of the season and handling unranked Bucknell, Syracuse (5-1) recovered in the Division I National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll by moving up four slots to No. 19. Last week, the Orange stumbled in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll, sliding down to No. 23 with a 2-1 loss to unranked Cornell. But Friday’s 2-1 overtime win over then-No.14 Saint Joseph’s and a 3-1 victory against Bucknell vaulted them back up the rankings.Over the weekend, freshman Charlotte de Vries recorded two goals to add to her team-leading season total of six scores. Laura Graziosi, Chiara Gutsche and Carolin Hoffmann also scored in the victories. Every Atlantic Coast Conference team remains ahead of Syracuse in the national rankings ahead of conference play, which begins this weekend. Syracuse faces its toughest test yet on Friday, when No. 5 Virginia visits J.S. Coyne Stadium for the Orange’s first ACC game of the year. SU is 2-0 at home so far. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman read more
Commercials had two outings to date in Munster beating Newcastlewest by the minimum and beating Milltown StJosephs of Clare convincingly.Half back and captain of the Clonmel team Kevin Harney told tipp FM Sport they will do all they can to make the most of the finalTodays game throws-in at 2 o’clock in Mallow and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Stapleton’s Bakery, Roscrea. It’s 21-years since Clonmel Commercials’ last Munster Football final appearance.In that time, today’s final opponents Nemo Rangers have won six of their fifteen provincial titles. Nemo Rangers will start as favourites after they defeated Legion of Kerry in the Semi final.
Philippe Coutinho had put Barca in front with a 20-yard volley but Nabil el Zhar and Oscar Rodriguez scored twice in just 68 seconds.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde lost for just the second time in La Liga since taking charge in the summer of 2017.Leganes had just one point from five games going into the match.But they stunned their illustrious opponents after the break, with Gerard Pique at fault for their second goal.The defender inadvertently passed to Oscar, who is on loan from Real Madrid and slotted home the winner from 12 yards to end the Catalan side’s u beaten run in the season.However, eternal rival, Madrid failed to take advantage of Barcelona slip earlier in the day to go top in the log even with a draw as they lost 0-3 to home side Sevilla.Three quick goals from Andre Silva in the 17th and 21st minute and another from Frank Vazquez in the 39th minute brought the Losblancos to the earth as they failed in several attempt to reduced the tally.Both team are still tied on 13 points on top of the log but Barcelona still maintain top position on superior goals advantage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LALIGASpanish champion, Barcelona and rivals, Real Madrid lost their invincibility on Match-day six but still retained the top position after the round of matches yesterday.Barcelona lost for the first time this season after bottom-of-the-table Leganes came from behind to pull off a sensational victory. read more