Update: Chevron puts all UK Central North Sea assets up for sale

first_imgDeirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said:“While we cannot comment on the commercial decisions of our members, we commend the contribution Chevron has made and continues to make to the success story of the UK North Sea. The sale, and indeed purchase of assets, is a natural part of the commercial life of the UKCS as companies optimize their portfolios.  Sale of these assets will present new opportunities for other companies who will seek to maximize recovery from mature assets on the UK Continental Shelf.” Following ConocoPhillips’ sale of Claire field stake to BP, another U.S. based oil major is looking to divest UK North Sea assets.Erskine platform – Image source: ChevronUpdate: Adds comments by Wood Mackenzie’s Kevin Swann and OGUK’s Deirdre MichieU.S. oil major Chevron on Wednesday revealed its plans to sell its UK Central North Sea fields.In an email sent to Offshore Energy Today, a Chevron spokesperson said Chevron Upstream Europe was undertaking a review of its portfolio: “Chevron regularly reviews its global portfolio to assess whether assets are strategic and competitive for future capital.  A decision has been taken to initiate the process of marketing all our UK Central North Sea assets”These include Alba, Alder, Britannia (and satellites), Captain, Elgin/Franklin, Erskine, and Jade fields.“Throughout this process, we will continue to execute our business plan and operate safely,” the spokesperson said.Wood Mackenzie: Trend continues OGUK: Natural part of UKCS commercial life “Chevron selling its assets in the UK Central North Sea would continue the trend of Majors divesting non-core UK assets. These projects are having to compete for capital on a global scale and simply won’t make sense for such big companies, but could be core for a more UK-focused player,” said Kevin Swann, research analyst, North Sea upstream, at global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie.Swann said: “It’s interesting to note that it looks like Chevron is planning to keep its interest in large West of Shetland assets, Clair and Rosebank, as that too is following a trend for the Majors in becoming more focused on West of Shetland.”He added: “West of Shetland is attractive because it’s relatively under-explored compared to the rest of the UK, with only 160 wells drilled on it so far versus 500+ in other areas. It also has materiality and longevity, with several very large assets already producing, and new infrastructure in place to service any further discoveries.“It’s a chunky portfolio too, with total reserves on offer of around 180 million barrels of oil equivalent and we expect production from the assets to average around 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day this year.“Potential buyers would depend on the price but if one company is looking to buy the whole package, it would need to be one with deep pockets. The bigger private equity players could be interested, as could some North Sea independents and international players. However, dividing the assets up into smaller packages would widen the net of potential buyers.” Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Dominican pride; Chardelle Moore impacting the world

first_imgLocalNews Dominican pride; Chardelle Moore impacting the world by: – February 7, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Sharecenter_img 346 Views   3 comments Share Chardelle Moore after being crowned Miss Caribbean Metro USA in 2009From television hosting to motivational speaking, spoken word performances, community outreach, beauty queen, and a symbolization of Dominican pride, Chardelle Moore; a young ambitious woman is focused on conquering her goals and impacting the world. Moore’s confidence and poise is immediately recognisable when you encounter her and her Dominican upbringing has assisted in propelling her towards the level of achievement that she now enjoys.She emigrated from Dominica to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area with her family where she currently resides. She told Dominica Vibes News “You can change your location, but you can never change your roots”; something she has held closely as a guide to her daily life. It was her charm and energetic personality that landed her the role as host of Accent TV Top 5 Video Music Countdown Show. Each week fans tune in to see the vibrant host countdown the hottest Caribbean videos. An entertainment go getter, Moore has worked in front and behind the camera covering events like the Caribbean Comedy Festival, to working on production shoots for Black Entertainment Television (BET). Moore graduated from Marymount University in May 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism. During her time at University, she was determined to educate others about cultural awareness. She co-founded the African Caribbean Association where she led in raising awareness on the social and economic issues facing the African and Caribbean Diaspora. She was also the Black Student Alliance Community Outreach Director where she coordinated several charity events, mentoring programs, and educational seminars. Moore also severed numerous leadership positions including being a student ambassador and a charter member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.To add to her many accomplishments; Moore was also the Cultural Arts and Lecture Chair, where she hosted “Coffee House,” a weekly talent showcase which features artists from across the country. Her personality and unbelievable stage presence made her an instant crowd favorite as she captured the crowd with her hosting skills and poetry. A week after graduating from college Moore interned at BET determined to learn the ropes of entertainment industry first hand.This accomplished Caribbean woman went on to receive the Senior Leadership Award for demonstrating excellence in her community outreach initiatives in the metropolitan area and inspired other students to take her lead. Her accomplishments also include her crowning as Miss Caribbean Metro USA in 2009, where she served as the direct representative of the Caribbean American community.She is known to many as “Motivational Moore” and has empowered thousands as a motivational speaker and spoken word artist. Her appearances include Passion for an African Child at the Embassy of Ghana, Dominica Independence Gala Celebration, “Radiation”, a fashion show dedicated to teen suicide, Girl Scouts of America Annual Power Mentor Dinner, Zouk Summer Fest, Washington Seniors Wellness Center, Caribbean Heritage Festival among others. In 2011 she was honoured at “Women Walking Tall”, an event celebrating the beauty, talent, spirit, and determination of women leaders. Moore is the founder of “Tea with Queen” where she travels to elementary schools teaching self-esteem through confidence and inner beauty. She is also a model who uses her expertise in the field as an image & brand consultant to help her clients achieve the highest level of training in the areas of modeling, acting, and personal development.When the earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Moore knew she had to do something for the people of Haiti that were afflicted by the devastation. Tapping into her networks, she collected six carloads of survival kit supplies in a few days. Her prompt efforts were featured in scholastic magazines and several news publications. Moore also helped coordinate Voyage of Utopia, a charity fashion showcase that raised funds for the earthquake victims.So what next for the dynamic young woman? “This is just the beginning,” says Moore; “I have so many goals that I have to accomplish and representing and helping my homeland is a must!” Always on the move; the socialite will be hosting KONSHENS Live at the Legend Night Club in Temple Hills Maryland on Thursday February 16, 2012. A glow of positive energy and inspiration to others, Chardelle Moore is definitely a representation of beauty, character, and wisdom. Catch her in front of a camera, on the runway, and empowering others, Moore is committed to making a difference through entertainment, education, and cultural awareness.Website:www.accenttvhd.comAccent TV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/accenttvhdChardelle Moore Public Figure Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Chardelle-Moore/267302650000053For booking email CHardellemoore@yahoo.comLEGEND NIGHTCLUBDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Man City’s European ban shocks Klopp

first_imgCity, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million), responded by saying they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).“It was a shock,” said Klopp, whose Champions League title holders are well on the way to succeeding City as champions of England.“Complete wow. The only thing I can say is about football,” added the German as he expressed sympathy for City counterpart Pep Guardiola.“What they have done on the football pitch is exceptional. The rest, I don’t know.“You believe the people you work with, that’s how it is,” added Klopp, speaking after a 1-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Norwich that saw the league leaders extend their advantage over second-placed City to 25 points.“I really feel for them, Pep and the players, but that is how it is. They can appeal so we will see what happens then. It is obviously serious.“But the football they played was exceptional and will always be exceptional,” insisted Klopp.Meanwhile former City midfielder Joe Barton said it would be a blow to English football if his old club’s European ban was upheld.Shocked – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was surprised by the European ban given to Manchester CityRead Also: Everton regret selling Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig“I don’t like the thought of seeing City not in the Champions League,” said Barton, now the manager of third-tier Fleetwood.“With that level of a manager and players…you have to be in Europe’s major competition.“For English football, you want your best teams in that competition,” he added.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Mysterious Discoveries From All Around The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Saturday he felt a sense of “shock” after Premier League rivals Manchester City were hit with a two-season ban from European football.Advertisement UEFA announced the sanction on Friday, with European football’s governing body punishing City for what it said were serious financial fair play breaches. Loading… last_img read more

Oil spill pollutes Brazilian waters

first_imgA man works to remove an oil spill on Muro Alto beach in Tamandaré, Pernambuco, Brazil. REUTERS In Pernambuco state, 30 tons of oilwas removed from beaches on Saturday alone.  The source of the spill, which wasfirst detected on Sept. 2, remains a mystery. On Thursday, Ibama President EduardoBim said tests had proved the crude oil was produced in Venezuela but officialshad not been able to identify the vessel responsible for the leak.(BBC) Volunteers and government workers usedwheelbarrows, spades and plastic gloves to remove the thick tar from sand andwater.    It has affected wildlife and popularbeaches including Praia do Futuro in Ceará, Maragogi in Alagoas, and Itacaréand Ilhéus in Bahia. BRAZIL – Thousands of people took partin a huge clean-up operation to remove oil and tar from beaches along thecountry’s north-eastern coast.  last_img read more

No bail bond for drug suspect

first_imgBACOLOD City – The court recommendedno bail bond for the temporary liberty of a drug suspect arrested in BarangayHandumanan. Police served the warrant issued byJudge Philadelfa Agraviador. Resident Jacob Paypon was caught onthe strength of an arrest warrant on Oct. 28, a police report showed.center_img Paypon wasdetained in the lockup cell of Police Station 10, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

Laurel Police Department canine officer dies

first_imgLaurel, In. — The Laurel Police Department has reported the death of canine officer Blade earlier this month due to deteriorating health conditions.His handler contacted a veterinarian and a vet tech that diagnosed Blade with “bloat.” Bloat is a gastric dilation condition that can be fatal. The cause of death was determined to be natural. Honorary services were not conducted because Blade did not die in the line of duty.last_img

McCoy delights in bettering Pipe

first_imgTony McCoy was looking forward to a “satisfying call” to Martin Pipe on Saturday night after setting a new personal best aboard It’s A Gimme in the Betfred Summer Plate to pass the career total of 4,191 winners recorded by his old ally. McCoy had equalled the mark with the appropriately-named On The Record at Uttoxeter on Wednesday, and went one better as the Jonjo O’Neill-trained 2-1 market leader It’s A Gimme claimed the feature event of the day at Market Rasen. The perennial champion jockey cut a confident figure throughout the two-and-three-quarter-mile Listed event and slowly eased his mount into contention heading down the back straight. McCoy was presented with a 20kg Lincolnshire Poacher cheese by the racecourse management in honour of his achievement. Pipe said: “He’s an inspiration to all the jockeys and to everyone in racing. “He’s marvellous for our sport and it’s just great we’ve got someone like him. “Now, he’s finally beaten me. All of us in racing are so proud of him for doing it.” O’Neill said: “He rode a fantastic race. I thought he was beat going down to the last, but it was a typical AP ride and he got there. “It’s great to be involved in this sport and AP is a great ambassador. “It’s A Gimme was just exhausted. It’s a very hot day and he gave every last ounce in that race. We know what the problem is and he’ll be OK. “When I was riding you would never have dreamt someone could have done what AP has done. You’d have said thinking about 4,000 winners would be lunacy. “I rode some 900 winners and then gave up. I got the money and got out! “I know there is more racing now and everything is better, but you wouldn’t think it possible. “We won’t see anything like him again, certainly no jump jockey.” McCoy soon made it win number 4,193 when scoring on Parlour Games for John Ferguson in the B Eyre & Son Ltd Ford Novices’ Hurdle. The seven-year-old looked likely to run away with the prize as he tracked the leaders into the home turn, but stable companion Lost Legend, ridden by Richie McLernon, gave McCoy and favourite-backers a real fright. There was little to chose between the O’Neill pair jumping the final fence, but in trademark fashion McCoy lifted It’s A Gimme home to triumph by a length and three-quarters. Mazuri Cowboy was third. A mud-splattered McCoy walked back to the weighing-room while It’s A Gimme received treatment for exhaustion. He said: “The horse is OK. He’s just tired. He’ll be all right.” McCoy said: “I was lucky Jonjo had a few in the race and put me on this one. This is a willing little horse, who kept finding for me. “The record was just a very personal thing between me and Mr Pipe. He set the standard and revolutionised training. He is someone I held in high esteem and we had great times together in my time as his stable jockey. “We’ve had a bit of banter pretty much since I’ve ridden my 4,000 winner. “It’s only a personal thing and I will be putting in a satisfying call tonight.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Teens Arrested After Snapchat Video Shows Them with Guns in Publix Restroom

first_imgThree teenagers were arrested on Tuesday at a Publix store near Tampa, after a social media video allegedly showed them with guns in the supermarket’s restroom.Officials say it happened at the store located at 5400 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, which is in Pasco County.Law enforcement quickly converged on the trio in the store when they received the Snapchat video, which showed the three teens holding the firearms while racking the slides.One of the teens reportedly had a firearm completely concealed on himself. He told deputies he got the weapon from a “friend” and considered getting rid of it and running from law enforcement. The teen had previous convictions for battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and grand theft of a motor vehicle. He was arrested at the Publix store on charges of carrying a concealed firearm and delinquent in possession of a firearm.Arrest documents state that one of the teens also had a black backpack that contained a singular round of ammunition. That teen had an earlier conviction for aggravated assault with a firearm. He was charged with delinquent in possession of ammunition, in addition to resisting an officer and obstructing without violence.Earlier in the day, the third teen had been accused of breaking into a car and stealing a passport, driver’s license, gas card, and two credit/debit cards. He is also accused of stealing a gun from another vehicle.Deputies say they found the stolen gun hidden in his waistband under his jacket. He was subsequently arrested for two counts of auto burglary, theft of a firearm, theft of a credit card, delinquent in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm.The teens are a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds.last_img read more

The Latest: Italy could create safety net for soccer clubs

first_imgFans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign.French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Italian sports minister says the government will create an economic safety net if it orders the Serie A soccer season to be shut down. Vincenzo Spadafora says if the season isn’t allowed to resume “we will assume responsibility so that soccer … has the least damage possible. Because it’s worth remembering that soccer is a big industry in our country.”But Spadafora is still leaving open the possibility that teams can resume training if sports and government officials agree on a proper health protocol. He says resuming training “will have a positive effect on the possible resumption of the season.”Spadafora adds that if the protocol can’t be agreed on “the government will declare the end of the season.”___The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The Latest: Italy could create safety net for soccer clubs April 30, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Cashel to remain in Division 2A next season

first_imgBlackrock will play UCC, who defeated Banbridge 41-24 today, in the Division 1B relegation/promotion play-off final. Their chances of promotion were ended by a 24-7 defeat against Blackrock in Stradbrook.The Tipp side trailed 14-0 at the break.They rallied in the second period and got on the scoreborad with a penalty try and a conversion from Pat O’Connor.last_img