Otto Energy Completes Galoc Drilling (Philippines)

first_imgOtto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provides the following update on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in SC14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development approved in 2012.During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) on 14 August 2013 to 0600 hours (AWST) on 21 August 2013, drilled the G-6H 8½”  hole section to 3,958 metres through the Galoc reservoir  interval. The well intersected a 260m section of very high quality reservoir which was at the high end of prognosed outcomes.The well subsequently drilled through poorer sections of formation and the decision was made to TD the well early to ensure successful completion across the high quality reservoir. The 5½” completion liner has now been run over the high quality reservoir section.The well is currently being suspended prior to running the upper completion and well clean-up flow.The forward plan is to move the rig to the G-5H well and drill the 8½” hole horizontally for approximately 2,400 metres through the reservoir interval prior to running the completion liner and assembly.Location and Proposed DepthThe Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 290 metres of water approximately 65km North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 MMbbls of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Hercules construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013last_img read more

Third Earthquake Rattles Jamaica

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica was rattled by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck 114 kilometres north, northwest of the Hanover parish capital Lucea, Wednesday morning according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).The temblor had a depth of 10 km and was felt in the western end of the island, including downtown Montego Bay.It was the second aftershock to rattle parts of the island following Tuesday’s big 7.7 quake that was felt far beyond the country’s shores. The USGS reported Tuesday that a second earthquake hit near Jamaica. The 4.7 quake struck at 2.39 pm and was located at 124km northwest of Lucea.This was minutes after the powerful 7.7 temblor sent Jamaicans rushing from buildings. That quake struck at 2.10 pm and was located 125 km north, northwest of Lucea.The quake was felt in most of the 14 parishes and as far away as Miami, Florida. It was also felt in The Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Haiti and Honduras.Experts have said that aftershocks usually follow a big quake.last_img read more

Jeffries and Joyce to speak at BRIS Trust Q&A

first_imgTaking place at Southmead RFC on Wednesday, November 14th (7.30pm start) the Academy graduate duo will talk about their early rugby career via the Academy and their subsequent breakthrough into the first team.Entrance will be free but we ask that you all take part in a raffle so that the BRIS Trust can raise valuable funds to enable them to support promising young players. The full address is:Southmead RFC Greenway centreDoncaster Road SouthmeadBristol BS10 5PYFor more information about the BRIS Trust, click here.last_img read more

Players’ union says completion of current season must be priority

first_img(Reuters) – The global players’ union FIFPRO has said the completion of the current season must be the priority when football is finally able to resume following the coronavirus outbreak. The sport is at a standstill around the world, with domestic leagues halted and the Euro 2020 and Copa America tournaments pushed back until next year, and it is not clear when the game will be able to resume.FIFPRO General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said failing to complete the current season was not an option at the moment.“Everyone in football will lose out if that happens,” he told reporters in a conference call. “I don’t think it’s responsible to make that consideration at the moment. “If we have any chance of finishing the season, we have to do so because the impact for players and everyone else in the game will be great if we don’t.” There have been some suggestions that the current season could extend to August or September, with the subsequent campaign beginning later. However, some clubs have indicated that the current season should be scrapped.Baer-Hoffmann said FIFPRO had seen both good and bad responses to the crisis.“There is a club in Serbia which voluntarily pre-paid all salaries until June and they have reached a collective agreement in Costa Rica over the payment of wages,” he said. But Baer-Hoffmann added that there had also been cases of clubs using the crisis as an excuse to terminate contracts early, sack players or declare bankruptcy simply as an instrument for not paying bills and wages.He praised players at Juventus and Barcelona who had agreed to take pay cuts, saying it was a “strong signal that should be commended”, but added that the example should not be used to pressure those at smaller clubs.“We had clubs from Indonesia using that to justify wage cuts,” he said. “It is very important to take into account the vastly different economic circumstances, even the lowest clubs in Serie A are very different to Juventus.” “We can only appeal to common sense that those measures taken by the elite clubs and players cannot just be transferred downwards.“We have people literally on between 300 and 1,000 euros ($330 and $1,100) a month, for them to consider a pay cut is a different story.”While football has stopped almost everywhere, it is still being played in Belarus, which Baer-Hoffmann said was “difficult to comprehend. “We’ve been contacted by players who are concerned — common sense tells you they have to apply the same cautionary measures as everywhere else,” he said.last_img read more