Qatar to boost gas production from giant offshore field

first_imgQatar is set to boost its LNG production from 77 million to 100 million tons per year with the new volumes from its giant North Field, located in the Persian Gulf.Qatar Petroleum on Tuesday sad it would double the size of the new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field, which Qatar Petroleum had announced last April.This will increase the North Field’s production of natural gas, condensate and other associated products by one million barrels of oil equivalent per day.Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said: “Last April, we announced our intention to develop a new gas project in the southern sector of the North Field that can be targeted for export. With the conclusion of further technical studies, we have decided that the best option would be to double the size of the project to 4 billion cubic feet of gas per day, which constitutes a 20% increase from the current North Field production rate, or about 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day.”He added: “After further assessment, we have decided that the best way to develop this huge project is by dedicating it to the production and export of liquefied natural gas, thereby increasing the production capacity of the State of Qatar from 77 million tons to 100 million tons per year, which means a 30% production increase. This project will strengthen our position as the world’s largest LNG producer and exporter in line with Qatar Petroleum’s strategic growth plan and objectives of becoming one of the best national oil & gas companies in the world, with roots in Qatar and a strong international presence.”“Once completed, within 5-7 years from now, this project will raise the production of the State of Qatar to about 6 million barrels of oil equivalent per day,” the President & CEO of Qatar Petroleum said.The North Field, considered to be one of the largest gas fields in the world, is located in the Persian Gulf, and is shared between Qatar and Iran. Iran’s part of the field is known as South Pars gas field.According to undated info found on Qatar’s RasGas’ website, the North Field is the largest non-associated natural gas field in the world,  with recoverable reserves of more than 900 trillion standard cubic feet or around ten percent of the world’s known reserves.last_img read more

ClearWELL gets new managing director

first_imgFlow assurance and production optimization specialist, ClearWELL Oilfield Solutions, has appointed a new managing director of the company.ClearWELL said on Tuesday that the appointment of Alasdair Fergusson was made to increase the company’s international footprint.Fergusson has more than 25 years of oilfield management and marketing experience having worked for major service companies in Europe and the Middle East. Most recently, he held the Paris-based position of business manager Europe and Africa, production technologies at Schlumberger’s M-I SWACO, where he led and grew business capability in new markets.Before joining Schlumberger, Fergusson was the director of eastern hemisphere engineered chemistry department at Weatherford, based in the UAE, where the team delivered its largest-ever contract win. This was preceded by a ten-year stint at Baker Hughes.The appointment follows FrontRow Energy Technology Group Limited’s recent acquisition of 50% of ClearWELL from previous owner MSL Oilfield Services, which retains the remaining 50%.Fergusson said: “I am delighted to be appointed to lead ClearWELL at such an exciting time for the business. ClearWELL offers a step-change in treatment cost for a huge number of wells world-wide, and we now have a business totally focused on delivering this technology.“World oil production is at an all-time high, and we produce seven times as much water from these wells as oil, so the demand for cost-effective handling of the scaling problems in that water is huge.“I’m very much looking forward to working with the FrontRow team and benefitting from the experience that MSL bring.”FrontRow CEO Stuart Ferguson said: “Alasdair’s appointment is a significant boost not only to ClearWELL, but also to the wider FrontRow group. The results he has achieved throughout his career to date are impressive, and the experience he brings to our team will be extremely valuable moving forward.“Alasdair is the first appointment for ClearWELL post-acquisition, however, we expect to see staff numbers continue to increase as the company fulfills its high-growth potential and deploys more units in the field. We have set ambitious targets, and are confident these targets will be met under Alasdair’s leadership.”Martin Clark, managing director at MSL Oilfield Services, added: “Alasdair’s experience in the oilfield industry, combined with his motivation and drive, makes him the ideal candidate to lead ClearWELL successfully.”last_img read more

Kiwis Say Parenting the Key Factor on TV3’s The Vote

first_imgThe Vote Media Release 20 June 2013Child poverty has become a major issue for New Zealanders, but are are our kids suffering because of a lack of money or a lack of good parenting?Tonight Kiwis voted Yes to the moot ‘Our kids: The problem’s not poverty, it’s parenting’ during national debate programme The Vote, which screened tonight on TV3.Guyon Espiner and the Affirmative team were declared the winners of the debate at the end of the hour-long show with the votes tallied at 63% YES, 37% NO.Tonight Guyon led a team arguing the problem is parents, not poverty.  He was joined by Conservative Party CEO and former Families Commissioner Christine Rankin, Family First National Director Bob McCoskrie and Destiny Church co-founder Hannah Tamaki.Duncan Garner headed a team arguing the problem is poverty, rather than parenting, with author and ex-prison manager Celia Lashlie, Commissioner for Children Dr Russell Wills and Mana Party leader Hone Harawira.The arguments for:• As a community we have to support families. I think we should be assessing how they’re getting their entitlement they’re entitled to and where is that money going because the problem is, for some families, the money comes straight in, it maybe goes to the relatives in the islands, it maybe goes to the loan shark, it maybe goes to the pokie machines, it maybe goes to whatever, but it’s not been prioritised and I think job description 101 for parents is a roof, shelter for your kids and food for your kids. – Bob McCoskrie• I was raised in a single parent home and proudly to say by a man not a woman. My mother was a runaway mum; she only raised one of her 11 children. I know child abuse, I know lots of things but I had the most amazing father. I did not believe for one minute that I would not be a good mother. I actually think I’m a sensational mother and I’m an amazing grandmother to ten grandchildren.  –  Hannah Tamaki• [Feeding children a bowl of cornflakes for breakfast costs] something like 37 cents per serve.  And you know it is pathetic to say that families can’t do that. If their children are their first priority, they’re going to spend that 37 cents a day and put that food in their belly. – Christine Rankin• I’d like to say that there are so many wonderful parents who have money and there amazing amount of parents who don’t have money. It’s about the love that you put into your children.  –  Hannah Tamaki• Well why not help families budget? Instead of giving them fish, teach them how to fish. – Bob McCoskriehttp://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1306/S00254/is-the-big-problem-facing-kiwi-kids-poverty-or-parenting.htmlast_img read more

Killer Clown Trial Moved to 2021

first_imgThe woman who is accused of dressing up as a clown and killing the wife of the man she eventually married will not learn her fate until next year.The trial for Sheila Keen-Warren was scheduled to start this week. With the coronavirus pandemic halting jury trials, a judge decided on Thursday to move her trial to April 9, 2021.Keen-Warren is accused of killing Marlene Warren in Wellington back in 1990.The case went cold for decades until the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reopened it in 2014.Authorities arrested Keen-Warren in Virginia three years ago, after a DNA analysis connected her to the killing.Attorneys told the judge they were not able to conduct depositions, and their trial preparation stopped due to the virus.In May 1990, Marlene Warren answered her front door at her home at the Aero Club, when she was shot and killed by someone dressed as a clown and holding flowers.Keen-Warren married the victim’s husband, Michael Warren, in 2002 and moved to Virginia. Michael Warren has not been charged.Jury trials throughout the state remain hold at least through early July. A trial moratorium extension of at least another two months is anticipated in South Florida.“We’re going to socially distance in the fall,” Judge Joseph Marx said at Thursday’s hearing. “I can’t squeeze 14 jurors back in my jury room during the pendency of the case, or 12 jurors when they’re deliberating. So what do we do?”In addition, closing the courtroom for deliberations could also bring logistical issues, Judge Marx said.“I’m certainly hoping by March, we’ll be back to running as normal,” he added.Prosecutors already dropped their plans to pursue the death penalty for Keen-Warren, which means that her April 2021 trial should take less than three weeks.last_img read more

Cricket News Michael Vaughan savagely trolled after criticizing India’s collapse of 92 in Hamilton

first_imgIndia have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series and they will be aiming to bounce back with a win in the final ODI which will be played on Sunday at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Rohit Sharma’s side will be aiming to recover after the disaster in Hamilton and they will be hoping MS Dhoni, who was not fit for the Bay Oval ODI and the fourth ODI is back for the final match and for the three-match series. New Delhi: The Indian cricket team suffered embarrassment in the Hamilton ODI against New Zealand as they were bundled out for 92. Trent Boult’s spectacular haul of 5/21 in 10 overs reduced India to their seventh-lowest total in ODIs and their lowest-ever in New Zealand. Kane Williamson’s side secured a confidence-boosting win as they won the match by eight wickets. Michael Vaughan, the former England skipper, took a cheeky ‘dig’ at the Indian cricket team on their collapse on his official Twitter handle. However, he mistimed his tweet and that resulted in some savage trolling from the Indian cricket fans, who pointed out on England’s own misfortune in the Barbados Test against West Indies.Before India’s collapse in the Hamilton ODI, England suffered an even more embarrassing fate during the Barbados Test against West Indies. Joe Root’s side were bowled out for 77, the third-time that they were bowled out for under 100 in the West Indies and in the second innings, Roston Chase, a part-time offspinner took 8/60 as West Indies defeated England by a record margin of 381 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Fans took to social media to criticize Vaughan’s ‘short-term memory loss’. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Atleast we won something what did you win without Smith warner? Even lost tri series with pak and zimbabwe 😂😂😉— MR T20 (@LoveIndia101) January 31, 2019 highlights On the other hand, England is in trouble in the second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua. Kemar Roach picked up 4/30 and he was given good assistance from Shannon Gabriel (3/45) and Alzarri Joseph (2/38) as England was bowled out for 187. On a lively pitch, the West Indies bowlers delivered and they have put Jason Holder’s side on top. Moeen Ali (60) and Jonny Bairstow (52) were the only England batsmen to score fifties while Ben Foakes chipped in with 35. The rest of the seven batsmen contributed just 39 runs. At stumps on day 1, West Indies had reached 31/0. West Indies bowled England out for 77 in Barbados Test.England were bundled out for under 100 in a Test for the third time in West Indies.India’s 92 was their lowest ODI score in New Zealand.last_img read more

Go for More Goals, NB Plc Charges Super Eagles after Win…

first_img“One down, six more to go”, that was the immediate reaction of the Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emmanuel Oriakhi, the brewers of Star Lager beer, the official partner of the Super Eagles and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the moment Nigeria recorded a hard-won victory over Burundi who put up stiff resistance in the opening Group B match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The Super Eagles who are returning to the continental showpiece after missing back-to-back editions secured all three points against the hard-fighting Burundi national team on Saturday courtesy of a well-taken goal scored by Odion Ighalo.While commending the Eagles for not letting down their numerous fans across the world with their winning start at the Continental show piece, the Marketing Director for Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Emmanuel Oriakhi has urged the team to take the matches one after the other and that winning the championship next month should be the ultimate goal. “We should break new ground by winning for the fourth time”, he said, saying that Star Lager beer is solidly behind the Super Eagles.“The win in the opening match no doubt as brought shining moments to Nigerians and we expect the team to go all out in the remaining group phase games.” Oriakhi stated after the Saturday night encounter.The Super Eagles are presently top in Group B having secured maximum points in their opening game while Guinea and Madagascar are behind with one point each having played out a 2-2 draw also on Saturday.“The team has seven matches leading to the winning of the competition. They have won one and are leading the group. Two more matches at the group stage and one in the Round of 16 puts the team within medal range if they scale the quarter finals hurdle”, Oriakhi, the marketing director of the biggest brand supporter of the Super Eagles.Meanwhile passionate fans at various locations across the country also had a taste of the Star Lager shining moments following the Super Eagles win in Alexandria on Saturday night, as they were treated to premium entertainment. The lone strike by Ighalo literarily summarized a wonderful nite of the Shine On Naija Campaign of Star Lager beer in its television commercial that was unveiled last Friday.Star Lager beer recognizes that behind the passion associated with the game of football, is the greatness and victory that is not only up to the players on the field. It is about the millions of fans united by passion and pride that sparks and ignites winning moments.“We (Star Lager) want to celebrate the passion and pride of the fans as the true power behind the winning moments of the Super Eagles as they attempt to win the biggest continental football glory again,” Oriakhi remarked.After the match on Saturday, many fans were rewarded with wonderful gift items in a raffle draw that was held after the match. Prominent dance groups also entertained the fans at the various Star Fan Parks across the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Joshua Admits Extent of Title Loss to Andy Ruiz

first_imgAnthony Joshua has finally admitted he had to ‘grieve’ after losing his heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz in a shock loss in June.He handed over his WBO, IBF and WBA and IBO belts to the Mexican after defeat in the seventh round having been knocked down four times.The pair will fight once again in Saudi Arabia on December 7, and Joshua insisted the first loss of his career was just a ‘blip’. According to UK’s Daily Mail, Joshua said: ‘I think I had to grieve and ask myself all the questions you would expect. ‘People say ‘you lost’, I call it a blip.‘I can’t wait to get in there and fight him. Every time I have fought a champion I have risen to the occasion.’Joshua also revealed he could change his approach in order to be more proactive at the start of fights.‘I need to start taking this approach to my fights where I’m a bit more lively.‘I know I’m capable of it. There is too much at stake.‘If I go in there where I’m switched on, a time like the Ruiz fight where I am so relaxed, that might be the difference.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshualast_img read more

AF Confederation Cup: Ubah Urges Anambra Warriors to Beat Al-Masry

first_imgAccording to him, “If they can come to our home and play under our hot weather condition, we can also play in their cold region and defeat them. Everybody knows that from the first leg, you are a better side and we expect you to beat them here.”Ubah went on to remind the team that he denied himself luxury just to be with them in Cairo, challenging them to ensure a win in today’s match.“I have denied myself all luxury just to be with you people, I am here to turbocharge you guys to glory so go and do us proud by defeating Al-Masry at Ismaila.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anayo OkolieDr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has urged his club FC Ifeanyi Ubah to beat their opponent Al-Masry Sc in their second leg CAF Confederation Cup match taking place today.Ubah, in a statement made available by his Special Adviser on Media, challenged the team to repeat their dominance over Al-Masry Sc even in their home like they did during their first leg at FC Ifeanyi Ubah Stadium Nnewi/Ozubulu in Anambra State, Nigeria.last_img read more

African Origin CEO adjudged 2013 Travel and Sports Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer of African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism, Samson Deen has been  named the Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his excellent service at the annual Ghana Entrepreneurs Awards held at the State Banquet Hall in Accra.The awards instituted four years ago is to recognize, celebrate and reward individuals and groups making real change in Ghanaian society through enterpriseAfrican Origin has been a leading hospitality service provider in Ghana with specialty in sports tourism.On the evening of the awards, the citation for the Young Entrepreneur award read; “African Origin Travel and Sports Tourism now a household name in Ghana and international sports tourism circles within its short existence has chalked a number of successes,”The firm has been responsible for the transportation and accommodation of Ghanaian officials and fans for major sporting events including the FIFA World Cup, Olympic Games and the Africa Cup of Nations since its inception in 2003.last_img read more

NBA wrap: Dwyane Wade’s wild buzzer-beater stuns Warriors

first_imgThe remainder of Dwyane Wade’s career can be measured in a matter of weeks, but the veteran showed Wednesday he can still do amazing things.Wade hit an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Heat a 126-125 upset over the visiting Warriors. He had to pump fake to get the shot off, had his shot blocked, recovered the ball, and had the presence of mind to step back behind the arc, where he fired up the game winner off one foot. HighlightsThe Vince Carter of 2010 would have posterized someone with a monster slam here, but this gravity-defying shot is still a thing of beauty.VINCE HANGS & FINISHES! 😱📱💻: https://t.co/NvMjiVFV6V pic.twitter.com/cECFC3Ap5x— NBA (@NBA) February 28, 2019Trae Young’s perfect alley-oop finds John Collins for a reverse dunk.That’s an @ATLHawks REVERSE OOP! #AllEyesNorth 108#TrueToAtlanta 104WATCH on NBALP: https://t.co/yTkITWsvb6 pic.twitter.com/irkTA459EI— NBA (@NBA) February 28, 2019What’s Next? 76ers (39-22) at Thunder (38-22) 8 p.m. ET — Philadelphia star Joel Embiid will sit out his fourth straight game with tendinitis in his left knee, and his backup, Boban Marjanovic, injured his knee Monday and will not play. New acquisition Tobias Harris has stepped it up recently, averaging 24.3 points in his last four games while shooting 59 percent from the field. Still, the 76ers are big underdogs against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder in Oklahoma City. “I wondered when Kobe hit that game winner on me … I said, ‘How is that possible?'” Wade told Fox Sports. “Thank you for showing me the way — ‘Mamba’ mentality.”The 37-year-old Wade had a great game beyond that shot, coming off the bench to score 25 (he hit five of his eight 3-point attempts) and pulling down seven rebounds. Goran Dragic led the way for Miami with 27. Klay Thompson (36 points), Kevin Durant (29) and Stephen Curry (24) all had big nights for Golden State (43-18).The Heat (27-33) are now just a half-game out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It would be only fitting if Wade headed off into retirement with one final postseason appearance.Studs of the NightEric Bledsoe posted a triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for the Bucks in an overtime win against the Kings.Hawks guard Trae Young tallied 36 points and added 10 assists and eight rebounds in a 131-123 win over the Timberwolves.Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 and collected 18 rebounds in the loss to the Hawks.Damian Lillard scored 33 and had seven rebounds to key Portland’s 97-92 win over Boston.Hornets guard Kemba Walker had 35 points and five steals in Charlotte’s 118-113 loss to Houston.Duds of the NightThe Nets hit only eight of 35 3-point attempts, the difference in a 125-116 loss to the Wizards. Mike D’Antoni on James Harden’s recent shooting struggles: ‘That’s the least of my worries’center_img Marvin Bagley III injury update: Kings rookie’s knee sprain puts ‘cloud over our locker room’ It banked in. Wade did not call it — when you’re a 13-time All-Star, you don’t have to call anything.DWYANE WADE buries the #TissotBuzzerBeater for the @MiamiHEAT victory! #ThisIsYourTime #OneLastDance pic.twitter.com/wxAFaxNn6X— NBA (@NBA) February 28, 2019It’s Wade’s fifth career game-winning buzzer-beater, but first in almost 10 years. Yet afterward Wade brought up another shot from 10 years ago, Kobe Bryant’s banked 3-pointer over Wade that gave the Lakers a win over the Heat on Dec. 4, 2009. Related Newslast_img read more