3D Oil’s plan for seismic survey in Roebuck basin open for comment

first_imgThe environment plan for 3D Oil Limited’s Sauropod 3D marine seismic survey in Commonwealth waters of the Roebuck Basin, within exploration permit WA-527-P off Australia, is now open for public comment, according to Australia’s offshore regulator, NOPSEMA. 3D Oil submitted the plan to NOPSEMA on July 16, 2019. The purpose of the Sauropod 3D marine seismic survey is to collect high quality geophysical data about rock formations and structures beneath the seabed and assess potential for new oil and gas discoveries.The acquisition area comprises the area within which 3D seismic acquisition will be undertaken and covers approximately 3,500 km2. The acquisition area is surrounded by a larger operational area (approximately 6,000 km2), for the purpose of line turns, run-ins, run-outs, seismic testing and support activities.The operational area at its closest is approximately 120 km north of Eighty Mile Beach and 230 km west of Broome. The seismic survey will be undertaken in water depths between approximately 95 m to 172 m.The survey will involve a single seismic survey vessel towing a seismic source array with a total volume of 3,090 cubic inches (in3), at a water depth of approximately 5 – 10 m. The seismic source will use compressed air to emit regular pulses of sound that reflect off the seabed and underlying rock formations. The reflected sound wave will be received by up to 12 hydrophone streamers.Each streamer will be up to 7,000 m in length, spaced 75 m apart and towed at a depth of approximately 15 m. During the survey, the seismic survey vessel will travel at a speed of approximately 4.5 knots, discharging the seismic source approximately every 5 seconds.The survey vessel will typically acquire seismic data along a series of adjacent and parallel lines in a “racetrack” pattern. When the vessel completes the line, it will turn again to follow another line offset approximately 450 m from the first. This pattern is repeated until the required coverage is completed.The Sauropod 3D MSS will take a maximum of 60 days to acquire, and will be undertaken within the acquisition window of January to April 2020, or January to April 2021. The precise timing of the survey is subject to vessel availability, weather conditions and other operational considerations, and will take into account the seasonality of environmental sensitivities, where practicable.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.last_img read more

Time running out for voter registration

first_imgIndianapolis, In.— Citizens can register to vote online by texting ‘Indiana’ to 2VOTE (28683), or by visiting IndianaVoters.com, and can submit an application to register in person at their local county clerk’s office.The Indiana Voters app also allows Hoosiers to confirm their voter registration, look up their polling place, get driving directions to their polling location, find out who’s on their ballot, track their absentee ballot application or provisional ballot information and contact local election officials.In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must:be a citizen of the United States,be at least 18 years old by Election Day,have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election; andnot currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.“I encourage all Hoosiers to make it to the polls this November,” said Secretary Lawson. “Voting is a precious right for Americans – it’s how you can ensure your voice is heard in government. Registering only takes a few minutes and can be done online at any time.”Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE.last_img read more

All on for Rory

first_img Kaymer was five clear of the field when he signed his card but saw his lead trimmed to a single shot by rising star Jordan Spieth, the American world number seven the only player in the field without a single bogey in the first 36 holes. The 20-year-old added a flawless 66 to his opening 67 as he looks to win golf’s so-called ‘fifth major’ just a month after almost becoming the youngest Masters champion in history. Spieth only turned professional in December 2012 and was a 19-year-old special temporary member on the PGA Tour when he won the John Deere Classic last July, the youngest winner on Tour since 1931. But he held a two-shot lead after seven holes of the final round on his debut at Augusta before finishing joint second behind Bubba Watson. Kaymer, who won the US PGA Championship in August 2010 and became world number one the following February for eight weeks, said: “I was very happy the way I played golf the last four or five weeks, so the next step is just putting yourself in contention, hopefully win. “If not, it’s okay, but as long as you put yourself in contention for the next few weeks, especially now we’re coming up to the US Open and British Open.” Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia were all six shots off the lead after adding rounds of 71 to their opening 67s, with England’s Brian Davis a shot behind after a 67. Adam Scott endured a long wait before discovering his latest bid to become world number one remained alive, the Australian rebounding from his opening 77 – which featured double bogeys on the 17th and 18th – to return a 67 with three birdies in his last four holes. Scott, who could have overtaken the absent defending champion Tiger Woods by simply staying at home, needs at least a top-16 finish and eventually discovered he had made the cut with nothing to spare. “I don’t think I played that much better than yesterday to be honest,” said Scott, who revealed he married his long-term girlfriend Marie Kojzar in a small ceremony in the Bahamas last month. Henrik Stenson, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar are also able to overhaul Woods depending on their results, with Stenson needing a top-six finish, Watson to finish alone in second and Kuchar requiring a victory. European number one Stenson and two-time Masters champion Watson were three under, with Kuchar two under after a second consecutive 71. Press Association Rory McIlroy has his work cut out to catch Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer despite a brilliant finish to his second round in the £6million Players Championship on Friday.center_img McIlroy looked destined for a fourth missed cut in five appearances at Sawgrass when he covered the front nine in 42, but the former world number one birdied the 12th, 13th, 16th and 18th to make the halfway cut on the mark of level par. However, the 25-year-old’s 74 left him 12 shots behind Kaymer after the 29-year-old German added a 69 to his course record-equalling 63 in the opening round. last_img read more

Trenton’s Shelton triumphs twice again at Angell Open

first_imgTRENTON — Trenton native Elvi Shelton brought home a pair of titles for the second year in a row Sunday when she won ladies’ open singles and mixed doubles tennis events at the Angell Open in Portland.Shelton, who also coaches the Mount Desert Island girls’ tennis team, won the singles title by beating Rosemary Campanella of Wells 6-3, 6-0 in the women’s final. In mixed doubles, she earned a 6-2, 6-3 final win.Elsewhere, Eliot Potvin of Hampden became a three-time men’s open singles winner by coming back from an early deficit for a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win in the final. He also teamed up with Lance Cohen of Orlando, Fla., to win the men’s open doubles crown.In the men’s 45-plus division, Rogier Henny of Portland defeated Brian Mavor of Windham 6-3, 6-2 to earn the championship win. Ron Chicoine of Brunswick defended his title in the 55-plus division with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 triumph over Tom Gross of Portland.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe tournament, which started Friday and ended Sunday, is held annually in memory of the late Chris Angell. Angell, a Brooklin native, was the top-ranked player in the state of Maine for a stretch in 2010 and 2011Funds from the tournament helped to raise money for research, advocacy and support for individuals suffering from serious mental illnesses.last_img read more

Football News Julen Lopetegui to replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid after World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: Spanish giants Real Madrid have confirmed that current Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will become their new manager after the FIFA World Cup.A club statement read: “Julen Lopetegui will be the coach of Real Madrid after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “Real Madrid CF announces that Julen Lopetegui will coach the first team for the next three seasons. “Julen Lopetegui will join the club after the participation of the Spanish team in the World Cup, after two years leading the national team.”MORE TO FOLLOW For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img

Mahmudullah fifty guides Bangladesh to tri-series final

first_imgCHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH (AFP) – Mahmudullah struck a quick-fire half-century as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 39 runs to qualify for the final of their Twenty20 tri-series in Chittagong yesterday.The hosts will face Afghanistan in the final on Tuesday in Dhaka, while Zimbabwe will finish their campaign against the same opponents on Friday.Riding on Mahmudullah’s 62 off 41 balls, Bangladesh posted 175-7 – the side’s highest total against Zimbabwe in Twenty20s – before pacer Shafiul Islam and debutant leg-spinner Aminul Islam shared five wickets to bowl out Zimbabwe for 136.Shafiul, playing his first Twenty20 international in nearly two years, claimed 3-36 while teenager Aminul also impressed, taking 2-18.Mustafizur Rahman also took two wickets in the final over to finish with 2-38 as Bangladesh condemned Zimbabwe to their third consecutive defeat in the tournament, ending their chances of playing in the final.Bangladesh took the upper hand in the game when Mohammad Saifuddin and Shakib Al Hasan struck in the first two overs before Shafiul reduced Zimbabwe to 8-3.Zimbabwe soon slumped to 66-7, a position from where they never recovered despite some late blows by Richmond Mutumbami and Kyle Jarvis.Mutumbami hit 54 off 32 balls, his maiden Twenty20 international fifty, with four fours and three sixes, while Jarvis added 27 off 20 balls, but they could never put Bangladesh under pressure.Mahmudullah earlier led Bangladesh’s batting charge with his fourth Twenty20 international fifty, which featured one four and five sixes.Sent into bat first, opener Liton Das made 38 off 22 and put on 49 runs with debutant Najmul Hossain to give Bangladesh a positive start.Neville Madziva took a stunning catch off Chris Mpofu at short third man to end Liton’s innings and Bangladesh were soon 65-3.Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim (32) added 78 for the fourth wicket to set up a possible score of close to 200 runs but Zimbabwe halted Bangladesh’s progress with late strikes.“We started well with the bat but couldn’t finish the innings the way we wanted. That’s an area we can improve. Bowlers backed it up brilliantly,” said Bangladesh skipper Shakib.Jarvis, who claimed 3-32, removed Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain in consecutive deliveries in the final over to create a chance of a hat-trick.Mohammad Saifuddin hit six runs off the final two balls to ensure Bangladesh posted a strong total.Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza lamented his side’s batting in the first 10 overs.“If you lose half your side within 10 overs, you’re always behind the game,” he said.last_img read more

International expansion on the horizon for Yorkshire powerhouse Sky Betting & Gaming

first_img EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Filing its 2016/17 corporate accounts, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has detailed a ‘landmark year’ for its operations as group revenues surpassed the + £500 million revenue mark (FY 2015/16: 380 million).The Leeds-based operator claims to be the fastest growing online gambling firm, having increased its customer base to 2.6 million (2015/16: 1.9 million).Closing its 2016/17 year-end accounts, SB&G governance would declare corporate profits of £146 million, representing a 38% increase on corresponding 2015/16’s £105 million.SB&G’s rapid growth has seen the betting group recognised, as one of Yorkshire’s top technology firms. Emphasising in-house technology development, in 2017 SB&G has undertaken a significant recruitment drive for its Leeds headquarters and Sheffield tech-support hub.The accelerated growth of SB&G will please private equity firm CVC Capital, who in 2015 acquired the online gambling firm from UK broadcaster Sky Media for a total consideration of £800 million.Having established itself as a leading player within the saturated UK online betting market, SB&G is preparing to scale up its international presence, with the company having initially launched it services for the Italian and German betting markets this 2017.Further to building its technology competencies and expanding internationally, Sky Betting & Gaming Chief Executive Richard Flint has reaffirmed that social responsibility will continue to be a the forefront of its business operations, stating that his company seeks transparency between its services and customer engagement.Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming, commented: “The business performed very well in 2016/17, with further investments in product, technology and brand delivering strong financial results. During the year, we invested in people and technology in our Yorkshire base, with a 40% increase in headcount, helping us to cement our position as the UK’s most popular online betting brand.”“We delivered innovative and market-leading products during the year, including an in-app RequestABet builder, real time promotions, crowd boosted accumulators, and personalised programmatic marketing. Protecting customers from harm, and providing a safe betting and gaming environment is critical to our success, and we continue to invest in more people and better processes to identify and protect vulnerable customers.” BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Share Submitlast_img read more

Football weighs up ‘untapped potential’ of VAR advertising

first_img Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Submit The Financial Times has reported that a number of football governing bodies are exploring the potential of advertising/sponsoring ‘video assistant referee (VAR)’ match breaks.World football governing body, FIFA, is reported to have been approached by advertising companies seeking to sponsor ‘VAR breaks’, during last summer’s Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.The opportunity to advertise to football audiences during live and unscripted intermission will be valued as lucrative inventory by football stakeholders.In its report, the FT details that FIFA views advertising on VAR breaks as an ‘untapped opportunity’, which could generate football leagues millions in extra revenues, adding additional advertising opportunities during live match broadcasts.The sponsoring of ‘match breaks’ during refereeing decisions, has become a common practice in sports such as cricket, rugby and American football, where video refereeing has been in place for a number of years.Nevertheless, VAR remains a controversial subject matter for football leagues who will be forced to implement the technology, as fans, players and management have detailed frustrations with regards to VAR decisions, its implementation during football matches, and time taken to review events.VAR will be introduced to English football from the beginning of 2019/2020 season, with the English Premier League (EPL) enforcing the technology across its match days.At present, EPL governance maintains that it is too early to commercialise VAR breaks, as its potential remains unknown. StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

Salvation Army Still in need of Donations for Fundraiser

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Salvation Army is seeing brighter days thanks to donations from one organization. The Alpena Exchange Club raised over $2,000 for the Red Kettle Christmas Fundraiser.The Salvation Army is still trying to reach its $170,000 goal. Exchange member, Gary Rondeau delivered another check for $500 to the help the non-profit continue to work on that campaign for the month of January.If you would like to help the Salvation Army continue to reach their goal contact Captain Amy Cedervall at 989–358–2769.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Hess Sworn in as City Councilwoman, Johnson Becomes Mayor Pro TemNext New Years Baby Finally Arrives in Alpena: Stella Mae Janislast_img read more