Russian section of Turkstream completed. Work in Turkish waters starts
The Russian section of Turkstream, a pipeline that will carry Russian gas to Turkey via the Black Sea, has been completed, and the construction in the Turkish waters has begun.According to Gazprom, the first pipeline of the Turkstream project entered the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Saturday, November 2017.Turkstream will consist of two offshore pipelines, both with a capacity to transport up to 15.75 billion cubic meters (BCM) of natural gas per year (31.5 BCM in total)Allseas-owned Pioneering Spirit, world’s largest pipelay and construction vessel, marked the occasion of entering into Turkish waters by laying down on the seabed the section of the pipeline with Russian and Turkish flags, symbolizing the crossing of the EEZ border between the two countries.“The border crossing also marks the completion of construction of the two offshore lines within the Russian EEZ. In total 448 kilometers of the pipeline were laid down, equally divided over the two lines. Construction of nearly 25% of the offshore pipeline section has been realized in less than 6 months. This is in line with the planned construction schedule,” Gazprom said.Gazprom has also shared that the average speed of pipelaying by Pioneering Spirit is more than of 4 kilometers per day, with a record set by the Allseas crew on November 1, 2017 by constructing 5.15 kilometers of Turkstream pipeline in one day.The offshore section will run approximately 930 kilometers through the Black Sea, from the Russian city of Anapa to the Turkish town of Kiyiköy.Gas transported via the first pipeline is destined for the Turkish market. The other pipeline will be directed towards the Turkish-European border. First gas is expected to flow through Turkstream in December 2019.
OceanTools Expands Its Team
OceanTools has welcomed Brian Hector and Diane Smith, both formerly part of Teledyne Bowtech, to its team. Their roles are to assist in the development and expansion of the OceanTools camera and lighting range.The company is looking to create a range of industry leading cameras (including IP and GigE) and lights, which will include the development of Ethernet controlled LED lights.Brian is the new technical sales manager and will be involved in developing the new product range, along with working with the customers to ensure the continuous development of the current and new products.Brian Hector said, “I am very excited to be part of the OceanTools team and to be part of their very ambitious future plans and, of course, to be working with Diane again. I have known OceanTools for many years and have always been impressed with their world leading underwater technologies. Their strong company focus on technology and very capable engineering team who have many years’ experience designing underwater products were the among the main reasons I’m excited to be part of the team. This coupled to my experience in subsea cameras and lights puts us in an enviable position to be able to deliver leading solutions to our customers. Even after 25 years new technologies in this arena still excite me and working for a small technology company again will ensure we can develop these technologies in a timely manner to add real value to our customers.”In addition, Diane has been appointed to the role of product line manager (Camera Systems) and will be responsible for everything from the sales & marketing through to the production of the new product range.Diane Smith said, “It’s great to be involved right at the beginning of the development of the cameras and lighting range. I’ve gained a wealth of experience in this area over my 22 years with Bowtech and I am really looking forward to putting all that knowledge to use to help develop a very successful and innovative product range.”Kevin Parker, managing director of OceanTools added, “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Brian and Diane onboard. Our plans are very ambitious: our intention is to develop a fabulous range of world-beating cameras, lights and associated products and to become the de-facto global standard for such products.”
New Chief Operating Officer for AGR’s UK and Africa Business
AGR has appointed Andrew Stannard to lead its business unit in the UK and Africa and will become a member of the company’s global management team.Stannard succeeds long term region manager Ian Burdis who will continue as EVP of the UK & Africa region with the main responsibility for the leadership of existing alliance projects and the building of future consortium and integrated assignments.Svein Sollund, CEO at AGR says, “I’m very pleased that Andrew has decided to join our international team, bringing with him his excellent leadership skills and over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. I am confident he and Ian will successfully build our business to meet the growing market demand and at the same time develop new commercial models adding value to our clients’ projects.”Commenting on his appointment, Stannard said, “I look forward to leading AGR’s highly experienced teams and daily business in its next phase of development.”Ian Burdis comments, “It has become clear through our recent strategy development process that contractor collaboration to deliver integrated development and P&A projects is an increasingly important feature in the industry going forward and one which requires a dedicated resource to develop. I am excited by the opportunity to focus on the creation of alliance and consortium business models for AGR.”
Tamarind’s New Zealand subsidiary goes into voluntary administration
The New Zealand subsidiary of Malaysia’s energy company Tamarind Resources has gone into voluntary administration due to an “unsustainable financial position.”Illustration; Image: TamarindTamarind said on Tuesday that Jason Kardachi and Mitchell Mansfield of Borrelli Walsh were appointed as administrators of Tamarind Taranaki on Monday, November 11.“The appointment of the administrators is as a result of a number of commercial factors including a deterioration in oil price amongst others affecting the performance of the company, which has contributed to the company’s current financial position being unsustainable absent a restructuring,” Tamarind stated.According to the company, the administrators will be directly controlling the assets, operations, books, and records of Tamarind Taranaki during the administration period.The purpose of the voluntary administration is to seek to maximize the prospects of the company continuing its business or if this is not possible, to achieve a better return for creditors than would result from an immediate liquidation.The effect of the appointment of administrators is to place a moratorium on the payment of creditors up to the date of appointment.The administrators will propose to creditors a deed of company arrangement (DOCA), which will be voted on by all creditors. The proposed DOCA will set out a detailed plan for the repayment of outstanding creditors to the extent this is supportable by available funding and the continuing business of the company.Tamarind in October terminated a contract for the BW Offshore-owned FPSO Umuroa, operating at its Tui field in New Zealand.The vessel owner said it would seek to recover all outstanding hire from Tamarind Resources and its parent company under the provisions of the existing contracts.Also, it is worth reminding that Tamarind put a stop to its New Zealand offshore drilling plans at the Tui oil field in the Taranaki Basin after being unable to reach an agreement with offshore drilling contractor COSL in mid-September.Offshore Energy Today reached out to the administrators of Tamarind Taranaki to see how the administration would influence the drilling plans on the Tui field. We will edit the article with additional information if and when we receive a response.The Tui Area Oil Project constitutes three fields, Tui, Amokura, and Pateke, which started production on July 30, 2007, and produce from four horizontal wells flowing to the FPSO Umuroa. The oil is processed on the Umuroa before being exported via export tankers destined for refineries on Australia’s eastern seaboard. The FPSO has a storage capacity of 700,000 barrels of stabilized crude oil.The Tui area was previously operated by AWE until Tamarind took over operatorship in March 2017.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.
Brookville parking ordinance kicks in May 9, vouchers canceled
Brookville, In. — Our news gathering partners at the Franklin County Observer have confirmed the new parking ordinance will go into effect on Wednesday, May 9. The fine for a basic violation is $20, if paid within 10 days it can be reduced to $10, if not paid in 30 days it will double to $40. Fines can be mailed or paid in person at the administration building.Disputes can be made using the online with the clerk/treasurer or in writing.The town council has canceled a proposed parking voucher program. A copy of the ordinance is available for public viewing at the administration building.
Baumli, Bowers continue to add Bethany wins
Baumli picked up win number three this year. Peeler had a strong run finishing second in only his fourth race back and Sam Scott was third. The next race will be Aug. 22 with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on the ticket. Bowers has taken control of the IMCA Modified division locally as he chases the national championship, having won all but one feature at Bethany this year heading into the night. Bowers came out with the lead and went on to win with Carpenter in second and Dotson third. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods have proven to be a who’s who of feature winners this season at Bethany and Tim Eaton quickly moved into the lead on Saturday. Tim Stallbaumer worked the bottom while Eaton worked the top. They continued to battle for the lead as a handful of cars raced for third behind them. Austin Charles had restarted at the back but became one of those cars battling. One by one, Charles picked off cars on his way to the front of the pack. The checkered came out with Charles on the move, but running out of laps to have a shot. Eaton gave himself a great birthday present with the feature win. Stallbaumer was second with Charles third. BETHANY, Mo. (Aug. 1) – Steven Bowers Jr. and J.J. Baumli both continued their winning ways at historic Bethany Speedway Saturday evening. J.J. Baumli collected his third IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win at Bethany Speedway this season on Saturday night. (Photo by Judy Staley) At the start, Mike Dotson took the point and battled Nicholas Carpenter while Bowers started 10th and was working through the pack, bringing Shayne Bailey with him. Out of turn two, Bowers and Carpenter split Dotson high and low and ran three wide all the way down the backstretch and into three. Carson Masoner led early in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main, then Blake Peeler took the lead and tried to get away from everybody. Baumli drove to the outside and to the front as Peeler stayed on the bottom.
Batesville Lions Club announces tree give away, donation drive
Batesville, In. — The Batesville Lions Club will give away 200 trees Saturday, April 27 in the Schmidt’s Bakery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In celebration of Earth Day, club members are offering 100 Norway Spruce and 100 Hazelnut Trees, with a two tree limit.Residents are encouraged to donate usable eyeglasses for children in Mexico. Usable hearing aids can be donated for distribution to Indiana residents. Residents can also donate canes, crutches, wheelchairs, hospital equipment, small electronics, cell phones and groceries for the (Batesville Area Ministerial Association) BAMA-supported Food Pantry.For information about the event or the Batesville Lions Club call 812-934-2636 or 812-933-5667.
CAF 2021: Plateau United recruit six new players
RelatedPosts Court jails trader two years for stealing carrots worth N65,000 CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Plateau United FC of Jos say it has recruited six new experienced players ahead of the 2021 CAF Champions League.The General Manager of the club, Pius Henwan, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Jos. According to Henwan, the move was in line with the team’s preparations toward a successful outing in the 2021 soccer season.He assured the people of the state and the club’s teeming supporters that the 2017 champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League had targeted to reach the semi-final of the forthcoming league.He said: “We have put all machinery in place to ensure a successful outing in the 2021 CAF championship.“We have recruited six tested and experienced players to fortify the team, while seven old ones have been dropped and this is because their contract has expired.“Two more new players are expected to join the team before the commencement of sporting activities by the time we finalise arrangement with relevant authorities.” The general manager dismissed rumours that the team’s Head Coach, Abdu Maikaba, is eyeing Flying Eagles job.He explained that the Kano-born Tactician would stay put with Plateau United for the next two years to enable him to continue with the good work he was doing.He also assured that the State Government was making frantic efforts to refurbish the Rwang Pam township stadium to CAF standard to enable the team to play its matches at home.He appealed for more support to the team as it flied the nation’s flag in the forthcoming champions league, adding that the club was well positioned and ready to make good outings.Tags: 2021 CAF Champions League.cafGeneral Manager of the clubJOSPius Henwanplateau united fc
Northern Ireland run Chile close
Chile completed their World Cup preparations with victory over Northern Ireland after two late goals in Valparaiso. Press Association Brother Conor McLaughlin’s 20th-minute header, from Shane Ferguson’s tempting delivery, was destined for the net had Herrera not made a smart save. Oliver Norwood went direct in the 38th minute, whipping a shot to the near post where Herrera again scrambled the ball to safely. For all their territorial superiority, Fabian Orellana’s scuffed effort was the best Chile could do in response. As the hour mark approached, Jorge Valdivia saw what appeared to be a cross veer towards the top corner and thought he had scored until Carroll backtracked and clawed to safety. Moments later, Sanchez made his belated arrival and was almost gifted a bizarre winner when Conor McLaughlin’s clearance cannoned off him and needed a sprawling save from the alert Carroll. Valdivia should have scored moments earlier but headed against the post after Gary Medel’s flick left him with a six-yard finish. The strength of Chile’s bench eventually told, Sanchez’s chipped through-ball teeing up Vargas for the headed opener 10 minutes from time. He appeared to be marginally offside, but the result was sealed with a second when Pinilla raced into space before depositing a clinical low strike across Carroll. Michael O’Neill’s visitors held their own for 80 minutes but saw their brave resistance broken by substitutes Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla. Both men had started on the bench, along with Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez, but all three were needed to stop the party atmosphere falling flat. As with Northern Ireland’s 1-0 defeat in Uruguay last week, it was a performance O’Neill could take heart from – not least after a pair of first-half free-kicks that might have given his side the lead. But it was still another loss and a fourth successive outing without scoring. As it was, Northern Ireland almost ended their drought in the opening seconds, when the ball fell kindly for Billy McKay. The Inverness striker managed a clean connection from 25 yards but Johnny Herrera was well placed to make the save. That aside, Chile dictated the pace and looked to starve their opponents of possession. For Northern Ireland, only Steven Davis’ tireless running kept his side’s heads above water, with the captain covering every inch of grass and stifling a handful of attacks with timely challenges. Aaron Hughes was leading the back-line well too, with Chile’s selection of flicks and tricks yielding nothing better than a free-kick harshly given against goalkeeper Roy Carroll for handling outside the area. Indeed, it was Northern Ireland who went closest to breaking the first-half deadlock from a pair of free-kicks won by the industry of Ryan McLaughlin – starting for the first time – on the right wing.
Cricket News Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls NZ mosque horror: first gunshots, then a bloody carnage
highlights New Delhi: Armed police in New Zealand swarmed central Christchurch on Friday amid reports of a shooting at Al Noor mosque in the South Island city. “Police are responding with its full capability to manage the situation, but the risk environment remains extremely high.” Local media said there were multiple casualties at one mosque and said another had been evacuated. However, the Bangladesh cricket team, who are touring New Zealand and will play the third and final Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday, had a narrow escape.The plan was to offer the Friday namaaz and then head for practice. But the Bangladesh players ended up praying for their own lives as they narrowly escaped a terror attack inside a mosque close to the Hagley Oval ground in New Zealand’s Christchurch. The team bus was barely meters away from the scene of the carnage when the players first heard gunshots. Moments later they saw a woman collapse. Some of the players wanted to help the distressed woman, but just then they saw a horde of petrified worshippers pouring out of the mosque, some of them covered in blood.” We couldn’t react initially. In such a horrible situation, your brain automatically freezes as you are terrified.That’s exactly happened to all of us,” Bangladesh cricket team’s Performance Analyst Shrinivas Chandrasekaran, who was in the bus, told PTI over the telephone from the team hotel in Christchurch. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden later announced that 40 people were killed and more than 20 injured in the attack, claimed by a 28-year-old white Australian who is in police custody. Shrinivas, a Mumbai-based software engineer who works as a video analyst with the Bangladesh team said that initially, they didn’t even realise that it was a terror attack.”It was a few meters away from the mosque and we suddenly heard gunshots. Neither the players nor I initially realised what was happening.Suddenly we saw this woman fainting on the road. We thought it was a medical emergency and some of the boys wanted to get down from the bus and help the lady,” said Shrinivas, his voice still quivering as he recalled the team’s close shave.”However, we realised that it was something much bigger than we had thought.We saw people running for their lives and blood everywhere and suddenly we were all told to lie down quietly on the floor of the bus. I don’t know for how many minutes we lay on the floor of the bus. Once we understood, everyone was calm and did what was told,” said Shrinivas.It was some time before the police arrived and they were escorted out of the backdoor of the team bus and taken to the ground.”It is obvious that all the players and support staff are in a state of shock.They are all too shocked to react.”Shrinivas, who earlier worked with IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and joined the Bangladesh cricket team in 2018, thanked both the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as well as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for their prompt reaction.”We all are waiting to return home. The players will be leaving for Bangladesh and I am also waiting for my return ticket to India,” he said.(With Inputs: PTI) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The third Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been canceled.The Al Noor mosque is just one kilometer away from Hagley Oval.The Bangladesh cricket team had a narrow escape as they were going to offer prayers at the mosque.