Italian oil and gas company Eni has signed a long-term cooperation agreement with GE Oil & Gas for work on Eni’s offshore gas developments in Mozambique.GE said on Monday the agreement comprised a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services for Eni’s recently approved Coral FLNG project in the Coral South FLNG project and is the first phase of Eni’s development plans for the Rovuma basin Area 4.According to GE, the agreement also covers Area 4 future potential upstream projects. It includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for Life of Field of the subsea infrastructure, plus one five-year option and five three-year extensions.GE Oil & Gas has secured orders for the Coral South FLNG from EEA for the supply of seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, and associated Services equipment and support including IWOCS and Landing Strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.“Coral South FLNG is the first major subsea development in East Africa and provides GE Oil & Gas with the opportunity to affirm our leadership in large bore technology and our standardized portfolio of subsea equipment and services for deep water projects,” said Neil Saunders, President and CEO of Subsea Systems & Drilling, GE Oil & Gas. “As the only subsea production systems supplier in-country and in East Africa, it provides tremendous opportunities to grow our operations in the region and it further underlines our commitment to drive productivity and cost-efficiency improvements for global projects by building long-term relationships with industry players in place of more outdated transactional approaches.”Ado Oseragbaje, President and CEO of Sub-Saharan Africa, GE Oil & Gas, added: “With the award of this project in Mozambique following the recent OCTP Project in Ghana – with first oil delivered ahead of schedule and in record time-to-market – GE reaffirms its subsea leadership in Africa, operating in all the major oil basins and with all international and National Oil Companies. GE is committed to building capacity in Africa and with the Mozambique project, like we have already demonstrated in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, we will continue to invest in the years to come, developing a local highly-skilled and motivated workforce.”The Coral South FLNG project, the first phase of EEA’s wider plan of development for the Rovuma basin Area 4, will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA, fed by six subsea wells and expected to produce up to 5 TCF of gas, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022.Eni is the operator of Area 4, and holds 70% of the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.
Deep Down has received an order from Shell for work related to its Vito development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The order is for the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of an isolation valve system on the Vito floating production unit (FPU).The Vito FPU will be a new facility located in the Mississippi Canyon, approximately 150 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana, in water depth of 4,050 ft.The isolation valve system will be installed onto the FPU to provide shutdown of production fluids, the company noted.Ron Smith, Deep Down’s CEO, said, “This award highlights another step in the strong commitment Shell and Deep Down share, of ensuring a safe future for the oil and gas industry.”
DUBUQUE, Iowa – The seventh Hawkeye Dirt Tour event of the season takes touring Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds to Dubuque Speedway for the first time Tuesday night.The July 26 feature pays $1,200 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Spectator admission is free with paid admission ($10 for adults) to the Dubuque County Fair. The grandstand is open all day and pit gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Pit passes are $30.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region, Allstar Performance State and special series points, but no local track points will be awarded. Also running are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for national and state points only.Chris Abelson’s runner-up finish in last Thursday’s series feature at Knoxville put him back on top of the tour point standings. Two-time feature winner Joel Rust is second.More information about the HDT show at Dubuque is available by calling 563 588-1406 and at the www.dbqfair.com website. The event will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.Both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour are at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton for a Tuesday, Aug. 2 twinbill.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, 203; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 190; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 186; 4. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 185; 5. Kyle Brown, State Center, 177; 6. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 162; 7. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 125; 8. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, 118; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, 117; 10. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 114; 11. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 98; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 94; 13. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 91; 14. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 90; 15. Shane DeMey, Denison, 80; 16. Dakota Hayden, Wilton, 78; 17. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, and Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, both 77; 19. Jeremy Mills, Garner, and Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., both 76.
Feature results – 1. Daren Bolac; 2. Mike Leraas; 3. Jerald Harris; 4. Scott Lutz; 5. Nick Tucker; 6. Bill Rice; 7. Tom Humphries; 8. Jake McLain; 9. Chris Ware; 10. Matt Mullins; 11. Charlie Ware. With 10 to go, Harris and Lutz got past Tucker and tried to chase down the lead pair. Bolac had the high line working coming out of the corners and Leraas has the low line working better getting into the corners. The rest of the field stayed in pursuit of the front duo, who continued a mistake-free high line, low line battle. Bill Rice and Bolac rolled the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to green with Bolac out first, Rice staying low in second and Mike Lerass and Nick Tucker fighting for third. NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (July 13) – Daren Bolac changed almost everything after his heat and it really paid off as he took his first Virginia Sprint Series win of the year Saturday at Natural Bridge Speedway. Leraas was trying everything and with two laps to go got close on every turn, but Bolac stayed smooth and out front for his first win of the year. Lerass used Bolac’s line to get a run on Rice and was quickly in second. Jerald Harris and Scott Lutz made their way to the front and soon got by Rice. Daren Bolac led every lap in winning his first Virginia Sprint Series feature of the year on July 13 at Natural Bridge Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines) By Jim Haines
The North Decatur Athletic Department will be hosting our annual Charger Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 10th. The event will take place at North Branch Golf Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoThe event, which helps to support the North Decatur Athletic Department and the Troy Hartley Fund, is currently seeking both sponsors and teams. Sponsorship opportunities include both Tournament Sponsors and Hole Sponsors. In addition, this year’s prize donations for a silent auction are also being accepted. Teams of four are needed for the Florida Scramble style tourney. Interested businesses or individuals can find both sponsorship and team registration information and forms on the North Decatur athletic website – www.ndathletics.com. Courtesy of Chargers AD Scott Johnson.
RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City will give Liverpool a guard of honour when the two sides meet at the Etihad on Thursday.Guardiola’s side surrendered their Premier League title after their 2-1 defeat by Chelsea, which saw the Reds crowned champions with seven games still to be played. Jurgen Klopp’s side could be set for seven guards of honour if all of their remaining opponents decide to take part, but the fixture list means their first will come against last season’s Premier League winners.And Guardiola insisted City will respect the Reds’ achievement.“We are going to do the guard of honour, of course. We will always receive Liverpool in an incredible way when they come to our house,” he said.“So of course we are going to do this, because they deserve it.”City received five guard of honours in the 2017-2018 season after equalling Manchester United’s record of winning the Premier League title after 33 games. But that record was broken when Liverpool’s victory was confirmed by City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge.Forming a guard of honour is not compulsory and at an individual club’s discretion.The Reds have three other away trips in addition to their visit to the Etihad with games against Brighton, Arsenal and Newcastle.Klopp’s side will also play Aston Villa, Burnley and Chelsea at Anfield before the end of the 2019-20 season.Tags: ChelseaManchester CityPep GuardiolaPremier League
INTER-Guiana Games gold medallist Tortque Boyce is still a small-scale athlete, but the high jumper is determined not to leave athletics without making his mark.The West Bank of Demerara native has been putting up the action to back his talks, after clearing a 2.0m jump in the Boys’ high jump at the recent Inter-Guiana Games last month. Guyana’s national record in the men’s high jump is 2.17m, a difference of just under seven inches.This new personal-best for the former Stewartville Secondary School student marked an improvement of almost five inches over the bar for the past nine months, since he came under the tutelage of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) coach Rawle Griffith.Watching Boyce perform at the National Schools Championships last year November, Griffith was impressed, even though Boyce finished third in the Boys Under-18 high jump, after clearing 1.88m.Seeing that Boyce was able to reach that far using the scissors technique, Griffith realised that with the right guidance, and a change of technique Boyce could go places.“I saw that he has tremendous potential,” Griffith told Chronicle Sport.“At the time he was doing the scissors jump, and I knew that if I teach him the Frosbury Flop he could do much better. And so he started training with me in January and I introduced him to the Frosbury Flop, which he learnt very quickly. After that I just kept seeing improvements in his performance.”By March of this year, Boyce was reaching 1.90m, which helped him to qualify to represent Guyana at the CARIFTA Games in Curacao, in the Boys’ Under-18 high jump.At the Games, he finished ninth, after he could make it no further than 1.85m, the event was won by Bahamas Shaun Miller, who equalled the event’s record, with his 2.06m clearance.The lost was just a stepping stone for Boyce, who was back at clearing 1.90m in June, which led him to a silver medal at the South American Junior Championships. He reached as far as 1.96m, in July, to become the national senior champion, while just a youth athlete.Griffith is predicting even greater things to come.“He has a far way to go. I’m very much impressed that from January to now he’s jumping 2m, and he’s 17-year-old. By next year he should be jumping about 2.10m, 2.15m which would help him to earn medals at CARIFTA Games and he would only be 18 by then. He would still have some more time. I see him breaking the national record in a couple of years’ time,” Griffith asserted.Griffith’s confidence has been rubbing off on Boyce.“Honestly I think I could reach really far in high jump. I know that I will reach far. I have the height advantage. I know if I put my mind to it I know I could get really far,” Boyce saidThe gritty athlete says he has even been reading up on what it takes to be a professional athlete, and despite Guyana’s landscape of struggles and challenges for aspiring athletes he really thinks he has what it takes to persevere and go the whole nine yards.“I really want to make a name for myself. I ain’t just want to be doing high jump, and nobody knows who I am. Or being an athlete and nobody knows I was an athlete. At least I would be recognised, people would say, yes, he was a good athlete,” Boyce declared.After completing school earlier this year, he is now trying to put more focus on his training and being more consistent, but admits that like with most athletes, finance has been a challenge. Boyce travels three times a week from his Middle Street Pouderoyen home all the way to Camp Ayanganna in Georgetown to train.It has been a strain, but Boyce is looking forward to seeing it all pay off one day, with the pride his performances could bring to his country.
BEN CLASSON/Herald photoWith the sun shining down on Goodman Diamond in Madison Tuesday afternoon, the Wisconsin softball team (23-13, 5-5 Big Ten) swept past the Indiana Hoosiers (19-23, 1-9 Big Ten), winning 5-3 and 7-1.The Badgers used quick starts in both games to obtain early leads. In the second game of the doubleheader, UW grabbed a 3-0 lead in the first inning.With one out, Badgers designated hitter Ricci Robben came to the plate with the bases loaded. Robben drew a walk to bring in catcher Joey Daniels, for the first run of the game.Alexis Garcia, the next batter for the Badgers, drove in two more runs with a base hit up the middle.The fourth inning would also be productive for Wisconsin. The Badgers batted around in the inning, as four more runners came in to score.Wisconsin’s starting pitcher Letty Olivarez led off the inning by reaching base on an error by Indiana pitcher Christy Wahl. After Olivarez bunted the ball to the pitcher’s circle, Wahl threw it underhand to first base, but the throw was high.Lynn Anderson followed with a base hit to right field, advancing Olivarez to second.Daniels, who reached base six times between the two games, drove in Olivarez with a double to deep left field.”We moved (Daniels) to the one spot last week, and she has done a phenomenal job,” UW head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “Her job is just to have a good at-bat. It doesn’t even matter if she gets on or not, just have a good at-bat, set the tone and have a nice presence up there.”Olivarez, earning her eighth win of the year, shut down the Hoosiers for six innings before finally suffering a run in the seventh off the bat of Kim Richards, who homered to deep left center.It was essentially the same story in the first game of the day, as Wisconsin swung its way to an early 4-0 advantage in the first inning.Daniels started off the first inning by walking on four pitches, the first of her four walks of the day. Samantha Polito then reached base on an infield bunt single.With hits in both games, Polito extended her hitting streak to 11 games, the longest streak on the team this season.A walk by Katie Hnatyk loaded the bases for Athena Vasquez, who also drew a walk to bring in Daniels. Robben recorded the inning’s first out but managed to drive in a run on a sacrifice fly to center. Another run would come across to score after Garcia’s infield hit bounced off the glove of Indiana shortstop Emily Bergeson. Theresa Boruta would then double to the left to bring in the final run of the inning, putting UW up 4-0.Wisconsin would add one more in the third when Vasquez, who doubled to lead off the inning, scored on an error by third baseman Jennilee Huddleston.Indiana tried to answer in the fourth, as the Hoosiers were finally able to put three runs on the board in a big way.Huddleston reached first on an error by Vasquez, and second baseman Sarah Padove laced a base hit to left. The next batter, Rachel Terry, drove herself and her teammates in with a three-run blast to left center off of UW pitcher Eden Brock.The home run wouldn’t be enough as Brock calmed down to finish the complete game victory, her seventh complete game and 12th victory of the season. Brock also struck out eight batters on the day, bringing her season total to 145.”I was a little upset we gave up the three runs,” Schulte said. “We need to capitalize. We had a 5-0 lead, and we can’t let people back in the ball game. … We’ve got to shut the door. We talked a lot about that in between games, and I felt like we did that better the second game.”The Badgers finished the season series with Indiana at 3-0, after having beaten the Hoosiers 5-0 earlier in the season at the USF Speedline Invitational. Wahl was charged for Indiana’s loss in the second game, while Monica Wright lost game one.”We already beat them earlier this season, and I think we knew that we should come in and take two from them,” Polito said. “We just came out and wanted it more than they did today.”
Photo courtesy of USC newsUSC professor emeritus Paul Ilie, an expert in European history and Spanish literature, died on July 18 in Los Angeles. He was 84 years old.Ilie is best remembered for his passion for intellectual engagement, his ability to genuinely communicate with people and his dedication to independent thought, according to USC News.Ilie graduated from Brown University with master’s and doctoral degrees in romance languages and literatures. He then taught at the University of Michigan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and UCLA.=Ilie joined the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences in 1982 and taught for 15 years before retiring as a professor emeritus in 1997. Aside from teaching, Ilie wrote over 100 academic articles and literary criticisms, authored eight books and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1965 to expand his research in Spanish and Portuguese literature.Shortly before his death, Ilie had been working on a novel concerning the 17th century Spanish King Felipe V. Jesús Torrecilla, a Spanish literature professor at UCLA and former doctoral student of Ilie’s, expressed the gratitude and admiration he felt for Paul Ilie. “It is hard for me to convey the deep sense of gratitude I have for Paul Ilie as a mentor and as a role model,” Torrecilla said to USC News. “I could not be the scholar and the person I am today without the influence of Paul. Because of this, I feel that even if he is sadly not around us anymore, he will continue to be with us always.”
Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his starting fifteen for Saturday’s PRO12 battle against Ulster in Kingspan Stadium.As expected one of those changes sees Paul O’Connell return for the penultimate round as he partners Donnacha Ryan in the second row, with the Tipperary lock making his second start of the season. It is also the first time the players have started in the second row together since Perpignan away in December 2013. The second change to the forwards sees hooker Eusebio Guinazu trading places with Duncan Casey this week.Dave Kilcoyne and Stephen Archer make up the rest of the front row. While the unchanged back row of Captain Peter O’Mahony, Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander complete the pack.Denis Hurley is the only change to the backline as he joins Andrew Smith in midfield with Simon Zebo, Keith Earls and Felix Jones continuing as the back three. Finally with the half-back pairing of Conor Murray and Ian Keatley remaining the same, Keatley will make his 99th appearance for the province on Saturday.Kick-off tomorrow is at 2.40pm. Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Andrew Smith, Denis Hurley, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Eusebio Guinazu, Stephen Archer; Donnacha Ryan, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony Capt.,Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, BJ Botha, Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Ronan O’Mahony.