Panoro Energy announces substantial oil discovery in Hibiscus Updip sidetrack

first_imgThe Hibiscus Updip oil discovery has been appraised by drilling a sidetrack (DHIBM-1ST1) to the northwest to test the lateral extent and structural elevation of the Gamba reservoir Image: The DHIMB-1 well was initially drilled in 116m of water to a vertical depth of 3,538m. Photo: Courtesy of Vee TEC from FreeImages. Panoro Energy is pleased to report a positive update on its drilling operation on the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1), located on Dussafu Marin Permit (Dussafu), offshore Gabon.John Hamilton, CEO of Panoro, commented: “Results of drilling at Hibiscus Updip have significantly exceeded expectations. Both the original wellbore and sidetrack have encountered oil columns with excellent reservoir properties and our estimate of gross recoverable oil at Hibiscus Updip is between 40 and 50 million barrels. Our phase 3 development plans to tie the nearby Ruche and Ruche NE fields back to the Adolo FPSO are now being expanded to include a possible fast-track development of the discovery. Additionally, this successful well enables us to further de-risk Gamba prospectivity in the Hibiscus area where we see significant additional potential. We are extremely pleased with the continued drilling success at Dussafu, and now look forward to the commencement of the production drilling phase at Tortue”.The DHIMB-1 well was initially drilled in 116 metres of water to a vertical depth of 3,538 metres. On August 30, 2019, Panoro announced an oil discovery in the pre-salt Gamba reservoir with plans to drill a sidetrack to appraise the extent of the Hibiscus Updip discovery.The Hibiscus Updip oil discovery has been appraised by drilling a sidetrack (DHIBM-1ST1) to the northwest to test the lateral extent and structural elevation of the Gamba reservoir. The sidetrack was drilled to a Total Depth (TD) of 3,500 metres, (3,049 metres True Vertical Depth Subsea (TVDSS)) approximately 1.1 km from the original wellbore and found a 33 metre oil column with 26 metres of oil pay in the Gamba reservoir with better reservoir character and a similar fluid level to that encountered in the vertical well, DHIBM-1.Panoro and the operator, BW Energy, estimate the gross recoverable resources discovered to be in the range of 40 to 50 million barrels of oil. Further upside potential exists in the wider Hibiscus area which will be the focus of future exploration drilling.The well will now be plugged and abandoned pending future appraisal and development activities.  The rig will then move to drill the first of four new oil production wells at the Tortue field. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Oxford comes second to Cambridge in new rankings

first_imgAs well as claiming to offer better punting and more Nobel prize winners, Cambridge now have the satisfaction of being ahead of Oxford in university league tables once again.The rankings, recently released by the Guardian, rate each university on a wide range of metrics. These include student satisfaction with their teaching course, quality of feedback, spending and number of staff per student, entry tariff and whether the graduate career after six months.The data was compiled by an independent company using information provided by the universities themselves and drawn from the National Survey of Students to measure satisfaction scores.Oxford did top Cambridge on student satisfaction with teaching, achieving 92.9 points against the other institution’s 91.3, and satisfaction with courses, 91.6 to 88. Oxford also spends more per student, while Cambridge edges out its rival in jobs, with 89.6 holding a career after six month to 87.6 from Oxford, and higher UCAS point entry tariff s – a score of 600.1 to 576.9.Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews have held first, second and third positions respectively for the third year in a row, and Surrey holds onto a fourth place from last year. The big mover is Loughborough, which has shot from 11 to joint fourth since last year.Oxford edged out Cambridge in both Mathematics and Economics, but was ranked lower in some staples like Classics, Law and History.An Oxford University spokesman told Cherwell, “The various university ranking tables vary greatly in their criteria and in their placings from year to year. What is most important is that across these tables, Oxford is consistently ranked among the world’s leading institutions, both for the strength of its research and the quality of its teaching.”First year History and Politics student and Oxford resident Hugh Tappin cited the greater range of course options as one of the reasons he chose his hometown over Cambridge as well as the nightlife.He told Cherwell he made the decision “principally because they don’t do HisPol at Cambridge and it’s very small: I have heard bad things about the night life – there’s a distinct lack of Bridge.“You can’t really say no to the Rad Cam being your faculty library and despite what people say about History at Oxford being very traditional, there is actually a fair degree of choice and you’re not as bound to studying British kings and queens as some people would have you believe.”Some took a silver lining from the loss. “Both educational institutions are world class and the constant competition between us is what create the environment where we keep improving and developing,” first year Magdalen student Hannah McNicol said.last_img read more


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE State Rep Tom Washburn voted against state vouchers twice in less than one week?  …we wonder why he suddenly has changed his position on this issue?  …politicians wonder why people don’t trust them anymore?IS IT TRUE 1st Ward  City Councilman Dan McGinn announced he strongly supports “The Land Bank”  proposal, which he claims would rid of 200 dilapidated properties in one year?  …the Mayor wants to give the not-or-profit Evansville Brownnfields Corp $1.7 million dollars to get the program started? …the Evansville Brownfields Corp holds their meetings in secret sessions and has declined to make their agendas and financial statements available to the public? …we wonder how in the world can any elected official can give the Evansville Brownfield Corp any of our hard earned tax dollars without requesting past audits concerning the financial activities of this tax supported not-for-profit entity?IS IT TRUE at the end of the 2015 the TIF Redevelopment Bond account had only $8,113.89 in the account? …at the beginning of 2015 the account had $213,373.79?IS IT TRUE at the beginning of 2015 the Food and Beverage tax account had $1,130,484.46 and at the end of the year it had $663,596.58?IS IT TRUE on January 1, 2015 the OAK HILL Perpetual Care account had $182,877.63 and at the end of the year it had $661,969.10?  …its about time the city use some of this money to upright the many of hundreds of grave markers that have fallen on the ground over the years?IS IT TRUE at the beginning of 2015 the Evansville Park 12 Sinking Funds had a whooping $1,563,352.58 in it?  …the account balance at the end of the year was a mere $115.17?IS IT TRUE at the beginning of 2015 the IU Medical Center account had $14,518,572.15 and at the end to the year it had only $4,996,028.09?IS IT TRUE that the total Bond Debt for the City of Evansville was $531,815,497.81?  …we hear that you will be amazed to hear how much this debt will increase this year?IS IT TRUE that we are very disappointed to see that Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is seeking permission to start charging admission?IS IT TRUE we don’t understand why the Mayor considers a Humboldt Penguin display at Mesker Zoo to be a “quality of life” issue for the City? … we doubt that the quality of life for the penguins will be improved by being on display in the local zoo, and we don’t believe the life of the average resident will be better for it, either?IS IT TRUE that we are surprised that the Mayor acknowledged the 2014 SBOA audit when addressing the Rotarian? … we are not surprised that he did put the best possible face on it by dismissing the importance of consistent shortfalls in account balances?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday ?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS” posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that members of the Evansville City Council are just rubber stamps for the Mayor?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Fred Miller Honored for Service to Historic Preservation Commission

first_imgHistoric Preservation Commission Chairman John Ball presents Fred Miller with a proclamation thanking him for his service.The Ocean City Historic Preservation Commission read a proclamation Tuesday, thanking Fred Miller for his service.Miller had been a member of the commission since January 2000, before stepping down earlier this year. The proclamation noted that he had “earned respect for his professionalism” and thanked and congratulated him for his work.Miller, in turn, thanked the commission for upholding their mission.“We’re careful about what we tear down, but we’re also careful about what we put up,” he said.Miller is a retired teacher and Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguard. He has served as a trustee of the Ocean City Historical Museum and a member of the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission. He and his wife, Susan, are authors of several books on Ocean City history.The commission is charged with working to preserve all building sites, places, landmarks and structures of historical or architectural significance in Ocean City.last_img read more

Porkka UK

first_imgPorkka UK (Watford, Hertfordshire) has launched a range of refrigerated counter displays for use with a wide selection of foods. The range comprises the Porkka Cold Spot (+4°C to +8°C), the Porkka Chill Display (+2°C to +6°C) and the Porkka Spot Freezer (-8?C to -12°C).Available in standard or self-service options, all of the models feature an anti-condensation system to ensure unhindered visibility of the displayed goods. Other standard features include illuminated shelving, automatic defrost and rear access for easy stocking.last_img read more

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Pens Tribute To His Mentor Gregg Allman

first_img[photo by Sidney Smith] Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has been gaining the momentum he deserves since before even entering middle school. The guitar prodigy was initially recognized by the Internet for his Allman Brothers Band covers when he was only eight years old. When he was nine, he attended a music camp called Roots Rock Revival with founding member and drummer Butch Trucks and then-current bassist Oteil Burbridge. It was there that he impressed the right group of people with his performances of songs like “Stormy Monday” and “Southbound.” Just a few months later, he was invited to sit in with The Revivalists at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City and wowed the audience with a blistering version of “Whipping Post.” In that same year, he performed for Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show, playing a few popular snippets including the Allman Brothers Band’s “Jessica.”When founding member, lyricist, vocalist, and organist Gregg Allman caught site of these videos, he invited the ten-year-old to join him and his band in early 2014 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida. The plans were initially for Brandon to sit in for “Hot Lanta,” but after a successful soundcheck, Gregg Allman invited Taz to return for a “Whipping Post” encore. See why in the video below:The day after this performance, Brandon Niederauer embarked on his first and only appearance to date on Jam Cruise to perform alongside a boat full of even more of his idols. It was on Jam Cruise that he met Col. Bruce Hampton, a friend and collaborator of the Allman Brothers Band since the very beginning, earning his guidance and mentorship. Niederauer’s success story ever since has been a direct result of these experiences.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonWhile performing a lead role as guitarist “Zack” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical for the last two years, Brandon Niederauer’s name has circulated the jam scene for many more reasons than that. His fate became clear earlier this month when he performed the final solo of “Turn On Your Lovelight” at Hampton 70, while Bruce majestically laid beside him. In what was initially interpreted as a Zambi prank, time made it clear that the “Grandaddy of Jam” had passed the torch to Brandon on that very stage.Brandon’s relationship with the Allman Brothers Band goes far beyond their music. Now engrained as an official part of the band’s history, the fourteen-year-old is utilizing the last several years of mentorship to the best of his ability. See below for some of the posts he’s written since the passing of Gregg Allman, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Butch Trucks.last_img read more

Your Top 10 Broadway Shows of 2016

first_img10. Holiday Inn 3. Falsettos Ben Platt & Rachel Bay Jones in Broadway’s ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) 7. Tuck Everlasting 6. Shuffle Along 9. Cats 5. The Great Comet 4. She Loves Me What’s a better holiday gift than your Culturalist results for best show of 2016? Nothing, that’s what! Whether it was an innovative revival or a brand new tuner, musicals dominated fans’ top 10 lists for the year. Lucky for fans, there’s a slew of musicals to look forward in 2017, from Miss Saigon to Amélie. To be sure, don’t miss out on the roster of great Broadway-bound plays, including Oslo and The Little Foxes. Before we get hyped up for those to land on the Great White Way, take a look at your top 10! 8. Bright Star 2. Waitress 1. Dear Evan Hansen View Commentslast_img read more

Pushback among landowners in 15 states over pipeline eminent domain

first_imgPushback among landowners in 15 states over pipeline eminent domain FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享AP:There have been more than 200 instances of courts granting pipeline companies immediate possession of land, while at the same time deferring the issue of how much the property owners will be paid for it, said Robert McNamara, an attorney for the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm based in Arlington that is representing Erb and others in similar situations.Those cases have occurred in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, McNamara said.The pipeline affecting Erb was built by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based energy company Williams, which constructed the Atlantic Sunrise project to expand its pipeline network and carry gas fracked from the Marcellus shale formation in northeastern Pennsylvania to the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.Similar projects have sprung up across the country as fracking technology has allowed natural gas to be extracted in an economically efficient manner.McNamara acknowledged that federal law gives energy companies the ability to invoke eminent domain to build pipelines. But the Natural Gas Act, the law that governs the land seizures, provides no mechanism for companies to take possession of the land without first negotiating a price with the landowner.Pipeline companies have gotten around this by obtaining preliminary injunctions from judges, allowing the companies to take the land immediately and pay later. McNamara said this amounts to what is known as a “quick take” provision under the law, which he said is allowed in some types of eminent domain cases, but not pipeline cases.More: They’re exploiting a broken system’: Property owners decry pipeline procurement processlast_img read more

NAFCU’s Nealon to NCUA: Give credit unions more time for capital plans

first_imgNAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon raised concerns about NCUA’s proposed reduction to the timeline for formulating and submitting capital plans required under the agency’s capital planning and stress testing rule.Nealon also reiterated NAFCU’s strong opposition to the cost and regulatory burden associated with unnecessary NCUA-conducted stress testing.NCUA’s 2014 final rule requires annual stress testing for federally insured credit unions with $10 billion or more in assets. Nealon notes that the proposed amendments “also fail to justify the burden they will place on covered credit unions,” and she specifically raised concerns about the proposed reduction of the capital plan submission timeframe by 30 days.NCUA has said the proposed change is meant to make its stress testing schedule conform with that of the Federal Reserve, FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.“While NAFCU supports the proposal’s effort to bring NCUA’s scenario release date into parity with the banking agencies’ schedule, we disagree with the proposed adjustments to the due date for capital plan submissions because it would unjustifiably reduce the time from five months to four months,” Nealon wrote. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Want to change? Follow these 8 steps

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Despite the fact that sometimes we want to change, change isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s often ridiculously difficult.And I’m not just talking about organizational change here; I’m talking about those times when we decide we want to make changes in our own lives. Maybe it’s a habit we want to form; perhaps it’s one we want to break.It could be something more significant than that. It could be that we’re trying to rewire how we act or react in certain situations; and to do that, we’re really digging in to understand our deeply rooted psychological and philosophical presuppositions.Regardless of how or what we’re trying to change, it can be tough; but then again, as they say, the most worthwhile things often are. Below are some ideas to help you along your trek. continue reading »last_img read more