Cooper Energy hires Ocean Monarch rig for Otway basin drilling

first_imgOil and gas company Cooper Energy has hired a rig for a drilling program in the Otway basin offshore Australia.Cooper Energy said in its quarterly financial report on Wednesday that it had hired Diamond Offshore’s semi-submersible rig, the Ocean Monarch, for drilling of the Annie and Elanora prospect.The company added that the Ocean Monarch would begin drilling the Annie-1 and Elanora-1 wells in June 2019. The work on the two wells will begin following the drilling of exploration wells by Cooper and Esso Australia which is set to begin in February 2019.David Maxwell, managing director of Cooper Energy, said: “We have the flexibility to pursue the growth opportunities in our portfolio and have acted quickly, securing a rig and committing to drill two attractive gas prospects in our offshore Otway acreage.“We expect the coming six months to be as momentous as any in the company’s history as Sole is completed; we drill the Annie and Elanora prospects in the offshore Otway Basin; conclude gas contracts and, prepare to acquire the Minerva Gas Plant with the upside it offers for our operating margin, cash generation and production.”The Annie and Elanora prospects, located in the VIC/P44 license in the offshore Otway basin, hold best estimate prospective resources of 71 bcf and 100 bcf respectively.The Annie prospect is a simple amplitude supported structure located seven kilometers from a pipeline tie-in point. The primary reservoir targets are the Waarre C and Waarre A Formations which are the productive reservoirs in the Casino and Minerva gas fields.According to Cooper, the chance of finding gas and proving a minimum developable resource size at Annie is estimated at 56%.On the other hand, Elanora is a large amplitude supported structure that straddles VIC/L24, VIC/L30, and VIC/P44, located ten kilometers west of the Casino gas field and approximately six kilometers to a pipeline tie-in point.The prognosed reservoir, Waarre A Formation, is the same as the producing offset fields at Casino, Henry, and Netherby. The company believes that the chance of finding gas and proving a minimum developable resource size at Elanora is estimated at 44%.Annie and Elanora is operated by Cooper Energy which holds a 50 percent interest while Mitsui E&P Australia and Peedamullah Petroleum hold 25 percent each.Worth noting, this is not the first time the company is using the Ocean Monarch rig for its operations. Cooper used the rig last year for the Casino and Sole offshore wells.last_img read more

Bobby Wardwell turns in vastly improved performance against UNC, anchors Syracuse defense in win

first_imgCHESTER, Pa. — Syracuse’s locker room teemed with loud, erratic noises that couldn’t be deciphered until a distinct “Bob” chant broke out.Minutes later, SU’s goalie sat at the podium and looked down at a stat sheet that had 14 saves to his name, less than two weeks after being pulled just after halftime against the same North Carolina team.“When we played down there, I think they scouted me really well,” Bobby Wardwell said. “Didn’t have a great game down there obviously and it’s just nice to come out and get the win now.”On Friday night, Wardwell saved balls with his body, his stick and even relied on his posts. But regardless of the situation it was the Orange’s goalie who was the backbone of a Syracuse defense that allowed nine less goals than last time it faced the Tar Heels.UNC goalie Kieran Burke had 13 saves, but it was the SU senior who won the battle of the net minders in third-seeded Syracuse’s (10-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) 9-8 win over second-seeded North Carolina (12-3, 3-1) in the ACC tournament semifinals at PPL Park.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think as the year has gone on, he started making some saves that really he shouldn’t save and he’s very solid in the goal,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I just think he’s just been playing solid and terrific all year long.”In the first quarter, UNC midfielder Shane Simpson unleashed a wide-open shot from 10 yards out to Wardwell’s left. He reacted swiftly, deflecting the ball wide of the goal to preserve SU’s 2-0 lead at the time.Then in the second, Wardwell saved a Jimmy Bitter shot with his knees and seconds later, stopped a Joey Sankey wrap-around in between his legs.“I think we just kind of got him hot to start,” Tar Heels midfielder Chad Tutton said. “We weren’t really finding the net in the beginning, tough shooting day for us.“He made a couple really big saves early and I think he kind of just fed off that as the game went on.”Wardwell credited his vastly improved performance against UNC to pointers from undergraduate student coach Dominic Lamolinara. He worked on Wardwell’s defense against low shots – which he stopped plenty of – and gave Wardwell a bevy of looks on his off-stick side.Attacks Kevin Rice and Dylan Donahue also peppered Wardwell with shots throughout the week, making sure he wouldn’t be caught off guard with any scouting report UNC would throw at him this time around.And heading into the second half tied at five, it was Wardwell who anchored a unit that held UNC to only one goal in the next 15 minutes.“I though Wardwell, made seven saves in the third quarter, was huge,” UNC head coach Joe Breschi said. “We had some great opportunities there and he came up big.”After back-to-back saves, Wardwell slowly rose from the ground and tapped his stick on the grass as Randy Staats went on to score on the other end. Then after another save on a Bitter laser, Wardwell cleared cleanly and calmly walked out past the crease.It was a different Bobby Wardwell than 13 days ago, one that was the difference in stifling a North Carolina attack that pasted 17 goals on the Orange last time.And just as he did from the sideline as the Tar Heels held a sizable lead on their home field, Wardwell watched. But this time, it was in the fourth quarter from his own net, as his team ran out the clock on the other end.“I’ve seen Bob play great all year,” Desko said. “I didn’t expect anything else.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 24, 2015 at 11:58 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Community Youth Services YouthBuild Program Receives $1.1 Million Federal Grant

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Barbara WakefieldDevelopment CoordinatorCommunity Youth Services711 State Avenue NEOlympia, WA 98506(360) 918-7844bwakefield@CommunityYouthServices.orgwww.CommunityYouth.Services.org Submitted by Community Youth ServicesOnly two Western Washington non-profits were awarded federal YouthBuild grants to support academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth.They were Community Youth Services of Olympia’s Thurston County YouthBuild, receiving the top amount awarded of $1.1 million, and Goodwill Industries of Tacoma, which got the same amount. This is the third time CYS has earned the award.CYS partners locally with New Market Skills Center to run the program focusing on youth getting their diplomas or GEDs as well as certifications in construction and other programs. Other local partners include South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity and Homes First!, a local non-profit. YouthBuild has constructed and remodeled several homes serving low income families in Thurston County.Other Washington non-profits awarded are NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 in Spokane ($1.1 million) and Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington in Yakima ($1.1 million).“Our YouthBuild program, launched in summer 2009, is a model for how tax dollars turn lives around. Nearly 120 young people have benefited in our program alone, and that has a ripple effect of success for their families and peers, proving that positive investments in youth benefit not only the youth themselves, but also society as a whole,” said CYS Executive Director Charles Shelan.“The YouthBuild program has demonstrated a record of elevating the opportunities and prospects for good, middle-class jobs for thousands of young people through this nation,” said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. “These grants reflect our shared commitment to investing in the future of our nation’s youth and the belief that those investments will yield dividends for years to come.”The grants range from about $600,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 68 YouthBuild programs in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The programs will help nearly 4,600 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Along with the programs funded today, the Labor Department now actively funds 247 YouthBuild programs around the country.For more information about the national grants, click here. For more information about Community Youth Services, contact Barbara Wakefield, at the number below, or at (360) 359-6229.last_img read more

Sanju Samson called in as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies T20I…

first_imgAdvertisement 6urzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs112bjmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9lcrju4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 10q5rWould you ever consider trying this?😱ajgd6zCan your students do this? 🌚e9vjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Now that Shikhar Dhawan is out due to injuries, Sanju Samson will be replacing him in the next Test match against West Indies. Shikhar Dhawan got injured during his last game against Maharashtra at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Championship, which resulted in a deep cut on his knee. His injury has given Sanju Samson the opportunity to be on the field. The wicketkeeper, as well as batsman, was confined to the bench during the match between India and Bangladesh.Advertisement Shikhar’s performance during India vs. Bangladesh match was very poor. He scored 41, 31, and 19, which is nothing impressive. But he is to be a part of the team for the ODI series that is to kickstart from December 6.Advertisement On the other hand, Sanju had an impressive performance in the domestic matches, especially at the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he scored a double century in  50 overs. He was made a part of the India team for the T20I series against Bangladesh due to his impressive run, but unfortunately, he did not have the chance to step on the grounds. He was not chosen for the ODI series, but luck favored him, and now the player is back on the team as a replacement!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Lunch Break Looks to Expand RB Facilities

first_imgRED BANK – Lunch Break is looking to expand.The soup kitchen and food panty, which has been providing food, clothing and the wherewithal for those in need in Red Bank and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years, is seeking borough approval to expand its facility. The organization is looking to build an addition on adjacent properties because of what its executive director said is an increasing need for its services.“We’ve definitely outgrown the space,” said Gwendolyn Love, “even for what we’re doing now.”Love sat at a table in the 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. facility during lunchtime on Aug. 30 as volunteers and employees worked and moved briskly, serving lunch to the crowd.As she discussed the need for more space to conduct its various programs, a woman approached the table. Chandelle Morris, who lives on Bank Street, sat down at the table with her tray and its modest lunch, a small piece of cake and fruit juice. Morris said she doesn’t have breakfast or dinner most days, relying on her lunch here as her primary meal. “It’s something I look forward to when I get up in the morning,” she said.She thanked Love for what Lunch Break had to offer and turned and said, “They are saving my life.”Love glanced over with smile and thanked Morris for making her point about the work Lunch Break does and the need for the expansion.“We believe Lunch Break can be an instrument in the community to allow people to make it to the next level,” Love said.In June 2011 Justin and Victoria Gmelich, a Rumson couple, donated to Lunch Break two properties on the boulevard, each with a vacant single-family residential home, according to Love.Lunch Break representatives will appear at the borough Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday, Sept. 20, with its application to combine those lots and build an addition to the current site.According to the application on file at the borough’s Planning and Zoning Depart­ment, Lunch Break would demolish the existing homes at 113-115 Drs. James Parker Blvd. and use that 7,320-square-foot tract to expand the current 2,989-square-foot facility and build a 2,091-square-foot addition.The addition’s first floor, Love said, will be used, in part, to house Lunch Break’s clothing distribution program. Currently, it operates the program on Saturdays out of the dining area, where individuals and families can come to select free clothing and small household items they need.If the application is approved, the public will be able to drop off donations and pick up items from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.Lunch Break could also use the site for its other clothing program, called Suited for Success, where clients can get clothing appropriate for job interviews.Along with those programs, Lunch Break would continue to operate its “Internet café” on site, where clients have access to computers and use the Internet connections, often to help locate work.The remainder of the site would be used for administrative offices, file and supply storage and to provide space for the various social service agencies that regularly appear to assist Lunch Break clients.“The new space will allow us to function more efficiently,“ Love said.The addition will “create a one-stop shopping” site for clients, who often don’t have cars or money for mass transit to visit social services offices, Love said.“Business has been too good,” she acknowledged. The facility has been seeing a growing need for services.“With the economy the way it is, with people looking for help, with new people looking for that help, Lunch Break will help them move to that next level in their life,” Love said. “It’s not a handout, it’s a hand up.” By John Burtonlast_img read more

Red-hot Leafs continue to roll, edge Rockets 4-3

first_imgBet you can’t guess which is the hottest team right now in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League?Defending KIJHL Champion 100 Mile House Wranglers?Wrong.Current KIJHL leaders, Osoyoos Coyotes or league powers Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Kimberley Dynamiters or Beaver Valley Nitehawks?Wrong again.The Nelson Leafs won for the fifth straight time Saturday night at the NDCC Arena, edging the Golden Rockets 4-3 to remain unbeaten in December.Nelson fired 40 shots at the Rockets net, scoring just enough goals to get past the Eddie Mountain Division squad.Leaf game star Dale Howell, Mason Mullaney and Logan Wullum gave Nelson a 3-1 advantage early in the second period. Darlon Nordick narrowed the gap to 3-2 before the period ended.In the third Alex Meeker scored the winner, unassisted, as Nelson continued to win the close games after losing five games in November by two goals or less.Austin Pultz and Levi Lambert also scored for Golden.Devin Allen stopped 19 of 22 shots to register the win in goal for the Leafs.Nelson defeated Golden 4-0 in the only other meeting between the to teams this season.The Leafs, improving to 14-14-0-0-2 for 30 points, failed to gain any ground in the Murdoch standings as division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks, second-place Castlegar Rebels and third-place Grand Forks Border Bruins all won games Saturday.Beaver Valley stopped Creston 5-1, the Rebels scored four times in the third to outlast Fernie Ghostriders 7-5 and Grand Forks edged Spokane Braves 3-1.Nelson takes to the road Friday to face the Braves in Spokane before travelling over the Kootenay Pass to meet the Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday.The weekend games are the last before KIJHL teams break for the Christmas season.Nelson returns from the holiday break to face Grand Forks December 30 in the Boundary City.Next home game is the traditional New Year’s Eve clash between the Leafs and Beaver Valley.Puck drop is 2 p.m.last_img read more