Sirius hopes to spud Ororo-2 well in 4Q 2018 as rig maintenance drags on

first_imgSirius Petroleum, the Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company, is working towards achieving spudding of the Ororo-2 well in the fourth quarter of 2018.The company said on Friday that the COSL Force jack-up rig, contracted for the Ororo-2 drilling, was undergoing an extensive maintenance program under a recertification process conducted by COSL on station in Dubai.The program includes the examination of all major drilling equipment items and systems as well as repairs where necessary. The major systems include main engines, top drive, hoisting equipment, mud pumps, and the blow out preventer.At the moment, Sirius is waiting for the completion of maintenance which has taken significantly longer than originally envisaged since the drilling of the Ororo-2 well was supposed to begin back in April.According to the company, it is at an advanced stage of concluding its rig requirements in order to achieve spudding of Ororo-2 in Q4 2018.COSL decided to use the COSL Force jack-up rig back in March 2018, although that was not the first choice. The initial pick for the Ororo drilling campaign was the COSL Power jack-up, selected in May 2017. At the time, the COSL Force was described as being “ready to be mobilized to Nigeria shortly.”Also, Sirius amended terms for the COSL Force, extending the initial program to cover both the Ororo-2 and Ororo-3 wells for a lump sum of $9 million on the assumption that the duration of the work will not exceed 90 days. If the duration of the work exceeds that period, daily rates will apply.Sirius gained a 40% economic interest in the Ororo field through a joint operating agreement from August 2017. Its partners are Owena Oil & Gas and Guarantee Petroleum, who own 27% and 33%, respectively.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Man United to continue paying casual staff

first_img Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… “This goodwill gesture reflects the club’s desire to reduce the financial uncertainty facing its casual workforce, and is in recognition of the crucial role they play in delivering services to supporters.” There are four Premier League games set to be played at Old Trafford before the end of 2019-20. Read Also: Tyson pockets £20k in 6 hours charging fans £250 per video messages Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, said: “We rely on our outstanding staff to deliver an exceptional service and experience to fans at Old Trafford. “We understand that these are unprecedented circumstances and want to give them security whatever may happen regarding our remaining fixtures this season. “We look forward to welcoming back all our supporters – and our colleagues – to Old Trafford as soon as possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img No domestic football in England will be played until April 30 at the earliest, as the country – and world – continues its attempts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. There have been over 230,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the death toll close to 10,000 and football across Europe has been put on hold, with Euro 2020 having been postponed. Leagues across the continent have vowed to attempt to finish their respective campaigns before June 30, though it remains to be seen when matches will be able to resume. In the meantime, United have confirmed all of their casual workers will be paid as if matches were continuing as normal. “United will pay all its loyal matchday and non-matchday casual workers, should Premier League games be cancelled or played behind closed doors for the remainder of this season,” the club said in a statement issued on their official website. While the Premier League season remains on hold, Manchester United have promised to pay all of their casual staff as normal Manchester United have pledged to support their casual workers even if the Premier League season is cancelled or matches are played behind closed doors.last_img read more

Road Closed Saturday for Aurora Farmers Fair Parade

first_imgThe 106th annual Farmers Fair is set for Oct. 1- 4AURORA, Ind. – The Farmers Fair in Aurora is October 1-4 with a parade Saturday morning. INDOT has permitted the closure of State Road 56 from .8 miles west to .5 miles east of U.S. 50.The closure begins at 8:00 a.m. A local detour utilizes Exporting Street and Fourth Street. Aurora police will be tasked with traffic control and the road will reopen around 1:00 p.m.The 106th annual Farmers Fair features a King & Queen Contest, carnival rides, street vendors and a variety of music events.Childhood Memories is the theme for this year’s fair which–in addition to Saturday’s parade–includes a Pet Parade and Diaper Derby.last_img

Syracuse fends off numerous Virginia runs in 70-58 home win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Virginia’s Faith Randolph knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key much to the dismay of Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman. He responded by yelling “Come on y’all!” at his players for leaving her wide open.Randolph then hit a layup and two free throws to bring the Cavaliers within four with nine minutes left in the first half, the closest they would get for the rest of the game.Every time UVA went on a run to inch closer, the Orange held it off.Syracuse opened up an 18-point halftime lead, and in the second half, as Virginia cut the lead to nine twice, No. 21 SU (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) didn’t falter en route to what Hillsman said was his team’s best win of the year, a 70-58 victory over the Cavaliers (12-4, 2-1) Sunday afternoon in front of 708 in the Carrier Dome.“We settled down … and did some things to stop the run,” Hillsman said. “That’s something we talked about, too, was making sure we answer runs.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman told his team before the game that it was a must-win after Syracuse lost its first two conference games against No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 13 Duke. Right away, the Orange built an early lead as point guard Alexis Peterson scored 13 of SU’s first 15 points.But Virginia didn’t go away easy and forced Syracuse into 14 second-half turnovers. With a 15-point lead, Peterson chucked the ball out of bounds near the Cavaliers’ bench while trying to break UVA’s press. Brianna Butler committed an offensive foul and Peterson committed another turnover.Virginia was on an 8-0 run, trailing 44-34, forcing Hillsman to call a timeout.“I think the key was just to stay composed,” Peterson said. “Basketball’s a game of runs and they came out, they were hot, they made their run, but we did a good job of just staying composed.When the Orange could feel the Cavaliers creeping up from behind, it went to its bread and butter on offense. SU continued to push the ball in transition and scored more than double Virginia on the fast break.Forward Briana Day attracted two Virginia defenders when she ran the court, opening up shooters on the outside who cashed in. Syracuse shot 47.3 percent from the field and hit 12-of-27 from beyond the arc.“That’s the biggest thing for us,” Hillsman said. “We just want to continue to push tempo and get up and down the floor.”While the Orange stuck to its typical style on offense, it changed its defense. Instead of playing the typical 2-3 zone, Hillsman’s players went into a man-to-man defense, which challenged shooters like Randolph and allowed less opportunities for UVA to effectively penetrate the rim.Time and again, Virginia players went for layups under pressure and shot the ball too hard off the backboard. Though the Cavaliers outscored SU 35-29 in the second half, they couldn’t score enough to legitimately get back in the game.“I think to switch our defense up, it kind of keeps the team on their toes,” Peterson said. “It kind of gives us that edge because they don’t know what we’re going to do.”In the last five minutes, Peterson dribbled the ball in place while waiting for the shot clock to wind down before running the offense to protect the double-digit lead.Compared to its first two conference games, which resulted in losses, the Orange possessed a lead for more than 39 minutes. And despite its attempts, Virginia didn’t seriously threaten Syracuse after the deficit grew to 18 at halftime.“I didn’t even realize we were up by that much,” senior guard Maggie Morrison said. “We were all just working hard, playing hard, and as the lead built, we just kept the momentum going.” Commentslast_img read more