GLNG JV commissions gas compression facility at Roma East project in Australia

first_img Image: The Roma East project will recover CSG from acreage situated north-east of Wallumbilla. Photo: courtesy of Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay. Australian LNG firm Santos-led Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) joint venture (JV) announced that the A$750m (£411.1m) Roma East natural gas development project in Queensland, Australia, is now fully operational with the commissioning of the natural gas compression facility.First gas from the Roma East field flowed earlier this year and the latest move marks a significant milestone in the project development.The Roma East greenfield project will recover coal seam gas (CSG) from acreage situated north-east of Wallumbilla.The recovered CSG will be exported through a remote Nodal Compressor Station (R-NCS-01) to the existing Roma Hub 02 and through to the GLNG Plant on Curtis Island.In addition to Santos, GLNG JV comprises Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Total, and Korean Gas Corporation (KOGAS).Roma East Project to deliver 50PJ of additional gas production each yearSantos CSG developments vice-president Rob Simpson said: “The compression facility is now taking gas from the 200 new wells which have been brought online since the start of construction.“Production from Roma has been building nicely and is now about 118 TJ. I am particularly pleased that we were able to bring forward the expansion of 3G and 4G telecommunication services at Summer Hills.“This has fixed significant black spots in the country north of Wallumbilla and along the Warrego Highway, benefiting local residents.”The project, which is currently under development, is expected to add around 50 petajoules (PJ) a year to gas production in Queensland in 2020.The project involves bringing 480 wells online, drilling of 430 new wells which connect the existing appraisal wells, and includes 420km of water, gas gathering and other pipelines, 120 TJ per day of additional compression, 670km of power lines, 25km of fiber optic cables and a new water-handling facility for irrigation.Since 2011, Santos and GLNG partners have invested almost A$20bn (£10.9bn) in regional Queensland.Earlier this year, Santos secured approval for an environmental management plan (EMP) for the Tanumbirini 2H and Inacumba 1/1H wells in Exploration Permit 161 in the McArthur Basin.Exploration Permit 161 is located approximately 350km south-east of Katherine in the McArthur Basin, east of Daly Waters. Santos is the operator of the permit with 75% interest. Santos-led GLNG JV’s Roma East natural gas development project in Queensland is fully operational last_img read more

Rightmove to introduce big changes to agents’ property details pages

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Rightmove to introduce big changes to agents’ property details pages previous nextMarketingRightmove to introduce big changes to agents’ property details pagesPortal says it has already introduced them at its oversesas business and that the pages are quicker and generate more leads.Nigel Lewis5th August 202001,985 Views Rightmove is upping its game with an overhaul of its website as its discounted fees period comes to an end this month following the Covid lockdown.This is designed, it claims, to increase estate agents’ branding and details within listings and featuring better video content.The portal says agents will soon notice extensive changes to their property details pages following consultations with the industry.These changes are already evident on its overseas property pages which have been used as test-bed for the modifications since May, and will be introduced within its main website for lettings next week and for sales properties later this year.Key differencesThe key difference appears to be that there are now three pictures for browsers to look on the main property details page, extra space on this carousel for videos to play and that the agent’s contact details and logo remain on the page as browsers scroll and up and down the page.The portal also says the new-look pages are also faster than previous versions, and that they are prompting visitors to send more enquiries thanks to a new Whatsapp option on its mobile app.Rightmove says agents can preview the new look pages now and give feedback, before Rightmove starts testing with a small number of users from next week.“Initial results from the Overseas launch shows home-hunters are spending longer looking at the pages, engaging more with video, sending more enquiries and sharing more properties,” a Rightmove spokesperson details Rightmove Rightmove Overseas August 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Micro baking bowl business seeks funding

first_imgA micro business owner, looking to offer a local supply of brotform baking baskets, is using online fundraising scheme Kickstarter to try and get his business off the ground.Mike Batho is looking to create a British brotform, or banneton – a cane basket typically used to make artisan breads such as sourdough – in a bid to cut the number of imports of the traditional cane versions, which he said are typically shipped from China or Indonesia.He has set his fundraising target at £3,500 and currently has £310 pledged, with 21 days to go. This would go towards the tooling and first run of 1,000 pieces.Batho said that with the trend for artisan baking growing in strength, and the fact it is a trade that usually champions local produce and materials, he believes offering a local alternative would be popular.Due the fact the cane used for these baskets is typical of more tropical climates, he is looking to produce one out of recycled or recyclable plastic.Batho has come up with his own design and had a prototype made and tested. He is currently seeking protection for the design and is ready to go into production.”I have emails from a number of leading British artisan bakeries who are very supportive and would happily transfer over to my British made brotform in their bakeries,” according to Batho’s Kickstarter page.last_img read more

Pladis signs mental health pledge

first_imgMcVitie’s owner Pladis has signed a pledge to change how it and its staff think and act about mental health.Pladis, the biscuits and confectionery company that also owns brands including Jacob’s and Carr’s, signed an employer pledge with Time to Change this week to commit to change attitudes to mental health in the workplace.Set up by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Change aims to create a positive shift in public attitudes towards mental health problems. Pladis joins companies, NHS trusts, universities and local authorities, in making this commitment to improve employee mental health.Pladis has mental health and wellbeing ambassadors at all 13 of its sites across the UK and Ireland. The company will also provide mental health awareness training and workplace stress guidance for managers and senior leadership teams. In addition, Pladis offers access to a 24/7 confidential telephone support line and counselling for employees and their families.Jon Eggleton, Pladis managing director for UK & Ireland, signed the pledge at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Hayes, Middlesex this week. “As a business, we are committed to offering our employees a safe, inclusive and happy work environment,” he said. “Mental health is a big part of our agenda and we are determined to do our part to ensure all our employees are well supported and have equal opportunities.”Sue Baker OBE, director of Time to Change, added: “Every person’s attitude makes a difference, so it’s fantastic to see companies like Pladis taking the lead and making a commitment that will ultimately help to improve its productivity and staff retention and create a happy and engaged workforce.”last_img read more

Tool Announces New 2016 Tour Dates

first_imgBeloved rock band Tool has made a very exciting announcement, adding three new tour dates to what is otherwise an empty calendar. The band will perform three nights between October 24-28, playing in Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO, and Little Rock, AR.The band surprised fans by playing a run of shows throughout January 2016, touring alongside Primus through most of the Southern United States. It’s unclear why Tool only played shows in January, or why they chose to wait nearly 9 months to get back on the road for another run of shows. As of now, no support for the three shows has been announced.You can see Tool’s full announcement below, with ticketing information provided. All shows go on sale this Friday, June 10th, at 10 AM local time. There’s also information about VIP Packages, a new web store, and more! We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this is just the beginning of a major tour announcement!last_img read more

Polly want a vocabulary?

first_imgGriffin knows the names of a dozen objects. He can identify five colors and six shapes, and grasps his numbers up to eight. He can ask for his favorite treats and tell you where he’d like to go. And if he likes you, he’ll let you tickle his head.Obviously, Griffin is not your average student.In fact, he’s an African grey parrot, one of the stars of a research effort to understand the origins of human intelligence by exploring how parrots learn concepts and communication skills.“This is a way of looking at the origins of intelligence and communication,” psychology researcher Irene Pepperberg explained. “Unlike apes, our closest relatives, parrots are vocal learners. It turns out that birds have the same number of vocal learning areas in their brains that humans do, though they’re organized somewhat differently. Parrots are separated from us by 280 million years of evolution, so the fact that they can learn to use a simple communication system with us and acquire labels for objects and basic concepts says a lot about how deeply those abilities are embedded in our system.”Arguably best known for her work with another parrot, Alex, whose intelligence was estimated as equal to that of a 6-year-old child, Pepperberg in recent decades effectively rewrote concepts of animal intelligence and how those findings could shed light on the origins of human intellect. Earlier this year she relocated her lab from Brandeis University to Harvard, where she has continued her experiments with Griffin and a new bird, Athena, who is just 6 months old.Pepperberg’s most recent research, which was conducted with Harvard psychology Professor Ken Nakayama, showed that Griffin could correctly identify shapes even when they were partly obscured. This capacity likely has its origins in survival abilities — for example, in recognizing a partially hidden predator.Griffin’s performance is impressive, but can he really stack up to a toddler in terms of smarts?“We have shown in so many ways that this is not just simple stimulus and response or mimicry,” Pepperberg said. “The people who train the birds are not the people who test the birds. We do blind testing. Too, the birds will respond to almost anyone and to atypical objects.“If you were in the lab for a half-day, so they were no longer afraid of you, you could probably take a credit card out of your wallet and ask Griffin about its attributes. He could tell you that the shape is ‘four-corner’ and that the color is green. Alex was able to transfer concepts that he learned from one domain to another, so he learned ‘none’ with respect to same and different, and transferred it to size and to quantity.”In addition to offering new insight into the beginnings of intelligence, Pepperberg believes birds like Griffin can also be a boon for their wild cousins.“We’re demonstrating that these birds are sentient creatures,” she said. “In terms of conservation, people love to conserve animals that share qualities with humans, so if we can show that these birds — which are an endangered species — are really as smart as a 5- or 6-year-old child, that can help with conservation efforts.”last_img read more

Professor receives public policy fellowship

first_imgThe Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has honored biology professor Jennifer Tank as one of this year’s Leopold Leadership Fellows, a group of 20 academics selected to undergo intensive training intended to empower them to impact public policy. Tank will begin the fellowship with a training session this summer, joining the group from around the world at Stanford University in California. Tank said she applied for the fellowship to improve her communication skills, which would better equip her to discuss her work and its implications with the general public and leaders who make environmental policy. “The fellowship was developed a number of years ago because they were finding problems with scientists who were doing great work yet were unable to translate that science for the public,” Tank said. “It’s really a mechanism to link today’s great, cutting-edge science with better communication skills.” Tank described the program as a sort of “nursery school in communication skills” for scientists, named after prominent environmentalist Aldo Leopold. She said the extensive application process included a series of essays meant to show a serious commitment to sharing research with the public. “They want to keep the group very small because the program actually lasts for two years, starting with 10 days at a retreat center this summer,” Tank said. “When you go back for the second year, you’ve had the chance to practice, so you can focus on honing those skills you learned in the first year.” She said her specialty within ecology pertains directly to public policy as it relates to agriculture. “I’m a freshwater ecologist, so I work on streams and rivers, mainly on nutrient cycling,” Tank said. “The work I’ve been doing recently has to do with how land use, like intensive agriculture, influences freshwater resources.” Tank’s work focuses on finding a proper balance between the economic needs of farmers and the health of the environment and considers issues like fertilizer runoff and irrigation, she said. “You can’t protect the environment at the cost of the people who are supported by it, but you also can’t protect farmers at the expense of the environment,” she said. Tank will learn communication skills through the fellowship that will help her better convey the product of her research with policymakers who can take action to approach this balance, she said. “They really challenge you [through the fellowship] to see if you can relate the value of your research to the people who need to hear it, to see if you can give them a take-home message in a nutshell,” she said. “They’ll train you about print communication as well as various types of digital media, including the effective use of social network options like Facebook and Twitter.” Tank said she hopes to apply what she learns about communicating with the public to her work in the classroom. “All the things that go into being a good teacher also go into the process of being a good communicator,” she said. “I’m excited about it, and I hope I can do Notre Dame proud.”last_img read more

Cattaraugus County’s Second COVID-19 Case Confirmed, Officials List Possible Exposure Sites

first_imgLittle Valley: Hughes Hotel, Crosby’s, Dollar General Hamburg: Wegmans, McKinley Liquor, Tops on Southwestern Blvd., Blasdell Pizza Photo: PixabayLITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department says laboratory testing has confirmed a second case of COVID-19.Officials say a male resident who lives in the southwest part of the county with an extensive travel history to Buffalo developed joint pain and visited a Buffalo Chiropractor on March 20.The man then developed cough, congestion, shortness of breath and whole body aches.He contacted the Cattaraugus County Health Department where he tested for COVID-19 on Thursday and on Friday the test result indicated that he was positive for the virus. Officials say the patient is resting at home and now under quarantine. They say he will be assessed for any medical support that they can provide and they will monitor his symptoms closelyOfficials say the man visited the following locations after his visit to Buffalo:Town of Cattaraugus: Dollar General Killbuck: Hoag’s Williamsville: Monroe Chiropractic“We continue to ask our resident to bunker down, and avoid any non-essential travel, especially to areas where there is community wide spread of COVID-19 otherwise, you place your family and other Cattaraugus County residents at risk,” said officials. “We would like to reiterate that if any resident experiences fever, cough, shortness of breath or whole body aches should contact their health care provider (avoid going directly to the Urgent Care or the Emergency room before calling).”Those with questions or concerns are asked to contact the Cattaraugus County Health Department at 716-373-8050.center_img Olean: On The Side Liquor, Dollar General, Tops and BJ’s Salamanca: Edna’s, Sander’s Parkview, West End Liquor and McDonalds Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Does anyone know when he actually visited Crosbys in little valley?last_img read more

Joe Carroll Crowned Prince, Victoria Clark Returns & More Cinderella Casting Shake-Ups!

first_img Related Shows Greg Hildreth View All (6) Carroll recently appeared in Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet and Once. His film and TV credits include The Carrie Diaries and All My Children. Clark won a Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza and additional nominations for Sister Act and Cinderella. Her many Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Grand Night For Singing and Guys and Dolls. Buonopane’s Broadway credits include Grease, Chicago and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His film and TV credits include 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, The producers and Claire’s Cambodia. Gibson’s previously Broadway credits include The Addams Family and Spamalot. Her film and TV appearances include Up All Night, You Must Be Joking, All My Children, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. Victoria Clark Laura Osnes Joe Carroll Star Files Cinderella Santino Fontana The Cinderella kingdom is welcoming some new subjects! On January 28, Joe Carroll will join the Broadway cast as Prince Topher, succeeding original star Santino Fontana, Todd Buonopane will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as Jean-Michel, and Cinderella ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will succeed Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle. But wait, there’s more! Original star Victoria Clark will return to her Tony-nominated role of Marie, Ella’s fairy godmother, replacing current star Rebecca Luker on January 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Marla Mindelle Additionally, new ensemble members Jessica Hershberg, Callan Bergmann, Nathan Lucrezio, Jeff Pew and Kaitlyn Davidson will join the cast in January. The new stars join previously announced pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen (of “Call Me Maybe” fame) as Ella, succeeding Tony nominee and Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes. The Nanny favorite Fran Drescher will also join the production as Cinderella’s stepmother, Madame. Both new stars will begin performances February 4 at the Broadway Theatre.last_img read more

Trail Mix October 2013: Free Music Playlist

first_imgTravis Book – Tennessee Side Of ThingsAnimal Parts – Where The Heart IsBreathe Owl Breathe – Silent Movie ReelBrian Wright – We Don’t Live ThereBurning Bridget Cleary – Oh My Little Darling_Fire on the MountainCharlie Robison – Look Out ClevelandChristopher Paul Stelling – You Can Make ItDinosaur Bones – SleepsickElephant Revival – Grace Of A WomanHa Ha Tonka – Colorful KidsHave Gun, Will Travel – Standing at the End of the WorldJ. Roddy Walston & The Business – Heavy BellsMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman – We Made it HomeNoam Pikelny – Road to ColumbusSteep Canyon Rangers – Stand And DeliverSWF – Let It Be ToldThe Bankesters – Cups (When I’m Gone)The Darcys – The RiverThe Devil Makes Three – StrangerThe Gospel Whiskey Runners – Shake It OffThe High Jump Heart – Signal FiresThe Howlin’ Brothers – Dixie FriedThe Rigneys – Double or NothingThe Royal Concept – RadioVikesh Kapoor – I Dreamt BluesWatermelon Slim – Blue FreightlinerWild Ponies – Trigger October is upon us. That means many things: the leaves are changing, mountain views across the Blue Ridge are spectacular, the temperatures are a little crispier in the morning, and Trail Mix is back at it with another tasty set of tunes.We kick Trail Mix October off with a brand new track from Travis Book, bass player for The Infamous Stringdusters.  Travis wrote “Tennessee Side Of Things” with Burle Galloway, noted songwriter who has recorded with Yonder Mountain String Band and the ‘Dusters, among others.  Travis and his mates are gearing up for the fourth annual Festy Experience, which takes place October 10th thru 13th in Nelson County, Virginia.  Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog next week, when we chat with Travis about the new tune, the Festy, and his new side projects.On the heels of my recent trip to IBMA, Trail Mix is featuring some top notch bluegrass this month.  Check out new tunes from Noam Pikelny, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Bankesters, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman, and The Rigneys.Trail Mix is happy to welcome back some fantastic artists – Elephant Revival, Brian Wright, The Devil Makes Three, The Howlin’ Brothers, and Ha Ha Tonka all return with outstanding new tracks.There are some great Trail Mix first timers this month, too – take a listen to the offerings from J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Gospel Whiskey Runners, Watermelon Slim, The High Jump Heart, Burning Bridget Cleary, Breathe Owl Breathe, The Royal Concept, and Have Gun, Will Travel.And there’s still more! At 27 tracks, October’s Trail Mix is almost too good to believe. But believe. Download it. Stream it. Share it with an old friend or a new buddy you meet on some bald summit while you revel in autumn’s glory. And, of course, get out and buy some of these great albums. Support these great artists that support Trail Mix.last_img read more