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first_imgRomanian oil company OMV Petrom has completed the removal of the Gloria platform from its production location in the Black Sea offshore Romania.Gloria platform; Source: OMV PetromOMV Petrom said it would decommission the Gloria offshore platform in the Black Sea back in May 2019 after the platform had reached the end of its economic lifetime limit following more than 40 years in service.In an update on Tuesday, November 19, OMV Petrom said that the Gloria platform was transported to Agigea harbor in Constanţa and that this was the first removal of an offshore production platform in Romania.The platform was used in oil and gas production operations in the Sinoe field in the shallow waters of the Black Sea.This marks the end of a 40-year-long history as a drilling and production platform in the Romanian Black Sea and the first decommissioning operation in Romania.“We will continue to operate the other six offshore production platforms, which provide over 16% of the Group’s production,” said Peter Zeilinger, member of OMV Petrom Executive Board responsible for Upstream.The production from the Sinoe field is currently suspended, and the wells remaining on the wellhead platform are preserved in safe conditions.OMV Petrom contracted GSP Offshore, a Romanian company, for the removal services. The solution consisted of reinstating the platform jacking system, positioning the Gloria platform on a cargo barge (GSP Big Foot2), and transporting it to the shore. OMV previously said that GSP would be paid 5 million euros for the removal work.The Gloria platform was the first offshore drilling platform in Romania. It was commissioned in 1976 and was built based on a license from Offshore Co., USA. In 1980, the Gloria platform completed drilling at Lebada 8 – which became the first commercial offshore hydrocarbon discovery in Romania.Between 1976 and 1986, Gloria operated as a drilling rig, drilling 17 wells with a total accumulated length of approx. 50,000 meters. Between 1987-1998, Gloria was used as a production platform for the first developed Romanian offshore field – Lebada East.Since 1998, the Gloria platform has been located in the Sinoe field, approximately 30 km from the shore, in a water depth of around 40 meters, and was used as a production platform. Its accumulated production over the last 20 years is equivalent to over 20 million car refuels and the energy for heating 170,000 homes.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs started off the season facing off against the Union County Patriots in the summer heat.The Bulldogs started off the scoring just 3 minutes into the match. Johnathan Lynch crossed the ball in and JJ Kuisel headed it in near post. The next goal came with 34.31 on the clock when Lynch took a corner kick and Dominic Butz finished off of a header. 33.46 JJ Kuisel sprinted in and tapped the ball past the keeper to Michael Ripperger for a shot into the net. 31.00 Ian Powers took a corner kick and Evan Vogelsang placed it past the keeper. 30.13 Gus Cooper played a ball down the center to Michael Ripperger who was able to dribble the ball in and score. Moments later the game came to a halt, when JJ misstepped and went down breaking his arm. The game continued after the ambulance took him for help. 2.41 The Patriot keeper came out of position after a distribution mistake and Oscar Camarena took advantage of a goal. 1.34 Kavin Saravanan played the ball into Zach Harmeyer who dribbled in and cut across the keeper then finished in the back of the net. First half ended 7-0.The second half opened with a goal at 35.07- Johnathan Lynch crossed in and Michael Ripperger volleyed in for the final goal of the match. The Bulldogs out possessed and defended the Patriots for the shut out in Nate Slavin’s first game as keeper returning from injury.Next game will be home against Rushville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.last_img read more

first_img Oct. 26, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida’s men’s and women’s soccer teams will be fighting for a regular season conference title tonight when they take on the Montevallo Falcons at the UWF Sports complex. The 13th ranked women’s soccer team with play first tonight with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. and the 3rd ranked men’s team will take on the 17th ranked Falcons following the conclusion of the first fixture.For the women’s team (12-2-0, 7-0-0 GSC) they put their perfect conference record on the line when they battle the Lady Falcons (11-6-0, 6-1-0 GSC) who are currently second in the Gulf South Conference. With a win the Argonauts will clinch a first place bid in the GSC tournament as they search for back-to-back conference championships.The women come into tonight match on an eleven game winning streak and GSC defender of the Courtney Jones has allowed only one goal in conference play this season. It is the second time this season the sophomore goal keeper earned the honor.Dernelle Mascall comes into tonight’s match one goal shy of tying the West Florida single season record of 19, set by Brianna Oeser in 2005. The sophomore striker has two hat tricks and a total of eight goals in the Argonauts last three matches.On the men’s side, both teams come into the match undefeated in conference and the winner of the fixture will be the GSC regular season champion and the top seed for the conference tournament. In 2006, West Florida (14-1-0, 5-0-0 GSC) defeated Montevallo (15-1-1, 5-0-0 GSC) three times in three consecutive weekends. This season the Argonauts have already broken school record with eight straight road victories and 14 overall.Keith Savage remains two assists shy of the tying the West Florida career record in assists. The senior has 23 assist during his tenure with the Argonauts. He is also third is school history with 46 career goals.Fellow senior Jimmy McHenry leads the Argonauts this season in goals (14), assists (9) and points (37). The striker from Tallahassee, Fla. is fifth in West Florida hsitory with 20 career assists, eighth with 25 career goals and seventh with 70 career points.Neither of West Florida’s teams can fall below second place in the conference following tonight’s match and both team have a chance to repeat as regular season conference champions. “Live Stats” will be available on the each team’s home web page by clicking on the logo on the right side tool bar. Print Friendly Version Regular Season Conference Title on the Line Sharelast_img read more

first_img “I am always talking with the players and we try to prepare from game to game,” said the Everton boss. “We always share a lot of information but it has come out in a way that (suggested) it was a one-off meeting and we had never spoken before. “It was a normal approach. We need to use players in specific ways from game to game so you can get a better performance, and I thought against West Ham Rom (Lukaku) had a very effective game. “His pace and power was back to his very best and he became a real threat for us but there was nothing different preparing for that game to what we did previously. “We are in a position where every player can have an impact and it is using certain players in a certain way from game to game and those little tweaks could be pure tactical adjustments. “It could be a specific way of using your strengths in one way or another depending on the opposition we are facing, and that is something we have been using a lot. “We are a flexible team in that respect and it has always been a strength of ours and we will carry on doing it.” Following Tuesday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw with West Ham, striker Romelu Lukaku revealed the players had asked the Toffees boss if they could be more direct on occasions. However, Martinez said there were regular discussions with players about differing tactics and there was certainly no specific meeting to iron out difficulties against a backdrop of speculation about growing unrest behind the scenes. Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions a dressing room delegation persuaded him to alter his style. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgA new coronavirus testing site will be coming to southern Palm Beach County by early next week, according to Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson.Thomson told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Thursday that Palm Beach County’s second testing location will be at the South County Civic Center on Jog Road.People will be able to start making appointments on Monday, State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton said.Palm Beach County currently has over 500 confirmed coronavirus cases and the most coronavirus deaths.Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deathslast_img

first_imgTHE way 25-year-old Torell Ondaan and 20-year-old Liam Gorden have blended into the Golden Jaguars’ setup would give the impression that they have been around before, but they have not.The former, based in Holland, and the latter who plays in England donned national colours for the first time against Bermuda last Thursday night.They both joined the Guyana national senior team at a historic juncture as the nation, for the first time in their 117-plus year history, have qualified for the premier tournament in the CONCACAF Confederation, the Gold Cup.Speaking with GFF Media, both young men have said that they are excited and gratified at being given the opportunity to represent Guyana and will strive to represent with pride.Torell Ondaan, who plies his trade at SC Telstar in Holland, described his feelings on making his debut as amazing and something that one cannot really describe: “The feeling is so amazing to be a Guyana player. It is one of the biggest dreams for me because I come from Holland, I’m born there but I always like to go to Guyana to see everybody, to feel everything about Guyana.”He noted that whenever he travels to Guyana he feels all the love, “That’s why this is the biggest dream of my life.”Born to Guyanese parents in Holland, Yonette and Lionel, and playing at the Second Division Level, Ondaan describes himself as the easy guy. He sees himself as a team player and has already felt the warmth of his teammates even though he has been with the team for just a matter of days.“Everybody is so lovely and nice to me and I am still grooving into the team. I will see what I can do for the team, not for myself but more for the team. It’s amazing really, everybody is so nice, I didn’t expect that.”Stating that this is home for him, Ondaan said his knowledge of Guyanese is that they are strong in will and he is encouraging everyone, players and all, to work together as a family not as individuals.He is calling on fans and supporters to be persistent with the team: “Stay patient, watch the games with all the love and don’t be aggressive if we miss chances or something. We are here now for the team, for the country and it’s amazing already that we have made it this far.”Meanwhile, Liam Gorden, who celebrated his 20th birthday last week and plays as a defender with English club side Dagenham & Redbridge FC, described his debut as a massive opportunity.“It’s the first time for me playing international football and it’s the best thing you can ask for. It’s better than club football; it’s a different experience. It’s a big thing for me and my family as well, just to recognise the Gorden name it makes me proud that I am Guyanese. It’s a dream come true for me.”Gorden’s grandparents are from the Ancient County of Berbice, his grandfather hailing from Belladrum.He notes that for the team to push on further there must be a collective effort fuelled by a deep sense of togetherness.“The only way we’re going to push on far is for all of us, management and players, to be together and want it. We know what the goal is and we know what to do on the pitch and we’ll do that. I just want the team to do well.“It doesn’t matter if I play or not, I’m part of the programme and it’s a massive opportunity for me as a young player to be involved in this. So I just want the country to do well and for everyone to recognise how good we can be.”Young Gorden is calling on the fans and supporters to get behind the team and support: “It’s the first time that Guyana have ever been in this competition and it’s a massive competition. As long as everyone is behind us we’ll do whatever we can to prove to you that we can do it and let everyone know what Guyana is about.”last_img read more

first_imgFor students looking for a job after graduation, Thursday’s Career Fair offers one of the best opportunities to make contact with several employers in one afternoon. But some students might not even bother going to the Career Fair, focusing their efforts on pursuing graduate school rather than taking on the unwelcoming job market.Recent reports indicate companies are not exercising their hiring function as enthusiastically as they once did. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report released earlier this week stated that employers cut 20,000 jobs in January, and other statistics showed that the number of long-term unemployed workers is at its highest rate since the government started keeping track in 1948.Peter Giulioni, executive director of USC Marshall Keenan MBA Career Resource Center, confirmed that he’s seen a slow down in recruiting.“We’ve experienced a pullback by our employers,” he said.Students have also noticed the trend.“I know the economy is recovering,” said Grace Kwok, a junior majoring in accounting, “but the job market is pretty saturated right now.”Though she had initially hoped to enter the job market as an accountant next year, she said she is strongly considering applying to the Leventhal School of Accounting for graduate school instead.Perlita Carillo, a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, has already decided to get a master’s in public health at the USC Keck School of Medicine.Both said they are uncertain about attending the fair.“A lot of people tell me it’s mostly geared towards business majors, so I don’t know if it will be much help,” Kwok said. “I’ve found ConnectSC more useful than the fair.”But Giulioni said it’s important for students to attend the fair to scout out opportunities.“Every opportunity to encounter the hire function of companies should be utilized,” he said.Though opportunities are disappearing in a variety of industries, the BLS report showed an increase in jobs in manufacturing, retail and health care, along with a significant increase in temporary-staffing jobs, which economists often point to as a predictor of a future increase in long-term jobs.Courtney Brunious, a second-year graduate student studying business, said temporary employment is much more readily available than permanent employment.“A lot of offers aren’t really for full-time positions, mostly internships that may turn into full-time positions,” he said.As a result, career advisors counsel students to employ a number of strategies in job hunting.“Cast a broader net in terms of the jobs [you] are pursuing … you can’t approach the job market with too much of a level of specificity,” Giulioni said.Tim Burgess, director of Career Development for the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, agreed.“Knowing what your transferable skills are is very important,” he said.Both Burgess and Giulioni said that the number of students asking them for advice about graduate school seems to have increased as a result of the economic climate. Still, Giulioni emphasized that graduate school should not be seen simply as an escape from a challenging job market.“Think about the opportunity that will give you the highest return on investment in terms of time, talent and treasure,” Giulioni said.Burgess offered one last piece of advice in keeping with the age of social networking.“You have to go beyond replying to job postings,” he said. “You have to develop a strong LinkedIn profile.”Brunious echoed this thought.“It’s all about networking — creating that relationship that allows you to get that opportunity,” she said.last_img read more

first_img Published on March 31, 2018 at 11:36 am Contact Eric: On Friday, Syracuse began the outdoor season at the 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational and Raleigh Relays. Philo Germano had the best finish of the bunch with a second-place finish in the men’s 5000-meters section 2 race at Stanford with a time of 13:50.48. Aidan Tooker finished shortly behind him in fourth.Paige Stoner also had a strong showing at Stanford, placing sixth in the 10000-meter invitational with a time of 32:23.38. Shannon Malone took home 12th. Colin Bennie finished seventh on the men’s side with a time of 28:37.04. Iliass Aouani placed 20th with a time of 29:29.43 in section 2 of the 10000-meters.Also at Stanford, Madeleine Davison placed 14th with a time of 16:57.92 in the women’s 5000-meters. Sydney Leiher finished ninth with a time of 10:57.11 in the 3000-meter steeplechase.Meanwhile, in Florida, Matt Moore had the best finish with an eighth-place, 14.00-second run in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. David Gilstrap finished behind him in 29th, followed by Richard Floyd in 33rd, Kevin Almonte in 46th and Chevis Armstead II in 55th. Also on the men’s side, Winston Lee placed 26th in the 100-meter dash with a 10.66-second finish.On the women’s side in the Florida Relays, Kadejhia Sellers placed 12th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.67 seconds. Imani Clark, running in the 100-meter dash, placed 27th with a time of 12.00 seconds. Aviana Goode ran the 100-meter hurdles, placing 41st with a time of 14.24 seconds and Danielle Delgado finished shortly behind her in 53rd.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFinally, at the Raleigh Relays, Simon Smith led the way in the 1500-meters with a 17th-place finish of 3:48.34. On Saturday morning, Dominic Hockenbury placed 21st in the men’s 10000-meters with a time of 29:36.64. Kevin James finished 27th and Joe Dragon placed 34th.The Orange will remain in action all-day Saturday at the 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays and the Stanford Invitational. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgLast Updated: 18th December, 2019 19:34 IST NFL Bans Denver Broncos Player Kareem Jackson For DUI, Speeding Denver Broncos suspend Kareem Jackson for the final two games of the ongoing season for violating the NFL policy and program on substances of abuse. Read more. Also Read | Khalil Mack spreads Christmas joy, pays off Walmart layaway accounts in hometownKareem Jackson, who is in his first season with Denver Broncos, signed a three-year deal worth $33 million and is guaranteed $23 million in March 2019. Jackson will be slapped with a $352,941 fine which will be deducted from his salary due to the applied suspension. The 31-year old was cited for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol on Auraria Parkway in downtown Denver at 11:46 pm on Monday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while ability impaired and received 12-month probation and a two-day suspended jail sentence. He will also have to do 24 hours of community service and participate with MADD’s Victim Impact Panel.Also Read | Has Eli Manning played his last game for the Giants? NFL retirement hinted by the starKareem Jackson issues an apology to Denver Broncos management and NFL fans Also Read | Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf gets a signature coffee; it’s called ‘Decaf Metcalf’ Also Read | Lamar Jackson responds to Tom Brady’s challenge on Twitter, says NFL legend’s still got itNFL: Denver Broncos ban Kareem Jackson for two games following DUI admission First Published: 18th December, 2019 19:34 IST Denver Broncos will be without the services of Kareem Jackson for the last two games of the current NFL season. The Denver safety was found to be in violation of NFL rules and regulations by Denver Broncos management and has been handed an appropriate suspension for the same. Read further to find out how Kareem Jackson was suspended.Also Read | NFL rumours: Antonio Brown drawing interest from several teams despite rape allegationsNFL: Denver Broncos issue statement on Kareem Jackson situation WATCH US LIVE Written By Daniel Arambur FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more