SeaBird pens LoI for OBN survey. Harrier Explorer, Osprey Explorer vessels selected for the job

first_imgSeismic player SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of intent for an ocean bottom node seismic survey.The company said it would provide two source vessels for the OBN seismic survey to be carried out in the Americas region.SeaBird did not reveal the identity of the client whom it just described as “a repeat client.” SeaBird said it would be using the Harrier Explorer and Osprey Explorer vessels for the projectThe OBN survey is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 with an expected combined duration of three to four vessel months. No financial details have been shared.Per recent 2Q 2018 presentation by SeaBird, the Osprey Explorer mobilized during the quarter for a new OBN source project in the US Gulf of Mexico with operations expected to start late Q3,- somewhat delayed due to the technical upgrade of the source equipment. As for the Harrier Explorer, it mobilized for projects on the NCS during the second quarter, ahead of a 2D project start-up.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Reds swoop for Manquillo

first_img The 20-year-old right-back has been with current Primera Division champions Atletico since 2007 and has represented his country at various youth levels. He told “I’m very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. Press Association Liverpool have announced the signing of Spanish full-back Javier Manquillo on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid.center_img “I think it’s one of the biggest in Europe. Any footballer would want to come and play here.” It is understood that the loan is for two years, and Manquillo hopes he can be a Liverpool player for the long-term. He said: “When they tell you Liverpool want to sign you, I think like any player, you are going to be absolutely amazed and you don’t think of anything else than going straight there. “The immediate objective is to do the best I possibly can here. “I’ve come here to try and secure a place for myself in the side and, if possible, stay here for many more years in the future.” Manquillo is the seventh new signing the Reds have made this summer, following on from Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren and Divock Origi. He was initially a part of the youth set-up at Real Madrid before moving on to Atletico seven years ago. Manquillo made his first-team debut in 2011 in the Copa del Rey, his Primera Division bow the following year and he was involved in Atletico’s title-winning campaign last term, although his progress was disrupted by a neck injury. last_img read more

Anel Hadzic Steps Up For Bosnia-Herzegovina

first_imgAnel Hadzic is not a player many people think of, when they think of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national football team.  Usually stars such as Edin Dzeko (Manchester City), Miralem Pjanic (Roma) or Asmir Begovic (Stoke City) come to mind.  However, the hardworking Hadzic has gained a lot of Bosnian fan favor over the last couple of months with his performances for club and country.The 25-year-old Velika Kladuša native never took the easy path.  Immigrating to Austria at a young age with his parents due to the war in his native Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hadzic, like many of his national teammates was a child of the war.  He began his football career at Wels, soon transferring to Ried where he made his name and eventually earned a transfer to the more prestigious Sturm Graz.Hadzic even represented Austria on the youth level, being capped twice on the U-21 team.  However, Hadzic always made his intentions clear, he wanted to represent Bosnia-Herzegovina on the senior level.  His journey to do just that was never easy.  Paperwork took months, and Hadzic personally followed up with phone calls and visits in order to ensure everything was proceeding.Ironically, he got his chance in a friendly match against Egypt that was played in Austria.  Hadzic only played 44 minutes, but the experience meant the world to the player.  “To represent my country in this way is an unbelievable feeling.  I always dreamed of something like this.”Hadzic was soon incorporated in Safet Susic‘s 23-man-roster and even played 61 minutes in Bosnia’s 3-1 win over Iran at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. However Hadzic truly won the hearts of the fans with his most recent performances, playing at a position he never had any true experience with.  Because of rampant injuries to the defense, Susic was forced to utilize Hadzic as an emergency centre-back, playing alongside Toni Sunjic.  The duo shut out Gareth Bale and Wales in Cardiff, and even defended very well against Eden Hazard and the high flying Belgian offense.  Their only goal in the 1-1 Zenica draw came from a Nainggolan long distance shot that was not their mistake or fault.Anel Hadzic has proven to be the epitome of the scrappy, hard working team player that so many teams desperately need in their squad. (Source: BH dragons)last_img read more