Chevron and partners approve oil recovery project at St. Malo field

first_imgThe partners expect a waterflood project in the St. Malo field to contribute an estimated ultimate recovery of more than 175 million barrels of oil equivalent Image: The St. Malo field is part of the Jack/St. Malo project. Photo: courtesy of Chevron Corporation. Chevron and its partners have sanctioned a waterflood project in the US Gulf of Mexico with a goal to increase oil recovery from the St. Malo field, which has been in production since late 2014.Located nearly 450.6km south of New Orleans in Louisiana, the St. Malo field is estimated to produce for another 30 years.According to Chevron, the waterflood project is its first in the deepwater Wilcox trend. The project is likely to generate an estimated ultimate recovery of over 175 million barrels of oil equivalent, said the US oil and gas firm.The oil recovery project will see drilling of two new production wells, three new injector wells, and installation of topsides injection equipment for the Jack/St. Malo floating production unit, which all are expected to prolong the life of the field.Chevron North America exploration and production president Steve Green said: “The St. Malo field is a world-class asset that is positioned for highly economic brownfield development.“With our leading technology, experienced workforce and broad portfolio, we’re delivering value in the Gulf of Mexico.”Stakeholders in the St. Malo fieldThrough its subsidiaries – Chevron U.S.A. and Union Oil Company of California, Chevron has a 51% working interest in the St. Malo field. The company is partnered by MP Gulf of Mexico (25%), Equinor Gulf of Mexico (21.5%), Exxon Mobil (1.25%) and Eni Petroleum US (1.25%) in the offshore field.MP Gulf of Mexico is in turn owned by Murphy Oil (80%) and Petrobras America (20%).Equinor North America offshore portfolio senior vice president Chris Golden said: “We are pleased to announce this decision, which will further boost our production of high-value barrels from the Gulf of Mexico.”The St. Malo field, which was discovered in 2003, is part of the Jack/St. Malo project in the Lower Tertiary trend of deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The Jack and St. Malo fields are located within 40km of each other in nearly 2,100m of water in the Walker Ridge area.The two fields were co-developed with subsea completions flowing back to a single host, semi-submersible floating production unit installed between them. The floating production unit has a production capacity of 170,000 barrels of oil per day and 42 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.last_img read more


Property sales rising across UK, helped by London

first_imgHome » News » Property sales rising across UK, helped by London previous nextProperty sales rising across UK, helped by LondonYour Move index says prices and transactions improving across the UK boosted by London woes lifting.Nigel Lewis18th December 201701,794 Views Estate agency chain Your Move says the number of property sales during November increased by 4% year-on-year and that the average price in the UK is £300,859, an increase of 0.9% year-on-year.The company says London has seen some of the most dramatic increases in transactions.Within the two most expensive boroughs of the capital property sales have increased by 28% on average recently (Westminster, Camden) and by 23% within Kensington and Chelsea.“It seems momentum is returning to sales in prime central London,” the company says.Its monthly report on the housing market, which is produced by Cambridge University Economics Fellow Dr Stephen Satchell, also reveals an improving overall picture for the market – the first time the dials have begun to twitch upwards since the EU Referendum vote.The improvement in transaction levels and house prices is being driven by what it calls an “easing” of the problems within the London property market, which has helped drag the rest of the UK’s results downwards in recent months.New Year property salesYour Move,which is owned by corporate giant LSL, also says the company is positive about the New Year because the Chancellor’s recent Stamp Duty and Help to Buy announcements in his Autumn budget will help stimulate the market further.The agency chain estimates that the number of homes sold during November was 77,500, a marginal increase on October – but an increase nevertheless during a traditionally quiet month.Your Move also identifies several hotspots around the UK where year-on-year house prices are increasing including the South West (+4.3%), Bristol (+7.1%), Gloucestershire (+7.1%), Portsmouth (7.6%) and Buckinghamshire (+7.1%).    house prices House price index property sales property transactions You move December 18, 2017Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


WILK, MARTIN E., SR.

first_img88, of Bayonne and Seaside Park, NJ, passed away on January 29, 2017 at the New Jersey Fireman’s Home, Boonton, NJ. A lifelong resident of Bayonne, Martin also lived in Seaside Park and was currently a resident of the New Jersey Fireman’s Home. Martin served as a member of the Bayonne Fire Department from 1958 until his retirement in 1992. He proudly served his country as a member of the Marine Corps Company B and saw action as a 3.5 Bazooka gunner as part of the 1st Battalion 1st Regiment, 1st Division at the Chosin Reservoir in Korea. He was an active member of the “Chosen Few”, The Catholic War Veterans Post 1612, Korean Veterans, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans, Am Vets and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 226. He is also a member of the Mackenzie Post 165, where he served as Post Commander. Martin was the Grand Marshall for the Bayonne Memorial Day Parade in 2014. Martin was the husband of the late Irene Wilk (nee: Wrazen) and a father to his daughter Marianne and son-in-law Chris Deczynski and his son Martin E. Wilk, Jr. of Seaside Park. He was most proud of his grandchildren Anthony and Rebecca Deczynski. Martin is the brother-in-law to Helen Raskosky and brother to Walter Wilk and Stephanie Lubinski. He was predeceased by his sisters Blanche Sawicki, Helen Washawanny, Evelyn Nemcik and brother Henry Wilk. Martin is the uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Jersey Fireman’s Home, 565 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005. Funeral arrangements by TIMOTHY E. RYAN HOME FOR FUNERALS, 809 Central Ave. Seaside Park, NJ.last_img read more


More time for awards entries

first_imgThe deadline for entries to the Baking Industry Awards has been extended to Friday, 16 May.The awards, now in their 21st year, recognise the achievements of companies and employees and reward innovation. Winners will be announced at a glitzy dinner at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on 15 September. An entry form is on page 27 or see [http://www.bakeryawards.co.uk].l The new-look British Baker is to be unveiled at the Baking Industry Exhibition on April 7, at 3pm on Stand G28B. Please join the team as we launch the bigger and brighter British Baker.last_img read more


Press release: Homes England secures eight more strategic partners to deliver thousands of new homes

first_img YHG 87.5m 2,315 I welcome the new strategic partners who share our ambition to build better homes faster. Our new ways of working with the sector means that housing associations can use their funding flexibly across their development programmes and respond quickly to local housing demand and a changing market. Partnerships Grant No. of affordable starts to March 2022 LMH & Torus 66.4m 1,757 Yorkshire 61.8m 1,300 Together Housing Group 53m 1,152 Curo & Swan 51.1m 1,067 Overall a £1.7 billion pound funding package has been agreed by Homes England to support a total of 23 strategic partners, who together will deliver around 40,000 affordable homes starts by March 2022.The new partnerships announced today are: Bromford, Curo & Swan, Liverpool Mutual Homes & Torus, Longhurst & Nottingham Community Housing Association, Together, Walsall Housing Group, Yorkshire and Your Housing Group. They represent a range of housing associations from across England, all with the ambition to deliver more homes at pace.Homes England Chairman, Sir Edward Lister said: Bromford 66.4m 1,400 WHG 38.7m 1,000 Longhurst & Nottingham Community Housing Association 71.7m 1,685 ENDSFor further information please contact Patsy Cusworth, PR and Media Manager, Tel: 020 7393 2201 or 0796772328 Email: [email protected] to Editors: About Homes England:Homes England is the new housing delivery organisation that has been created to adopt a more commercial approach to respond to the long term housing challenges facing this country. The new, expanded agency will play a far bigger role in investing in supply and intervening in the market to help deliver 300,000 homes a year by the middle of the next decade.Homes England will act differently from its predecessor, bringing together money, land, expertise and planning and compulsory purchase powers to accelerate the supply of new homes and address affordability issues in areas of highest demand.last_img read more


Speech: Unacceptable conditions in Syria

first_imgThank you Mr President, and let me give thanks to the role of Kuwait of humanitarian co-penholders and by thanking Kuwait and Sweden for their outstanding efforts – especially the renewal in December of UNSCR 2449 on cross-border aid to Syria for another year. Let me also set out the United Kingdom’s full support for SRSG Pedersen and our ongoing belief that only a political solution based on Resolution 2254 of this Council can bring sustainable peace.But Mr President today I’m going to focus my comments on humanitarian issues and let me take Under-Secretary-General Mark Lowcock’s four points as a guide.So firstly in northwest Syria the United Kingdom is concerned about the growing presence of HTS and the implications of any increase in violence for the ongoing humanitarian response. We remain highly concerned for the 3 million vulnerable people in the area – over 2 million of whom are entirely reliant on cross-border aid. 50 per cent of the population of that area have been displaced from their homes – sometimes multiple times – stretching scarce resources beyond their limits and putting further strain on host communities.Mr President, we must not lose sight of the risks. Under-Secretary-General Lowcock has spoken of a catastrophic humanitarian impact if a military intervention takes place. It is vital that the ceasefire negotiated by Russia and Turkey is maintained.Mr President, the situation of the estimated 42,000 people in Rukhban remains of serious concern. Eight children have died there in the last month. Sustained humanitarian access is crucial. It is welcome to hear that verbal approvals have been given and security guarantees made. This must now be followed through on the ground and in reality. The second convoy is vital but it will not alone solve the problem. Our focus must be on ensuring quality access for the United Nations and its humanitarian partners. That means access for the UN to independently assess needs, deliver assistance and monitor the impact of that assistance. We urge the Syrian authorities and those with influence over them to ensure that this happens.In 2018 the United Nations asked the Syrian authorities to undertake 1382 missions. Over half were never approved. We should all be able to agree that this is unacceptable.Mr President, let me say that I agree with the Russian Ambassador’s comment that politicisation of humanitarian assistance is unacceptable. In that regard the United Kingdom is deeply concerned that conditions in former opposition-held areas that the regime now controls. Claims that life there has returned to normal are false. People there risk arbitrary detention, conscription and discrimination based on their perceived attitude towards the Assad regime. This is clearly not an environment for safe, dignified, voluntary refugee return – the conditions set out by UNHCR.Up to one-third of people living in areas that have changed control in the past year are in so-called “hard to reach” areas. They are only hard to reach because the Syrian authorities do not allow the United Nations’ sustained humanitarian presence in those areas and thus humanitarian needs are particularly severe. Again this is unacceptable. The Syrian regime should not politicise humanitarian assistance. For our part, Mr President, the United Kingdom will continue to fund humanitarian assistance according to need – not any other criteria. Those funds from the United Kingdom have been distributed by the United Nations and their humanitarian partners all over Syria, as set out in the various documents and reports of OCHA and others.The Syrian crisis has been the United Kingdom’s biggest ever humanitarian response. We have mobilised $3.5 billion of support since 2012, including a new commitment of over $450 million at the last pledging conference in Brussels.Let me close Mr President by saying I agree entirely with the French Ambassador’s comments about reconstruction.Thank you very much, Mr President.last_img read more


Tedeschi Trucks Band Concludes Chicago Run With ABB’s “Dreams” Debut [Video]

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band concluded their Chicago Theatre run on Saturday night, spanning four nights across two weekends at the Chicago, IL venue.Related: Tedeschi Trucks Band Delivers Live In-Studio Set, Talks ‘SIGNS’ Between Chicago Shows [Watch]Tedeschi Trucks Band is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The recently-released single “Hard Case” came in the second slot of the night, following the opening Derek and the Dominos cover, “Anyday”, and before the band’s rendition of Charles Segar’s “Key to the Highway”. The remainder of the first set included TTB originals, “Bound for Glory”, “Right On Time”, “Midnight In Harlem”, and “Made Up My Mind”.In traditional Tedeschi Trucks Band fashion, the second set was made up primarily of covers, including The Coasters‘ “Let’s Go Get Stoned”, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers‘ “How Blue Can You Get?”, Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk”, Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams”, and Dr. John‘s “I Walk on Gilded Splinters”.The band’s performance of “Dreams” marked the first-time-ever covering the Allman Brothers Band tune, satisfying fans far and wide. Of course, anytime hearing Derek Trucks return to his ABB roots is special, and so it comes with great appreciation that another tune has been added to the forever growing TTB songbook–just two days after the anniversary of Uncle Butch Trucks‘ untimely death.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Dreams” – 1/26/19[Video: Norm Smyth]After the two set show, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage for a celebratory encore with an energetically-charged Sly & The Family Stone medley, “Sing A Simple Song / I Want To Take You Higher”.While this tour features a slightly different iteration of the band, with Brandon Boone filling in on bass duty and Gabe Dixon covering the keys, the band continues to charge through the new year with full steam ahead.In addition to their upcoming tour dates–including multi-night runs at the Saenger Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Warner Theatre, and more–Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/26/19I: Anyday, Hard Case, Key to the Highway, Bound For Glory, Right On Time, Midnight in Harlem, Made Up My MindII: Don’t Let Me Slide, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Joyful Noise, How Blue Can You Get?, Leaving Trunk, Dreams, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Angel From Montgomery / Sugaree, The StormE: Sing A Simple Song / I Want To Take You Higherlast_img read more


The Spectacular State: Culture and National Identity in Uzbekistan

first_imgLaura L. Adams, a lecturer on sociology and co-director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, delivers an insightful look into nation building in Central Asia during the post-Soviet era.last_img


Zika epidemic forcing scientists to rethink assumptions about human biology

first_imgOn April 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in confirming a link between Zika and the severe birth defect microcephaly. While officials at WHO also believe that there is enough evidence to conclude that the virus causes the autoimmune nervous disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome, the CDC is waiting for the results of additional studies.Last year, the Zika virus—a mosquito-borne pathogen first identified in 1947 and never before seen in the Western Hemisphere—erupted in Brazil and has since spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas.Eric Rubin, the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, spoke recently about the outbreak with Madeline Drexler, editor of Harvard Public Health and author of the book “Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections.”Zika, chikungunya, dengue, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis: All of these infections jumped to the Western Hemisphere in recent years from far-flung parts of the world and are now permanently established. What does that tell you? That mosquitoes are a great way to spread disease. When you transplant a disease into a new area with the right mosquito vector, it can spread like wildfire. In the case of both chikungunya and Zika, it’s probably that people have no natural immunity and that both of those infections are being transmitted by the same mosquito—Aedes aegypti, which is extremely well-entrenched in these areas. Read Full Storylast_img read more


Conscious Giving Is Better Together

first_imgThere is no muscle memory to writing a check. We forget about it just as soon as it’s cashed and unfortunately, we’re often too busy to even notice. But the people suffering without food, water or decent shelter do notice and it’s time to put an end to unconscious giving.I started my conscious giving experience with Loaves & Fishes, an organization in Northern California that feeds folks in need. Conscious giving is the idea of being an active participant in service – not just giving money, but by actually doing something. It didn’t take long for me to realize the difficult tradeoffs the people coming to Loaves & Fishers were facing. Their own funds could cover their utility bills or warm meals – not both.That year, rather than do another round of typical team building events with my EMC team, we closed our office for the day and spent time helping to feed members of our community who were in need. Not only were we doing something good for others, but we were doing something good for ourselves. The experience helped us grow closer as colleagues – working together to make a meaningful impact.Shortly after it occurred to me that if an exercise as simple as donating a few hours could excite, invigorate and motivate a group of 60 employees, then why couldn’t we invite the participation of a larger constituency of our customers and partners?Later that summer I ran a fundraising event that involved 250 EMC employees and 375 current and prospective customers and it changed the way people saw our business in our territory.It demonstrated that we have a great business dynamic. Not because we give time and money ourselves, but because we looked to our stakeholders who are just as interested in doing good in their local communities to join the effort. Conscious giving is better together!This year, we’re going big with an employee-led initiative called EMC Gives Back. With a focus on two of the world’s most basic and greatest human needs – food and water – we are committed to making meaningful and lasting social impact and to encouraging participation from our customers and partners as well.To kick off our program, we’re partnering with charity: water a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The charity: water model is founded on 100% of public donations going straight to the field, working with strong local partners on the ground to build and maintain water projects and proving water projects through reporting.If you’re attending EMC World from May 5 – 8, be sure to swing by the EMC Gives Back Experience in the EMC Village. Not only will you learn about how to get involved, but you’ll be able to take part in a Waterwalk, a short walk carrying two 40-pound jerry cans full of water, something that women and children in developing nations do for hours each day to obtain water from a clean water source.For every walk that an EMC World attendee completes, it will unlock a donation to fund clean water wells in Ethiopia. Additionally, on May 8th, charity: water CEO and Founder, Scott Harrison, will be delivering a heartfelt keynote about social entrepreneurship that is not to be missed.EMC Gives Back builds upon our company’s existing corporate social responsibility efforts. We are proud to have been recognized as #1 for social impact and global competitiveness among computer companies in Fortune’s Most Admired 2014.I look forward to seeing how the program evolves over time and I said it once already, but it is truly worth repeating – conscious giving is better together!last_img read more