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Eni bites dust in Goliat Eye wildcat well

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgEni Norge has hit dust in the Goliat Eye wildcat well (7122/10-1 S) in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Wednesday that the primary exploration target for the well was proving petroleum in Middle Triassic reservoir rocks (Kobbe formation).To remind, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) gave Eni Norge a consent to drill the well using the Scarabeo 8 drilling rig in late August. The rig has now completed its contract with Eni.The consent allowed Eni to drill well 7122/10-1 S in production license 697 to investigate an exploration prospect named Goliat Eye. The well was drilled about 10 kilometers southwest of the Goliat field.Secondary exploration targets were to prove petroleum in Upper Triassic to Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (Realgrunn sub-group and Snadd formation) and, depending on the well result, in Lower Triassic reservoir rocks (Klappmyss formation).Well 7122/10-1 S encountered about 35 meters of reservoir rocks in the Kobbe formation with moderate to good reservoir quality. In the secondary exploration target, the well encountered about 35 meters of sandstone reservoir in the Realgrunn sub-group with good reservoir quality, and about 80 meters of sandstone reservoir in the Snadd formation with moderate to good reservoir quality.There were traces of oil in the Realgrunn sub-group, and a core was taken. The Snadd and Kobbe formations are water-bearing.Well 7122/10-1 S was drilled to vertical depth and measured depths of 1,298 meters and 1,491 meters below the sea surface, respectively, and the well was terminated in the Kobbe formation in the Middle Triassic.This is the first exploration well in production license 697, awarded in APA2012. Eni classified the well as dry and took samples and acquired extensive volumes of data. Water depth at the site is 342 meters, and the well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.last_img read more

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Western Visayas IPs aim to preserve cultural heritage

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgTeresita Sinceda of the Ati based atSitio Marikudo in Isabela, Negros Occidental, said on Thursday she was gratefulfor the opportunity to work with the National Commission for Culture and theArts (NCCA), which established the School of Living Tradition learning centerin their community that led to the revival of the Ati cultural heritage.               “Through the NCCA’s Dayaw, we have theopportunity to show our culture and meet fellow IPs in the country,” shesaid.  “Through the IPs Month celebration,the government is recognizing the significant role, the participation, and thecontribution of the indigenous peoples’ communities in nation-building,” Tesoroadded. These include oral traditions andexpressions; performing arts; social practices, rituals, and festive events;knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; and traditionalcraftsmanship.(With a report from PNA/PN) The 2019 theme, “Vital Wisdoms:Learning with the IPs,” highlights the Intangible Cultural Heritage groupedinto five domains by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and CulturalOrganization.  Felicitas Catedrilla, who representedthe Ati of Capiz, Iloilo and Guimaras; Jacquilyn Flores, Ati of NegrosOccidental Cluster; and Delia Pauden, Ati of Antique and Aklan Cluster, alsojoined the celebration.  Catedrilla said through the assistanceof the NCCA, together with the National Commission on IPs and the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development, they have availed of the various governmentprograms.    Lawyer Gerri Ann Villaruel, vice headof the Committee on Central Cultural Communities (CCCC), said “Dayaw” is theflagship program of the Sub-Commission on Cultural Communities and TraditionalArts (SCCTA) in celebrating the IPs Month to highlight the uniqueness ofindigenous cultural communities across the country.center_img The “Kupoy,” a chicken courtship danceritual, was performed by two members of the Ati Marikudo tribe duringevent.    BACOLOD City – The Indigenous Peoples(IPs) of Western Visayas celebrated the IPs Month for another leg of the “DayawSuroy” Media Caravan 2019.       “I’m so thankful the program of theNCCA has reached us. The lost culture of our forefathers has been revived. Nowour children know how to dance the ‘Kupoy’ and understand its meaning. They nowplay the traditional games,” Sinceda said in Hiligaynon.    The SCCTA, headed by CommissionerAlphonsus Tesoro, spearheads the observance of the National IPs Month everyOctober yearly, as provided in the Presidential Proclamation 1906 signed in2009. Lawyer Gerri Ann Villaruel (2nd from left), vice head of the Committee on Central Cultural Communities, talks about “Dayaw,” in celebrating the Indigenous Peoples’ Month in Bacolod City on Thursday. NANETTE L. GUADALQUIVER/PNA “We hope that we can work together forthe preservation of the indigenous cultural heritage,” said Villaruel, whohails from the Sulod/Bukidnon Cluster.last_img read more

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Trump Executive Order denied by appeals court

By on August 31, 2020

first_imgA federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously denied arguments made by attorneys for President Trump’s administration for reinstating the ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries.The travel ban was originally imposed on travelers to the US from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen in an executive order signed by President Trump last month.Attracting strong domestic and international opposition from its inception, last week a court In Seattle, Washington, placed a stay on the executive order. The Trump administration appealed the Washington court’s order to the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco, California. After hearing arguments for and against the travel ban last Tuesday, the 9th Circuit ruled against the Trump administration. This means the hold on the travel ban remains in place.In a response to the announcement of the appeal court’s ruling on Thursday evening, President Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!” He later told reporters the judges  made “a political decision.”In its ruling the judges countered the argument made by the attorney for the Trump administration that the ban should be lifted for national security reasons, and any argument that the courts could not rule against the president on immigration policies “runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our constitutional democracy.”On the other hand, the court did not support arguments made by the Washington court that the ban was one against Muslims entering the US. In its ruling the court stated it was premature to make such an assessment.Although the Trump administration has not made their immediate plans following the 9th District Court ruling, the opinion by most legal analysts and observers is that the administration will advance the matter to the US Supreme Court for its ultimate ruling.last_img read more

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Started the Sale of the Tickets for the Game BiH – USA

By on August 16, 2020

first_imgToday has started the sale of the tickets for a friendly match of the football team of B&H and USA, which will be played at the stadium, “Asim Ferhatović–Hase” in Sarajevo on 14thAugust at 20:35pm.“The sale of the tickets will be done ​​through an authorized partner agency “Centrotrans” and the ticket price is15 KM(for the tribune ‘West‘ and ‘East’), or 10 KM (for the tribune ‘north‘ and ‘south’). 24.000tickets are for sale“, was announced by the Football Federation of  B&H.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Man Utd target Hysaj staying at Napoli

By on November 9, 2019

first_imgTransfers Man Utd target Hysaj staying at Napoli ‘regardless of Sarri’s future’ Matt Dorman 23:51 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Elseid Hysaj - cropped Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Napoli Serie A Premier League The Red Devils are reportedly keen on signing the Albania international defender this summer, but his agent claims the full-back is going nowhere Elseid Hysaj has no intention of leaving Napoli and could soon sign a contract extension with the Serie A outfit, according to his agent.Manchester United are reportedly readying an offer for the highly-rated right-back, who followed in the footsteps of Maurizio Sarri by joining Napoli from Empoli in 2015.Hysaj’s future has been clouded by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Sarri’s position at the club, with the Partenopei boss yet to confirm whether he will remain at the helm for a fourth season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now However, the situation appears unlikely to impact the Albania international’s desire to stay in Naples.”Hysaj is and will remain a Napoli player regardless of Sarri’s future,” his agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio CRC.”We started talks with the club about a contract extension, but they were put on hold because the Scudetto was the priority.”If someone wants to send him away I don’t know, but I don’t think that will happen.”Giuffredi did suggest goalkeeper Luigi Sepe, another of his clients, would depart Napoli in search of first-team football.last_img read more

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