More oil found offshore Guyana

first_imgExxon strikes again– discovery equivalent to 500 million barrels of oilExxonMobil Corporation has announced the discovery of additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 million oil-equivalent barrels.According to information released by ExxonMobil on Tuesday, drilling encountered 59 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone in the Payara field. The well was drilled to 19,068 feet (approximately 7000 feet waters) some 12 miles North West of the Liza phase 1 Stabroek Block project. This places the discovery just 130 miles offshore. Guyana Times understands that ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited did the drilling. Exxon stated that with this discovery, the estimated gross recoverable resource in the Stabroek Block has increased to approximately 2.5 billion oil equivalent barrels.The discovery also enhances Guyana’s standing, but it comes at a time when the Government has already agreed to a 50 per cent profit-sharing system and a two per cent royalty agreement. It is an arrangement the Government has defended on the grounds that it received the best advice possible.“Payara-2 confirms the second giant field discovered in Guyana,” Steve Greenlee, President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company, stated. “Payara, Liza and the adjacent satellite discoveries at Snoek and Liza Deep will provide the foundation for world-class oil developments and deliver substantial benefits to Guyana. We are committed to continue to evaluate the full potential of the Stabroek Block.”It was only in June that Exxon was granted its formal production licence. Before that, reviews were done of the technical and environmental aspects of the Liza Project Development Plan submitted by Esso Exploration and Production (Guyana) Ltd in December 2017.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres. Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is the operator and holds a 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds a 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Nexen Petroleum Guyana Limited holds a 25 per cent interest.String of discoveriesDrilling on Payara began on November 12, 2016, with initial total depth reached on December 2, 2016. In January of this year, the oil giant had announced it had struck oil in its Payara-1 well, targeting the same type of reservoirs as the well’s Liza counterpart.Before that, the company had announced that it made its third significant discovery in its drilling explorations offshore Guyana. Its partner, Hess Corporation, had noted that the Liza 3 exploratory well’s net value could be US$6.2 billion based on calculations from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Capital Markets.In late June 2016, Exxon’s drilling results at Liza 2 revealed more than 58 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs in Upper Cretaceous formations. The well was drilled to 5475 metres at 1692 metres water depth. Drilling results confirmed recoverable resources to be between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Data from the Liza 2 well test is being assessed.In May 2015, Exxon confirmed its first significant oil discovery at its Liza 1 exploration well, where more than 295 feet of high-quality oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs was encountered.Exxon’s oil find in Guyana has attracted international attention, with a number of seminars being held over time. In addition, assistance is being provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to boost Guyana’s administrative capacity to handle the expected inflow of revenue.last_img read more

Wilson linksters up to par at Rec Park

first_imgWilson (3-0) returns to action at 2 p.m. today at Old Ranch Country Club against Fountain Valley. Downey 215, Mayfair 221 Poly plays Los Alamitos today at Old Ranch Country Club. Lakewood 213, La Serna 224 Brandon York and Tyler Ono each shot 41 at Skylinks to lead the Lancers (3-0) to a nonleague victory. The same teams play at Friendly Hills Country Club at 3 p.m. today. Cerritos 193, Gahr 224 Raymond Ho shot an even-par 36 at Lakewood Country Club and Kevin Tech shot 37 for the Dons (1-1) in a nonleague victory. Darren Saqui led the Gladiators with a 40. SJ Bosco 214, La Mirada 219 Cameron McCann carded a 2-over 38 at Victoria Golf Course for the Braves (2-1) in a nonleague match. La Mirada’s Arnold Yoon led all players with a 1-over 37. Boys tennis Lakewood 17, N. Torrance 1 Seniors Daniel Ross and Mike Fitzgerald went 3-0 from the No. 1 doubles position in a nonleague rout. The Lancers swept all nine singles sets, led by a sweep from Sean Tan. Lakewood visits Warren at 3 p.m. today. SJ Bosco 16, Bishop Amat 2 The Braves (2-0) swept all nine doubles sets in a nonleague rout. The No. 3 team of Javier Briseno and Erik Cabrera won 6-0, 6-1, 6-1. In singles, No. 3 player Ricky Yaminy also swept 6-1, 6-4, 6-0. St. John Bosco plays in the Mayfair Tournament today. Boys track & field Millikan 68, Marina 63 Jonathan Sanders won the 100 hurdles (15.9), the 300 hurdles (43.2) and the triple jump (42-9) for the Rams in nonleague action. Grayson Culbreth won the high jump (5-10) and long jump (20-2). Lakewood 68, Paramount 62, Mayfair 32 Patrick Hunter won the long jump (21 feet, 9 inches) and the triple jump (44-10.5) for the Pirates in a three-way meet. Mayfair’s Mose Denton won the 100 (11.1) and 200 (23.4). Girls track & field Paramount 86, Mayfair 56, Lakewood 22 The Pirates’ Stephanie Aliimatafitafi won the shot put (43-9) and discus (102-10) and Alanya Echols won the 100 (12.5) and 300 hurdles (47.9). Millikan 86, Marina 50 Uchenna Agbahiwe won the shot put (34-8) and the discus (110-1) for the visiting Rams in nonleague action. Ashley Smith won the 100 (12.8) and the high jump (5-0) and Jonika Baker won the 100 hurdles (19.9) and the long jump (15-8.25). Softball Carson 7, Birmingham 6 Theresa Poni and Ashley Ventura each went 2 fof 4 with an RBI triple to lead the Colts (2-0) to a nonleague victory. Carson trailed 6-1 after 2 1/2 innings but rallied with two runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings. Destine Lauvai struck out three to earn the victory. Baseball Paramount will hold its third annual Leadoff Dinner at 7 tonight. Former Long Beach State coach John Gonsalves will be the guest speaker. Dinner is $3 per person. For more information, call Paramount coach Cameron Chinn at (562) 602-6067. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Wilson High boys golf team had three players shoot even-par or better Wednesday and came away with a nonleague victory over Los Alamitos. Max Do shot a 1-under 35 at Recreation Park Golf Course and Eric Lyon and Scott Yeakel each shot 36 to lead the Bruins to a 183-195 victory. Los Alamitos sophomore Jonathan Saunders shot a 3-under 33 to lead all players. center_img Angel Hernandez (1-over 37) and Brian Clark (40) led the Vikings (1-2) to a nonleague victory at Lakewood Country Club. John Logan paced the Monsoons (1-2) with a 41. The same teams play again today at Rio Hondo Golf Course. Poly 204, Fountain Valley 225 Eric Frazzetta and Thad Heggeness each shot a 2-over 38 at Recreation Park to lead the Jackrabbits (1-1) to a nonleague victory. last_img read more

Kurtenbach: Three big questions for the Raiders ahead of cut day

first_imgThe Raiders’ preseason was littered with questions. Every day seemingly brought a new one.Few of them seemed to actually be about football.But with Antonio Brown’s dueling sagas seemingly quelled, the Hard Knocks cameras packing up, and the Canadian field conversion rate (100 to 80, we learned) paid, the Raiders can turn their attention to their Week 1, Monday Night Football showdown with the Broncos at the Coliseum.Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Raiders still have one more preseason game — but if …last_img

Letran withstands San Sebastian in OT

first_imgLetran hiked its record to 5-3 while San Sebastian, which rallied from an early double-digit deficit, dropped to 3-4.Calvo wound up with 12 points and eight assists.Jerrick Balanza sealed the game by hitting two free throws with 26.9 ticks to go.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alapag confident of Gilas’ chances in another PH-Korea duel UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLetran continued its winning ways after surviving San Sebastian, 79-75, in overtime in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Rey Nambatac posted another double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds while JP Calvo hit the go-ahead free throws, 77-75, with 1:20 left and made a crucial steal off the inbound pass as the Knights chalked up their fourth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags PLAY LIST 01:53NCAA Season 93 Preview: San Sebastian Stags02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jeo Ambohot added 11 points and eight rebounds before going down with a right wrist injury following a nasty fall at the 5:48 mark of the third quarter. for the Knights, who blew a 12-point lead in the first half,“All credit to the boys. Their character showed when Jeo was out and everybody stepped up,” said Letran head coach Jeff Napa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Four [straight] wins is nothing. It’s not our main target. Our focus is to win as many games as we can,” Napa added.San Sebastian forward Michael Calisaan scored 18 points, including the game-tying triple, 71-all, with 1:14 remaining in regulation. View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years agolast_img read more

Redmi flagship with Snapdragon 855 may be called Redmi K20 Pro

first_imgXiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi flagship on May 14 in China, that is just a day before the launch of the Realme X. Ahead of the launch a lot has been talked and rumoured about the Redmi flagship that is going to be powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset. So what will Xiaomi call its upcoming Redmi flagship? Earlier rumours claimed it will be called the Redmi X or Redmi 2 Pro. But now, a new leak suggests that the Redmi flagship will actually be called the Redmi K20 Pro. And this looks authentic.According to a new leak coming from the Redmi flagship has got a name. It will be called the Redmi K20 Pro. The leak shows the outer cover of the phone that besides confirming the name of the device reveals all the key specs of the phone. The specs go in line with the rumours.The cover confirms that the Redmi flagship or the Redmi K20 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It also suggests that the Redmi K20 Pro will come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery setup that is also seen on the latest Redmi Note 7 series, and 48MP rear camera. Rumours suggest that the Redmi K20 Pro will come with three cameras on the back and single sensor on the front. On the back, the Redmi phone is expected to sport a 48MP + 13MP + 8MP camera configuration while on the front there will be a 32MP selfie shooter equipped inside the pop-up. On the software front, the Redmi flagship is said to run Android 9 Pie operating system based MIUI 10. The phone is expected to come with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.advertisementIt looks like with the Redmi K20 Pro Xiaomi will take on the likes of Realme X that is set to launch on May 15 in China. The Realme X will be the flagship phone by Realme. Similar to the Redmi K20 Pro the Realme X is also tipped to come with pop-up selfie camera on the front. As of now, there are no reports whether the Redmi K20 Pro will come to India or not, but Realme has confirmed to India Today Tech that the Realme X will be launching in India very soon, possibly in a few months.ALSO READ | Redmi Y3 review: Great selfies and long battery lifeALSO READ | Redmi Snapdragon 855 leaks in video, some key specs confirmed by companyALSO READ | Redmi Snapdragon 855 leaks in video, some key specs confirmed by companylast_img read more

Private Sector Encouraged to Get More Involved in Vocational Training

first_img Opposition Spokesperson on Finance and Planning, Mark Golding, says the private sector should get more involved in the design and execution of vocational training programmes.Making his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 12, Mr. Golding cited as an example, the Associate Degree in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Management that was introduced by ItelBPO at the Trench Town Polytechnic College in 2018.The college commenced the training in early September as part of their Associate Degree programme, in partnership with the Montego Bay-based ItelBPO Smart Solutions, which is the largest home-grown BPO entity in the region.Mr. Golding said this type of collaboration will more effectively prepare students for the world of work in the kind of jobs that the Jamaican economy is producing, and on better terms of employment.Meanwhile, he recommended that more attention be given to rural development, driven by a national policy for the development of agriculture.“Jamaica has a competitive advantage in several agricultural products. Our coffee, cocoa, ginger and Sea Island cotton are rated among the best in the world,” he added.Mr. Golding suggested that estates and traditional crop lands, which are no longer viable, should be redirected into areas where Jamaica enjoys significant competitive advantage. Opposition Spokesperson on Finance and Planning, Mark Golding, says the private sector should get more involved in the design and execution of vocational training programmes. The college commenced the training in early September as part of their Associate Degree programme, in partnership with the Montego Bay-based ItelBPO Smart Solutions, which is the largest home-grown BPO entity in the region. Story Highlights Making his contribution to the 2019/2020 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 12, Mr. Golding cited as an example, the Associate Degree in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Management that was introduced by ItelBPO at the Trench Town Polytechnic College in 2018.last_img read more

Suicide for Barcelona to target only Champions League says Pique

first_imgGerard Pique believes that just trying to win the Champions League would be ‘suicide’ for Barcelona.Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 and Pique says they can’t afford to concentrate only on the European trophy. Barca Blaugranes reports.“To only try and win the Champions League would be suicide. In the way we operate, we’re stronger when we don’t let everything ride on a single match,” Pique said.“If we concentrate on LaLiga, it’s better, because it’s the measuring stick we use to see where we currently stand.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Barça have never won the Champions League without winning LaLiga too. If we focus on LaLiga, we’ll win the Champions League.“Barça’s style of play doesn’t lack anything. We become very strong in regular competitions, where we play a lot of matches and not a single final where it’s a coin flip.”There are teams who base their season on the opposite to us and it could serve them well, but it’s different playing in LaLiga than the Champions League. It’s been shown that if we perform well in LaLiga, we’ll perform well in Europe too.”last_img read more

Video Heungmin Sons incredible nutmeg gives South Korea their revenge

first_imgHeung-min Son let his football do the talking in South Korea’s recent friendly with Chile on Tuesday with an incredible nutmegThe match itself has been at the centre of controversy of late following a “racist gesture” made by Chile’s Diego Valdes.The 24-year-old midfielder, who plays for Mexican club Morelia, was made to issue a public apology after a photo of him emerged on the internet producing a stereotypical eye signal.But Valdes was made to properly pay for his misconduct against South Korea on Tuesday when Son produced an incredible piece of skill to backheel the ball through his legs and leave him in the shadows.While the game remained goalless, Valdes will want to forget about this one as quickly as possible.Lautaro Martinez, ArgentinaLautaro Martinez talks about his time with Argentina Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez is becoming a regular at the international level, and he’s delighted for the opportunity with his national team.Meanwhile, Son will now finally return to Tottenham after helping South Korea win the Asian Games.It means that he will now be exempt from military duty and can continue with his football as he pleases.With Champions League clashes against Inter Milan and Barcelona coming up, Son can’t wait to get back to action for Spurs.“This is just the beginning,” he told Evening Standard.“I miss my team. I am happy to be back playing in the Premier League and Champions League. Over the summer, I think I’ve learned a great deal about football.”last_img read more

Kompany is delighted about Citys performance

first_imgThe club is back to its winning ways and managed to beat Southampton FC 3-1 today in the last match of 2018 in the English Premier LeagueAfter two consecutive defeats in the English Premier League, Manchester City returned to the victory path.The team was able to beat Southampton 3-1 today.And captain Vincent Kompany is delighted after today’s performance.“It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive.”“We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react,” he commented.“We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”“We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win,” he explained.“We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.”last_img read more

Kenai Man Arrested On Outstanding Warrant

first_imgJohansen was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear with an original charge of Criminal Mischief third degree and Theft third degree. Johansen was remanded at Wildwood Pretrial Facility and held with a $250 bail. According to the online Trooper dispatch, the male was located hiding behind some brush and identified as Jeffery Neal Johansen, 42, of Kenai.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers pulled into a residence off Beaver Avenue in Nikiski after observing a male run behind a shed after seeing the patrol car, on March 26.last_img