28 Sep

Green Light for Snefrid Nord

first_imgNorway has given the go-ahead for the Statoil-operated Snefrid Nord gas development as a satellite linked to the Aasta Hansteen field, the ministry of petroleum and energy said on Tuesday.Plan for development and operation (PDO) was submitted earlier this year by Statoil (51%) and its partners Wintershall (24%) OMV(15%) and ConocoPhillips (10%).Aker Solutions, the supplier of subsea equipment for the Aasta Hansteen development, will also deliver the single-slot subsea template, a suction anchor and umbilicals for the Snefrid Nord development.The subsea template and suction anchor mooring it to the seabed will be delivered by Aker Solutions at Sandnessjøen. The umbilicals will be delivered by Aker Solutions in Moss.Subsea 7 will deliver flowlines and spools in addition to performing all subsea installations. They are also the supplier for Aasta Hansteen.Snefrid Nord was discovered in 2015. Recoverable reserves are estimated at about five billion cubic metres of gas. The development concept includes one well in a single-slot subsea template. This will be tied back to the Aasta Hansteen platform through the Luva template six kilometres away. Snefrid Nord will produce some four million cubic metres of gas per day in the plateau phase, the planned productive life being 5-6 years.The capital expenditures for the Snefrid Nord development total about NOK 1.2 billion.The discovery is scheduled to come on stream in late 2019.last_img read more

22 Sep

FA Cup: Chelsea end Liverpool treble hopes

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Recalled Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalga pulled off a stunning triple save as Willian and Ross Barkley’s strikes condemned Liverpool to a third defeat in four matches. Under-fire stopper Kepa seized the chance to reassert his worth to boss Frank Lampard as Chelsea battled to a fine 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at Stamford Bridge. Only two weeks ago runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool had lost just twice in 41 matches in all competitions this season. Fast forward 14 days and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have surrendered their rampant form, with defeat at Atletico Madrid, a 3-0 humbling at Watford and now this hefty blow in west London. Chelsea battled their way to a 1-0 lead at half-time, with the resurgent Kepa keeping the Blues afloat. The recalled Spain stopper denied Sadio Mane early on before the Senegal striker failed to connect with Divock Origi’s cross. Kurt Zouma pulled off a fine recovery to thwart Mane, who had appeared clear and away, but then Chelsea struck, pouncing on the Reds’ rare miscue playing out from the back. Willian had hardly finished kicking himself for firing straight at Adrian when he found the ball back at his feet on the edge of the Liverpool area. Joe Gomez’s loose pass had Fabinho at full stretch and the Brazil midfielder could only prod desperately square – inadvertently teeing up his compatriot. Willian latched onto the gift and stubbed another strike on goal, and another straight down Adrian’s throat. The 33-year-old Spanish keeper should have saved with ease, but could only fumble the ball into the net. However strong the protest that he was unsighted, Adrian should still have mopped up the danger. Instead a howling error handed the hosts the advantage. To add insult to injury, Chelsea’s under-fire keeper Kepa then jumped back to top form. The Spain star’s triple save to deny Mane, Origi and Curtis Jones proved just as pivotal in assuring Chelsea’s interval lead as Willian’s fortunate strike. The luck that kept Lampard’s men ahead at the break did not extend to the injury front however, as Kovacic hobbled off in a worrying new fitness concern. And no sooner had the second half begun than Willian left the field in some distress too. Mason Mount quickly matched the pace and intensity of the contest in a boost to the Blues however, and the talented young midfielder rattled the bar with a high-quality whipped free-kick. The Blues continued in the same vein and Barkley conjured a sumptuous break and finish to solidify the home side’s dominance. Pedro should have added a third moments later after finding himself clean through on goal, but could blast at the diving Adrian’s legs. Giroud should have killed the tie too, but Adrian palmed his close-range effort onto the bar when the France striker should really have hit the net.Tags: ChelseaFrank LampardJurgen KloppKepa ArrizabalgaLiverpoollast_img read more

31 May

Sadler Wins Record Third Consecutive Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap As His ‘Avis Choice’ Combatant, Wins By A Neck

first_imgSadler Wins Record Third Consecutive Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap As His ‘Avis Choice’ Combatant, Wins By A Neck; Ridden By Rosario, He Gets 1 ¼ Miles In 2:02.32 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2020)–With his defending champion Gift Box scratched late this morning due to concerns over a filling in an ankle, it appeared trainer John Sadler’s quest for a record third consecutive win in the storied Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap was a longshot at best.  However, Hronis Racing’s second entrant, Combatant, proved equal to the challenge, winning the 83rd running of the Big ‘Cap by a neck while getting a mile and one quarter under Joel Rosario, who was originally scheduled to ride Gift Box, in 2:02.32.Taken in hand out of the gate, Combatant was a joint third, about two lengths off the lead set by longshot Brown Storm heading into the Club House turn.  Fourth by a similar margin past the half mile pole, Combatant was on the move around the far turn and was about a half length off the lead a quarter mile from home as Rosario wheeled four-wide en route to a gutsy win, outrunning longshot Multiplier and heavily favored Midcourt late.Originally trained by Steve Asmussen, Combatant was making his second start for Sadler today, following a non-threatening third place finish behind Midcourt in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at a mile and one eighth Feb. 1.  Beaten some 42 ¾ lengths in his only other start at a mile and one quarter, 18 races back in the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Combatant was off at 9-1 in a field of seven older horses and he paid $21.20, $10.20 and $4.00.Owned by Hronis Racing, who along with Sadler, got their third consecutive Big ‘Cap today, following wins with Accelerate in 2018 and Gift Box last year and had originally engaged Umberto Rispoli to ride Combatant, who picked up $360,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $1,032,498.  (Sadler confirmed that Rispoli would be paid a double-jock mount in the amount of $36,000).A 5-year-old ridgling by Scat Daddy, Combatant is out of Border Dispute, who is by Boundary.Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Multiplier, who was most recently a close fifth in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and one quarter on grass Feb. 1, battled gamey at the rail the length of the stretch, outrunning Midcourt by a half length.  Off at 33-1, Multiplier paid $28.00 and $6.40.Midcourt, a smashing 3 ½ length winner of the San Pasqual, seemed to regress off that effort, returning $2.20 to show while off at 3-5 under Victor Espinoza.Fractions on the race were 23.66, 47.87, 1:12.37 and 1:36.99.last_img read more

11 Jan

Critics to launch formal drive to pull councilman

first_imgSome disgruntled Westside residents plan to launch a formal recall drive today against City Councilman Jack Weiss, who has previously announced he will give up his seat in two years to run for city attorney. The Committee to Recall Jack Weiss has scheduled a formal announcement at Rancho Park, across from Fox Studios, a heavily congested area that organizers say exemplifies the problems in the 5th Council District. “Jack Weiss has ceased to represent his constituents and has focused instead on representing developers and other special interests,” the organization said in a printed statement. “It is time fo the people of (the district) to send the message that Jack is supposed to support and represent residents, not just developers, lobbyists and lawyers who donate to his campaign.” Neither Weiss nor his campaign manager would comment on the announcement. The recall proponents’ Web site, www.recalljackweiss.com, and press releases say they believe they needed to act to express their frustration to Weiss and other city officials. To qualify a recall election, the group would need to collect the signatures of 22,000 registered voters in the district. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more