New deals pour in for Ensco rigs

first_imgOne of Ensco’s jack-up rigs – Copyright SPMac/Flickr – Shared with permission from the photographerOffshore driller Ensco has been awarded a number of new contracts and extensions. While Ensco’s large fleet consists of drillships, semi-submersibles, and jack-ups, the majority of new deals went to the jack-up rig department. In its latest fleet status report issued on Thursday Ensco reported that the semi-submersible Ensco 8503 has been awarded a 100-day contract with Talos Energy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that is expected to start in November 2018 and end in February 2019.The rig’s current contract with Deep Gulf Energy expires in August.Further according to the fleet status report, Ensco DS-12 drillship’s contract with Kosmos Energy offshore Suriname has been extended by one well with an estimated duration of 45 days, ending in September.Jack-upsIn the jack-up rig sector, Ensco 115 has been awarded a 10-month contract with Mubadala Petroleum offshore Thailand that is expected to begin in first quarter 2019 until 4Q19. The contract includes one two-month option and three 4-month options.Fieldwood has extended a contract for the Ensco 87 jack-up rig in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by four P&A wells with an estimated duration of 60 days in total. The contract is expected to end in September 2018.Ensco 87 has also been awarded a two-well contract with ExxonMobil in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico that is expected to start in September and end in November 2018. The deal also includes one 1-well option, one 6-well option and one 3-well options.Talos Energy has extended a contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ensco 75 jack-up by 90 days to December 2018.A contract for the Ensco 122 jack-up with NAM in the Dutch North Sea has been extended by one well with an estimated duration of 90 days.INEOS has extended a contract for the Ensco 121 rig  by one well with an estimated duration of 14 days. The rig is operating in the UK North Sea.Jack-up rig Ensco 140 started a three-year contract with Saudi Aramco offshore Saudi Arabia in July 2018. The rig is contracted until June 2021.Also in the status report, Ensco said that the semi-sub Ensco MS-1 completed a one-well contract with Woodside Energy offshore Australia during second quarter 2018. The semi-submersible rig is currently in Singapore available for work.Ensco 8505 semi-sub contract with Stone Energy in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico transferred to Talos Energy following its acquisition of Stone in May 2018.Finally, Ensco 6001 semi-submersible rig has been sold for scrap value and jack-up Ensco 80 has been cold stacked and classified as held for sale.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Liverpool plot £90m transfer move for Barcelona winger

first_imgLiverpool are preparing to make a £90million transfer move for Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, Catalan reports claim.Advertisement But Dembele has still been linked with a switch to the Premier League, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all linked.But according to Eldesmarque, Jurgen Klopp is preparing to make a move for the 22-year-old to provide competition for Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Barca chiefs would demand £90m for the winger, as they look to raise funds to re-sign Neymar from PSG.At the start of the month Dembele sparked speculation he is eager to join Liverpool after liking a picture of himself wearing a Reds shirt.A post uploaded by a Liverpool fan account showed the 22-year-old photoshopped wearing the shirt with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the background.Dembele ‘liked’ the image causing speculation among supporters of the Premier League leaders that he could be on his way to Anfield. Loading… Read Also: EPL: Firmino nets as Liverpool go 16 points clear at top of logThe French international is already walking a thin line at the Nou Camp having had his attitude heavily criticised since his £138m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.Chelsea were said to have stepped up their interest in the forward after it was report Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, met with Blues club chiefs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Frenchman has been sidelined for the majority of the season following separate hamstring injuries. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually HappenedWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening SoonThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO Historylast_img read more

AAG Senior Championships set to run off on June 29

first_imgATHLETICS enthusiasts and fans can look forward to captivating and top quality action when Guyana’s best athletes take to the track in the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) National Senior Championships, June 29-30, from 10:00hrs daily at the National Track and Field Centre (NTFC), Leonora, West Coast Demerara.Meanwhile, AAG president Aubrey Hutson, in a release to the media, pointed out; “The National Senior Championship is one of the most anticipated events in Guyana’s sports calendar. There are many athletes, overseas and local, who are trying to gain the time and attention of the AAG to get a chance to go to the World Championships this year.”With the event quickly approaching, the condition of the track is a concern for the AAG. However, the association has been working along with the management of the NTFC to see if any repairs or remedial work can be done to have the facility ready for the upcoming meet.AAG will also be holding a fund-raising barbecue both days of the meet. Any patron who purchases a barbecue ticket for $1 200 will be afforded entry to the event, while regular tickets to the event would cost $300.last_img read more

No. 2 Abilene Christian Going Dancing After 77-60 Victory Over No. 4 New Orleans

first_img Scott Plaisance Jr. New Orleans F R-Sr. Marrero, La. Jaylen Franklin Abilene Christian G Sr. Little Rock, Ark. Josh Nzeakor Lamar F Sr. Mesquite, Texas Box ScoreKATY, Texas – Six years ago, Abilene Christian finished 2-12 in the Southland Conference. Six years later, the Wildcats stand atop the Southland Conference.A punishing interior game and a swarming defense keyed No. 2-seed ACU to a 77-60 victory over No.-4 seed New Orleans in Saturday night’s Southland Conference men’s basketball tournament championship game, putting the Wildcats into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Tournament for the first time in program history.“It’s just a dream come true,” said ACU (27-6) forward Jaren Lewis, who was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds in the title win. “When you’re younger watching college basketball, that’s what you dream about all the time. This is what I was dreaming about when I came to ACU, like ‘one day, this is where I want to be.’ Coach G (Joe Golding) sold me on that, and we finally got it.”Abilene Christian becomes the 2nd team this season to make their first NCAA Tournament! ??— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) March 17, 2019Lewis was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Jaylen Franklin and Payten Ricks, New Orleans’ Scott Plaisance and Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor.The Wildcats forced 20 turnovers and never trailed after taking a 4-2 lead in the first two minutes of the game, taking as much as a 22-point lead late in the contest. ACU scored 48 of its points in the paint, which was a key reason why they shot a solid 56.1 percent from the field.“We wanted to be the first team at Abilene Christian to make the tournament,” said Franklin, who had 16 points and six assists. “It’s a big surprise, but we stuck through it and trusted each other.”“I’m going to sit back, and like I did (Saturday night), I’m going to sit back and watch,” said Golding. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. If it’s anybody that deserves it’s these three seniors (Franklin, Lewis and Hayden Farquhar).”Playing in their first Southland Conference tournament, the Wildcats looked like a team familiar with being in a championship setting.ACU thrived inside from the outset as a mixture of fast breaks and well-timed passes resulted in a host of layups and short jumpers by the Wildcats, who scored 20 of their first 25 points from the paint. Several of those caming during a 13-0 run over a stretch of 5:12 midway in the first half put them up by as much as 34-19 at the 5:02 mark.New Orleans shook off its shooting malaise with a 7-0 run to begin climbing back into the contest, but the 24-10 deficit in the paint was a major culprit behind their 40-29 halftime deficit.A Bryson Robinson trey to open the second half got the Privateers within 40-32 but they could not whittle away at the Wildcats’ lead despite ACU opening the half by missing seven of their first 10 shots. However, Lewis’ short jumper helped the Wildcats regain an offensive groove that helped them stretch the lead to 54-40 at the 10:53 mark of the half.New Orleans was unable to maintain the breakneck pace that ACU had established early in the game and by the time they tried to get into a groove, it was too late.“We kind of got caught playing their style. It fits for them,” said Robinson. “It was their game plan. They executed it and it worked well.”The Wildcats began to put the game away over the next two minutes. A tip-in from Joe Pleasant was followed by a dunk from Lewis and a layup from Franklin extended the lead to 61-46 and forced Slessinger to call time out with 8:30 on the clock. MBB: Next stop: @marchmadness. ???????#SouthlandStrong #GoWildcats #ChampWeek #MarchMadness— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 17, 2019Showing their blue-collar spirit, the Privateers mustered one last run, bringing the lead again down to eight following a Plaisance free throw. Farquhar – who missed all nine of his attempts in Friday’s semifinal win over Sam Houston State – then delivered the decisive blows in the form of consecutive three-pointers to put the Wildcats on course for the NCAA Tournament.Despite the loss, the Privateers will be heading to postseason play for a third straight season, as they were informed shortly after the game they would be a part of the College Invitational Tournament (CIT) and plan to host a first round game on Wednesday night.“We’re excited,” said Plaisance. “The season is broken up into several pieces, and postseason is one of my favorites. To go out there one more time and put New Orleans on my chest is definitely an honor.”“It’s a great testament to our program,” said Privateers coach Mark Slessinger. “It’s another compliment to the university as a whole and their investment in building a championship program.”For Golding and the Wildcats, Sunday continues a remarkable journey. “I’m going to let these guys enjoy it,” he said. “We’re going to go down there and compete. I don’t know who we’re going to play. I’m sure we’ll be an underdog, but we’re going to play hard and represent this conference in a first-class manner.”2019 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown Payten Ricks Abilene Christian G Jr. Wichita, Kan. Jaren Lewis (MVP) Abilene Christian F Sr. Orlando, Fla.last_img read more

Minibus driver killed in EBD smash-up

first_imgThe driver of a Route 42 minibus is now dead following a horrific two-vehicle smash-up along the New Hope Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD) early Friday morning.A woman trapped in the minibus that was involved in the accidentDead is 59-year-old Oswald Roberts of Lot 489 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Roberts was the driver of minibus BWW 2940.Guyana Times understands that at about 06:45h, a motor pick-up truck, which was driven by a 45-year-old, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident with passenger, Ashley Persaud, was proceeding at a fast rate when it reportedly lost control on the New Hope Public Road.As a result, the vehicle began to swerve from east to west across the road and ended up into the path of the minibus, which was said to be proceeding north along the western side of the said road. The two vehicles collided head-on, causing extensive damages.The occupants of the minibus, including the driver and driver of the pick-up, were all rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where Roberts was pronounced dead on arrival.Passengers of the minibus: Andre King, 48; Dave Taylor, 22; Sheena Chin, 23 and Gina Chin 24; Candacie Vickerrie, 32; Glixman Adams, 69; John Cheddie, 28 and Murrissa Mc Pherson 29; Tatema Murray, 35; Cherryan Millington, 30; and T. Deolall, 42, all of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway were all treated and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where they are being treated for various serious injuries.The driver of the pick-up was transferred and admitted to the Mercy Hospital where he is being treated for abdominal trauma, while his passenger, Persaud, is being treated at the same hospital for a fractured right arm.The pick-up that allegedly crashed head-on into the minibusSpeaking with Guyana Times, the dead man’s wife, June Roberts, said that she last saw her husband when he left for work at about 06:00h. The grieving woman explained that at about 07:00h, she received a call from a friend who informed her that Roberts was involved in an accident.The woman revealed that she rushed to the scene of the accident and later to the hospital.“When I got there, the hospital was packed with the other accident victims so they did not let me go in right away to see my husband. But after they send the other people them away to Georgetown Hospital, then I got to go in and see he. He did just lay down on the bed,” the woman painfully explained.The now dead man, who is described as a jolly person, leaves to mourn his wife along with four children, relatives, and friends.The matter is being investigated. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more