Gobert leads Jazz to 109-92 win over Hornets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRudy Gobert had 15 points, 13 rebounds, and six blocked shots, leading the Utah Jazz to a 109-92 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 20 points off the bench. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Georges Niang chipped in 15.Utah has won eight straight games and 13 of 14.Terry Rozier scored 23 points to lead the Hornets. Miles Bridges added 11 points. The Hornets have lost three straight. Associated Press Tags: NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz January 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Gobert leads Jazz to 109-92 win over Hornets Written bylast_img read more

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President Trump opens the Daytona 500: ‘So exciting’

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — President Donald Trump on Sunday addressed NASCAR fans before the start to the 62nd Daytona 500, calling the race “pure American glory.”“Soon, the cars will take to the track for the start,” he said. “Tires will screech, rubber will burn, fans will scream and the great American race will begin.”In his remarks, the president thanked the military, veterans and “tens of thousands of patriots” gathered at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. He also honored Gold Star families at the race and around the country.“Gold Star families everywhere throughout our land, your fallen warriors will live in our hearts forever,” he said.The president’s motorcade took a lap around the famous track before the green flag. The president also acted as the Grand Marshal, telling drivers to start their engines.Trump is the second president to make an appearance at the Daytona 500; President George W. Bush was the first in 2004. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 17, 2020 /Sports News – National President Trump opens the Daytona 500: ‘So exciting’center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Utah, Denver tied 1-1 heading to game 3

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDenver Nuggets (46-27, third in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Utah Jazz (44-28, sixth in the Western Conference during the regular season)Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Friday, 4 p.m. EDTLINE: Nuggets -1.5; over/under is 218.5WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Series tied 1-1BOTTOM LINE: The Denver Nuggets take on the Utah Jazz for game three of the Western Conference first round with the series tied 1-1. The Jazz won the previous meeting 124-105. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points to help lead Utah to the win and Nikola Jokic scored 28 points in defeat for Denver.The Jazz are 24-21 against conference opponents. Utah has a 31-10 record against teams under .500.The Nuggets are 29-16 in conference play. Denver scores 111.3 points and has outscored opponents by 2.1 points per game.TOP PERFORMERS: Rudy Gobert is scoring 15.1 points per game and averaging 13.5 rebounds for the Jazz. Mitchell is averaging 21.7 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 38.1% over the last 10 games for Utah.Jokic leads the Nuggets with 9.7 rebounds and averages 19.9 points. Michael Porter Jr. is averaging 19.5 points and 7.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for Denver.LAST 10 GAMES: Jazz: 4-6, averaging 115.6 points, 43.5 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points on 49.4% shooting.Nuggets: 4-6, averaging 118.8 points, 42.6 rebounds, 27.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.5 points on 49.7% shooting.INJURIES: Jazz: Mike Conley: out (personal), Ed Davis: out (knee).Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Will Barton: out (knee), Gary Harris: out (hip). Tags: Denver Nuggets/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Utah Jazz August 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah, Denver tied 1-1 heading to game 3 Associated Presslast_img read more

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WATCH: ESPN’s Jesse Palmer breaks down big college football matchups

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC NewsBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — New Year’s Day is a big day for college football fans as some of the country’s top teams take to the field in big bowl games.TJ Holmes talks to ESPN’s Jesse Palmer about the this year’s college football playoffs.Watch the video from ABC’s Good Morning America:Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 1, 2021 /Sports News – National WATCH: ESPN’s Jesse Palmer breaks down big college football matchupscenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Crestwood begins commercial operations at Bucking Horse II processing plant

first_imgThe new gas processing plant has expanded the total processing capacity of Crestwood Equity Partners in the Powder River Basin to 345MMcf/d Crestwood Equity Partners has completed the Bucking Horse II processing plant. (Credit: Pixabay/michaelmep) Crestwood Equity Partners has started commercial operations at the Bucking Horse II processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming, which has a capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).The new gas processing plant has expanded the total processing capacity of Crestwood Equity Partners in the Powder River Basin to 345MMcf/d.In 2015, the company’s subsidiary Crestwood Midstream Partners alongside Williams Partners commissioned the Bucking Horse gas processing facility in the Niobrara Shale play in the Powder River Basin. The gas processing facility, which originally had 120MMcf/d capacity, was subsequently expanded to a capacity of 145MMcf/d.Last year, the company’s subsidiary Crestwood Niobrara acquired Williams Partners’ 50% stake in their Powder River Basin joint venture for about $485m, thereby gaining 100% ownership in the Jackalope Gas Gathering System and the Bucking Horse Processing Plant.The company said that following the completion of the Bucking Horse II processing plant, its capital requirements in the basin will come down significantly. This will be due to the investment of future capital towards multiple expansion and optimisation projects like line looping and compression across the midstream system, said the company.Crestwood Equity Partners signs agreement with Occidental PetroleumIn a separate development, Crestwood Equity Partners has signed a new gathering and processing agreement to deliver wellhead services for Occidental Petroleum’s 2020 delineation programme in the Powder River Basin.Crestwood Equity Partners said that the acreage involved in the agreement is located in the eastern part of the existing Jackalope Gas Gathering Services system. Based on the close proximity of the wells to the existing system, the company said that minimal incremental capital is required for connecting the new wells.Crestwood Equity Partners president and CEO Robert Phillips said: “Today marks a key milestone for Crestwood as we bring the Bucking Horse II plant fully online and complete our three-year investment program to align our assets with our producers’ plans in our core growth basins.“I want to congratulate all of the Crestwood employees that did a tremendous job to bring the plant into service safely and under-budget, and we are excited to welcome Occidental, a premier investment-grade operator, to our customer base in the basin.”last_img read more

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Qatar Petroleum signs $3bn deal to reserve LNG shipyard capacity in China

first_img Qatar Petroleum signs $3bn deal with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group. (Credit: Qatar Petroleum) State-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal, worth more than QAR11bn ($2.99bn), with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), to reserve LNG ship construction capacity.Under the terms of the agreement, Hudong will reserve a significant portion of its LNG ship construction capacity in China, for Qatar Petroleum through the year 2027.Qatar Petroleum president and CEO, and Qatar Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said: “By entering into this agreement to reserve a major portion of Hudong’s LNG ship construction capacity through the year 2027, we are confident that we are on the right track to ensuring that our future LNG fleet requirements will be met in due time to support our increasing LNG production capacity.”The reserved LNG carrier construction capacity would be used by the Qatari firm for future LNG carrier fleet requirements, including the ongoing North Field expansion projects.North Field expansion projects to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 MtpaThe North Field expansion projects are expected to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity to 126 million tons per annum (Mtpa) from current 77 Mtpa.The project involves the expansion of the North gas field, which is located off the north-east coast of Qatar.CSSC chairman Lei Fanpei said: “The 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier for Qatar Petroleum is the latest generation of LNG carrier design customized by CSSC for Qatar.“The carrier has the world’s leading performance for efficiency, reliability and environmental conservation, demonstrating CSSC Group’s great efforts and commitment to the success of Qatar Petroleum’s projects.”In January 2020, Qatar Petroleum has signed a 15-year deal to supply up to three million tons per year of LNG to Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Hudong will reserve a significant portion of its LNG ship construction capacity through the year 2027 for Qatar Petroleumlast_img read more

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Nexans to supply umbilicals to Sangomar project offshore Senegal

first_img Nexans to supply umbilicals for Senegal offshore oil development. (Credit: Nexans.) Nexans, a French cables and optical fibre producer, has signed a contract with Subsea 7 to supply umbilicals for the Sangomar field development project , offshore Senegal.As part of the contract, Nexans has agreed to design and manufacture 46km of umbilicals, which will be produced at its Halden facility in Norway. Delivery of the umbilicals is expected to begin in 2022.The umbilicals are expected to play a vital role in delivering hydraulic, control and instrument services for a stand-alone floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility and associated subsea infrastructure at the field.Under the contract, Nexans will deliver 13,471m of dynamic umbilicals which will be installed from north to south of the project.For the subsequent four phases of the field development, the company will supply 9.503m of main static umbilicals, 8,719m of production infield umbilicals, and 14,650m of injection infield umbilicals.Sangomar offshore oil field was discovered in 2014Discovered in 2014, the Sangomar field is situated 2km below the seabed floor and covers an area of over 400km² at water depths between 700 and 1,400m.It is located about 100km south of Dakar and is also the country’s first offshore oil development.The phased development includes the installation of stand-alone FPSO facility and subsea infrastructure which will be designed to facilitate the next phases of development.Nexans Oil & Gas Sales Director Ragnvald Graff said: “We are delighted to be designing and manufacturing the umbilicals for Senegal’s first offshore oil development. Nexans continues to lead the industry on umbilical technology, and we are excited to contribute our expertise and world-class products to this promising endeavor.“Offshore oil development in West Africa has immense potential, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this important journey.”Last month, Nexans Korea had secured a contract from Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HEC) to supply cables of power, instrumentation and telecom for a new petrochemical complex in Poland from 2020 to 2021. The company will design and manufacture 46km of umbilicals for Senegal’s first offshore oil field developmentlast_img read more

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Australia’s 88 Energy to acquire Umiat oil field in US

first_img 88 Energy intends to acquire strategically situated Umiat Oil Field. (Credit: Terry McGraw from Pixabay) Australia-based oil and gas company 88 Energy, through its fully-owned subsidiary Emerald House, has agreed to acquire the Umiat oil field located in North Slope Borough, Alaska, US, from Malamute Energy, and Renaissance Umiat.As per the acquisition terms, the consideration includes a 4% overriding royalty interest (ORRI) as well as assumption of the $1m in liability for abandoning the Umiat-18 and Umiat-23H wells, which were drilled by Linc Energy in 2013/2014.The Umiat oil field, which is covered by two leases consisting of 17,633 acres, was discovered in the mid-1940s with 11 appraisal wells drilled by 1953.Of these drilled wells, the Umiat-5 well flowed 268 barrels per day during a three month test while the Umiat-8 well reported a peak flow rate of 5.9mmcf/d of natural gas during a four-day test.However, the partners carried out little work until 2013/2014 when Linc Energy drilled two wells – Umiat-18 and Umiat-23H, which was tested and showed sustained flow of 200 barrels per day.88 Energy to undertake complete Umiat oil field review88 Energy plans to undertake a complete field review to assess oil price at which Umiat may be commercial as a stand-alone development. It also intends to optimise the earlier development plan is feasible.88 Energy managing director Dave Wall said: “Our operational activity at Project Peregrine has provided 88E with a unique position from which to acquire the Umiat Oil Field at an opportunistic price point.“The asset has potential to add significant value for shareholders, possibly as a standalone development but certainly in the event that there is a material discovery in the imminent Project Peregrine drilling programme.”Last month, 88 Energy signed a rig contract with All American Oilfield for its Project Peregrine in the NPR-A region of the North Slope of Alaska. Located in North Slope Borough, Alaska, the Umiat oil field is covered by two leases consisting of 17,633 acreslast_img read more

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Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling

first_imgNoble Tom Prosser drilling rig contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells Carnarvon secures rig for high impact Pavo and Apus drilling. (Credit: Kasey Houston from FreeImages) Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (“Carnarvon”) (ASX:CVN) is pleased to confirm that the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells.The drilling program is expected to commence in late 2021 with the Pavo-1 well and will be immediately followed by the Apus-1 well.Both prospects have the potential to materially increase the aggregate development resource for the Dorado field if successful. Resources capable of being tied back to existing infrastructure provide significantly enhanced economic outcomes, minimise additional capital investment requirements and shorten time periods to first production from the tie back fields.The Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig was previously used by Carnarvon and its operating partner in 2019 on the successful Dorado-2 and Dorado-3 appraisal wells.With the drilling rig contracted, the operator will now proceed to secure the remaining equipment, services and approvals required to commence drilling operationsCarnarvon Managing Director and CEO, Mr Adrian Cook, said:“Given the potential resource size and development aggregation benefits, these two drilling targets provide very attractive and meaningful opportunities for Carnarvon. Today’s news in locking in this rig is another clear point of progression in the advancement of the world class Bedout Basin.We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with multiple drilling operations progressing to plan as well as the advancement of our Dorado development pre-FEED and FEED activities”. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Lucid commissions new natural gas processing plant in Delaware Basin, US

first_imgThe new facility has the capacity to process 230 million cubic feet of natural gas per day Lucid’s complexes are capable of producing nearly 150,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids. (Credit: Lisen Kaci from Pixabay) Midstream services company Lucid Energy Group has announced the commissioning of its Red Hills V cryogenic processing plant in the Delaware Basin, US.The new facility has the capacity to process 230 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcf/d).With Red Hills V plant, Lucid has taken its total capacity of natural gas processing franchise in the northern Delaware Basin to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day.Lucid CEO Mike Latchem said: “Now more than ever, producers require reliable and high-quality midstream service providers.“We are thrilled to commission Red Hills V and will continue to provide superior service to our customers as they develop the prolific northern Delaware Basin.”The company also operates more than 2,000 miles (3,218.6km) of high- and low-pressure pipeline infrastructure, which feeds its processing and treating complexes.Lucid’s complexes are capable of producing nearly 150,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids.The firm has commissioned five major natural gas processing plants across its footprint since 2017. Its assets service Eddy and Lea counties in New Mexico, which are said to contain the most active drilling rigs in the US.Lucid  is a privately held natural gas processor in the Permian Basin, offering gas midstream services to more than 50 customers in New Mexico and West Texas.The company is supported by growth capital commitments from a joint venture formed by Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund VI, an investment fund managed by Riverstone Holdings, and investment funds managed by the Asset Management Division of The Goldman Sachs Group.In July 2019, Lucid executed a new long-term natural gas gathering and processing agreement with XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for a new cryogenic processing plant in Southeast New Mexico.last_img read more

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