Report: Lundin secures Leiv Eiriksson Rig for more drilling in Norway

first_imgSwedish oil company Lundin Petroleum has reportedly signed a new term contract with Ocean Rig for the Leiv Eiriksson semi-submersible drilling rig.According to data on VesselsValue, the new contract is expected to start on April 15, and will last for two months.Data from the website shows the rig is currently on contract with Lundin until February 28, on a dayrate of $145.000. No dayrate for the new contract has been revealed.The rig’s latest work for Lundin was an exploration well on the Hurri prospect in the Barents Sea, spudded in early December 2017. Lundin said earlier this month that the well was dry.The Leiv Eiriksson is a 5th generation semi-submersible rig of a BINGO 9000 type, built in 2001. According to a presentation released by Ocean Rig in January, the company has granted Lundin two options to drill further wells in the future.Should Lundin exercise its remaining seven one-well options, the rig could be employed until the middle of 2019. The harsh-environment unit has worked all over the world since its delivery in 2001. It has spent last six years working for various operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.Lundin recently said its pre-tax exploration budget for 2018 would be $115 million with a total of eight planned exploration wells. Four wells are planned to be drilled in the southern Barents Sea.  and four the Norwegian North Sea.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

STATEMENT:FIFA Ethics Committee on investigation related to alleged match manipulation by Ghana FA

first_imgThe investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee has concluded a preliminary investigation in relation to alleged match manipulation involving officials of the Ghana Football Association and a players’ agent licensed by the same association. It followed articles published by UK newspaper The Telegraph between 22-24 June 2014 and the airing of the Dispatches programme “How to fix a football match” on Channel Four on 23 June 2014 that made claims of an alleged case of match manipulation linked to the organisation of international friendly matches involving Ghana’s national team.The preliminary investigation, conducted in accordance with art. 62 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, included a request for documents and information from the relevant parties.Based on an analysis of the material, which included the limited portion of the footage made available by the relevant media outlets, and pursuant to the relevant rules established by the FIFA Code of Ethics, the investigatory chamber has decided to refer the matter to the Ghana FA.In light of the seriousness of the allegations, the investigatory chamber will continue to monitor the investigations and any future proceedings conducted by the competent bodies of the Ghana FA, and reserves its right to revisit its position on this matter at any time.last_img read more

RCMP search for suspect after robbery at Casey’s Liquor Store

first_imgHe demanded the money they had on the premises and exited out the front door again. The suspect then went around to the back of the business and left down the alley towards 81st Street. RCMP Police Dog Services tracked the suspect a short distance but then lost the trail. It appears he may have left the area in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’8” with a medium build. He was wearing a shiny black jacket over a zip-up red hoodie, dark blue jeans that are faded over the thigh and knee area and black runners. He was also wearing a light coloured scarf or bandana over his face and mismatched gloves, one dark and one light coloured. – Advertisement -As a precautionary measure, because of their close proximity to Casey’s, the RCMP asked Robert Ogilvie School and North Peace Secondary School to keep their students inside for a few hours after the robbery occurred. The area is now safe. The employees at Casey’s Liquor Store were not injured in the robbery. The RCMP is asking anyone who may have seen the suspect or a vehicle leaving the area of Casey’s Liquor Store between 9:15 and 9:20 am to contact them at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more