Ghana president kicks off Sankofa FPSO oil production

first_imgItalian oil and gas giant Eni has formally started oil production from its Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, in Ghana.According to Ghanaian media reports, Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a ceremony aboard the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO on Thursday turned the valve, marking the formal start of oil production from the Sankofa and Gya-Nyame fields.The OCTP integrated oil & gas development is made up of the Sankofa Main, Sankofa East and Gye-Nyame fields, which are located about 60 kilometers off Ghana’s Western Region coast.The fields have about 770 million barrel of oil equivalent (mboe) in place, of which 500 million barrels of oil and 270 mboe of non-associated gas (about 40 billion cubic meters). The project includes the development of gas fields whose production will be utilized entirely by Ghana’s domestic market.The “John Agyekum Kufuor” floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO), will produce up to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) through 18 underwater wells. A 63-kilometer submarine pipeline will transport gas to Sanzule’s Onshore Receiving Facilities (ORF), where it will be processed and transmitted to Ghana’s national grid, supplying approximately 180 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd).H.E @NAkufoAddo ready for a tour of the FPSO J.A Kufour with GNPC CEO, Dr. Sarpong, @eni CEO and others. #SankofaFirstOil @eni @vitolgroup pic.twitter.com/HhC8UO5xDO— GNPC Ghana (@GNPCGhana) July 6, 2017Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Griffin Canning endures worst start of young career in Angels’ loss

first_imgIn the second, he got into a bases-loaded jam with no outs, and actually did well to escape with just one run scoring. Kole Calhoun made a diving catch and then Canning struck out the next two hitters.Canning allowed three straight hitters to reach with two outs in the third, including a Nomar Mazara two-run double. In the third, he hung a changeup that Rougned Odor blasted for a two-run homer, putting the Angels down 5-2.Canning stuck around long enough to give up one more run before departing.Besides the poor results, Canning also lost some velocity on his fastball in his final inning. Canning said he wasn’t fatigued or injured. It seemed that he and Manager Brad Ausmus were willing to write it off as just a bad night.“If Griff is on his game, you wouldn’t see runs being put up like that,” Ausmus said. It was the first of his 12 big league starts in which he didn’t finish the fourth, and the first time he allowed more than four runs.“I just was working behind,” Canning said. “It’s kind of the story of what I’ve been doing all year. Just falling behind guys, and then I have to come in the zone. I think if I’m able just to work ahead, that’s usually when I throw well.”Canning had a lead before he threw his first pitch, thanks to Mike Trout’s first-inning homer, which was his 25th homer of the season. It was also Trout’s ninth homer this season against the Rangers, which tied the franchise record for homers against one team in a single season. The Angels have six games left against Texas.Trout had a chance to get the Angels back into the game in the seventh, when he came up with two on a four-run deficit. He hit a flyout to center field. Shohei Ohtani then hit a flyout to right.By the time the Angels batted again, Odor had put the game out of reach with a 471-foot, three-run homer on a 100-mph fastball from Luis García.That would send the Angels out of town with a lopsided loss, although still having won two of three against the Rangers in the wake of the stunning loss of Tyler Skaggs.“Coming here, taking two out of three from a pretty good team that is second in the division, under the circumstances, I think is a victory,” Lucroy said. “I tell the boys, you win two out of three the rest of the year, you win the World Series. Do the math on it. It’s true.“The circumstances have been really tough, but the guys haven’t made any excuses. We’ve played hard, played to win. That’s what Skaggsy would have wanted, and I don’t think he would have liked it too much if we were in here feeling sorry for ourselves. He wants us to battle and fight. We had a tough one tonight. We’re not gonna win them all. But I’m happy with the first two games of the series.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img ARLINGTON, Texas — Griffin Canning, who has been the Angels best starting pitcher to date this season, endured the worst start of his young big league career.Canning gave up six runs and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning in the Angels’ 9-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.“He wasn’t throwing many strikes, like he usually does,” catcher Jonathan Lucroy said. “He wasn’t very sharp with his execution. That’s pretty much it.”Canning struck out the side in the first inning, but couldn’t make it through another clean inning.last_img read more

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Chelsea hammer struggling Stoke City 5-0

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Rudiger opened the scoring with just three minutes on the clock before Danny Drinkwater thundered in a second for his first goal for the club. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Chelsea demonstrated the yawning chasm in squad depth that exists in the Premier League with a 5-0 canter past Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.While both sides rotated their squads after a hectic series of fixtures, Chelsea maintained their quality on the pitch in a scintillating opening half-hour, racing into a 3-0 lead and effectively winning the match through goals from Antonio Rudiger, Danny Drinkwater and Pedro. A late Willian penalty and a fine individual effort from Davide Zappacosta completed the scoring in a game that had long since ceased to be a contest.By contrast, Stoke’s team selection suggested manager Mark Hughes was prioritising Monday’s New Year’s Day game at home to fellow strugglers Newcastle United.Teenage full-backs Tom Edwards and Josh Tymon both started while influential midfielders Joe Allen and Xherdan Shaqiri were named as substitutes.It took just two minutes and 35 seconds for Stoke’s makeshift side to be exposed. Willian sent over a long, looping free-kick to the far post where Rudiger rose to head powerfully home.It was 2-0 after eight minutes.This time Stoke did manage to clear a set piece, a corner on this occasion, only to see the ball drop to Drinkwater just outside the area.A touch to control and a swish of his right boot later and the ball was flying into the top corner, leaving Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland helpless.A third goal seemed inevitable and it arrived after 23 minutes.Willian slipped the ball to Pedro who allowed it to drift across his body, wrongfooting Tymon in the process, before striking it low into the corner of Butland’s net.At this point, it appeared that the record Premier League victory -– Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Ipswich in 1995 -– could possibly be eclipsed.Instead Chelsea’s intensity dropped.This gave Charlie Adam more time in midfield. The Scot used it wisely, floating a delightful ball into the path of Mame Biram Diouf, who used his upper arm to control it before he slotted his shot under the body of Thibaut Courtois. The goal was rightly disallowed.Stoke then fashioned another opportunity in the opening minutes of the second half.However, Saido Berahino’s understandable lack of confidence having not scored since February 2016 saw him shoot tamely at Courtois.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s thoughts were already turning towards Wednesday’s London derby trip to Arsenal. The Italian removed Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata by the 71st minute.Two minutes later, Chelsea had their fourth goal. Willian, who was clearly bundled over by Geoff Cameron in the area, sent Butland the wrong way with his penalty.With the game nearing its conclusion, Zappacosta chose the moment to score his first Premier League goal, collecting the ball on the right, cutting inside and driving a low shot past Butland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Another injury for the punchless Rangers

first_imgSmid had a goal and four assists in eight games for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons. He played 77 games for Edmonton last season and had three goals and 10 assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.New York is already without Martin Straka and agitator Sean Avery up front. Straka broke a finger Saturday at Boston and is expected to be sidelined four weeks, and Avery still has another seven to 10 days to recover from a shoulder injury that has limited him to two games this season. The Rangers, returning from a three-game road trip that produced one point, begin a six-game homestand tonight against New Jersey. Oilers shelve Souray The Edmonton Oilers placed defenseman Sheldon Souray on the injured list with a sprained left shoulder and recalled Ladislav Smid. Souray has missed three games since being injured against Vancouver on Oct.13. He is expected to be out two more weeks. He had a goal and an assist in six games. From news services Rangers forward Ryan Callahan will be sidelined indefinitely because of a sprained knee, yet another blow to New York’s struggling offense. Callahan, who has one of New York’s 13 goals in eight games this season, was injured Tuesday night at Pittsburgh in the Rangers’ second consecutive 1-0 defeat. An MRI taken Wednesday revealed a Grade 2 sprain that won’t require surgery. The Rangers have gotten off to a 2-5-1 start, and surprisingly the lack of offense is a big reason for their troubles. New York has dropped four straight, including back-to-back 1-0 losses for the first time in the club’s 82 seasons. last_img read more

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British Airways suspends pension transfer values for active members

first_imgBritish Airways (BA) has temporarily suspended the provision of transfer values to all its active British Airways Pensions members.The suspension will apply to active members of the airline’s defined benefit (DB) New Airways Pension Scheme (Naps) and the Airways Pension Scheme (Aps), unless the transfer values are being requested for divorce purposes.BA Pensions has implemented the suspension to help maintain service levels while the organisation consults on the closure of Naps to future accrual.If the outcome of BA’s consultation results in the closure of Naps to future accrual, affected members will receive a statement within two months of the potential closure, detailing their Naps pension at the date of closure, as well as the transfer value for the pension. The transfer value will be guaranteed against changes in market conditions for a three-month period.A transfer value equates to the value of a member’s pension benefits that has been converted into a cash sum for the purposes of securing pension benefits in another registered pension scheme. It is paid directly to the new pension provider. DB pension scheme members become entitled to a transfer value once they have ceased pensionable service.In a statement to members, BA wrote: “There is no requirement to provide a transfer value to members who are still building up benefits in the scheme, although we have, until now, provided these to all active members on request. The decision to suspend the provision of transfer values is driven solely by the desire to maintain service levels across all categories of the membership during an exceptionally busy period.”BA declined to comment.last_img read more

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