BW Offshore wins extension for Polvo FPSO

first_imgFPSO operator BW Offshore has signed an agreement with PetroRio for a one-year extension for the lease and operation of FPSO Polvo operating offshore Brazil. BW Offshore said last Friday that the firm period had been extended from the third quarter of 2019 to the third quarter 2020, with options until 3Q 2022.The FPSO Polvo was previously awarded a one-year extension back in January 2018. This option expires in the third quarter of 2019.BW Offshore is operating the FPSO Polvo on the Petrorio-operated Polvo field located in the Campos basin offshore Brazil, approximately 100 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of around 100 meters.The field has been developed with a fixed platform, known as Polvo A, and the FPSO Polvo, which is capable of handling a daily oil production of 90,000 barrels of oil per day, with a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels.It is worth reminding that BW Offshore in May 2018 contracted PG Flow Solutions to supply water booster pumps for the Polvo FPSO life extension project.The scope of work was the engineering, procurement, assembly of pump skid, and commissioning of two produced water booster pumps in super duplex materials, with 150kW electrical motors, variable frequency drives, and pressurized seal system.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Brazil Edges Argentina in Four-team Friendly

first_imgMiranda headed an injury-time winner as Brazil beat South American rivals Argentina to win a four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.The defender was left unmarked at the near post to head home from a corner.It was a dramatic finale to what had been a drab contest of few chances at King Abdullah Sports City stadium. Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino all disappointed against an inexperienced Argentina side lacking star names, including Lionel Messi.With Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria also absent, the game will be heartening for temporary boss Lionel Scaloni, despite defeat, after a defensive but disciplined and committed display from his young side.His Brazilian counterpart Tite will have more concerns following a largely uninspiring and flat performance from a team with too much attacking talent to offer any convincing excuses.It was Miranda who went closest throughout the game, heading over from a corner and seeing a shot blocked on the line by Nicolas Otamendi in the first half before making his decisive contribution in the second minute of added time in the second.The closest Argentina came to a goal was a Paulo Dybala free-kick that cleared the crossbar by a foot.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dede Ayew poses with PSG players at night club

first_imgGhana midfielder André Ayew who is recovering from injury, was seen in the famous Parisian nightclub VIP Room, accompanied by many PSG players.The Ghana international was pictured with several PSG players in a recent night out in Paris which has sparked the criticism from some Marseille fans.Arm in arm with Edinson Cavani and Jeremy Menez, the Ghanaian also posed with the business owner, Jean Roch, who published the photo.The photo also had Marco Verratti, Salvatore Sirigu and Ezequiel Lavezzi which sparked some suspicion among Marseille fans that Ayew is plotting to join PSG.But Ayew insists he is not leaving Marseille and that he is friends with players of others clubs.“Everyone knows my love of the club (Marseille) and the colours (of Marseille) have always been ingrained in me,” Ayew responded on Twitter. “Please lets have some respect for each other. There is the rivalry of the clubs but there is also a reality that we are all human beings.”Ayew is expected to return to action by the end of next month.last_img read more

Why aren’t Clippers playing with great energy every night?

first_imgChris Paul and Lance Stephenson made similar thought-provoking comments following Monday night’s 100-99 Clippers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.“We definitely came out with a lot of energy,” Stephenson said. “I mean, it was a tough game, they pulled it out. If we come out with that energy, the sky’s the limit for us.”Said Paul: “I think we played with the right spirit. … We played hard, played with great energy.”All true. If the Clippers (16-13) play with the intensity with which they played Monday, they figure to win a lot more games than they lose. They have taken Golden State (twice), San Antonio and Oklahoma City down to the wire, leading all four game in the fourth quarter before losing. That begs the question — if you can put out that kind of effort against the three top teams in the Western Conference, why can’t you do that against the lesser teams?Of their other nine losses, three have come to teams — Phoenix, Portland and Utah — currently below .500. Two others came to Houston, which is 15-14 but only climbed over the .500 mark Monday. That’s not to mention the Clippers have had difficulty putting away inferior teams like Minnesota and Brooklyn.Paul fielded that one.“That’s a really good question,” he said. “And that’s what great teams do. That’s why the Spurs, Warriors, those type teams, that’s why they have the records they do. They bring it every night no matter who they’re playing against.“For us, we’ve had different lineups every night and all this different type stuff, guys in and out. But that’s part of building a great team and that’s what we’re trying to do.” The Clippers are currently starting Luc Mbah a Moute at small forward. Others who have started there include Lance Stephenson, Wesley Johnson and Paul Pierce.All AldrichDoc Rivers wouldn’t go into detail when asked why reserve forward/center Josh Smith did not play Monday, other than to say, “I just thought Cole would give us more energy.”But before the game, Rivers intimated there is at least one player not buying into the Clippers’ program. And since Rivers is not crazy about it when Smith starts jacking up 3-pointers, and since Smith has already had a heated shouting match with an assistant coach as well as a beef with Rivers during a game, one can surmise Smith may be that guy.Smith played just six minutes in Saturday’s loss at Houston. His DNP on Monday gave Cole Aldrich a chance to get some real minutes — not garbage time — and he came through. He scored five points, grabbed four rebounds, made three steals and blocked two shots in under 14 minutes.Blake Griffin praised Aldrich, and in doing so may have taken a shot at Smith without mentioning him by name.“The way he played with the second unit, setting screen and rolls, he was just out there to do his job,” Griffin said of Aldrich. “I think that is a huge quality for him. That was a prime example of being a star in your role and not trying to reach outside of that.“He just did what we needed him to do and that was huge.”UpcomingThe Clippers play the Lakers at 7:30 Christmas night (on ESPN) at Staples Center. The Clippers then hit the road for four games — Saturday at Utah, Monday at Washington, Dec. 30 at Charlotte and New Year’s Eve at New Orleans.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Matt Kemp, Yasmani Grandal HRs back Hyun-Jin Ryu as Dodgers pound Padres

first_imgKemp drove in 100 runs for the Padres in 2015 and became the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle – “that was pretty cool,” he recalled Monday afternoon when pressed for memories from his time in San Diego.But he was traded away in midseason of 2016 as a salary dump – sound familiar? – having “lost some of my love for the game” (his words in a Players Tribune article), deteriorated defensively and collected a reputation as a poor teammate.“For sure, you come to a place where you played, you want to do good,” Kemp said, as close to a mic drop as he was willing to get Monday.Everything has been rainbows and unicorns since Kemp put a Dodgers uniform back on this spring and Monday’s two-hit night kept his standing as one of the few Dodgers hitters who can raise his head high in the first weeks of the season – he is batting .333 (14 for 42) with two home runs and seven RBIs.Hyun-Jin Ryu is enjoying a second act of his own, one that has been building since last season when he returned from shoulder and elbow surgeries that limited him to one start in all of 2015 and 2016.He started this season with a dud (a five-walk, 3-2/3-inning clunker in Arizona) but has followed with two starts that would have fit nicely in his 2013-14 catalog.Against the Padres, he gave up a two-run home run to Villanueva in the second inning then retired 15 of the next 17 batters he faced, allowing just one more hit and striking out nine in six innings. Over his past two starts, Ryu has allowed just four hits, walked one and struck out 17 in 12 innings.“I think with Hyun-Jin when he’s throwing the cut fastball to guys and the changeup off of that, later in the count when they’re thinking about the cutter in to them – a lot of times when you have enough velocity you can get the fastball to beat the barrel,” Roberts said. “Tonight, I saw some 92s, 93s. He can pitch at 90 but when he needs a 92 in there to just beat the bat, he has the ability.“It was good to see. It was kind of the Ryu from a couple years ago.” “Yazzie right now is locked in,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.When Kemp left San Diego in a midseason trade two years ago, he left behind a bumbling team in the early stages of a rebuilding plan.Now … well, yeah.The Padres committed three errors Monday, each more laughable than the one before. Third baseman Christian Villanueva let a ground ball eat him up for a two-base error to start the third inning. Right fielder Hunter Renfroe was caught flat-footed when Corey Seager rocketed a line drive at him (ruled a three-base error) by the next batter. And an inning later, left fielder Jose Pirela simply dropped an easy fly ball.In between, Kemp’s three-run home run punctuated his latest return to the place where his career seemed to start going south, geographically at the very least. “He set the tone today. Obviously it’s always great to have a veteran presence in the dugout and he can still swing it with the best of them.”Kemp’s three-run home run highlighted a five-run third inning for the Dodgers. He also said with a laugh that it gave him something to “shut them up for awhile” after getting a hearty assortment of boos before his first at-bat as a recycled Dodger returning to one of his former baseball towns.“I just thought about that,” Kemp said when reminded of his trading-places history with Grandal. “Definitely weird. But definitely good to be doing what we’re doing.”It’s definitely a good thing for the Dodgers. Their lineup is otherwise sprinkled with underperforming hitters still trying to find their footing.Grandal drove in five runs with an RBI double and a grand slam. He leads the Dodgers in nearly every offensive category. PreviousSan Diego Padres relief pitcher Kazuhisa Makita, of Japan, pauses as he works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. The Dodgers won 10-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin pitches to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSan Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva hits a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)San Diego Padres’ Christian Villanueva is greeted by teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp watches his three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The Dodgers’ Matt Kemp drops his bat as he watches the flight of his three-run home run during the third inning of Monday’s game against the Padres in San Diego. The Dodgers won 10-3. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, is greeted by third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers, right, is congratulated by Cody Bellinger #35 and Enrique Hernandez #14 after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)San Diego Padres starting pitcher Robbie Erlin pitches to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Hunter Renfroe #10 of the San Diego Padres walks back to the dugout after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI double during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts comes onto the field before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Kazuhisa Makita #53 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a grand slam during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal is greeted by third base coach Chris Woodward (45) after hitting a grand slam during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. The Dodgers won 10-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal reacts after hitting a grand slam during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. The Dodgers won 10-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO, CA – APRIL 16: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Joc Pederson #31 and Cody Bellinger #35 after hitting a grand slam during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on April 16, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kazuhisa Makita, of Japan, pauses as he works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. The Dodgers won 10-3. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)NextShow Caption1 of 22Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, of South Korea, works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)ExpandSAN DIEGO — San Diego is a lovely city, home to some of the best weather and beaches in the country and only the occasional trident-wielding anchorman.For Matt Kemp and Yasmani Grandal, however, the city sparks other memories.Those two former San Diego residents – traded for each other in December 2014 – combined to drive in eight runs as the Dodgers routed their former team 10-3 on Monday night in Petco Park.“The last thing I expected was to be playing with Kemp again,” Grandal said on SportsNet LA after the game. “Definitely the last thing we expected was to be playing in L.A. against San Diego.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error –last_img read more

Jarrell Miller denied license to face Anthony Joshua after failed drug test

first_imgThe fight is not completely dead, as Miller would be able to reapply if his B sample does not show an adverse finding. It’s rare that the B sample comes back any different than the initial sample.The announcement is a shocking development. Miller stood to make the biggest purse of his boxing career against Joshua while also competing for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Ironically, it was Miller who claimed that Joshua was the one using performance enhancing drugs during their recent press tour.  The highly anticipated June 1 showdown between unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and nemesis Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is in jeopardy due to Miller testing positive for a banned substance. The New York State Athletic Commission subsequently denied Miller a license to compete in the state of New York, thus making it highly unlikely that Miller will face Joshua at Madison Square Garden. Join DAZN to watch Anthony Joshua and 100+ fight nights a year The substance that Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) tested positive for is GW1516, and it’s actually the second time Miller has failed a drug test. In 2014, he was suspended nine months when he tested positive for a banned substance as a kickboxer for the GLORY promotion. At this juncture, there will likely be a replacement sought to take Miller’s place as Joshua’s U.S. debut was heavily anticipated with thousands of Brits planning to make the trek to New York to see their beloved champion compete.There was no immediate word as to who the opponent may be, but it’s expected to come sooner rather than later with the fight just over a month away.last_img read more

VAR referees admit that Lo Celso should have seen the red

first_imgOfficers present at the Stockley Park center in London, from where the VAR is supervised, admitted that the wrong decision was due to a “human error.” Chelsea took the win this Saturday 2-1 at Stamford Bridge against Tottenham, strengthening their chances of being in the next edition of the Champions League. The VAR referees admitted that they were wrong not to expel Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso in the match against Chelsea for an action in which he stepped on the Spanish César Azpilicueta. The Argentine, in a play during the first half, stepped on the shin to Azpilicueta, so the Spaniard had to be treated and showed clear signs of pain in the field. The VAR reviewed the image, after the referee did not show any card, and left the play without penalty.last_img read more

Police destroy ganja farm at Rockstone

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Friday conducted a drug eradication operation at Rockstone, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) where they destroyed a farm of marijuana plants.The ganja farm which was destroyed by PoliceThe exercise was carried out somewhere around four to five miles from the Rockstone Trail, and commenced at about 07:30h and ended at 15:00h.One farm that was divided into two, measuring about an acre, was found with about three to four thousand cannabis plants with heights varying from one foot to four feet.The plants were photographed, samples were obtained, and then the farm was destroyed by fire.The land was marked by its location.According to the Police, no one was arrested, but investigations are in progress.last_img read more

Northern Metalic Flyers look to build on division lead

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers will be on the ice for two games on Saturday and Sunday respectively as they’ll be looking to further their lead at the top of the rural black division. The Flyers hold a six point edge on the Grande Prairie Storm for the top spot and also have a game in hand.Fort St. John will be on the road for games against the North Central Bulls, and the Sturgeon Sting which is the start of five straight road games.The Flyers record heading into the weekend stands at 15-1-1 which gives them 31 points.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Sales watch

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MUSTANG SLIDE: After two strong years, sales of Ford’s Mustang sports car dropped 19 percent in January and February compared with the same months of 2006. THE REASONS: Several industry analysts say the car, which debuted in the fall of 2004, has been on the market a long time in a segment in which buyers value the latest style. Company officials say it could also be wintertime sales blues. THE OUTLOOK: Ford says it will come out with several variations of the car to keep it fresh until a new one arrives. They won’t say when that will be, but the Dodge Challenger will enter the market in 2008 and the Chevrolet Camaro in 2009. – Associated Presslast_img read more