Wood bags five-year contract with Saudi Aramco

first_imgOilfield services company Wood has secured a new multi-million dollar, five-year contract to support Saudi Aramco in the delivery of one of its mega-projects in the Saudi Arabia. Engineering and project management services to develop the Marjan oil field in the state’s eastern province will be provided under the contract, which is effective immediately, Wood said on Monday.The front end engineering design (FEED), major increment and overall project management consultancy will be executed from Wood’s Reading UK, Khobar, Saudi Arabia and India offices.The contract is part of Saudi Aramco’s multi-billion dollar Marjan Crude Increment Program; one of the company’s oil and gas mega-projects designed to enhance its energy sustainability, diversify the economy, expand gas production, and localize domestic content.Wood has worked with Saudi Aramco for more than 30 years. In November 2017, the two companies entered a memorandum of understanding demonstrating Wood’s continued commitment to creating and accelerating opportunities for local workforces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Robin Watson, Wood’s chief executive comments: “We look forward to working in close partnership with Saudi Aramco to bring our broad and enduring expertise in engineering and project management to this project, which is significant for both our client and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our focus will be applying our ingenuity, range of capabilities and in-country knowledge to ensure its safe and successful delivery.”Wood is also currently providing pre-FEED and FEED for Saudi Aramco’s Unconventional Gas Program and detailed engineering and procurement for its Sulphate Removal Facilities projects.last_img read more

Eni enters Caspian Sea project with KazMunayGas

first_imgThe Kazakh Ministry of Energy, KazMunayGas (KMG), and Italy’s Eni have signed a protocol of direct negotiations to grant the subsoil use right for exploration and production of hydrocarbons within joint operations on Abay, an offshore area in the Kazakhstani sector of the Caspian Sea.The Abay block is located in the northern part of the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea, approximately 50 km from the coast in a water depth of less than 10 meters.The block is estimated to have significant potential for hydrocarbon resources, Eni said on Friday.Eni and KMG will each hold a 50% share in the Abay block and Eni will carry KazMunayGas’s share of the costs during the exploration period. The block will be operated by the “Isatay Operating Company”, equally owned by Eni and KMG, that also operates the Isatay block.According to Eni, this is the first case in Kazakhstan where one joint company will operate two projects. The company will benefit from Eni’s proprietary technologies in terms of exploration and reduced “time to market” project’s development, with experience in challenging technical and environmental areas such as the Caspian Basin.This new project will further expand Eni’s activities in Kazakhstan and consolidate the strategic alliance with KazMunayGas, a key partner for Eni.Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since the early 1990s. It co-operates the Karachaganak field (FPSA) and is partner in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA) for the giant Kashagan Field.Together with the national company KazMunayGas, Eni is the joint subsoil user and joint operator of the offshore exploration block Isatay and is currently producing in the country 170 kboed.Back in June, KazMunayGas and Eni signed a memorandum of cooperation further expanding the relations between two companies. The companies agreed to cooperate in three areas under the signed document: technological cooperation in hydrocarbon exploration and production, including sharing the advanced practices and know-how; explore the potential for co-development of exploration and production projects; implementation of training program for the KMG Group staff.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Ozil in Turkey as Arsenal prepare for FA Cup final

first_img Loading… Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is out of today’s FA Cup final with Chelsea. The German playmaker has not played under Mikel Arteta after the Premier League restarted in the middle of June and he will once again be watching on as his team-mates battle it out for FA Cup glory. According to football reporter Chris Wheatley on Twitter, Ozil has been in Turkey over the last few days and therefore will not be involved at Wembley. Further reports from Goal insist that Arsenal gave him approval to head to Turkey as he wasn’t going to be involved.Advertisement read also:Ozil faces uncertain future  at Arsenal The official word from Arsenal regarding Ozil’s omission in recent months is that he has been struggling with a back injury but there are doubts as to whether Arteta has the player in his first-team plans. The former Real Madrid star and Germany World Cup winner is on a whopping £350,000-a-week salary at Arsenal – making him one of the Premier League’s highest-paid players – but he has been used sparingly this season and managed just one goal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” Characters8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural Wonders8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

No West Ham move for Barton

first_img Press Association Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham, the club’s co-chairman David Gold has announced. The Hammers had looked to be closing in on signing the former QPR, Manchester City and Newcastle player to boost managers Slaven Bilic’s options in midfield. However, Gold has ruled out any move for the 32-year-old, who is a free agent following his release from the relegated Hoops. center_img Gold wrote on his official Twitter account: “Despite the speculation, Joey Barton will not be joining West Ham United.” Barton also confirmed a potential move had to come to nothing, sending a video message to West Ham fans via Twitter. Barton felt he could have added something to Bilic’s squad but admitted “it was not meant to be” at this point. He said: ” I’d just like to thank the West Ham fans who sent me a lot of kind messages on social media and especially on Twitter. Obviously with a character like myself there’s one or two who are not so kind or complimentary, that’s kind of par for the course with me these days. ” I’m certain it would have been a good fit for me (at West Ham). It’s a ground I’ve always enjoyed playing at, a really knowledgeable crowd, really passionate behind the football team. “Despite a few having reservations I felt I could really have done well and really offer something to the squad. It’s an exciting squad obviously that you’re building there now, highlighted by the Arsenal result on Sunday, but for this moment in time it was not meant to be . “I wish the club all the best going forward, I think it’s an exciting time for the West Ham fans, and no hard feelings.” last_img read more

Florida’s coronavirus deaths rise to 46

first_imgAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, so do the number of deaths caused by the virus.On Friday the death toll from coronavirus in Florida rose from from 29 to 46 in one day.Two of those deaths include people from Palm Beach County. PBC now has 5 total deaths, according to the state Health Department.  All victims were older than 60 years old.St. Lucie County reported its first death Friday, a 59-year-old man, who also was the first in the Treasure Coast, and Miami Dade County,  had its first two deaths Friday, a 40-year-old man with no previous health issues, and a 79-year-old man.Miami-Dade county still leads the state with the most confirmed cases at 869 total cases.last_img read more

Star Sports’ Select Dugout back for T20I series

first_imgMumbai: Kevin Pietersen, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Scott Styris will be joined by Anil Kumble, V.V.S Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and Parthiv Patel on Star Sports’ Select Dugout show for the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies starting Friday. Riding on the response received from previous editions and having recently concluded the India-Bangladesh T20I series, the Dugout experts return to provide fans with deeper engagement and detailed analytical and predictive commentary. IANSAlso Read: ‘Highly Competitive’ Defines Season Seven of Pro Kabaddi LeagueAlso Watch: All Tai Ahom Students’ Union staged protest against CAB in Tinsukialast_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly Set To Become New BCCI President, Amit Shah’s Son New Secretary

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is also set to become the new BCCI’s new President, reported news agency PTI. In a dramatic turn of events, Ganguly emerged as consensus candidate after former cricketer Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while former BCCI president and MoS Finance Anurag Thakur’s younger brother Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer.The 47-year-old Ganguly, who is currently the president of Cricket Association of Bengal, will have to demit his post in September, 2020 as he will go into compulsory cooling off period. Ganguly is considered one of the finest Indian skippers of all time.Brijesh, backed by Tail Nadu strongman N Srinivasan, emerged Presidential candidate when Ganguly, the agency reported, remained non-committal on campaigning for the BJP in the 2021 state assembly elections.  However, when most of the state units opposed the ‘understanding’, things changed dramatically.Also Read | Kohli’s India Create New World Record After Win In Pune Test Vs South Africa”Yes, Brijesh was running for the President’s post with N Srinivasan actively lobbying for him. However, there was stiff resistance against him. We are happy Sourav is the new President,” PTI quoted a senior official from North East affiliated unit, as saying.The choice for President’s post was always between Ganguly and Patel and the former was finally accepted as a unanimous candidate. Patel could become IPL chairman.When the new office bearers assume office, it will end a 33-month term of the Committee of Administrators, which called shots in running the cricket affairs in country post Lodha Committee reforms.(With PTI inputs) last_img read more

Final day of Punchestown Festival

first_imgIt’s advantage Willie Mullins in the race to be Irish champion trainer today.He’s 91-thousand Euro in front of rival Gordon Elliott ahead of the final day of the season ending Punchestown Festival.The Grade One Mares Champion Hurdle at ten-to-four is the feature of an eight-race card at the Kildare venue with the first off at twenty-five-to-three.The curtain also comes down on the British jump racing season at Sandown Park today. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Serena Pulls out of Cincinnati Masters

first_imgSerena Williams has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Masters with a recurring back injury, just days after pulling out of the Rogers Cup final.Williams, 37, was to face Zarina Diyas in the first round on Tuesday.“I am so sad to withdraw as it is truly one of the tournaments I most love to play,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said. The American has had to retire or withdraw from all five of her non-Grand Slam events this year.During last weekend’s Rogers Cup final she was left in tears because of back spasms and retired in the first set to hand the title to Canadian Bianca Andreescu.Rogers Cup: Bianca Andreescu wins title as Serena Williams retires injuredBianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retires with a back injury while a break down in the …“I came to Mason (Ohio) on Sunday and have tried everything to be ready to play tonight, and was still hopeful after my practice this morning,” Williams said in a statement. “But unfortunately my back is still not right.”Her latest withdrawal comes less than two weeks before the start of the US Open, where she will be chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.Meanwhile, sister Venus Williams beat defending champion and fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-4) in a second-round battle in Ohio that lasted two hours and 17 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williamslast_img read more

Cause for concern on eSports betting

first_img Susan O’Leary – eCommerce Director at Alderney GamblingSusan O’Leary, Alderney’s director of eCommerce, says she is concerned by a lack of regulatory oversight for operators offering betting markets on eSports. The rise of eSports has provided egaming operators with a raft of opportunities. Whether that be sportsbooks offering betting markets on tournaments or online casino affiliates expanding their portfolio with eSports review sites, opportunities are a plenty for those wanting in on the action.The rapid rate at which eSports has gone from niche interest to global phenomenon with more than 148 million followers around the world leaves those offering betting markets on games and contests somewhat exposed.The sector has yet to be held accountable against any sort of regulatory and licensing framework. I know some will say there is no need for stringent oversight as eSports has, thus far, escaped any major scandal that suggests the need to disrupt the status quo. That is missing the point; regulation done properly does not impede operators and markets, rather it encourages them to succeed.The DFS dilemma Take daily fantasy sports (DFS), for example. The industry was on a similar upward growth trajectory to eSports, with FanDuel and DraftKings offering real-money contests under a perceived loophole in UIGEA 2006. For a while their businesses grew relatively unnoticed, but then their multi-million-dollar ad campaigns brought them into the spotlight and questions started to be asked about whether contests were in fact gambling. Then the DraftKings data leak happened leading to calls of insider trading, and all hell broke loose.The Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) takes the view that DFS is, in most cases, sports betting, and that operators offering fantasy contests should be licensed and regulated under our normal regime.While eSports and DFS undoubtedly have their differences, the former is still at risk of falling victim to its own scandal just like the latter. Already, there have been accusations of match-fixing, while the rise of skin betting – players wager items from the game instead of real cash – are likely to bring added attention and heat from lawmakers as they get a better understanding of the industry and look more closely at how it sits with gambling regulation.The AGCC does all it can to ensure the industry is accountable and properly regulated. They have been licensing operators from all over the world for the past 15 years, and in the process have tweaked and fettled their regulatory model so that it is best-in-breed. They have focussed on making sure it is nimble and flexible; long before DraftKings and FanDuel ran aground in the US they were licensing other DFS operators under its framework. They can do the same for betting on the eSports industry.eSports is on the brink of having a larger fan base then the NFL, with more than $8bn expected to be wagered through sports books and skin betting sites this year alone. The sheer scale and scope of the industry means it has to be held accountable, not only to protect players and consumers, but the sector itself.Susan O’Leary is a lawyer who has represented some of the world’s leading eGambling operators and gambling service providers including many of Alderney’s licensees and has a keen sense of what they require from a jurisdiction: a strong pragmatic regulator who understands the commercial environment, a resilient technical infrastructure, a favourable tax system, excellent support services and a fees system that allows businesses to grow. Submit Share GG.Bet scores ESL Counter-Strike & Dota 2 global partnerships July 15, 2020 Related Articles Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more