Ocean Apex drilling rig mobilised for Ironbark-1 exploration well

first_imgMobilisation activities are expected to take approximately 10 days Ocean Apex drilling rig mobilised for Ironbark-1 exploration well. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) The Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig was handed over to BP, the operator of the WA-359-P joint venture, for the drilling of the Ironbark-1 exploration well at 1600hrs (AWST) on Friday afternoon.The rig is now being mobilised to the Ironbark-1 well location, with standard rig inspection and acceptance procedures being undertaken by BP. Mobilisation activities are expected to take approximately 10 days.Exploration permit WA-359-P is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, approximately 50km from existing North West Shelf LNG infrastructure. The Ironbark-1 well is expected to drill to approximately 5500 metres and will be the first test of the world class Ironbark gas prospect. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Wike Bags Africa Power of Sports Award

first_imgErnest Chinwo in Port HarcourtRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has been nominated for the prestigious International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa Power of Sports (POS) Award.In a nomination letter to the Rivers State Governor, dated 26th March, 2018, President AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi, said Wike is being recognised for his remarkable fidelity in raising the bar of sports matters and using sports as a catalyst for development. The AIPS Africa also recognised the role of Wike in Nigeria through the use of sports as a tool to effectively engage the youth population in the continent.“The decoration of this badge of honour will take place at the continental meeting in Brussels on the 8th/9th of May 2018,” the letter stated.The AIPS Africa also stated that Wike is expected to deliver a lecture on the topic: “Peace and Progress through Sports in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria ” to the full house of the 94-year old International Sports Press Association (AIPS) comprising no fewer than 108 countries.While congratulating the Rivers State Governor, the AIPS Africa President praised his commitment to the growth of sports in the continent.Rivers State recently hosted the African Wrestling Championship considered the very best by most analysts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan nominated for top UAE award

first_imgGhana captain Asamoah Gyan is the huge favourite to win this season’s Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year.The 28-year-old faces stern tests from last season’s winner Brazilian Grafite and two other Al Ahli players Hugo Viana (Portugal) and Ciel (Brazil).The ten-man shortlist includes three other Africans; Senegalese Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra), Al Jazira’s Abdelaziz Barrada who hails from Morocco and Simon Feindouno of Guinea.But Gyan’s incredible scoring form makes him the overwhelming favourite to win the coveted award.The Al Ain ace has scored 28 goals in 25 league appearances and set to win the top scorer award for the third consecutive time.His fiercest challenger is Grafite who has raked in 19 goals in 24 appearances. Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year nominees:Hugo Viana (Al Ahli)Ciel (Al Ahli)Grafite (Al Ahli)Simon Feindouno (Ajman) Abdelaziz Barrada (Al Jazira)Luiz Henrique (Al Shabab)Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain)Sebastian Tagliabue (Al Wahda)Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra) Kim Jung-woo (Sharjah)last_img read more