TGS commences onshore seismic acquisition for additional Montney Basin 3D project in Canada. Photo: courtesy of TGS. TGS announced today the commencement of its 2020 South Halfway 3D onshore seismic survey, amplifying its core position in the Inga/Fireweed area of North East British Columbia (B.C.) in Canada.The South Halfway 3D is the second multi-client onshore project this winter season in the NEBC Montney basin for TGS, it is complementing recently announced Midnight 3D. When completed, the South Halfway project adds nearly 100 square kilometers of high-quality 3D seismic data and ties into existing TGS’ 3D seismic coverage in the area – exceeding 3,000 square kilometers over highly prospective Montney acreage. A full suite of AVO-compliant reservoir characterization products, in addition to a suite of pre-stack depth-migrated deliverables, will be available in early 2020.Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, said, “The South Halfway 3D project is another great addition to TGS’ high quality seismic data coverage in the Montney basin in British Columbia and further expands our comprehensive onshore library in the region. Our combined seismic, well log and interpretation datasets provide the industry with invaluable subsurface insight, and the additional 3D coverage will be instrumental to our customers’ exploration and development efforts in the area.” Source: Company Press Release The South Halfway 3D is the second multi-client onshore project this winter season in the NEBC Montney basin for TGS
Source: Company Press Release Gas-powered Volvo Trucks also run on liquefied biogas (LBG), making the transports fully fossil-free Orkla, Gasum and Volvo trucks enter into cooperation for lower transport emissions in Sweden.(Credit : Gasum.) Orkla, Gasum and Volvo Trucks have started a trial period during which Orkla’s transport partner GDL will use liquefied biogas (LBG) to fuel transports between Orkla’s warehouse in Helsingborg and its production facility in Fågelmara, Blekinge.Orkla has set the goal for all of its domestic transport in Sweden to be fossil-free by 2025. To reach this goal, higher requirements will be set for transport procurement, with gas being one of the options available. Factors in favor of gas include the fact that Gasum is investing in the Nordic gas filling station network for liquefied biogas (LBG) to increase the number of stations to 50 by the early 2020s, and one of the stations will be located in Helsingborg.– We’re pleased with actors such as Orkla leading the way for sustainable transport. Liquefied gas provides great potential for emission reductions in the transport sector, says Mikael Antonsson, Director Traffic, Sweden, Gasum.Orkla has chosen Volvo Trucks and Gasum as its partners for a two-month trial period during which Orkla’s transport partner GDL will use liquefied biogas (LBG) to fuel transports between Orkla’s warehouse in Helsingborg and the Felix ketchup and dressing production facility in Fågelmara, Blekinge.– The trial period is a way for us to learn more about gas as a road fuel both in-house for us and for our transport providers as well as to bring about change to reduce emissions from the transport sector. We want to encourage our transport providers to make more sustainable choices, and we believe that we must do this together. For sustainable transport to become a reality, haulage companies must upgrade their vehicles and we as transport clients must choose alternative fuels. There must also be filling stations available, says Emelie Zakrisson, Category Manager Energy, Orkla.Biogas is made from organic waste, and ecological biofertilizers are also produced in the biogas process – contributing towards the circular economy. Using biogas instead of fossil diesel helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%.– For GDL, this trial period is an exciting continuation of our transition to fossil-free alternatives. We are extending our fleet with gas vehicles, and this will provide us with further on-the-road experience of the pros and cons of the various technology options available today. We also value highly our constructive and competent cooperation partners in this project, says Anders Wendelius, Business Area Manager, GDL.Gas-powered Volvo Trucks also run on liquefied biogas (LBG), making the transports fully fossil-free. The cooperation partners hope that the trial will show that gas trucks help to cut fuel costs as well as emissions without any negative impacts on performance. Kicked off at the beginning of June, the trial period will be assessed by Orkla as regards the environmental and economic effects relating to transport procurement over the longer term.– Our Volvo FH LNG trucks enable us to reduce our environmental impacts right here and right now. Filling up with biogas makes the transports fossil-free without affecting the performance of our heavy-duty vehicles – plus the fuel economy is also looking very positive, says Stefan Strand, Managing Director, Volvo Trucks, Sweden.First steps towards a cleaner tomorrowGasum has already previously cooperated with Orkla in Norway, providing Orkla with gas for steam production at its food factories. The cooperation now starting in Sweden is closely connected with the opening of Gasum’s liquefied gas filling station in Helsingborg this summer.– We had already signed DLF’s Transport Initiative before entering into our current cooperation. Through this cooperation, we see opportunities to steer the transport sector into the right direction and also to take steps towards our own goals, Zakrisson concludes.
The contract is subject to a final investment decision by the client and Subsea 7 will record the contract in backlog once that decision has been made Submarine cable system installation in Taiwan. (Credit: SUBSEA 7.) Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract for the installation of the submarine cable system on an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.Project engineering will commence immediately at Seaway 7’s offices in Leer, Germany and in Taipei, Taiwan. Offshore activities are expected to commence in 2023.The contract is subject to a final investment decision by the client and Subsea 7 will record the contract in backlog once that decision has been made.At this time, no further details can be communicated for contractual reasons. Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between $50m and $150m. Source: Company Press Release
Beloved Americana group The Infamous Stringdusters are bringing it closer to home! The band has hosted the annual Festy Experience annually in Virginia, but the Berklee College of Music graduates have a new event in the New England area.Dubbed New England Festy, the Dusters will expand the “Festy” name to Prowse Farm in Canton, MA, home of the beloved Life Is Good Festival that ended in 2013. The beautiful grounds will host the Stringdusters and some esteemed colleagues from September 17-18, and the initial lineup is looking great. Not only will the Infamous Stringdusters headline, but they’ll welcome Greensky Bluegrass, Josh Ritter, The Wood Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Fruition, David Wax Museum, Sierra Hull and more!Check out the website for this new festival, with tickets, information and more!
What can be better than an opportunity to congregate with live music fans in a tropical paradise during the middle of winter? Rock Your Life Adventures provides such an experience, complete with yoga workshops from Taraleigh Weathers, surfing, excursions and, for the Costa Rica installment, performances from Ryan Montbleau and Mike Meadows. Montbleau is known for his soulful singer/songwriter style, while Meadows is perhaps best known as the drummer for Willie Nelson‘s band. The two friends will be performing nightly for all of those in attendance.Taking place from March 13th through the 18th, “Rock Your Life Adventures: Costa Freakin’ Rica” will not only provide music and workshops, but is designed to improve your overall quality of life. It’s a magical experience that will literally change your life, opening up your mind to new experiences, friends and more. Not only that, but there’s also a second “Rock Your Life Adventure” in Peru set for February 16th through March 2nd, hosted by Taraleigh and her coach, Cora Poage.For more information about the Peru adventure, head here. For more information about the Costa Rica adventure, head here. Enjoy!
Data is being used to transform almost every industry, and in financial services alone, banks are sitting on a goldmine of data. Big Data. Which comes fast, in big numbers, and in all flavors and colors. They obviously own a lot of internal data, both structured and unstructured: from transactions, e-mail logs, loan portfolios, website clickstreams or risk assessments.When these are mixed with external data, even richer insights follow. Like the information coming from social media, the smart grid or even weather reports. Just imagine what kind of customized services an insurance bank could offer if they leverage insights from mobile geo-location data.Yet many banks still mostly focus on internal processes, on operational efficiency, on cleaning up legacy systems or on responding to regulatory requirements. These measures may be essential, but banks will have to move beyond them. This is because their business models are being disrupted, as we speak, by competitors coming from the most unexpected sides.They are no longer players just like them, with legacy systems to upkeep, rules to follow and margins to think of—they are young wolves with one great idea, the digital savvy-ness to bring it cheap and fast to the consumer and nothing to lose. They are also coming from other markets, with a fresh, new view on what money really is, and how it should be handled. They are like Google in the launch of mobile wallet, PayPal and the Bitcoin phenomenon, or the sharing economy with its ‘crowd fund’ projects on peer-to-peer platforms.To survive this revolution, banks have to use their latest asset, information, to understand how they can serve their customers in the best way. They can do this in two ways:1. By using data to fight cyber crime and win the consumers’ trust back: tracking events in real time for anomalies, offering behavioral authentication or ‘reading’ content in chat forums to uncover new fraud methods.2. By using data to drive a 360 degree, customer-centric approach: recognizing them immediately on any channel, offering them a better mobile experience or enabling a far-reaching analysis of their customers’ spending behavior and how it impacts their savings.Many banks will face big challenges before they can tap into the power of Big Data. Too many data silos, spread over too many departments (57% of respondents in a Capgemini study) and the shortage of people that are skilled in data analytics (40% of respondents in a Capgemini study) being the most important ones. But more and more seem to understand that Big Data is no longer “just an option”. 90% of North American financial institutions for instance think that successful big data initiatives will define the winners of the future.So, the real question is: will you be one of those winners?
In addition to Jackman, the play stars Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in their Broadway debuts. The River has extended its limited engagement through February 8, 2015. Directed by Ian Rickson, The River is Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated Jerusalem. The play tells the story of a man and a woman in a remote cabin on a moonless night. The River, starring Tony winner Hugh Jackman, has recouped its $3.2 million capitalization. The Jez Butterworth-penned drama began performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre on October 31 and has played at over 100% capacity every week since. View Comments
The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will conduct its 19th oral history program in Jacksonville February 20, honoring former Jacksonville resident Major B. Harding, who spent the last 11 years of a 34-year judicial career on the Florida Supreme Court before retiring in August.The Supreme Court will meet in ceremonial session February 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Duval County Courthouse to recognize Harding for his many contributions during his career. Judges and lawyers from throughout the state will take part in the ceremony, which will chronicle Harding’s most significant court decisions and contributions to the Florida judiciary.Later in the day, festivities honoring Harding will shift to the Omni Jacksonville Hotel for a 5:30 reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner and roast, where some of the area’s best known jurists and attorneys will take turns firing verbal jabs at the affable Justice Harding.Invited guests include members of the Historical Society and the Jacksonville Bar Association, which is helping coordinate the event, as well as members of the judiciary, friends of the Hardings, and sponsoring law firms. Harding and his wife of 43 years, the former Jane Lewis of Jacksonville, reside in Tallahassee in retirement.The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society began its series of oral history programs, which are videotaped for posterity, in 1985 when Florida’s legendary senator and congressman, Claude Pepper, was honored. The society is a non-profit organization that works to preserve Florida’s judicial heritage and educate the public about the important role of the third branch of government.Harding’s judicial career began in 1968 when Gov. Claude Kirk appointed him a juvenile judge in Jacksonville. After he served for many years as circuit judge and chief judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit (comprising Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties), Gov. Lawton Chiles appointed him to the state Supreme Court in 1991. He served as the Supreme Court’s chief justice from 1998-2000. Harding to be honored by Historical Society February 1, 2003 Regular News Harding to be honored by Historical Society
Protected units (localities) are determined by counties, ie national parks and nature parks in separate points due to belonging to the area of one or more counties, and in the appendix on public consultation there is also current list of protected sites by counties. Accurate and quality interpretation is key. We need to care about the story being told about our history, heritage, identity, way of life and culture. It is important to detect from the attached which are the protected sites in Croatia in order to protect domestic tourist guides and even more important to protect the correct and true interpretation of our heritage and protected sites. Pursuant to Article 70, paragraph 4 of the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism, the Ministry of Tourism has opened a public consultation on the list of protected sites by counties. regulates the provision of tourist guide services to citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, in such a way that the same may provide tourist guide services in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, except on or in protected units (localities); this equates the position of the mentioned tourist guides with Croatian tourist guides who have passed only the general part of the professional exam:Authorization is given to the Minister of Tourism to prescribe, with the prior opinion of the Minister responsible for culture and nature protection, a rulebook for a list of protected sites (localities) which would be narrower than the current list of tourist sites (localities) by counties, and which would not include public areas, city squares, forests, parks and the like; We single out from the Law on the provision of services in tourism. Proposal of protected localities by counties Protected whole (locality) means an area, space or facility where they are located or which contains natural, cultural, historical, traditional and other values on which tourist guide services can provide only an authorized tourist guide. Get involved in the public debate, now is the time to qualitatively define the list of all localities, it will be too late later. Attachment: Also, the Ordinance on the professional exam for tourist guides is under public discussion. This Ordinance prescribes the examination program of the professional examination for a tourist guide, the number of teaching hours, the composition of the examination commission, the conditions that must be met by the teaching staff and the manner of taking the examination. One of the negative implications in accordance with the amendments to the Law on the provision of services in tourism, and in accordance with EU regulations, is that it allowed foreign tourist guides to tell the story they want without any control and education about our history. sufficient, and have not undergone training for our sites. Rulebook on professional exam for tourist guides PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE LIST OF PROTECTED UNITS (LOCATIONS) BY COUNTIES RULEBOOK ON PROFESSIONAL EXAM FOR TOURIST GUIDES
Indonesia will need private sector help to provide the Rp 11 trillion (US$803 million) in funding required to power isolated regions this year, as the country’s largest electricity company PLN can only fund one fifth of the projects, according to a government official.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Electrification Director General Rida Mulyana said on Wednesday that the funds would be needed to develop power plants, transmission and substations in such regions.However, state-owned utility PLN, could only finance Rp 2.1 trillion of the necessary work, he added. The energy ministry would talk with the Finance Ministry to create a fiscal incentive for private companies to invest in electrification, he said. The government currently offered such an incentive exclusively for state-owned enterprises.“Hopefully, we’ll have a solution in the first half of the year. We could have PLN and the private sector work together to resolve the issue,” Riza told reporters in Jakarta.PLN and the energy ministry aim to push Indonesia’s electrification ratio to 100 percent this year. The country closed last year with a 98.89 percent ratio and the two organizations are struggling to electrify the last stretch, which comprises the most out-of-the-way regions.Energy analysts and politicians have also criticized the electrification ratio as it does not fully represent field conditions. Many villages do not enjoy 24-hour electricity and many have low-power electricity that is only enough to power lightbulbs and charge mobile devices. Neither conditions are suitable to push regional economic growth.Topics :