Golden platform supplier to stay with Total in Nigeria until 2018

first_imgTotal E&P Nigeria has awarded Golden Energy Offshore, a Norway-based shipowner and operator of offshore service vessels, a three-month extension for its Energy Scout platform supply vessel (PSV).To remind, the company announced at the end of June that it had entered into a contract with Total E&P Nigeria for the PSV Energy Scout for a firm period of three months and optional periods of 3 months each. The company did not specify how many optional periods are included in the contract.According to Golden Energy’s statement on Friday, the deal for the Energy Scout was now extended in direct continuation of the present firm contract and the vessel will stay with Total until January 1, 2018.Before the July deal for the PSV, the Energy Scout was hired on a six-month deal with optional extension periods of six months each in August of last year.The vessel has worked for Total in Africa for quite some time, with the last four charters coming from Total E&P Nigeria, Total E&P Angola, and Total E&P Congo for general supply duties.The first contract with Total for the vessel was back in 2011 while the contract with Total in Angola was a long-term charter which lasted over three years.The vessel is a UT 755-L design and is a mechanically driven supply ship built by Brevik Construction and delivered in 2005. The vessel is designed for field supply & ROV duties, equipped with four thrusters and DP 2 class dynamic positioning system and is meant for all kind of offshore services.The vessel was built with an integrated system of two passive stabilizing tanks below the main deck to minimize roll. This allows it to remain along the platforms in heavier weather.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Euthanasia: Lethal dose has fearful consequences

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 15 October 2014On Wednesday, a Senate committee will hear evidence on a euthanasia bill that would allow some people to be given a lethal injection on compassionate grounds.I understand why some people want this. It’s often because someone they’ve known and loved has had a “hard dying”. Or because they are exhausted from caring for someone who is dying very slowly. Or because they are afraid of their own decline.I sympathise with these reasons. I know that those who support euthanasia are not all grizzly Dr Deaths. This challenges me to think about what “a good death” means and how our community responds to the elderly, frail, disabled and dying.But, however well-meaning, I don’t think giving people a lethal dose is the answer.Reason and experience show that euthanasia can’t be made safe, because no law can prevent abuse in this area. In places like Holland and Belgium the numbers being medically killed are escalating and the range of cases keeps expanding beyond the “last resorts” for which it was first sold to the public.Now people who aren’t terminally ill, aren’t even physically ill, people who haven’t volunteered or can’t volunteer, can legally be killed in those places and some want to extend it further – for example, to long-term prisoners and children.http://www.smh.com.au/comment/euthanasia-lethal-dose-has-fearful-consequences-20141014-115p18.html#ixzz3GA32mUIMlast_img read more

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La Liga: Barcelona boss Setien questions use of VAR

first_imgIt was a result which took Madrid to the top of La Liga for the first time since the resumption of Spanish football as they leapfrogged Setien’s Blaugrana – who were to a scoreless draw at Sevilla on Friday – on goal difference. “There are things that we cannot control and that do not depend on us. Everybody saw what happened in Anoeta and everyone will draw their own conclusions,” Setien told reporters, as cited by ESPN.Advertisement Loading… Barcelona boss Quique Setien believes that officials in La Liga are not using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system correctly. Barcelona boss Setien questions La Liga use of VAR It follows on directly from Real Madrid’s victory at Real Sociedad being marred by controversial officiating decisions surrounding key incidents in the clash. Los Blancos opened the scoring in Anoeta from a penalty decision before an equaliser for La Real was controversially ruled out by handball and Karim Benzema’s strike – Madrid’s second of the game – appearing to have been controlled initially by a handball. Read Also: La Liga hopes to welcome fans back under strict guidelines “We’ve been here for many years and this doesn’t change. It’s always the same, the controversy will always be there,” he added. “VAR is a tool that can make us better, but we have to use it to have a clearer view of reality.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “It’s understandable that we think why there are some actions that are reviewed, the referee himself reviews them and they don’t do the same in other plays. “They do it on some matches and in some others (they don’t). So you could really think that (VAR) is not being used correctly.” Setien did admit that controversies will always play a key role in football even with VAR technology being available to help officials come to the correct conclusions.last_img read more

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