first_img Drilling permit for well 7219/9-3 in production licence 532. Image credit : Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7219/9-3, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 7219/9-3 will be drilled from the Transocean Enabler drilling facility in position 72 17`23.02 N and 19 59`56.43 E.The drilling programme for well 7219/9-3 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 532. Equinor Energy AS is the operator with an ownership interest of 50 per cent. The other licensees are Vår Energi AS with 30 per cent and Petoro AS with 20 per cent.The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8. The well will be drilled about 25 kilometres southwest of Johan Castberg FPSO.Production licence 532 was awarded on 15 May 2009 in the 20th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf. This is the 10th well to be drilled in the licence.The permit is contingent on the operator securing all other permits and consents required by other authorities prior to commencing the drilling activity. Source: Company Press Release The area in this licence consists of parts of blocks 7219/9, 7220/4, 7220/5, 7220/7 and 7220/8last_img

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first_imgFootball’s world governing body FIFA has also said it was looking into the claims, while the Danish sportswear company Hummel announced it had cancelled a sponsorship deal with the team due to the allegations.Afghanistan has made strides to promote female football — as well as the national side, four years ago it launched its first all-women’s football league that ran in parallel with the men’s.In 2017 the female teams were sidelined by a lack of funding.emh-lab/amuShare on: WhatsApp Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |  Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country’s football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women’s team, officials said Sunday.The decision comes days after President Ashraf Ghani ordered the attorney general to conduct a “thorough investigation” into what he called “shocking” claims of abuse by male officials against members of the women’s team — allegations that were first reported in Britain’s Guardian newspaper.“The attorney general’s office has suspended… the president of the football federation, his deputy, the federation’s secretary general, the head of goalkeepers and the head of provincial coordinators,” Jamshid Rasuli, spokesman for the attorney general, told AFP.“To conduct the investigations thoroughly, collect evidence and to ensure justice, the team of prosecutors decided to suspend these people,” he said, adding that all the suspended officials were male.The Guardian cited what it described as senior figures associated with the women’s team who said the abuse had taken place in Afghanistan, including at the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) headquarters, and at a training camp in Jordan last February.The story quoted former captain Khalida Popal — who fled the country after receiving death threats and has spoken out previously about the discrimination women face in Afghanistan — as saying male officials were “coercing” female players.Popal welcomed news of the suspensions, tweeting: “If we all stand together and raise our voice and become the #Voice4voiceless no one would be dare to hurt innocents. #Football is not abuse.”Safi Sadab, an AFF spokesman, told AFP the federation was ready to “cooperate with the investigation”.last_img read more

first_imgThree boaters were rescued Saturday evening in Belle Glade, after their vessel capsized.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the 1500 block of Torrey Island Road at 7:17 p.m. and located three patients in the water near the capsized vessel.The three people were brought back to shore and transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.last_img

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Under true sloppy conditions at Santa Anita, favored Pacific Heat to charge a half mile from home and held on to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat. Trained by Peter Eurton, the 3-year-old filly by Unusual Heat got 6 ½ furlongs on 1:17.38.“I prefer a fair track,” said Prat. “She wasn’t really comfortable on this sloppy track today, but she has so much talent that didn’t even matter. Her talent made all the difference.”Off at 6-5 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, Pacific Heat, who notched her third career stakes win, paid $4.40, $3.80 and $3.00. Owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, Pacific Heat picked up $110,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $366,280. She now has four wins from six starts.Longshot Run for Retts made a run at the winner, who raced erratically the final eighth, but had to settle for second, finishing a neck in front of Roo’s Valentine. Off at 15-1 with Tyler Baze, Run for Retts paid $11.20 and $6.20.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Roo’s Valentine was off at 30-1 and paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.56, 44.48 and 1:10.30. EVENING JEWEL PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESlast_img read more