British firm to advise Energy Dept on Payara oil field development

first_imgHaving evaluated 11 Expressions of Interest (EOI) from international firms to provide technical support to the Department of Energy as it seeks to manage Guyana’s oil and gas sector, one British firm has emerged on top.According to a statement from the Department on Tuesday, Bayphase Geologists, Engineers and Investment Analysts Limited (or for short, Bayphase Ltd) emerged from the evaluation as the highest-ranked firm.It is understood that they were invited to submit a technical and financial proposal as part of the process. According to the Department, the consultancy is to provide support to the Energy Department as it handles the Project Development Evaluation of the Payara oil field.Map showing the location of the Payara fieldThe Department also said that the Procurement Plan of the Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project (GPRGMP) and the Procurement Method of Consultant’s Qualifications Selection (CQS) was followed in evaluating the firm.Afterwards, both the evaluation report and the recommendation for contract award were approved by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). It was explained by the Department that the contract commenced December 30, 2019, and will last for 4 months.“Under this consultancy, Bayphase will provide advisory services and technical support to the Government of Guyana through the Department of Energy (DE) as Guyana seeks to rapidly build out its in-house technical capacity. The project covers such areas as an in-depth review of the Payara field development plan (FDP), environmental impact assessment (EIA) and supporting documents.”“It also includes on-the-job training for Guyanese and preparation of draft national FDP guidelines. Amongst beneficiaries of training from Bayphase will be the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DE) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission Petroleum Division (GGMC-PD),” the Department also said.The Department has been under criticism regarding its sloth in developing key pieces of policy for the oil and gas sector. According to them, however, this consultancy is expected to help to advance their efforts to build capacity.They were also hopeful that it would help to level the playing field between regulators and State agencies and the more experienced international oil companies operating in Guyana’s oil and gas sector.According to its website, Bayphase has experience in-field development planning, resource auditing and valuation; cost auditing and estimates, reservoir modelling and strategic studies. When it comes to field development planning, they list Libya, Sudan, Seychelles, India and Indonesia as some of the places where they have worked.So far, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL, Exxon’s local subsidiary) has now made 15 oil finds in the Stabroek Block over 100 miles offshore Guyana, including four for this year.Last year, the company made five discoveries. These discoveries have pushed the total estimated recoverable barrels of oil equivalent to over six billion. In addition, Exxon is moving ahead with its Liza Phase Two project, which will contain approximately 30 wells.The Liza Destiny, Guyana’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, arrived in Guyana’s waters at the end of August. The vessel will play a key role in oil production.The oil giant has said that pending Government approvals and project sanctioning of a third development, production in the Payara field north of the Liza discoveries could start as early as 2023, reaching an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil per day.last_img read more

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‘Dispirited, lacking belief and no fight’ – Gray’s brutal assessment of QPR under Redknapp

first_imgAndy Gray has delivered a damning assessment of Queens Park Rangers’ performances under Harry Redknapp this season.The Hoops head into the international break bottom of the Premier League having won just one of their opening seven games.“I have to say some of the performances I have seen from them this season are not the kind of performances you associate with a Harry Redknapp team,” said Gray, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They look dispirited and they look lacking in belief and fight. All the things that should come naturally to a footballer, they are not there at QPR.”Redknapp, whose future at Loftus Road is now being called into question, claimed his players were lacking fitness after they went down 2-0 at West Ham on Sunday.But Gray says, if that is the case, the 67-year-old has only himself to blame.“He is responsible for their fitness,” said the former Scotland star. “Harry is the manager; he sets down the guidelines for the fitness.“If they are not fit now, at the beginning of October, then somebody has been doing something wrong at the club.”last_img read more

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‘Rodgers will be gone by November’ – Liverpool fans fume after PL fixture list is released

first_img Brendan Rodgers It may only seem like a matter of minutes since the last Premier League campaign drew to a close, but the fixtures for next season have already been released.Premier League 2015-16 fixtures in full: Every team, every gameLiverpool endured a disappointing end to the previous season following an embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Stoke City and have been handed another trip to the Britannia Stadium on the opening day.No pressure then, Brendan Rodgers.The Reds face an altogether tricky start given that their first five games also includes a trip to both the Emirates Stadium and Old Trafford.A kinder festive period has been handed to the Merseysiders, but the club’s run in isn’t exactly going to be a picnic.talkSPORT has the best reaction to Liverpool’s full fixture list below.. 1last_img read more

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Pepe Reina to Newcastle? Napoli chief hopes keeper will snub interest and stay

first_imgNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has indicated that he wants Newcastle target Pepe Reina to continue at the San Paolo next season.The former Liverpool goalkeeper’s future has been under some scrutiny this summer after talks over a proposed new deal with Napoli seemed to stall.Newcastle have been interested in taking the 34-year-old back to England but De Laurentiis is confident of holding on to the experienced goalkeeper next season.The Napoli supremo hasn’t shed any light on whether he is going to offer a new contract to Reina, but stressed that he wants him to respect his current deal with the club.“And why shouldn’t I?”, the Napoli president told Corriere dello Sport when asked whether he would be speaking to Reina.“It’s not complicated.“Reina has another year left on his contract and there is a willingness to respect that agreement as we are aware of his value.“It is clear that we are going to meet each other very soon but it is also clear that we want to buy another goalkeeper to have more options.” 1 Pepe Reina last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Colmcille CLGWeekly Notes Naomh Colmcille beat Robert Emmets to win Division 4.Naomh Colmcille beat Robert Emmets on Saturday at Páirc Cholmcille by 3-12 to 1-11 to clinch the Divison 4 title and return the club to Division 3 football in 2013. With Naomh Colmcille two points ahead before the game, the home side needed a win or a draw to claim the Division 4 league.Thomas McKinley was given a guard of honour before the game for his for All Ireland win, and it was McKinley who made his mark on the game in the opening 10 minutes, finding the net twice after Naomh Colmcille cut through the heart of the Emmets defence.Naomh Colmcille were attacking at will throughout the first quarter. Ciaran Callaghan added a point from a free and Ryan McErlean added another goal after a solo run through the middle.Robert Emmets steadied themselves after the first quarter and the teams exchanged points in the second quarter, with Willie Gillespie adding two points and Anthony Grant finished off the half with a well taken point after a run from corner back.This left the scores at 3-04 to 0-05 at the break.Two early scores in the first half from Joe Donaghey and Willie Gillespie stretched the lead further. Emmets pulled back two points from frees before Joe Donaghey split the posts from a tight angle on the left and Ryan McErlean sent over a huge point from 40 metres out on the left.As the game entered the last quarter Naomh Colmcille manager Joe Higgins brought on Mark Callaghan, William Lynch, Matthew Crossan and Conor Grant.Robert Emmets reduced the deficit to 3-08 to 0-11 with three points in quick succession but Naomh Colmcille got a hold of the game once more and scores from Matthew Crossan, Ryan McErlean and two from Willie Gillespie stretched the lead again. John Fullerton came on with five minutes to go. A deflected Emmets goal in injury time was too little too late and Naomh Colmcille ran out deserving winners by 3-12 to 1-11.After the final whistle County Vice Chairman Charlie Cannon presented captain Alex Devenney with the Division 4 trophy and Naomh Colmcille can now look forward to football in Division 3 in 2013.Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Eddie Gillespie, Alex Devenney, Anthony Grant (0-01), Gerard Curran, Shane McAteer, Paul Friel, Ryan McErlean (1-02), Ciaran Devine, Don Hegarty, Mark Dowds, Ciaran Callaghan (0-01), Thomas McKinley (2-00), Joe Donaghey (0-02), Willie Gillespie (0-05). Subs: Matthew Crossan (0-01), William Lynch, Mark Callaghan, Conor Grant, John Fullerton.Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows Under 8’s:Training will be this Saturday at 11 am.Under 10’s:Training will be this Friday at 6 pm.Under 13’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Under 14’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Under 16’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updateUnder 18’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Gaelic for Girls training:will resume next year around easter time.Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.Seniortraining will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe HigginsGAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Naomh Colmcille GAA club noteslast_img read more

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JAMES HORAN RULES HIMSELF OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR DONEGAL JOB

first_imgFormer Mayo manager James Horan has ruled himself out of the contention for the Donegal job.Former Mayo manager James Horan has ruled himself out of the running to take over the Donegal GAA Senior team following the departure of Jim McGuinness on Friday night.Moran led Mayo to four Connacht titles in-a-row and also led them to the All-Ireland finals in 2012 and 2013, where they were defeated by Donegal and Dublin respectively.He stepped down after their All-Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Kerry in August. Horan was a 33-1 outsider initially, but a flurry of bets placed on the former Mayo All-Star with Boylesports seen his odds shorten to 11/4 which made him the favourite for the job yesterday evening.However, Horan moved swiftly today to dispel those rumours and ruled himself out of contention.Horan told the Irish News, “That’s the bookies for you. No, I won’t be going for the Donegal job.“I’m taking a break. I won’t be going for the Donegal position. They’re a serious footballing county, but I won’t be going for it.” The search for McGuinness’ successor began in earnest in a meeting of the Donegal County Board last night, with the likes of Rory Gallagher, Declan Bonner and Damien Diver all in contention to succeed the most successful manager the county has ever seen.    JAMES HORAN RULES HIMSELF OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR DONEGAL JOB was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJames HoranManagerMayonewsSportlast_img read more

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PRINGLE CALLS ON MCBREARTY AND O’NEILL TO RESIGN OVER CANCER SEVICES DEBACLE

first_imgDonegal TD Thomas Pringle has called on two county councillors to resign in wake of the pulling of cancer services in Co Sligo.The south-west Deputy said that councilors Frank McBrearty (Lab) and Barry O’Neill (FG) need to explain to voters why they have not resigned.Both councilors said they would leave their parties in protest if cancer services in Sligo were abandoned. Deputy Pringle said the councilors must now be true to their word and stand beside their constituents in their battle to have proper cancer services.“Both councilors made these statements in the run-up to the election but that seems to have changed now.“I would be asking them to explain themselves or else they have no alternative to stand down,” he said.However both councilors have said they have no plans to leave office. Councillor McBrearty said the only condition of his resignation from office would be if he was elected as a Dail Deputy.And councillor O’Neill said his promise related to the full-term of the present Government.EndsPRINGLE CALLS ON MCBREARTY AND O’NEILL TO RESIGN OVER CANCER SEVICES DEBACLE was last modified: June 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Barry O’NeillCllr Frank McBreartyDeputy Thomas Pringlelast_img read more

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MacDonald Paces Bulldogs At Fighting Irish Classic

first_img Fighting Irish Classic Final Results SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Drake University men’s golf team recorded a season-best round on the final day of the Fighting Irish Classic Monday at the Warren Golf Course in South Bend Ind. Sophomore Kyle MacDonald fired a career-low 68 to lead the team tied for 17th-place with a total score of 212 (71-73-68). Junior Jack Kennedy shot an even par 70 to finish tied for 25th-place with a total score of 214 (69-75-70). The Bulldogs tallied a 286 for a total score of 866 (290-290-286) to finish in 10th-place and were just two strokes back from ninth-place Georgetown and six shots from eighth-place Dayton. Host Notre Dame won the event with a score of 822, while Georgia Southern finished runner-up with an 828. “Kyle and Jack had great rounds today, but we are just not getting a third or fourth score each round,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Senior Drew Ison and sophomore Chase Wicklund both registered a 74 in their final rounds for a score of 221 (77-70-74) and 221 (73-74-74), respectively. Freshman Tim Lim wrapped up the team’s effort with a score of 225 (77-73-75). “I was proud by the way they guys battled from start to finish. We are looking forward to having a week off to get ready for our final tournament of the fall,” said Lewis. The Bulldogs will close out the fall season at the Old Dominion/Outer Banks Intercollegiate on Oct. 22-24 in Powell’s Point, N.C. Story Linkslast_img read more

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SINN FEIN HAVE GOT THEIR JUST DESSERTS AFTER SENATE VICTORY – HARTE

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte says he is delighted with the result in today’s Senate referendum. Senator HarteAnd the Letterkenny politician used the occasion to attack Fine Gael and Sinn Fein for their stance towards the Senate.“I’m personally delighted that the people have endorsed the Senate despite the erroneous campaign that certain people pushed. “It could be the most expensive after dinner speech in history when Enda Kenny announced his intentions in 2009. In addition to that Sinn Fein brought the dessert to the meal and are now refusing to part their part of the bill.“Suddenly they are trying to distance themselves from the result which is no surprise.“The result is only democratic if we reform the senate and I look forward to that happening,” he said.Although the Labour party campaigned for the abolition of the Senate, the party stance was left to to each individual politician to make up their own mind. Senator Harte said he has always publicly called for the retention of the Senate.He didn’t criticise his own party leader who campaigned with Sinn Fein and Fine Gael. SINN FEIN HAVE GOT THEIR JUST DESSERTS AFTER SENATE VICTORY – HARTE was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fine GaelSenator Jimmy HarteSinn Feinlast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: McDAID ENCOURAGES DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GET BEHIND CLEAN-UP

first_imgJames Pat McDaid shows some of the litter around Donegal’s hedgerows.A local election candidate has encouraged people to get behind the annual National Spring Clean campaign that has got under way for the entire month of April.James Pat Mc Daid has said that this campaign empowers local communities to come together to clean up their local area.“Whilst I don’t believe that the locals do the littering, the locals must look at it on a daily basis and live with the consequences. In Donegal we have some beautiful scenery, only for it to be ruined in certain circumstances, by thoughtless littering and rubbishing. “Donegal also has as many walkers, runners and cyclists on its roadways and these people see at first hand the littering that goes on. We can improve our image by ensuring that they do not have to pass discarded bottles, plastic bags or paper wrappers on a regular basis,” he said.James Pat complimented the communities that have already taken up the task of cleaning up their area and additionally, those communities that plan to do so in the future.‘The national spring clean is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. In this month of April it is important that litter along our roadways is lifted before the growth comes to cover it up, only for it to reappear next year again. Local areas can register their clean up event online and receive bags, gloves and other equipment on the following website http://www.nationalspringclean.org/.“Some areas around the county are already doing this which is great to see. The towns and villages of Ireland do great work as part of their participation in the National Tidy Towns competition. “Wouldn’t it be great to see this extended in some way to a tidy townlands competition too, whereby local areas can get credit for the good work they are doing in maintaining the attractiveness of their surroundings,” he added.ELECTION 2014: McDAID ENCOURAGES DONEGAL PUBLIC TO GET BEHIND CLEAN-UP was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clean-updonegalelectionJames Pat McDaidlast_img read more

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