TGS begins acquisition of two new onshore 3D seismic projects

first_img TGS begins acquisition of two new onshore 3D seismic projects. (Credit: Jan Barkmann from Pixabay) TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, announced today it has started acquisition of the Plains 3D seismic survey in the Northern Shelf area of the Midland Basin and Ravenclaw 3D in the Edson area of Alberta, CA.Located in Yoakum County, Texas, the Plains 3D is a 248 square kilometer survey expands TGS’ 3D seismic offerings in the Permian Basin. It encompasses a portion of Wasson Field which has produced over 2 Billion bbls since the 1930’s. This new survey will aid in applying modern horizontal drilling methods to formations, such as the San Andres, which was historically drilled vertically as well as secondary recovery CO2 flooding.Ravenclaw 3D is a 100 square kilometer survey in West Central Alberta, CA. Utilizing the latest land acquisition and processing technologies, this 3D survey will help operators to de-risk Lower Cretaceous plays, which have been the focus of development in the area for the last few years. Multi-zone play potential exists in other historically hydrocarbon-producing formations including Rock Creek, Cardium and Ellerslie. Acquisition and completion of the project will occur in the first quarter of 2020.Both modern high-resolution 3D surveys further TGS’ leading onshore seismic data offerings in North America. Along with TGS’ extensive well data library, operators will have access to comprehensive data coverage from which to enhance their exploration efforts.Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS, said, ” I am very pleased to see the growth of our onshore data portfolio in core areas of hydrocarbon exploration within North America. TGS’ unique combination of seismic and well data products provides operators with subsurface insight that leads to improvement of drilling performance.” Source: Company Press Release Located in Yoakum County, Texas, the Plains 3D is a 248 square kilometer survey expands TGS’ 3D seismic offerings in the Permian Basinlast_img read more

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Early Spring Mistake

first_imgBut with the soil ideal for planting, Beasley was telling farmers to wait. “Weather is veryfickle,” he said. “Don’t let it lull you into a false sense of security.” Wait until fields havethose same soil conditions, he said, between April 15 and May 20. Unusually warm days and nights in early March warmed the soil to temperatures ideal forplanting peanuts. And early spring rains provided the moisture seeds need to germinate. “Yes, we do normally recommend that farmers plant their peanut crop when soiltemperatures rise above 65 degrees for three or more days. But early March is just tooearly,” said John Beasley, a peanut agronomist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. But the temptation is there. Farmers have to carefully schedule their planting based onweather, soil conditions and other tasks on the farm. The virus stunts young plants’ growth so they often don’t even produce peanut pods.Plants infected after pods form may not produce any more pods, but there are at leastsome nuts on the plant for harvest. “There’s a lot at stake here,” Beasley said. Sunny, breezy days. Trees budding into a thousand shades of green and flowers flauntingall the colors they can create. It feels like spring, when a man’s thoughts turn naturally toplanting. “More and more farming operations work more land with fewer workers,” he said. “Thatputs a lot of stress on farmers to get everything done in a timely manner.” Beasley said peanut seeds are extremely sensitive to temperature changes. “Once the seed germinates and sprouts leaves, it’s a little more cold hardy,” he said. “But ifthe farmer plants and a cold front moves through, he’s running the risk that the seed won’tgerminate and will just sit there prone to disease organisms and rot.”center_img That alone is enough to convince many farmers to wait, he said. Beasley and UGA plant pathologists and entomologists figured this virus cost Georgiafarmers about 10 percent of their 1996 crop, or $38.8 million. If a cold front moves into the area after soil preparation but before planting, it may forcethe farmer to wait to plant. That can undo all he’s done to get the soil ready. “All our research on TSWV,” he said, “shows the heaviest losses in peanuts planted beforeApril 10.” “Georgia’s $388.5 million peanut crop is at stake,” he said. Planting peanuts too early cancost farmers dearly. “Herbicides and insecticides can dissipate — the farmer may have to reapply those,”Beasley said. “Heavy rainfall can pack the soil and form a crust — he may have toreharrow the field. A lot of money and time go into land preparation.” Farmers may face a bigger problem if they plant early. Beasley said tomato spotted wilt,caused by a virus, inflicts the most damage on peanuts planted early in the season. “I’m encouraging farmers to not be the first one in their neighborhood to plant,” he said.”It’s just not worth the risks to be able to say you’re first.”last_img read more

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Torres set for spell out

first_img Mourinho said: “It’s time for Demba. It’s a pity because Nando (Torres) is in a good moment, but it’s time for Demba. “Demba had a fantastic week; (it was) very difficult for me to leave him out of selection because he worked very, very well. “Next matches is for Demba or Samuel. Let’s go.” The Spain striker, who scored at Southampton and Hull earlier this month, came on as a late substitute for hat-trick hero Samuel Eto’o but did not last the distance due to a damage to his lateral knee ligament which means he faces “weeks” out. Demba Ba will be given an opportunity in Torres’ absence, Mourinho insisted. Fernando Torres faces a spell out with a knee injury sustained in Chelsea’s win over Manchester United on Sunday, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Villas-Boas: Confidence restored, but Spurs assessing injury to defender

first_imgTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas said his team’s victory at Fulham was another step in the right direction following their recent bad spell.Having beaten Tromso and now Fulham and drawn with Manchester United since being thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City, Villa-Boas believes their confidence has received an important boost.The former Chelsea boss said: “This game was very important. For both teams, a win would be a boost of confidence, and it went our way.“At the moment it’s going well for us. We managed to get two good wins and played well against Manchester United.“To complete the bounce back it would be great to get a win [against Sunderland] on Saturday.”But Spurs are assessing an ankle injury suffered by defender Jan Vertonghen during their 2-1 win at Craven Cottage.“He rolled over it and at the moment it’s quite sore,” Villas-Boas said.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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What Sesame Street tune is Robbie Gould singing away from 49ers?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — As 49ers flocked back to the team facility Monday for the offseason program, franchise-tagged kicker Robbie Gould was not among them.Gould has yet to sign his $5 million tender, so it’s no surprise he’s not immediately reporting to the nine-week sessions, which are voluntary except for a June 11-13 minicamp.Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s return from knee reconstruction figures to command the most attention throughout the program, and while several other players also battle back …last_img

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Recounting the Risks of Critiquing Darwinism

first_imgLynn Vincent has an article in World Magazine This Week recounting the tribulations suffered by Roger DeHart when he tried to include material critical of Darwinism in his high school biology classroom in Burlington, Washington.  (His story is featured in the film Icons of Evolution.)  It tells how the NCSE pressured two schools to forbid DeHart presenting any material critical of Darwinism, even from secular sources and clear of any religious beliefs or advocacy.  The second school changed its position after it had hired DeHart with full knowledge of his teaching and the controversy it had aroused in Burlington, and after promising him freedom to present it.    DeHart now teaches at a private Christian school in Southern California.  In May this year, a scheduled appearance by DeHart on an NPR radio debate about origins was canceled just hours before the program was aired (see 06/04/2004 headline).  Vincent quotes DeHart, “Certainly, this idea that science and education is this tolerant search for truth doesn’t hold true from my experience.  You’d better toe the party line.  If you speak out against the orthodoxy, [the party] is going to deal with you.”    Another attempt to debunk Darwinism was met with a violent reaction last week in Serbia.  Straits Times (Asia) reports, “Serbia’s Education Minister was ridiculed in cartoons and pelted with resignation demands on Thursday for ejecting Darwin from school classrooms in favour of Old Testament ‘creationism.’”  Ms. Ljiljana Colic had decided on removing evolution from 8th grade curriculum, and announcing that in other grades the teaching of evolution had to be balanced with the alternative view that God created.  For more, see the analysis by Michael Matthews on Answers in Genesis.  “Based on the reaction,” he says of this area (known as the powder keg of Europe), “you’d think another world war had started.”Orthodoxy, party line– was this the liberalism that the original Darwinian X-club had in mind when they rallied against what they viewed as the Anglican orthodoxy of the 19th century?  Would they be gratified to see their views turned into a dogma that cannot be questioned?  Did not Father Charlie himself say, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question”?  Is it not ironic to see the Darwinists as the inquisitors, and the intelligent design scientists and teachers the ones wanting to take Darwin at his word to allow students to hear a balanced and full statement of the arguments on both sides of this important question?(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Flooding Is More Than a Coastal Problem

first_imgReducing exposure nowThis alarming trend points to a need for more awareness, education and communication about flood risk, especially in inland counties. More affordable housing in nonflood zones and strategies to mitigate floods are also needed, especially inland.Why would people move to inland flood zone areas? Some may be unaware of the risk. Others may plan to adapt through steps such as elevating their houses or buying flood insurance. Still other may accept the risk because they want to be closer to relatives or workplaces, or for other cultural, political or institutional reasons.Our analysis has pinpointed a number of regions of concern. The next step is to produce in-depth analyses of these regions, in order to understand why people are locating in flood zones there, and to devise local strategies to reduce overall U.S. flood risks. Climate change, land subsidence or sinking, and construction of new levees and dams will change long-term flood exposure in these areas over time. Therefore, local governments, mortgage lenders and homeowners should review current FEMA flood hazard maps for accuracy.This research provides national context for a detailed study that we are carrying out examining resilience and sustainability in the Mississippi River Delta. Our goal is to understand how human actions combined with natural environmental conditions may have caused land to sink in the Mississippi Delta. Our research on development in flood zones reminds us that flooding problems in low-lying coastal regions are not unique and also affect areas well away from the shore. Catastrophic flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey is the latest reminder that floods kill more people in the United States than any other type of natural disaster and are the most common natural disaster worldwide. Many communities along U.S. coastlines have begun to take heed and have slowed development in coastal flood zones. The bad news, as Harvey shows, is that inland communities are also at risk — and in some, development in flood zones is increasing.With post-doctoral research associate Yi Qiang and graduate students, I recently studied development patterns in the United States from 2001 to 2011. We found that while new urban development in flood zones near coasts has generally declined, it has grown in inland counties. This is a worrisome trend. It implies that people who have experienced flooding on the coast migrate inland, but may not realize that they are still vulnerable if they relocate to an inland flood zone.That’s what we have seen firsthand here in Louisiana. Thousands of people fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and settled 80 miles inland in Baton Rouge. A decade later, many of these same people lost everything again when a 500-year flood event struck Baton Rouge in August 2016. Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: The Need for Flood Insurance ReformBuild Disaster-Proof Homes Before Storms StrikeBuilding for Reduced Flood RiskResilient Communities Designing Houses and Communities To Be Smarter and More ResilientResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsMaking the Case for Resilient DesignBuilding Resilience for a ‘Close Encounter’ with DisasterGreen Building Priority #9 – Create Resilient Houses Moving into harm’s wayWe undertook this study because we wanted to develop a clear baseline showing how Americans’ exposure to flood hazards has changed over the past decade. To assess levels of exposure to flood hazards nationwide, we compiled urban development, flood zone and census data and overlaid them on a county map of the nation.Flood damage in Boulder County, Colorado, 2013.Overall, we estimated that as of 2011, more than 25 million Americans lived in flood zones. We also found that inland communities were less responsive to flood hazards than coastal communities and were doing a poorer job of steering development out of flood-prone areas.The three U.S. counties with the largest concentrations of people living in flood zones are located on the Gulf of Mexico. They are Cameron Parish, Louisiana (population 6,401, with 93.6 percent in flood zones); Monroe County, Florida (population 66,804, with 91.4 percent in flood zones); and Galveston County, Texas (population 241,204, with 82.8 percent in flood zones).These are all coastal communities, where flood risks should be well-known to all residents. But we also found inland counties where the share of the total population living in flood zones increased over the decade we examined. A number of those with the largest increases are bordered by rivers, such as Marshall County in western Kentucky, which sits between Kentucky Lake and the Ohio River. We also identified several hot spots where urban development has increased in coastal flood zones, including New York City and Miami. Risks can be loweredFlooding can happen wherever large rainstorms stall over an area, as we have seen in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013; in Texas and Louisiana in 2016; and over Houston now. However, if communities take steps to reduce flood risk, they can mitigate the danger to people and property.When we assess flood risk in a given location, we consider three questions.Hazard: How likely is a flood event?Exposure: How many people and physical assets are located there?Vulnerability: Do people have the capacity to deal with the event?Flood risk is the product of these three elements.We can decrease flood risk by reducing any of the three elements. For example, communities can reduce hazard by building flood control structures, such as dams and levees. They can use laws and policies, such as land use controls, to reduce exposure by steering housing development away from flood zones. And they can make people and property less vulnerable through other measures, such as elevating houses and developing better flood warning systems and emergency preparedness plans.How can people learn about flood risks where they live? The Federal Emergency Management Agency has created flood zone maps for most parts of the United States. The maps are based on models that consider factors such as elevation, average rainfall and whether a location is near a river or lake that could overflow.FEMA maps classify flood zones into three categories: high-risk, moderate-low risk and undetermined. High-risk zones have at least a 1% chance of being inundated by flood in any given year. These areas are also called base flood or 100-year flood zones.To obtain a federally insured mortgage on property in a 100-year flood zone, buyers are required to have flood insurance. This policy is designed to make people less vulnerable in the event of a flood, but it increases the cost of home ownership. As a result, flood zone designations can be very contentious.center_img Nina Lam is a distinguished professor of Louisiana Environmental Studies at Louisiana State University. This article was originally posted at The Conversation. Climate change effects, such as sea level rise and potentially more extreme weather, are increasing the risk of flooding, hurricanes and storm surges in coastal areas. Some communities are considering moving coastal populations inland to protect them. However, our research shows that people should be very careful about moving inland. They can still face flood hazards if their property is located in a high-risk flood zone. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch…this week’s edition focuses on some fantastic achievements by groups and individuals in Touch around Australia…* Some may have already read the story on the TFA website about Wallsend Touch in NSW taking out the NSW Hunter Academy of Sport `sporting organisation of the year’ award. Please read the full story because it is a fantastic achievement and one that Wallsend and their volunteers should be incredibly proud of.* Roxy Winder from Queensland, was recently awarded a Rising Star award by Sport and Recreation Queensland. She was one of just 15 awardees and the only Touch player recognised! Roxy has regularly represented Australia at a junior level and was selected in the Aussie Womens Open side for the first time this year, competing at the 2005 All Nations Championships in New Zealand.* In some more big news…TFA has a new logo! The new logo will be put displayed on the website today and will be implemented over the coming months onto all areas of the website, letterheads, merchandise and clothing. Check it out later today!* Referees…the new logo is here and we’re going into production of new gear…the shirts are in already, while the shorts will be in over the next few days. Extras like hats, socks and waterbottles will take several weeks. Until that time we’ll continue to sell the remaining gear we have, please be patient as we may run out of certain sizes or styles, unfortunately it can’t be avoided! * School Sport Australia confirmed last week that the 2006 Australian School Sport Touch Championships will be held from October 22-27 in Perth, WA.* The TFA calendar of events is gaining momentum, it’s a great resource for sharing the dates and locations of tournaments and events around Australia. Check it out at http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?sID=3 and if you have any events that you would like included, just email the event details, dates and locations to Casey at [email protected] * NSW Touch are selling 2005 Vawdon Cup DVD’s. Vision was taken of the Grand Finals in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open & Mixed divisions. The cost is $10.00. All inquires in regards to the purchase of the DVD should be made with Kylie Hearne, NSWTA Administration Manager, (02) 9558 9333.* In other NSW Touch news, the draft draw/pools for their State Cup are available at www.nswtouch.com.au * Due to the relocation of Jeremy Sorrensen from WA to the role of General Manager of Queensland…the job at WA is up for grabs! All the details on the position of WA General Manager can be found on our website. * Nominations are open for referees for the 2006 NTL, this year sees an early bird discount of 15% on the tournament levy for those that get their nomination in before the 14th December. Check out the following story for all the details and then get your nomination in early: http://www.austouch.com.au/index.cgi?det=1&intArticleID=1577&sID=46 * The deadline for applications for the position of Aussie Mixed Open Assistant Coach, has been extended until this Friday November 25th. Check out our website for details.* Azuma shoes are set to hit the office here next week. Make sure you keep an eye on the website for all the info regarding prices, what’s available, opening specials and how to order.* The next edition of Touch-e-Talk comes out in 2 weeks time. This edition will again be chock full with the NSW and Qld State Cups, affiliation, a word from the CEO, the new logo, NTL news, the Aussie 18’s upcoming training camp and more.* Remember, if you have any information for the weekly edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch or anything at all for the website, email Rachel at [email protected] By Rachel Grant [email protected]last_img
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Video: Jalen “Teez” Tabor Buys Local Homeless Man New Shoes

first_imghomeless man new with new sneakers.Periscope/_31FlavorzJalen Tabor, Florida’s All-SEC cornerback, is having a very interesting week. On Wednesday, the Gator defensive back was suspended for a practice fight with tight end C’yontai Lewis which reportedly involved swinging helmets. On Friday, he fulfilled a very cool promise to a local homeless man.Friday morning, Tabor tweeted that he saw the man, who had no shoes, and said he was going to buy him a pair.Seen a homeless man with no shoes on today , going to go buy him some shoes— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Trying to make his day a little better— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Gotta give back to those who are less fortunate than you— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016An hour later, he streamed the interaction on Periscope. He gave the man a pair of sharp blue sneakers, and $22 for food.LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/eKdtYQ3qYz— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Sometimes in life you do nothing wrong but God wants to see how you handle adversity— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Jalen Tabor is one of Florida’s best players, and definitely among the Gators most interesting personalities. This offseason, he’s made numerous headlines for his very outward trolling of SEC East favorite Tennessee, which has not won a game against Florida since 2004. The Vols are an interesting target for Tabor, however, as he was one of two UF players suspended for their game last season.After the reported fight with Lewis, Tabor will also miss this season’s opener against UMass at home. The Minutemen shouldn’t really stand a chance at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but a practice fight is a pretty common occurrence in football, and one that rarely warrants a full game suspension, so one can imagine how bad it must have been.Last season, Tabor started nine of Florida’s 13 games, racking up 40 tackles, four interceptions, and scored two touchdowns off of the picks.last_img read more

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Rookie party leader chided for wearing jeans in Manitoba question period

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician changed his pants after being chided for wearing jeans in the legislature chamber.Dougald Lamont, the Liberal leader who was first elected in July, found himself in the spotlight when NDP house leader Nahanni Fontaine stood up at the end of question period and complained that Lamont was wearing jeans.Fontaine said the informal trouser attire violated the dress code in the chamber, and she asked legislature Speaker Myrna Driedger to correct Lamont.Driedger said the dress code only specifies “contemporary business attire” and does not specifically forbid jeans.But she said it has been a long-standing practice by previous legislature speakers to not allow them.After question period, Lamont went to his office for a meeting and later came back to talk to reporters with new pants on.“This is not even worth talking about,” Lamont said Thursday, before being prompted for more comment.“I’ve been wearing (jeans) for a while … and I thought it might be considered contemporary business attire.”last_img read more

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