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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NEWS CERTAIN TO OCCUR IN 2016

first_imgRandall Enos / Cagle CartoonsSEPT. 28 — Adele announces that her new album, “26,” featuring the hit “Helloooooo Again,” will not be streamed or sold in chain stores. It will be available exclusively at the Quik Stop gas-‘n-go in Lincoln, Neb.OCT. 10 — AMC’s fall schedule includes “Cooking Dead,” a competition among chefs who create meals using only expired canned goods.By Peter FuntOther than global warfare, politics, economics and fantasy sports, there really isn’t much news to recap from 2015. So, looking ahead, here’s a handy precap of news certain to occur in 2016.JAN. 1 — President Obama issues the first ever Virtual New Year’s Forecast (VNYF), which, when viewed through tinted cardboard glasses, appears brighter.JAN. 12 — Bestselling author Bill O’Reilly reveals two new book projects: “Killing Gophers” (How backyard violence inspired a new generation of gardeners) and “Killing Time” (The painstakingly documented story of how O’Reilly waits for Martin Dugard to finish writing).FEB. 9 — In Dixville Notch, TV host Steve Harvey announces that the New Hampshire primary winners are Martin O’Malley and Rick Santorum.FEB. 28 — The Academy Awards telecast features 26 commercials for FanDuel. One ad exclaims, “Feeling left out because you don’t follow sports? Make your Oscar picks, bet as little as a dollar, and you could win $75 million!”MAR. 24 — Yale University issues new guidelines for coloring Easter eggs.MAR. 28 — At a Brooklyn news conference, Hillary Clinton announces she will charge the DNC a $200,000 speaking fee each time she is required to debate Bernie Sanders or “the guy from Maryland.”APR. 11 — Rick Santorum drops out of the presidential race after the Real Clear Politics average shows him with .001% of the GOP vote.APR. 12 — A headline in Politico asks: “Who Will Pick Up Most of Santorum’s Supporters?”MAY 17 — Canada’s parliament debates whether to build a wall to stop undocumented Vermonters from bringing maple syrup into the country.JUNE 6 — On Capitol Hill, 34 members of the GOP caucus begin a hunger strike, vowing not to eat mixed nuts at happy hour until Donald Trump ends his presidential campaign.JUNE 19 — At the home of Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg, Michelle Obama announces her candidacy for the Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.JULY 4 — Starbucks celebrates Independence Day with purple cups. “We created a blend of red, white and blue,” explains a spokeswoman, “which we believe acknowledges the holiday in a pleasingly neutral way.”JULY 11 — Bowing to pressure from the GOP, @realDonaldTrump tweets his withdrawal from the presidential race: “Could have won easily. Better things to do with my time and money. Just closed huge deal with China for six golf courses. Hasta la vista, losers!”JULY 25 — Citing a lack of suspense at the Democratic National Convention, three major cable networks scrap live coverage in favor of reruns from the ’08 convention.AUG. 9 — The National Security Council releases results of its “Name the Jihadists” contest. First place, “ISIS”; second place, “ISIL”; third place, “Daesh”; fourth place, “The Sith.”AUG. 15 — A Google self-driving car crashes through a store window in Palo Alto, Calif., after swerving to avoid a low-flying Amazon drone.SEPT. 6 — Along with Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms. and the neutral honorific Mx., the Associated Press Stylebook adds Mt. (transgendered), Mu. (undocumented), and Mf. (overweight).OCT. 19 — Variety reports that “26” has sold 8 million copies.NOV. 8 — Television networks announce that Election Day ’16 is delayed so more debates can be scheduled.NOV. 9 — @realDonaldTrump announces he’s entering the 2020 presidential race: “I’ve spoken with some very important people who know about these things. I’ll win easily in ’20 and we’ll take back our country from the immigrants, the gays, the media and all the other losers!”NOV. 25 — Following a dismal Black Friday, pickpockets in New York file a class action suit against Visa, claiming that Chip Cards cause unreasonable delays in completing illegal transactions.DEC. 12 — Mark Zuckerberg makes a holiday appeal: “If everyone who uses Facebook gives just $1 billion to charity, we’ll have enough to solve virtually all the world’s problems.”DEC. 31 — In a New Year’s Eve message on HipChat, President Obama says he looks forward to creating the Obama Global Foundation, and to making preparations for Michelle’s 2024 presidential campaign.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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CUPO, JOSEPH

first_imgA funeral mass was held May 18 at St. Aedan’s Church, Jersey City, for Joseph Cupo, 83, of Jersey City. He passed away May 13. Joseph was born in Palomonte, Province of Salerno, Italy. He worked for Western Electric in Kearny and Colgate Palmolive in Jersey City. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. In 1956, Joseph married Assunta (nee Garippo) Cupo. Later, Joseph was employed as a bridge operator by the state of New Jersey. Joseph was also a plumber and electrician by trade.Joseph was an active participant in Italian-ethnic and cultural organizations which include Lega Cilento, Columbus Democratic Club, Circolo Braccio y Cuoro, Casa Columbo and the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City. He was honored as “Man of the Year” with the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City in 2016. He was president of the 9th Ward Italian American Democratic Club. Joseph was secretary of the Society Antonio DiPadua Fra Citadini Palomontesi Da America. He was a long-time member of Hudson County Columbus Day Committee. Joseph was an avid hunter and enjoyed going to Atlantic City with his family.His greatest passion was spending time with his family, including his four children, Josephine, Assunta, Geraldine and Leonard, his son-in-law, Bruno and daughter-in-law, Leona, his five grandchildren, Giuseppe, Maria, Michael, Gabriella and Olivia, as well as, his sister-in-law, Maria Panza, brother-in-law, Patsy Panza, sister-in law Frances Cupo, and predeceased by his wife Assunta and his brother Leonardo Cupo. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

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Greggs tops BB75 report

first_imgGreggs was announced as the UK’s leading bakery retailer in British Baker’s BB75 league table at an exclusive invite-only event yesterday.Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, who is due to step down from his position in the coming weeks to head up foodservice firm Brakes, accepted a special trophy on stage on behalf of the firm. It was presented to him by BB’s editor Martyn Leek as part of a networking lunch, taking place at The Avenue in south-west London yesterday.The BB75 league table, which ranks retail bakery firms operating in the UK based on store count, saw Greggs take the number one spot with a total estate size of 1,671, up 100 stores on last year’s figure.Speaking to British Baker, McMeikan said: “Well we are absolutely delighted, it was a very good year for Greggs in terms of new shop openings. We opened net 100 shops which was a record. We also opened up shops which were not just on high streets, moving into locations such as motorway service stations. So it was a good year and it has been nice to be recognised for being the largest business within the UK bakery industry.”He added that the bakery sector is a competitive industry and there has been a lot of challenges over the last year for businesses and consumers. “What we have seen in the last 12 months is that the industry has contined to innovate. We are getting great national coverage on television programmes like The Great British Bake Off. We need to keep trying to find ways of helping customers through what are still are very difficult times by giving them exciting new products to taste, so that they keep coming back. We are very pleased with the award today and to be leading the bakery industry.”Top industry directors and executives from across the UK attended yesterday’s event, now in its second year, whicn involved a programme of presentations including Paul Flatters, chief executive of the Trajectory Partnership.Leek commended Greggs for its work last year, helping to force the government to perform a U-turn on the pasty tax, which could have seen many hot baked goods such as pies, pasties and sausage rolls subject to a 20% VAT charge.He said: “I worked closely with Ken last year when the issue of the pasty tax came to the fore and was impressed with how a large corporation shared an issue with smaller firms to help draw a line in the sand and say that we cannot have this in our industry.”This year’s BB75 Lunch was sponsored by Cybake, Rank Hovis, Dawn Foods, EPOS Group, Mariani Packing Company, Unox and Wrigley.Read more about the BB75 Lunch and report in the 8 March issue of British Baker.last_img read more

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ND faculty member nominated to be secretary of veterans affairs

first_imgOn Friday, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Denis McDonough, a professor of the practice of public policy in the Keough School of Global Affairs, to the position of secretary of veterans affairs, permitting Senate approval.McDonough has been a Notre Dame faculty member since 2017, teaching courses on public policy analysis and formulation as well as writing for policy, government and nongovernmental organization management and leadership.Recently, he has contributed expertise to the Keough School’s Global Policy Initiative and has worked on the Presidential Transition Index, which studies weaknesses of the current presidential transition process. He will remain on the Notre Dame faculty on academic leave.Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, McDonough served as the White House chief of staff in the Obama administration from February 2013 to January 2017.University President Fr. John Jenkins congratulated McDonough on the nomination and recognized him for his work at Notre Dame in a press release.“Denis is a dedicated public servant who, over the past three years, has been a valued member of our Keough School faculty, sharing his considerable expertise in public policy, international and domestic affairs and management with both graduate and undergraduate students,” Jenkins said. “I join his campus colleagues in extending congratulations on his nomination and wish him well in the confirmation process.”Tags: denis mcdonough, Joe Biden, Keough School of Global Affairs, Veterans Affairslast_img read more

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Stay a little longer for an adventure in Southern West Virginia

first_imgGet your pulse racing in Southern West Virginia! Paddle raging whitewater rivers, go off-roading on an ATV and hike twisting trails to amazing views. Mild or wild, there’s an adventure here for everyone.Whitewater RaftingSouthern West Virginia is home to some of America’s best whitewater. From the mild UpperNew to the raging Gauley, there’s a whitewater trip here for every type of adventurer.The New River is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the world and features twosections – the Upper and the Lower. A trip on the Upper New River is the perfect family-friendlywhitewater adventure. Gentle class I – III rapids and rippling shoals make this trip exciting forkids! Or, kick things up a notch with a trip on the Lower New! This section of the river featuresclass III-IV rapids that create huge, splashing waves and incredible excitement.The Gauley River, also known as The Beast of the East, features class III – V rapids. Thisextremely technical stretch of whitewater hits peak season in the fall, when Summersville Damis opened and water from Summersville Lake rushes into the Gauley, creating the biggestwhitewater on the East Coast and a thrilling ride for everyone.ATV AdventuresRev your engines! Southern West Virginia is home to the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System. Morethan 700 miles of off-road adventure wind through our mountains. Get dirty and take in themountain views from the trails. Along the way, discover ATV-friendly communities and smalltowns full of charm and heritage.Stunning ViewsNo matter where you go in Southern West Virginia, there’s a gorgeous view waiting to bediscovered. Hiking trails here will lead you along wooded paths, past waterfalls, and wildflowers,to beautiful mountaintop scenery. We’re home to many state and national parks full of hikingopportunities. In fact, the Endless Wall Trail in the New River Gorge National River was namedthe Best National Park Hike in America by USA Today voters in 2015. Hit the trails and getinspired by nature.With so much to do, looks like you’re going to need a few extra days. Stay a little longer anddiscover your next adventure in Southern West Virginia.last_img read more

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Bar Web site to get a fresh, new look

first_img Bar Web site to get a fresh, new look January 15, 2005 Regular News Bar Web site to get a fresh, new lookcenter_img An ambitious overhaul of The Florida Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, has begun and should be finished for an official unveiling at the Bar’s June convention.Communications Committee Vice Chair Kim Bald of Bradenton told the Board of Governors last month that 3W Studios has been hired for the project and had already begun to redesign the Web site. The work is expected to take 16 weeks.The Bar is assembling a testing group that will work with 3W Studios, trying out changes for ease and user friendliness, she said.The Bar’s site now contains a huge amount of information, from contact info for every Bar member to lists of all its committees and sections to online versions of the Journal and News. Minutes of the Board of Governors meetings, committee reports, and other information are also posted.The goal is for someone going to the home page to get the information they want by clicking on no more than two hyperlinks, Bald said.On other matters, Bald said, the committee is continuing to work well with the Citizens Forum, which recently has been studying children’s legal needs and lawyer advertising rules.The panel also reviewed the Board of Legal Education and Specialization’s promotion campaign. A part-time marketing person — paid for by BLSE — has been hired to oversee that effort, she said, and the group of lawyers most likely to be interested in certification has been identified. Work there is continuing, Bald said.last_img read more

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Removal of MBL cap would be ‘boon to small town America’

first_imgLifting the credit union member business lending (MBL) cap would help small businesses and low-income families disproportionately impacted by the lockdowns, Young Voices’ John Kristof wrote this week on the Foundation for Economic Education site. Noting that the country is in a recession and Congress is in a “fiscal gridlock,” he says billions in capital could be freed up by simply lifting the MBL cap currently set at 12.25% of assets.“The cap leaves billions of dollars of potential loans to businesses off the table. In an analysis of FDIC and National Credit Union Administration call data, the Credit Union National Association estimates that, if the MBL cap were lifted, credit unions would lend an additional $5 billion “in capital to small and informal business ventures” over the next year,” he writes. “Another $5 billion to small businesses and entrepreneurs could translate to 50,000 jobs created over the same period.”The article notes that these funds are for the most part economic opportunities unique to credit unions, as opposed to loans “stolen” from banks, as Small Business Administration research shows that 81% of business loans given by credit unions would not have been given by traditional banks. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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California Grill’s senior lunch program provides 3,000 lunches over 9 weeks

first_img“It feels nice being able to give stuff to people and knowing you’re doing a good thing,” said 7th grade student Annalie. The senior lunch program comes to an end tomorrow, as the California Grill is preparing to re-open and return to normal business operations, when they are able. “We just thought, with all the senior centers closing and stuff a lot of them got meals at a lower cost, so we thought we could do something like that for the seniors,” she said. General Manager Jacqueline Soule said the restaurant was inspired by local high schools giving out meals to students. Soule and her two sisters manage California Grill, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant is only open for takeout Thursday-Saturday. In addition to California Grill’s hardworking employees and community donations, five helping hands have pitched in. Annalie, Emma, Olivia, Brandon and Nate are the three managers’ children, and have done their part to help out their moms. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. They all echoed Annalie saying they love helping out their moms and seeing smiles when they handout the lunches. Soule said the senior lunch program has been keeping them busy, and although they haven’t asked for donations. they’ve received many – whether it’s monetary, or food donations to go along with the lunches. “It’s been amazing to see the support we’ve gotten from others,” she says. VESTAL(WBNG) — The California Grill has been serving seniors in our community with a senior lunch program, providing seniors with free lunches daily. When the program began over two months ago, Soule said they handed out 30-50 lunches per week. Nine weeks later, more than 3,000 lunches have been served, something Soule said they never anticipated. last_img read more

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A week of rest worthwhile: 340 offers have been submitted to the project so far. Get involved, but not just with a discount, but primarily with a story

first_imgToday, the project was presented at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports “A week of rest worthwhile”  within which, in the period from 16 to 25 October, domestic and foreign guests are offered various tourist services and experiences by 50 percent better prices. Apply for sure, no matter what, this is a great project for our tourism. Take the opportunity and be a part of the “Vacation Week Worthy” project. Ultimately, it is up to you whether the project comes to life. You are also the narrators of the story, because the more we all push it, the more effective the communication and promotion will be. Again, synergy as well as the responsibility of everyone in this chain is key and the first prerequisite for the project to come to life. Tango always takes two. Also, as I mentioned, you do not have to give a 50% discount on accommodation, but on some other service, from wellness, massage, agency program, sports activities, etc.… it is important to put together a rounded story. But again, the destination is important, and accommodation is the basic supporting infrastructure. She also commented on the project Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac who ordered: “I am pleased with the large number of tourist entities and service providers who have joined the “Vacation Week Worthy” campaign. We are launching this action because we want to offer the domestic tourist the adventure of discovering the riches of autumn in Lijepa naša, and at half the price. Meet, explore and enjoy Croatia in the off-season and at the same time create a story of year-round tourism development with us ”.  What is the reason for that, it is difficult to say, but it certainly lacks quality communication, project promotion, trust of the profession, and ultimately the realization, ie implementation of the project. Among the registered entities whose offers are on the portal are, for example national parks and nature parks such as Plitvice Lakes, Krka, Paklenica, Risnjak, Kopački rit, Papuk, Lastovo archipelago, Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje and Vrana lake, Hotel such as Valamar Riviera dd, Arena Hospitality Group dd, Marina Punat hotel & resort doo, Hilton hotels Zagreb, Coronaro hotel, Hotel Petrčane, Importanne resort Dubrovnik, Thalassotherapy Crikvenica, Grand Hotel Lav Split, etc. They also offered their package deals Travel agencies such as Adriagate, VAL, Terra Travel, Horizon travel, etc. All lovers of culture, art, but also tourist attractions at significantly reduced prices will be able to enjoy museums such as the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, the Croatian Maritime Museum in Split, the Museum of Betina Wooden Shipbuilding, the Museum of the Trilj Region, the Archaeological Museum of Narona, but also other content  such as Aquatika – Freshwater Aquarium Karlovac, Glavani Park, Solana Nin, Segway city tour Zagreb, Quad Gorski kotar, etc. I recently wrote and gave an example of how to take advantage of the action, and that it has an effect for everyone, and stressed for the millionth time that the synergy of everyone in the destination is crucial and how it is necessary to make a complete tourist product. On the project portal “A week of rest worthwhile” there is an eye 340 valid bids (of which 159 accommodation offers,) and services at 50 percent better prices from different parts of Croatia, from the coast to the mainland, and an additional 70 applications are being processed. “It is a long-term project that will be organized twice a year, during the Easter holidays and in October. We are glad that the project has aroused great interest of tourism service providers who are our main partners and without whose cooperation this action would not be possible. Through the project, we want to positively influence the increase of tourist traffic in the periods before and after the season, but also the further development of domestic tourism. Through this action, tourists will have the opportunity to visit different parts of Croatia with 50 percent better prices for many tourist products and services, from accommodation, transportation, cultural, historical, natural sights and attractions to catering services and various experiences”, he said director Staničić, inviting all travel lovers to take advantage of the week of favorable prices, but also all tourist entities to get involved in the offer with their offers.  All interested business entities can register and submit their offers until October 15, 2020. // BRAVO LIKA. GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO TELL THE STORY FOR THE “HOLIDAY WEEK WORTH A” ACTION Although the project was announced at the beginning of the year, various meetings were held on the topic of this project, but unfortunately it did not arouse great interest in the profession. Because only 340 applications is certainly a small number, especially when we know that of the total number of applications are accommodation facilities (apartments, hotels, hostels, holiday homes (). I would personally expect a minimum of 1.000 applications, that would be my first minimum project goal. / / / HOW TO USE THE “HOLIDAY WEEK WORTH” ACTION, AND IT HAS AN EFFECT FOR EVERYONE. THE KEY WORD IS SYNERGY It was on this trail that only Lika (at least as far as I know) did something similar. But, again, the project was made by the synergy of the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Plitvice Lakes and the Tourist Board of the town of Gospić, and not the whole of Lika. Well done to Gospić and Plitvice Lakes, but it is a pity that others do not follow them. Also, in addition to the tourist package, crucial is that the local joined the campaign receptive agency for the area of ​​Gospić, Plitvice Lakes, Lika and surroundings, Laudon Travel. It is the receptive agency that is in charge of the ready-made programs it offers on the market, which is the main role of the travel agency. Again, in this example we see how tourist boards are crucial and how we need them. Not in its current form, we certainly need a real reform of the system, but in my opinion, it is the tourist boards that are key to the strategic development of the destination. As you know, my position is that we need to brand the regions. We need to strengthen and encourage receptive agencies and arrange the system according to the DMK / DMO concept across regions. Imagine that now for this action one destination has made a thematic week and a story, and as a whole destination it has appeared on the market. Again, the main focus is on the story, the motive for coming – and the discounts are just the icing on the cake and an additional motive. For example, the recently completed phenomenal HeadOnEast project in Osijek. Here the destination and the story play a key role. It is great that the action will be organized twice a year, during the Easter holidays and in October, as well as what it is about long-term project. Also, we must be aware, regardless of constructive criticism, that the project has yet to come to life in the market, and that it certainly takes 2-3 years to show itself in full swing. As well as the Cro card project. It takes a lot of time, money and communication to create a new habit, it is a process, but we have to actively deal with it. Submitted to the project so far samo 340 offers. A lot or a little? This means that along the way you should monitor how the project, partners and market breathe and accordingly correct some possible mistakes in the steps (which always are and always will be, as in every project) but you should be aware of them, detect and correct, upgrade and supplement, change the direction of communication, etc.… the project as well as the market is a living “organism”, it is not static and predictable, and the evaluation should always be followed and influenced how to get it back on track. Photo: HTZ Promotional video project Holiday week worth These are important things that someone needs to communicate, define, push and ultimately implement. That is why leadership (leadership) as well as quality communication is key, and later project evaluation – key. And that is exactly what the CNTB is missing. Things are much more complex with a lot of challenges and obstacles, but that’s exactly why we have to deal with challenges and push forward. I sincerely hope that the CNTB will evaluate the project, and ask yourself key questions, in order to find answers as well as solutions on how to better prepare the entire project in the second wave. All of this is normal in any project, nor can it come to life right away. Ultimately as we know it the motive for coming is not accommodation, just listing the offers on the website is not enough nor does it have any effect. The motive for arrival is the destination and content, not accommodation or a 50% discount. All owners of accommodation facilities complained about the big discount, because that is where the biggest profit is. So the whole story needed to be arranged completely differently, as did the web platform. The focus must be on destinations and content. Also, the current crisis in tourism, as well as the bad season (no matter which is better than we expected) should be an additional motivation for entrepreneurs to join this project, precisely because they are trying to earn something more this season. You can sign up HERE. Get involved, but not just with a discount, but primarily with a story. Ideally, the destination (tourist boards), in agreement with all partners in the field, compose and lead the story and push the narrative of the destination. So it should be logical and natural. As we know, the project will also be implemented during the Easter holidays, so we have time to make progress and correct perhaps some omissions this year. Action. Ultimately, the goal of the project is to extend the tourist season and activate domestic consumption more strongly, which is in everyone’s interest. Also, this is certainly an opportunity to position continental and rural destinations.last_img read more

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