first_imgUK-based petroleum exploration and production company, EnQuest, has completed drilling of the Eagle exploration well in the UK North Sea and confirmed it as a discovery. In the second quarter of 2016, EnQuest undertook the drilling of Eagle exploration well on a 100% working interest basis.Eagle was acquired along with EnQuest’s other interests in the Greater Kittiwake Area (GKA) in 2014. EnQuest’s partner in the GKA is Dana Petroleum with 50% interest.According to the company, after the exploration well was completed and confirmed, assessment of the results is underway and preliminary analysis indicates Fulmar oil bearing reservoir was encountered with a vertical thickness of 67ft and excellent reservoir properties.Additionally, the company said, no oil water contact was encountered, representing potential upside volumes on the flank of the structure. EnQuest explained that the encouraging results of the initial analysis lead the company to anticipate gross total recoverable reserves to be a similar size to those in the nearby Gadwall producing oil field.Gadwall is part of GKA and was returned to production by EnQuest in H2 2015; it is estimated that total gross ultimate recovery from Gadwall will be approximately 6 MMstb. Further evaluation of the Eagle results is ongoing, said the company.Neil McCulloch, EnQuest’s President, North Sea said: “I am now also pleased to confirm that the initial results of the drilling of the nearby Eagle exploration well have confirmed a new discovery. Following last year’s production growth and unit operating cost reduction successes at GKA, this latest success demonstrates EnQuest’s ability to create value from maturing assets and from near field exploration opportunities.”Furthermore, EnQuest added, drilling of the Scolty/Crathes development wells was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The Scolty reservoir was on prognosis and the Crathes reservoir exceeded expectations, with a small reserves upgrade.EnQuest’s Scolty/Crathes development was approved and sanctioned with a net development cost of approximately $125 million in December 2015. The fields will be tied back to the Kittiwake platform where the production fluids will be processed and then exported to shore via the Forties Pipeline System. First oil from Scolty/Crathes is expected by the first half of 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgThe milestone vehicle was a Kenworth T680 Advantage with the 455 hp Paccar MX-13 engine, presented to TransAm Trucking. Kenworth was founded in Seattle WA (USA) in 1923 and has grown from producing less than 100 trucks annually early in its history to more than 45,000 in 2014, its second highest total ever. Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, presents a special plaque to Russ McElliott, president of TransAm Trucking.www.kenworth.comwww.transamtruck.comlast_img

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first_imgHuman rights groups should try to build bridges with lawyers in North Korea – even though such efforts will almost certainly be rebuffed, the International Bar Association conference in Tokyo heard today. Michael Kirby, the retired Australian high court judge who headed the UN’s commission of inquiry into the communist state, told the meeting of the IBA’s human rights committee that lawyers ‘should be reaching out’ to the two official bar associations that exist in North Korea, even though ‘they are going to refuse, time and time again’. Offering free places to conferences might be a way to build person-to-person contact, he said. This would necessarily be a long-term project ‘for when the cloud lifts’ he said. Kirby read harrowing passages from his commission’s hard-hitting report published last May. They were corroborated by an escapee from North Korea, speaking under the name of ‘Mr Lee’, ‘I have seen public executions, starvation, the deaths of children,’ he said. ‘In North Korea we are well aware of what is going on in the government but we have never heard of human rights.’A leading British human rights barrister, Steven Kay QC of 9 Bedford Row, told the meeting that future charges against Pyongyang could include genocide as well as crimes against humanity.This was the conclusion of an independent opinion by international firm Hogan Lovells in June this year, which identified genocide against three identifiable groups, defectors, the so-called ‘hostile class’ and members of proscribed religions. Kirby defended his report’s decision not to make accusations of genocide at this stage. ‘Our approach was to take the rule of law approach,’ he said. He hinted at difficulties with the ‘very 1948′ definition of genocide, which excludes attacks on political groups. ‘We have so much evidence of crimes against humanity and that’s enough. That triggers the process of the [International Criminal Court] and that’s what we should be concentrating on.’ A UN statement on North Korea is likely to appear by December – but could face a veto by China. Kirby said that this is not a foregone conclusion, pointing out that Peking had used its veto only 10 times since becoming a Security Council member. Using it to protect North Korea would fit badly with Chinese ambitions to play a role on the world stage, he said.  More than 6,000 lawyers from around the world are attending the IBA annual conference in Tokyo.last_img read more

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first_imgTabloid ‘rent-a-gob’ columnist Katie Hopkins has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages for libellous tweets in one of the first cases to define the new ‘serious harm’ threshold in defamation law.Ruling in Jack Monroe v Katie Hopkins today, Mr Justice Warby said that Twitter comments made by Hopkins about food writer Jack Monroe were defamatory and met the requirements of the 2013 Defamation Act.Warby ruled that the serious harm requirement is satisfied, ‘on the straightforward basis that the tweets complained of have a tendency to cause harm to this claimant’s reputation in the eyes of third parties, of a kind that would be serious for her’.Warby is the presiding judge of the new Media and Communication List in the High Court and his interpretation of the serious harm test will be a blow to publishers hoping the 2013 act would make defamation actions more difficult to bring. Monroe had complained that two tweets sent by the defendant on 18 May 2015 accused her of vandalising a war memorial or of approving or condoning such behaviour. At the time Hopkins wrote for the Sun newspaper and had about 570,000 followers. She had apparently confused Monroe with another left-wing columnist. Warby ruled that Monroe is entitled to ‘fair and reasonable compensation’, assessed at £24,000. Hopkins was also ordered to pay £107,000 on account of costs within 28 days. In closing remarks he noted that the case could easily have been resolved at an early stage. ‘There was an open offer to settle for £5,000. It was a reasonable offer. There could have been an offer of amends under the Defamation Act 1996. The costs would have been a fraction of those which I am sure these parties have incurred in the event.’He also called attention to the problems of bringing actions over publications in transient social media. He said the case highlights ‘the responsibility of a litigant to retain and preserve material that may become disclosable, and the responsibility of a solicitor to take reasonable steps to ensure that the client appreciates this responsibility and performs it’.Michael Skrein, entertainment and media partner at international firm Reed Smith said that the case  provides useful guidance on what the Defamation Act means by serious harm. ‘The judge made it clear that whilst the claimant may not have proved that her reputation suffered gravely, she had established that the publications complained of caused serious harm to her reputation, and therefore met the threshold set by the act.’Monroe’s solicitor Mark Lewis, partner at London firm Seddons Solicitors, said his client had been vindicated in full from the libellous and wholly false accusation by Katie Hopkins that she had supported the vandalisation of a war memorial. ‘The price of not saying sorry has been very high. Hopkins has had to pay out of her own pocket a six-figure sum in damages and costs for a tweet that should have been deleted within minutes as soon as she was told it was wrong. On this occasion, the cost of renting that gob was particularly high.’Lewis added: ‘Hopkins claimed that Twitter was just the wild west where anything goes. The judge has shown that there is no such thing as a Twitter outlaw.’last_img read more

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first_img Share InternationalLocalNewsPrint British visitor dies in vehicular collision by: Dominica Vibes News – November 10, 2016 516 Views   no discussions Share A British cruise ship passenger has died while nine others were injured in a vehicular collision on Wednesday 9 November 2016.The collision, which occurred in Antrim, involved a bus operated by a local tour operator and a sedan. The cause of the accident is not yet known. A police report on the accident is not yet available.P&O Cruises, aboard which the visitors arrived here, confirmed in a statement on its Facebook page that the bus was carrying 12 passengers, including 10 guests from Azura.“One passenger has sadly died of their injuries. Another 9 passengers were injured and treated at a local hospital, with the majority now discharged. The names of the guests involved in the incident have not been released. P&O Cruises representatives are on-site at the hospital to support the injured. Next of kin have been informed,” the statement said.P&O Cruises informed that it has activated its care team to help those affected by the accident.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragic event. Our employees and crew are working to do everything we can to extend support and assistance to those affected and their loved ones,” said P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Paul Ludlow.center_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

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