The discovery was made after drilling the Enterprise 1 well in licence VIC/P42(V), in which Beach holds 60% stake Enterprise 1 well was spud from an onshore site near Port Campbell. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy has made a new gas discovery at its Enterprise 1 exploration well in the Victorian Otway Basin in Australia.The new gas was found at Enterprise 1 well in licence VIC/P42(V), in which Beach holds 60% stake and is the operator. The remaining 40% interest in the licence is owned by O.G. Energy.Beach said that the Enterprise 1 well was spud from an onshore site near Port Campbell and 8km from the Otway Gas Plant.The company has drilled the well using an extended reach drilling (ERD) approach to a total depth of 4,974 metres measured depth (MD).It has encountered the primary reservoir target of the Upper Waarre Formation 89 metres high to prognosis at a depth of 4,594m (MD).The drilled well intersected a 146 metre of gas column in the Upper Waarre Formation, including 115 metres of net gas pay with no gas-water contact found.Beach said that the sampling indicated a gas composition with 10% carbon dioxide by volume.Beach Energy managing director and CEO Matt Kay said: “To have our first exploration well in the Victorian Otway program deliver a successful result is an excellent outcome for the business.“This success enhances our plans to develop more supplies for the East Coast gas market. The Enterprise result also de-risks other nearby prospects, warranting their evaluation as potential future drilling candidates.”Enterprise 1 will undergo well test to confirm productivityThe company said that it is planning to case and suspend the well as a future producer.The Enterprise 1 will undergo a well test to confirm its productivity and provide data for the proposed pipeline to the Otway Gas Plant.The engineering work and regulatory approvals process for the pipeline is already underway.Recently, Red Sky Energy has entered into an agreement (SPA) to acquire Beach Energy’s stake in the Killanoola oil field in South Australia.
(BBC) – Lewis Hamilton dominated the Spanish Grand Prix to take his fourth victory in six races so far this year.The Mercedes driver led every lap from pole position and was simply too fast for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who was unable to challenge.Hamilton’s team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, took third, failing to catch Verstappen despite Mercedes’ efforts on strategy.Hamilton’s win extended his World Championship lead to 37 points over Verstappen, who is six ahead of Bottas.It was the 88th victory of Hamilton’s career and he is now just three from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of wins.It was also his 156th podium finish, a new record, beating the previous mark, also held by Schumacher.Total control for HamiltonIn temperatures of 30C, the race was gruelling physically for all the drivers, but there was no sign of the expected challenge to Hamilton from Verstappen.Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff had said on the eve of the race that Verstappen was favourite because he had shown stronger pace when the teams were doing their race preparation in practice.But once converting his pole position into a lead at the first corner, Hamilton was always in command.He took it easy in the opening laps, to ensure he could make his required pit-stop schedule but after 10 laps started to increase the pace and Verstappen could not keep up.“I was just in a daze out there,” Hamilton said. “It felt really good. It was a surprise because we had this problem with the tyres [at the last race] and the work we did was what meant we could do this.”With Hamilton in control, Red Bull’s focus now became ensuring Verstappen held on to second place from Bottas, who made a poor start and dropped to fourth on the first lap, behind Verstappen and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll.Bottas was past Stroll within five laps but Verstappen was able to hold the Finn just out of range through the first pit stops.Mercedes decided to run Bottas longer than Verstappen in the second stint, in an attempt to give him a tyre off-set in the final stint.But although stopping seven laps later than Verstappen and switching on to the soft tyre compared to the Red Bull’s mediums, Bottas was unable to gain any ground.Bottas’ consolation was the point for fastest lap, but with a 43-point deficit to Hamilton – a gap edging close to two clear wins – the Finn’s title hopes are already effectively almost over.A frenetic midfield battleAnother bad day for Ferrari saw Leclerc’s race ended due to engine problemsHamilton lapped everyone up to fourth place, so far ahead were the front three from the rest.The Racing Points of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll crossed the line fourth and fifth, but the Mexican was handed a five-second penalty for ignoring blue flags when Hamilton was lapping him and dropped behind the Canadian in the results.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz drove a strong race on his home track to take sixth, ahead of the impressive Sebastian Vettel, who made a one-stop strategy work to move up from 12th on the grid to finish seventh.Vettel’s team-mate Charles Leclerc was running ahead of him and was also aiming for a one-stop but spun when an electrical fault cut his engine on lap 36.He managed to get the car going again at the second attempt, and did a lap without his seat belts secured to get back to the pits, where he had to retire.
by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Organizers of the Kansas Wheat Festival were pleased with this year’s event, held in early July in Wellington, and they are already making plans for next year.Chamber of Commerce Director Annarose White said the festival buttons sold out on Friday and they were using wristbands after that. They had ordered 3,000, which was more than previous years, and still sold out.The buttons give admission to most of the festival. The price was a dollar higher this year, $3 in June, and $5 starting the first of July.White gave a debriefing to festival committee members at the Chamber office Thursday.She suggested they work out a theme for next year, and perhaps even have themes set for a few years in advance. With the Chisholm Trail’s 150th anniversary in 2017, the theme will likely be close to that, she said.While they were pleased with the outcome, there were minor issues that will be addressed, and they are hoping to continue to grow the festival.They had a good turnout with the Logan Mize concert, which was an experiment in bringing in a bigger name act. They may well do that in the future, and they are considering different types of music.They also did advertising in Wichita this year, and White said that seemed to have a positive effect with drawing even more people to the festival.“We had strong results on digital billboards. We tried some Facebook paid campaigns, but didn’t get a lot there,” she told the group.There was a new layout to the festival this year, with the stage set up in front of Memorial Auditorium. White and committee members said feedback on that was good.The picnic in the park before the big weekend was moved a little away from the train at Sellars Park and that turned out well, so they may keep it at the new location next year.They are also considering adding some music to that picnic in the park event, or some kind of entertainment that would appeal to adults.In the main stage area, around Memorial Auditorium, there were three nights of music this year, and they may add one for next year.The Ag Show was also added at the high school this year, and that also received good reviews, White said.She added, she wants to continue to add agricultural aspects to the festival, especially since it is the official wheat festival for the state.They were also happy with the parade which went well. A concern about children getting to close to the floats as candy is being distributed remains a concern.There were also several ideas that were explored. Having some kind of wheat beer event was one possibility. Another was developing more of a theme, and having the button design contest earlier.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down DMartens · 263 weeks ago Annarose and Wanda did a WONDERFUL job. They are moving the Chamber in the direction it SHOULD be going, FORWARD! Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
ALMOST DONE—An overhead view of the $2 million renovation that is taking place at George K. Cupples Stadium, home of City League football and soccer July 27. The project is expected to conclude before the start of the 2010 football season on Sept. 3. by Malik Vincent “It’s outstanding for the players,” said Pittsburgh Perry’s coach Bill Gallagher. “It will eliminate all of that astro-turf burn and other problems that were associated with that old surface we had before.”The cost of the new state-of-the-art playing surface totals to be around $400,000. It is comparable to what is used in both the professional and collegiate ranks.“This is the same surface that is going to be played on by the New Orleans Saints (and) the Indianapolis Colts,” said project manager Monty Tuckwiller of Turner Construction. “This same company will be working on the new indoor practice facility for the Minnesota Vikings. West Virginia University uses the same turf for its football stadium, as well.”The City League plays roughly four games each weekend that are split up among its 10 schools. In the past, durability has been a concern for the turf that lies on the field, as well as the safety and prevention of serious injury for the players. It is thought that with the brand new surface, these matters can be laid to rest.“I think it plays a lot safer and a lot faster,” said Tuckwiller. “The 10 high schools that call this place home are going to be very pleased with the results.’“We’ve had an opportunity to play on it before,” said Gallagher. “It’s definitely feels better, that’s for sure. I believe we’ve had that same surface down there for the past 12 years. It was also really neat to be able to get rid of that hump that lays at mid-field (due to the installation of the new drainage).”The project is set to conclude sometime before the City League kicks off its 2010 season Sept. 3 when Brashear takes on Knoch High School at 7:30 p.m.“I’m excited about the fact that this can become a state-of–the-art facility,” said Gallagher. “They got the new lights. That’s definitely a bonus. All of the changes that they are making should increase the notoriety of the place and maximize its use.”(See [email protected]) The Pittsburgh Board of Education and the Department of Athletics’ George K. Cupples Stadium are in the midst of a $2 million project that will give the home of City League football and soccer a new look.Among the changes are a replaced playing surface, new lights, as well as updated drainage and sub-drainage systems.
Former Kootenay Wildcats sniper Daley Oddy scored once as Team B.C. shocked Alberta 2-1 at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship in in Saguenay, Que.The win was the first for Team B.C. in years at the in Under-18 tournament.After Cassidy Hendricks (North Vancouver, B.C.) stoned Team Alberta during the opening frame, Oddy gave B.C. a 1-0 advantage five minutes into the second frame.Stephanie Schaupmeyer (Kelowna, B.C.) made it 2-0 late in the period.The lead held up until the final minutes of the game when Alberta cut the B.C. lead to a single goal by Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.)Aimee DiBella of Nelson and goalie Kimberley Newell, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, are also on Team B.C.DiBella is a member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy.Team B.C. faces another tough opponent as defending gold medallists Ontario Red takes to the ice at 2 p.m. PDT.Alberta plays again at 7 am. PDT against Manitoba.Ontario Red, tied with Team B.C. for the Group A division lead, opened the tournament by dumping Manitoba 8-2.Catch all the action live at www.hockeycanada.fasthockey.com
Edwin Maldonado4382419%33%$236,030 Santiago Gonzalez711610523%44%$576,330 Philip D’Amato3367918%67%$396,540 Jeff Bonde1132027%45%$81,660 Ty Kennedy191325%32%$66,780 Agapito Delgadillo1822211%33%$65,284 Gonzalo Nicolas141207%21%$34,590 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will honor Paddock Captain John Shear in the Winner’s Circle after the fourth race Sunday on the occasion of his 95th birthday . . . Fans can feast on the cheap this Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, when Santa Anita offers another of its Dollar Days, with draft beers, hot dogs and sodas on sale for just a buck. Santa Anita will be dark Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live racing resumes Friday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. . . . As a thank you to fans, Santa Anita offers FREE General Admission and FREE general parking every Thursday and Friday during the Winter Meet . . . Probable for next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs: Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo; Kiss at Midnight, no rider; Living The Life, Flavien Prat; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez; and Sunday Rules, Mike Smith. Trainer Peter Eurton said he is considering two races for Kyriaki, the Santa Monica and the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston at 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 30 . . . Popular former world featherweight champion Danny (Little Red) Lopez, his wife, Bonnie, and sister-in-law Murphy were Santa Anita press box visitors Saturday . . . With two wins yesterday, Santiago Gonzalez overtook Rafael Bejarano for the riding lead, 16-15, through 13 racing days. The 32-year-old Venezuelan also is making his presence felt nationally, ranking eighth in purse earnings through Jan. 13 with $343,700. Bejarano was fifth in that category with $436,720. Among trainers, Richard Baltas, tied with Bob Baffert at Santa Anita with seven victories, was third nationally in money won at $301,940, while Baffert was fourth at $289,680. Vladimir Cerin721229%71%$70,850 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Brice Blanc131048%38%$148,490 Peter Eurton1946321%68%$154,830 J. Keith Desormeaux1520413%40%$51,360 Martin Garcia3454715%47%$327,014 ROTHBLUM MINDING THE FORT FOR TEAM O’NEILLWhile Doug O’Neill and his entourage were in Florida today awaiting the formality of Nyquist being named champion two-year-old male of 2015 at the Eclipse Awards, team member Steve Rothblum was minding the store at Santa Anita, where O’Neill had three horses entered.“We work our butts off,” Rothblum said, offering a condensed version of the reason for their success. “We get together and get a ton of stuff done, but at the end of the day, if we’re not smiling about it, we just feel like it’s been wrong.“We have a saying, ‘Everyone’s welcome but no one’s safe,’ because we give each other hell. But everybody knows what we need to do and what’s expected of them. The credit has to go to Doug, because he’s open enough to listen to all of us. We put together a good team, because every member is pretty good at what they do.“Doug listens to us, but he’s good at what he does, too. He delegates authority and he never panics. We’ve been together so long, we have a lot of trust in each other and that’s really important. We all represent the brand, we all care about it and try to move forward every day.“I’ve trained on my own for 30 years and have been with Doug since 2007 and couldn’t be happier or ask for a better work situation.” Jeff Mullins831038%50%$77,530 William Spawr1152045%64%$120,874 Mike Smith2742215%30%$386,640 Barry Abrams821025%38%$94,260 Jerry Hollendorfer362556%33%$174,792 Steven Miyadi1534220%60%$99,266 DORTMUND AND EXAGGERATOR IN SOLID WORKS‘TEAM’ KEY WORD IN SUCCESS OF TEAM O’NEILLDOLLAR DAY AGAIN AT SANTA ANITA ON MONDAY Drayden Van Dyke2832211%25%$140,200 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Victor Espinoza242318%25%$242,130 Kent Desormeaux3136510%45%$282,970 Peter Miller3552114%23%$176,380 Tiago Pereira251514%28%$118,602 David Lopez40721018%48%$233,328 George Papaprodromou1320215%31%$48,080 Abel Lezcano1821111%22%$86,570 Kristin Mulhall1342131%54%$150,100 John Sadler2122210%29%$102,750 James M. Cassidy1420214%29%$154,420 Patrick Gallagher1031130%50%$206,684 Alex Solis720229%57%$114,384 Richard Baltas2774226%48%$427,730 Jack Carava921022%33%$40,420 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 15) Doug O’Neill5047108%42%$244,882 Steve Knapp920122%33%$48,630 Flavien Prat3953813%41%$272,522 Fernando Perez4944118%39%$233,696 Gary Stevens1631019%25%$360,080 Bob Baffert3073523%50%$405,760 Mark Glatt2131114%24%$88,360 Jose Verenzuela811113%38%$20,930 Rafael Bejarano631514424%52%$749,060 Alonso Quinonez2235114%41%$130,250 Brayan Pena710014%14%$17,120 Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 EXAGGERATOR IN ‘GREAT’ BREEZE FOR SAN VICENTESanta Anita Derby winner Dortmund and Delta Jackpot winner Exaggerator worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming stakes engagements at The Great Race Place.Dortmund, ticketed for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12, went four furlongs under regular rider Martin Garcia in a bullet 47 seconds flat for Bob Baffert, who is in Florida awaiting the coronation of Triple Crown king American Pharoah later today.Exaggerator, set to make his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15, went six furlongs according to Santa Anita clockers in 1:13.80 for trainer Keith Desormeaux.“It was a great work,” said Keith, who gave his brother, Hall of Fame rider Kent, a leg up for the drill. “I clocked him faster than what’s on the tab, however, I got him in 1:12 1/5.” Tyler Baze63410106%38%$275,668 Martin Pedroza3032110%20%$62,970 Mario Gutierrez5569511%36%$325,904 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo5288415%38%$364,190 Jorge Gutierrez420050%50%$32,410 -30-