Petrobras starts non-binding phase in the Camamu Basin

first_imgThe Manati field is located at a distance of 10 km from the coast of the city of Cairú/BA Petrobras starts non-binding phase in the Camamu Basin. (Credit: Wonita & Troy Janzen from Pixabay) Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on 05/04/2020, announces the beginning of the non-binding phase regarding the sale of its stake (35%) in the Manati Field, a shallow water maritime production concession located in the Camamu Basin, in the State of Bahia.Potential buyers qualified for this phase receive a descriptive memorandum containing more detailed information on the referred asset, in addition to instructions on the disinvestment process, including guidelines for the preparation and submission of non-binding proposals.The main subsequent stages of the project will be informed in due course to the market.This disclosure complies with Petrobras’ divestment guidelines and is aligned with the provisions of the special procedure for assignment of rights on exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and other fluid hydrocarbons, provided for in Decree 9,355/2018.This operation is in line with the strategy of portfolio optimization and improvement of the company’s capital allocation, focusing its resources increasingly on deep and ultra-deep waters, where Petrobras has shown great competitive edge over the years.About the Manati FieldThe Manati field is located at a distance of 10 km from the coast of the city of Cairú/BA, in water depths between 35 and 50 meters. The field started operating in 2007 and its average production in 2019 was 105 bpd of condensate and 1,269 thousand m3/day of gas, through the PMNT-1 fixed platform, which involves a subsea structure composed of 6 gas producing wells.Petrobras is the field operator, with a 35% stake, in partnership with Enauta Participações (45%), Geopark Brasil E&P de Petróleo e Gás Ltda. (10%) and Brasoil Manati Exploração Petrolífera Ltda. (10%). Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

US Navy tests real-time 3D diving sonar

first_img View post tag: CodaOctopus CODA has demonstrated the recently launched Echoscope4G® Surface during a US Navy training exercise as part of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 3D HUD System.The Surface is a real-time 3D sonar and can be used for launch on small rapid response rigid inflatable boats (RIB) and additional inflatable craft used in law enforcement, salvage and underwater construction.During the live demonstration, tethered divers were able to hand carry the near neutrally buoyant sonar underwater and use it in two operational modes — navigation and observation.Both modes can operate with or without subsea positioning simplifying deployment. The diver, through use of the 3D Head Up Display (HUD) technology under development, and the dive supervisor on the surface can view simultaneously the same real-time 3D sonar image, CodaOctopus said.The biggest challenge for divers in challenging environments is visibility and real-time scene awareness – from their perspective and in 3D, Blair Cunningham, Coda’s President of Technology, explained.“There are clear benefits for applications such as marine security, where the new Surface will help divers to identify foreign objects in the underwater environment where cameras cannot be relied upon. Specific markets including breakwater construction and inspection can immediately benefit from this technology providing clear 3D diver inspection data,” Cunningham added.“During this US Navy training exercise in which we demonstrated the capabilities of our newly launched Surface, in navigation mode the diver effortlessly navigated around seabed debris and towards vertical piles structure hundreds of feet away with clear and effective communication between diver and supervisor. Coupled with a real-time enhance video feed from the diver helmet, the supervisor was acutely aware of the benefit of safe navigation underwater for the diver with clear direction and scene understanding by both parties.”“Observation mode allows the diver to simply detach the hand-held Echoscope4G® Surface and attach to a mount or the asset under inspection – at this point both diver and supervisor have a 3rd person perspective overview of the scene with the diver also being clearly imaged. In salvage and construction operations, as well as those of the military and law enforcement, this (…) capability allows full safety monitoring of the diver and a comprehensive record of activities and events within the sonars imaging range,” he further said. Authorities US Navy tests real-time 3D diving sonar View post tag: US Navy View post tag: 3D sonar Share this article March 28, 2018 Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy tests real-time 3D diving sonar last_img read more

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong’o in Eclipsed

first_imgSaycon Sengbloh, Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia and Zainab Jah will join the previously announced Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o in the New York premiere of Eclipsed. Directed by Liesl Tommy and penned by Danai Gurira, the production will begin off-Broadway previews on September 29. Opening night is set for October 14 at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Theater.Sengbloh will play Helena. Her Broadway credits include Holler if Ya Hear Me, Motown the Musical, Fela!, Hair, The Color Purple, Wicked and Aida. Armand is set to take on the role of Bessie and has appeared on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful as well as off-Broadway in An Octoroon. Busia will appear as Rita and made her Broadway debut in Mule Bone and her West End debut in Gloo Joo. Jah will take on the role of Maimi; her stage credits include In Darfur, Hamlet and Ruined.Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community—until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.The production will feature scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, original music and sound design by Broken Chord and voice and dialect by Beth McGuire.The limited engagement will run through November 8. Related Shows Eclipsed Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Video Odds & Ends: Sneak Peek of Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling’s Musical & More

first_img‘La La Land’ Here’s a quick roundup of stories videos you may have missed today. Sneak Peek of Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling’s MusicalWe have our first teaser trailer, below, for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the original musical film starring Broadway alum Emma Stone (Cabaret) and Ryan Gosling. A tribute to Hollywood’s golden age of musicals (which includes tunes from the Main Stem’s own Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), the project follows an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. As previously reported, La La Land is set to open the Venice Film Festival on August 31, and hit movie theaters on December 2. Cry With Barbra StreisandThe latest video released by Barbra Streisand to preview her upcoming Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway album is out. A duet with the late Anthony Newley, the pair sing “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” from the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint, and there’ll be tears in your eyes after you’ve seen this. The record, also featuring Hugh Jackman, Jamie Foxx and many more, will drop on August 26. Rory O’Malley Leads #Dab4HamAt today’s #Ham4Ham, Rory O’Malley hosted a dabbing contest featuring Hamilfans on Team Hope, Team Oak and Team Michael, followed by #OneLastDab with Daveed Diggs, who will soon be departing the hit tuner. Check out all the fun outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Star Files Okieriete Onaodowan View Commentslast_img read more

La Salle Lady Spikers stay true to form

first_imgView comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ For the better part of the season, defending champion De La Salle has been utterly unstoppable.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle not only secured its position atop the table, it also knocked out the Lady Falcons off the Final Four race and allowed National University to take the last Final Four berth.And with one game left on their schedule, Dy said they won’t take things lightly against Ateneo on Sunday as they plan to enter the Final Four on their best possible form.“Every game we have to work on the areas we still need to improve upon and we have to treat every game equally,” said Dy who finished with 17 points against the Lady Falcons. “We don’t think that our next match won’t have any implications, we will still play our game.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ceres nears AFC Cup KO stage; Global falls short P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC But despite racking up seven straight wins with one more game left in their schedule, the Lady Spikers believe they haven’t reached their peak form in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Kianna Dy said their strong performance late into the season is just about staying true to their real form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t think we’re peaking, or we’ve reached our peak, it’s just that every game we just have to play our game,” said Dy in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers reached seventh heaven when they dished out a four-set beating against Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, that bumped their record to 11-2 and locked up the no. 1 seed in the tournament. MOST READlast_img read more

Donegal school gets green light for new Special Education classrooms

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has today announced St Baithin’s NS in St Johnston has got the green light for works to develop two special education classes in the school.“I am delighted to be able to confirm the development of two classrooms for pupils with special education needs in St Baithin’s,” Minister McHugh said.“It is great to see a school get news like this even in the middle of the holidays and hopefully it will give the principal Anne Marie Meehan and all her team good time to start to plan for the works.” The work for the school has been approved by the Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills under its programme for additional accommodation.Donegal TD Minister McHugh said: “Every week schools are getting hugely important news from the Department that money is being set aside to improve facilities, to modernise some buildings and in some cases to expand the space in the school.“St Baithin’s is just one of those and I look forward to seeing the work get underway which will help the school to put its best foot forward to support children with special education needs and ensure they can make the most of their time in school. Congratulations to everyone involved.”Donegal school gets green light for new Special Education classrooms was last modified: July 30th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Black Panther film hits South African cinemas

first_imgThe Black Panther has been a protector of Wakanda for generations. And now, it is time to show the outside world who we are.”- T’ChallaSouth Africans are gearing up for the release of Marvel’s Black Panther – the first superhero of African descent as it hits the cinema today 16 February 2018.Black Panther is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Black Panther’s real name is T’Challa, king and protector of the fictional African nation called Wakanda. Along with possessing enhanced abilities achieved through ancient Wakandan rituals, T’Challa also relies on his proficiency in science, rigorous physical training, hand-to-hand combat skills, and access to wealth and advanced technology to combat his enemies.The character of Black Panther – T’Challa is played by Chadwick Boseman with a supporting cast of Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia; Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Danai Gurira as Okoye to name a few.The film has received positive excitement in South Africa as it was announced that isiXhosa is the official language of Wakanda, the City in the film, as well as some of the cast members, include South African acting legends, John Kani as T’Chaka and Connie Chiume as Mining Tribe Elder, and Atandwa Kani as the Young T’Chaka.Congratulation to these South Africa actors and crew that played their part in flying the South African flag high and making the country proud.To top off all the excitement surrounding the movie – Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira tweeted a picture saying they will be coming to the Motherland.In the picture the two stars are smiling, while on a plane.“En route to South Africa!!! Taking BP to the Motherland! #BlackPanther #WakandaForever,” Danai captioned the photo.You can check out the movie at Ster-Kinekor theatres as the Black Panther heroes come to life on screen in IMAX, D-BOX, Cinema Prestige, 3D and 2D at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationwide.last_img read more

Solar Decathlon Looks for a New Location

first_imgSometime soon – very soon, the 20 contestants in the 2011 Solar Decathlon hope – the Department of Energy will announce the new location of the Decathlon, whose first four editions, beginning in 2002, were held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.The DOE announced on Tuesday that it would move the event to another venue in support of a National Park Service restoration program that is designed to improve and protect the mall. So now, with the 20 teams scheduled to compete in October, the DOE is scrambling.According to a post by environmental-and-energy-policy media source GreenWire, event organizers are searching for alternate locations in Washington, but also are considering sites in or near cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. No small task, given the requirements for tractor-trailer access, temporary-construction accommodations, siting for optimal solar exposure, and cleanup strategies.Trying to meet expectations and sustain interestIdeally, of course, the next location, like the mall, would be an established tourist attraction. The 2009 Solar Decathlon drew a lot people to the homes in the competition – 307,502 house visits over 10 days – and offered 32 onsite workshops for the public and a daylong series of workshops for industry professionals that were attended by 506 people.The GreenWire post noted that possible alternate sites in the D.C. area include National Harbor in suburban Maryland, RFK Stadium in Washington, and the Montgomery County fairgrounds in Maryland. The DOE official directing the event, Richard King, said that a final decision is expected “in the next couple of weeks.”Understandably, many contestants are disappointed by the location shift. “Like many of the other teams, we’re a little bit concerned,” Johann Kyser, a junior at the University of Calgary and member of Team Canada, told GreenWire. “We’ve made a lot of arrangements based to the fact that it’s going to be on the National Mall.”In addition to designing and building its entry – a house of no more than 800 sq. ft. that will be judged in 10 contest categories – each team must manage its own fundraising program and handle the logistics of transporting, assembling, and disassembling its entry.Chip Dence, a member of the National Association of Home Builders who has served as a judge during past Solar Decathlons, added that he has sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to reverse the DOE’s decision to move the event. “That’s kind of changing the rules in the middle of the game because these teams have already gotten a lot of sponsors who anticipated they were going to displaying their products on the mall,” Dence said. “With an administration where one of their number one priorities is clean energy technologies, it would seem the president should straighten out his boys at [the departments of Interior] and Energy.”last_img read more

The Something Wrong

first_imgThere is nothing wrong with nurturing relationships. There is nothing wrong with creating value before claiming any value. Both of these are core principles of good selling (and good human relationships)But there is something wrong with not believing that you can create enough value during a 20-minute meeting to be able to ask for that meeting without first connecting on social selling, without first developing a relationship, and without believing that you have already proven you can create value. There is something wrong with lacking that confidence.There is something wrong with a strategy that relies on your waiting for your prospect to raise their hand and tell you that they are ready to engage. There is something wrong with engaging without asking; it reeks of fear, and lacks confidence. There is something wrong with passivity when it comes to prospecting. Too much time is lost, and too many opportunities are lost too.There is something wrong with preferring one form of prospecting over all other forms and limiting your approach to that single activity. There is something wrong with ignoring other approaches and methods, and using only the methods that you are comfortable with, avoiding the personal growth and development opportunities found in the discomfort of doing what you fear.The something wrong is a failure to face your fears. The something wrong is a lack of confidence. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Champions League: How Real Madrid C.F. and Juventus F.C. shut their opposition

first_imgThe first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals are done and Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC have already put one foot in the final with their dominating victories over Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.Real Madrid rode on a milestone hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo to beat their city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Juventus had Gonzalo Higuain making himself big in front of the goal with his brace as the Italian outfit raked up a comprehensive 2-0 win over Monaco at Stade Louis II in Monaco.REAL MADRID VS ATLETICO MADRID:On Tuesday night, the Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo reached another milestone as he scored a total of 13 goals in the Champions League semi-finals, the most ever!Real Madrid were in excellent touch at the comfort of their home while Atletico looked surprisingly subdued. Atletico managed only two shots on target in the entire game and that tells the story of the pitch best.Tactical analysis:Zinedine Zidane gave a start to Isco and made Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro sit a little deeper than usual. That allowed Isco and Ronaldo their space to dance around the forward line and create chances. The strategy of course worked wonders.In the first half specifically, Ronaldo rolled back years with his tricks and pace on the wing that split the Atletico defence.Zidane changed his plan back to his usual formation in the second half with the introduction of Asensio and Lucas Vasquez and with the poaching qualities of Ronaldo, that had its usual effect.advertisementConclusion:A window of three goals is huge especially in a competition like Champions League and with the kind of depth that the Real Madrid squad have, Atletico will find it difficult to overturn the tie.Nevertheless, the passion and spirit of Diego Simeone’s men is such that they can never be written off. With their fans rallying behind them at home in the second leg, Atletico will want to bury the ghosts of all the past losses they have endured against Los Blancos in the Champions League and come out victorious.AP Photo MONACO VS JUVENTUS:In the other game between Juventus and Monaco, the best defence is Europe certainly managed to shut the fiery Monaco attack and that too away from home.Despite the likes of Radamel Falcao and the teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, Monaco were unable to work their way through the Juventus wall of three and then their ever-present Gianluigi Buffon.Tactical analysis:Massimilliano Allegri opted for a three-man central defence with wing-backs on either side as Sami Khedira was suspended and Monaco held a physical advantage in the midfield.What made Allegri’s tactics better was the livewire of a performance that Dani Alves put up. His assists were decisive and his dynamic display made all the difference for Juventus.Conclusion:Juventus came into the semi-finals demolishing Barcelona with their first leg 3-0 advantage. Here, they again have put Monaco under a two-goal deficit.Though Monaco are a quality side, Juventus last-man defence Buffon is just not getting old. Considering the form he displayed in the first leg, the second leg has become a bigger battle for Monaco.ALSO WATCH – WWE: A walk down memory lane for wrestling fanslast_img read more