Wintershall Dea farms out Shrek licenses off Norway

first_imgWintershall Dea has farmed out its 30% stake in the Shrek licenses (PL838/838B) in the Norwegian Sea to Lime Petroleum.Wintershall Dea said on Tuesday that the licenses, located near the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea, come from DEA Norge’s legacy portfolio, and the divestment is part of an ongoing asset management process for the merged Wintershall Dea company.“Having started to operate as one company, the farm down in Shrek is part of a global portfolio and budget optimization that helps to reduce our high level of exploration expenditure in 2019,” said Roy Davies, Head of Exploration in Norway.In the event of a commercial discovery in the Shrek well – due to be drilled later this year – the development solution will be a tie-back to the Skarv field where Wintershall Dea is the second largest owner. In this way, the company will still benefit from a discovery in Shrek even after exiting the license.Wintershall Dea added it expects to participate in a further five exploration wells in Norway before the end of 2019.Polish oil company PGNiG is the operator of the license with a 40% share and Aker BP is another partner with a 30% interest.PGNiG plans to start drilling the Shrek well between September 1 and November 30, 2019, following the completion of the drilling of the production wells at Aker BP-operated Skogul and Ærfugl fields. The well will be drilled using the Odfjell Deepsea-owned Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig.last_img read more

Hope aims to repeat performance and lead Windies to series win

first_imgHAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, (CMC) – Shai Hope, who made his ninth ODI hundred in the series opener which the West Indies lost to Sri Lanka, is aiming to repeat his outstanding performance but hoping for a different result when his side takes on the hosts in their second match on Wednesday.The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 115 at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo – the highest score for the Windies in Sri Lanka, surpassing the 110 made by Adrian Barath at the same venue in 2011 – to lead the Windies to a competitive 289.Shai Hope put in an outstanding performance in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.He reached half-century off 77 balls at the start of the 26th over, before reaching his ton in the 43rd over off 128 deliveries – his second in his last seven innings.“I had to ensure that I came out and stamped my authority on the first game. Unfortunately, it didn’t come out to be a wining effort, but it was still nice to get some runs under my belt,” Hope said.“I think there were some key moments, where we could’ve probably put our foot down a bit more. The run out [between myself and Bravo], we probably could’ve gotten a lot more out of that partnership,” he added, looking back on the opener.As the Windies arrived here ahead of their second match, the 26-year-old was hoping his heroics would lead to a series win over Sri Lanka.West Indies need to win both of the upcoming matches – the other scheduled for Sunday – to achieve the goal of winning their first ODI series in Sri Lanka.“It’s now do-or-die for us. We’re 0-1 down and we have two more games to make amends. I’m sure the guys have what it takes to come out and turn it around,” Hope said.West Indies entered the series one point behind Sri Lanka in the ICC ODI rankings and are looking to move ahead of the hosts. Securing back-to-back wins in the ongoing series will be necessary to achieve that feat.Wednesday’s day/night contest will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium here. First ball is 2:30 p.m. (5 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time/4 a.m. Jamaica Time).last_img read more

Luke Schwasnick’s tenacity and size help Syracuse lacrosse win ground balls on faceoffs

first_imgMatt Hankin | Design Editor Published on April 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds The only thing Luke Schwasnick cares about is getting the ball. He doesn’t care that he only plays for a fraction of games. He doesn’t care if he needs to sacrifice his body. He doesn’t even care if he has to take out his own teammates in practice.About a month or two ago, assistant coach Kevin Donahue had to tell Schwasnick to settle down. Schwasnick ran in from the side of the field at full speed and crashed into faceoff specialist Ben Williams, arguably Syracuse’s most valuable player.“I just always have that thought in my mind,” Schwasnick said. “You got to get the ball.”The 6-foot-1, 228-pound redshirt freshman has made his biggest mark on No. 8 Syracuse (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) in the past two games while picking up four ground balls, half of his season total. He’s played an increasing amount as the Orange’s short-stick midfielder rushing in from the wing on faceoffs. Known for his physical nature at the position, Schwasnick utilizes his size while providing depth for SU.Though playing on the wing in college is much more specialized than it was in high school, Orange coaches have seen Schwasnick’s potential on the wing for years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s fearless. He’s big, strong, athletic,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I know why we recruited him. You can see it in him, just him physically and athletically.”The most comfortable Schwasnick has felt all season came against Cornell on April 12. For the first time, he received significant reps on the wing, where Tom Grimm received the majority of time in the beginning of the season. But Grimm went down with an injury on April 2, and SU had been scrambling for answers since.In came Schwasnick, who plays with a tenacity that matches his size. He’s as tall as any of Syracuse’s short-stick defensive midfielders. He’s 30 pounds bigger than the second heaviest. And when he rushes in from the wing, opposing players have to take notice.“Wow, that’s a big boy,” short-stick midfielder Paolo Ciferri said of his first impressions of Schwasnick. “He’s going to be able to knock some people around.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Paolo Ciferri fills in as Syracuse lacrosse defensive midfielder Against North Carolina on Saturday, Schwasnick got even more playing time than against Cornell.About 10 minutes into the game, the ball squirted toward UNC’s attacks after a faceoff. Schwasnick charged toward them and knocked the ball away from the player who had it. As the scrum continued, he kept boxing out. And after another Tar Heels player picked it up, he leaped into the air, wrapped his stick around their body and forced another loose ball before SU eventually earned the possession.Then midway through the second quarter, Schwasnick matched up against North Carolina’s Steve Pontrello. As Pontrello caught a pass about 12 yards in front of Syracuse’s net, he didn’t shield himself from pressure. Schwasnick took a running start and laid his body into the 5-foot-9, 198-pound Pontrello. When the two collided, Pontrello, his stick and the ball dropped to the turf as the Orange began its transition offense.“Schwasnick’s been great. He’s been terrific,” Desko said. “He’s just a warrior in there.”As Williams and UNC’s Stephen Kelly battled for even just a sliver of space to flip the ball out to their teammates, Schwasnick fought to get in position for the faceoff win.They often ended up in a stalemate and Schwasnick was forced to box out. And that’s what he does best.“I love the position. I love the grinding mentality,” Schwasnick said. “… The whole physical aspect is something else I thrive off of.”With Grimm injured, Ciferri and Joe Gillis had to take on a more physically-taxing role as defensive midfielders. But by adding Schwasnick into the rotation on the wing, Ciferri and Gillis can save their energy.In his first season receiving playing time, Schwasnick can still improve his offense and defense. For the time being, though, he’s able to contribute by sticking to his simple “get the ball” mindset.“I think you’ll see him a lot on the wing going forward,” Desko said. Commentslast_img read more