The U.S. Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has agreed to grant GulfSlope a three-year extension of the term of its lease number OCS-G-35244 for Ship Shoal block 336, on its Tau Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico.Ensco 102 & Transshelf; Source: Wikimedia – under the public domainThis lease has now been extended until June 30, 2022, GulfSlope said on Thursday. Also covering the Tau Prospect is Ship Shoal block 351 under lease to GulfSlope and partners. This lease also expires in 2022.According to the company, the extension on SS 336 provides GulfSlope with additional time for further planning, rig preparation, and permitting of future operations, to test the original objectives of the significant Tau Prospect. GulfSlope and partners are reviewing and finalizing options for additional drilling to include drilling a replacement well.Work currently underway includes detailed engineering of the wellbore path and casing design, based on the pore pressure profile encountered in the GSPE SS 336 No. 1 well.This well reached a True Vertical Depth (TVD) of 14,987 feet on May 5, 2019, and no further progress could be made at that time due to geomechanical issues. Fluid Inclusion Technology analysis indicates that the sand bodies encountered below salt experienced several pulses of liquid petroleum migration.The targets in a replacement well include a seismic amplitude package immediately below 16,500 feet that is correlative to the T, U and V sands that produce oil at the nearby Mahogany Field, as well the deeper M-3, M-4, M-5 and M-6 Miocene levels. Based on proprietary mapping of reprocessed 3D seismic data coupled with advanced noise suppression technology, the total resource potential in the Tau Prospect is estimated to contain in excess of 300 million barrels of oil equivalent.GulfSlope will be required to file an exploration plan and upon approval, will file an application for permit to drill for the drilling of the second well at Tau.GulfSlope has contracted the Ensco 102 jack-up rig to drill a subsalt test well at Vermilion 375 (Corvette Prospect) later this year, with an option for additional work. That rig is also suitable for drilling a second well at Tau.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
LocalNewsSports Digicel Dominica announces two day grassroots cricket clinic by: – September 30, 2011 Tweet Sharing is caring! Share General Manager of Digicel Dominica Mr. Richard Stanton presenting package to Mr. Delvin Esprit.Roseau, Dominica: Digicel, proud sponsor of West Indies cricket, today announced the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Clinic programme which will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2011. Over 70 under-17 aspiring young cricket players from various secondary schools including North East Comprehensive High School, Portsmouth and Castle Bruce Secondary Schools will be put through their paces during the two-day clinic. All clusters and coaches are expected to participate. Delvin Esprit, Cricket Development Officer of Dominica’s Grassroots Cricket Clinic, said; “The players have been training every Saturday. They are well rounded and have benefited from a number of training initiatives including health care, food and nutrition coaching. The Clinic is a great opportunity with one of the main objectives being to select players to play at the regional under 17 games scheduled to take pace in Trinidad in December 2011.” Digicel Dominica General Manager, Richard Stanton, said; “Our mission at Digicel – as proud sponsors of West Indies cricket since 2004 – is to find new and exciting ways to bring the full experience and excitement of the game to everyone and to provide the necessary resources to help grow West Indies cricket to its true potential so that players and fans alike can enjoy its benefits. As such, we are thrilled to host the second leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic in Dominica, which gives the young players a fantastic chance to develop and improve their cricketing skills. “We would like to thank the Dominica Cricket Association for their support in managing and providing local coaches such as Anderson Burton, Ray Casimir, Thomas Kentish and Kelvin James who are dedicated in assisting the young players,” continued Stanton. The first leg of the Digicel Grassroots Cricket Clinic was held in Dominica in April 2011. A total of 120 U-15 students participated and benefited in the development of their cricket skills. The aspiring U-15 cricketers’ clinic was climaxed with a number of big games held in July at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica Share 152 Views no discussions Share
Source: Electric Vehicles Magazine Source: Oregon State University Researchers at Oregon State University have shown that a chemical mechanism known as proton-hopping may provide a new method of energy storage for EVs and other high-power applications.“Coming up with Faradaic electrodes that afford batteries energy density and capacitors power with excellent cycle life has been a big challenge. So far, most of the attention has been devoted to metal ions – starting with lithium and looking down the periodic table,” said lead researcher Xiulei (David) Ji.Instead, the researchers looked at proton-hopping, more formally known as the Grotthuss mechanism. It works when a an excess proton is introduced into a network of hydrogen bonds, such as water molecules. The proton will join the network and kick out a different proton. The newly displaced proton rejoins the network further down the line, and in turn kicks out a third proton, which kicks out a fourth, and so on. In this fashion, the proton moves all the way down the network.“The motion is like a Newton’s cradle: correlated local displacements lead to the long-range transport of protons, which is very different from metal-ion conduction in liquid electrolytes, where solvated ions diffuse long distances individually in the vehicular manner,” said researcher Xianyong Wu.The researchers conducted experiments to demonstrate that proton-hopping can create a highly efficient charging conduit, which could be useful for battery applications.“If this mechanism is installed in battery electrodes, the proton doesn’t have to squeeze through narrow orifices in crystal structures,” Ji explained. “If we design materials with the purpose of facilitating this kind of conduction, this conduit is so ready – we have this magic proton highway built in as part of the lattice.”Though promising, the research into proton-hopping batteries is still very preliminary.“Without the proper technology involving research by materials scientists and electrical engineers, this is all purely theoretical,” Ji said. “Can you have a sub-second charge or discharge of a battery chemistry? We theoretically demonstrated it, but to realize it in consumer devices, it could be a very long engineering journey. Right now the battery community focuses on lithium, sodium, and other metal ions, but protons are probably the most intriguing charge carriers with vast unknown potentials to realize.”