ConocoPhillips to acquire Montney acreage from Kelt Exploration

first_img ConocoPhillips will acquire 140,000 net acres in the Inga-Fireweed asset Montney zone. (Credit: John R Perry/Pixabay) US-based exploration and production company ConocoPhillips has agreed to acquire liquids-rich Montney acreage from Kelt Exploration for $375m in cash.Under the deal, ConocoPhillips will acquire 140,000 net acres in the Inga-Fireweed asset Montney zone that is adjacent to its existing Montney position.The transaction allows the company to increase its existing acreage position to 295,000 net acres with 100 percent working interest.It adds more than 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBOE) of high-value resource with an all-in cost of supply of mid-$30s (WTI basis) and increases the company’s exposure to the core of the liquids-rich Montney resource.ConocoPhillips said that the production that is associated with the acquired asset is about 15 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOED).Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is estimated to be concluded in the third quarter of the year, with 1 July as the effective date.ConocoPhillips commence production from its Montney developmentConocoPhillips executive vice president and chief operating officer Matt Fox said: “We have tracked and analyzed this adjacent acreage position for a long time.“It represents a high-value extension of our existing Montney position, and we’re pleased to capture this opportunity at an attractive cost of supply that meets our criteria for resource additions.“The transaction provides operating scale and flexibility to create significant value for shareholders by applying our drilling and completion techniques on this asset and optimizing our future overall Montney development plans.”Separately, the company announced that it has commenced production from its Montney development in the first quarter of the year and the production continues to ramp up from its first multi-well pad.In May, XCD Energy announced that ConocoPhillips has made hydrocarbons discovery at Harpoon prospect on Alaska’s North Slope onshore US. ConocoPhillips will acquire 140,000 net acres in the Inga-Fireweed asset Montney zone that is adjacent to its existing Montney positionlast_img read more

Knight Frank says extra buy-to-let Stamp Duty must go

first_imgKnight Frank chairman Alistair Elliott has today added his voice to the growing industry backlash against last year’s introduction of an extra three percent buy-to-let Stamp Duty levy.Elliott (pictured, left) this morning told City AM that “increasing tax doesn’t increase housing supply” and called for the recent second homes levy to be reversed during the next budget.Knight Frank also claims that the Stamp Duty change has had a bigger effect on the property market than the Brexit vote, particularly in central London. In Chelsea, it says, the number of house sales has dropped by 10% year-on-year.Government figures show that after the Stamp Duty was introduced in April the number of buy-to-let properties purchased dropped off by a fifth, and buy-to-let lending dropped by 65% over the same period, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Elliott is not the only high-profile person to be tackling the government on this issue. Last week Cherie Blair led a failed attempt in the high court by a landlord action alliance called Axe the Tenant Tax Group to reverse the government’s planned reduction in tax allowances for landlords, due to come into force next year.And the property industry is not alone in its campaign to reverse the tax. Last week The Conveyancing Association said it had witnessed “considerable falls in buy-to-let purchases” and that the first-time buyer ‘bounce’ that the new tax was designed to introduce “has not materialised” said Eddie Goldsmith, the association’s chairman.knight frank stamp duty October 10, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Knight Frank says extra buy-to-let Stamp Duty must go previous nextHousing MarketKnight Frank says extra buy-to-let Stamp Duty must goExtra tax for second homes isn’t helping balance the marketNigel Lewis10th October 201601,201 Viewslast_img read more

ESPS Cristobal Colon returns from combat system trials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Spanish frigate Cristobal Colon returns from combat system trials View post tag: ESPS Cristobal Colon Spanish Navy’s F-100 AEGIS-equipped frigate Cristóbal Colón arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on August 2 after a 45-day deployment to North American waters where the ship carried out weapon systems trials.Cristóbal Colón visited the U.S. Naval Base of Norfolk for combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT) and to test her missile firing system.The qualification trials concluded with the launching of Standard (SM-2) and Evolved Sea Sparrow (ESSM) missiles during three scheduled air defense exercises. The main purpose of CSSQT was to assess and certify the ship’s combat system for command and control, anti-air warfare and anti-missile defense.The missile firing exercises were attended by the acting Minister of Defense Mr. Pedro Morenés and the Spanish Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado.Cristóbal Colón is the fifth of the AEGIS-equipped Spanish Navy frigates launched in 2010 and commissioned into active service in October 2012. Her crew consists of 201 sailors who perform humanitarian and peace-keeping missions in addition to conventional operations. Share this article Authorities View post tag: Spanish Navy August 3, 2016 Spanish frigate Cristobal Colon returns from combat system trials View post tag: Aegislast_img read more

Adjunct Assistant Professor, French

first_imgPosting Job TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor, FrenchDepartmentAcademic AffairsPosition TypeAdjunct FacultyNumber of openings1Job SummaryThe Foreign Language department is seeking a French adjunctprofessor to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Frenchlanguage courses on Zoom and/or on the JCCC campus. JCCC is locatedin Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state ofKansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. The Kansas CityMetro is known for its museums, restaurants, and music and artscenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining arich cultural community, with an award-winning contemporary artmuseum and center for the performing arts located on campus.JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a part-timeadjunct faculty position in the Foreign Language Department toteach Elementary and Intermediate French courses on Zoom and/or theJCCC campus. The Foreign Language Department is part of theCommunications Division. Many of our students are non-traditional,military veterans, immigrants, international and first-generationcollege students. JCCC has a diverse student population and isdedicated to increasing its diversity. The successful applicant forthis job will teach the equivalent of 5-10 credit hours persemester in French. This person will perform other duties expectedof adjunct faculty, to include collaborating and workingsuccessfully with other full-time and adjunct faculty in theForeign Language department and other duties as assigned. Teachingassignments could be day or evening courses, and hybrid or onlineand are subject to change as needed.Additional responsibilities:Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for French languagestudents.Participate in the planning and administration of all departmentalinitiatives.Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.Complete ACTFL online departmental training.Candidates will be interviewed using zoom and will be asked todemonstrate a 30 minute Zoom class.Required Qualifications-Master’s degree in French or a Master’s degree in a relateddiscipline with at least 18 hours of graduate work in French-2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or 4years of high school teaching experience-Ability to teach elementary and intermediate level French languagecourses-Excellent communication and collaboration skills-Knowledge of using technology in teachingPreferred Qualifications-Ability to teach online using zoom or a platform similar tozoom-Understanding of the climate of post-secondary institutions-Knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for LearningLanguages-Documentation from ACTFL (OPI) of advanced, mid or higher inFrench-PhD in FrenchRequired application documentsPlease submit a resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and two lettersof recommendation: one from a supervisor, one from a colleague withthe application. Official transcripts will be requested uponhire.Hours per WeekVariesWork Hours/DaysHours and days will vary.Salary Grade LevelAJCRSalaryCompetitive rate of payLocationOverland Park Main CampusDisclosuresEvery employee of the college is expected to treat all members ofthe college community with dignity and respect demonstratingprofessional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage inconstructive conflict resolution, when needed.In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this positionwill be subject to criminal background investigations. Individualhiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employmenttests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of theapplicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require thoseselected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degreesobtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged toapply prior to the review date listed in posting.Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of anyqualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin,disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity,genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfullyconsidered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and statelaws.If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonableaccommodation in the application process, please contact the Officeof Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected] a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA,EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.Advertised: 10 Dec 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications close: 17 May 2021 Central Daylight Timelast_img read more

‘The Joker’ comes to Jersey City

first_imgJERSEY CITY – Movie makers are coming to Jersey City to film a portion of “The Joker,” staring Joaquin Phoenix.The film crews are expected to setup for Sept. 30 shooting at the Brennan Court House. The production is being called one of the largest budget films to be shot in Jersey City.The film, directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Martin Scorsese, is supposedly set in the 1980s, and the villain is reportedly a failed comic turned to crime.Several Jersey City residents apparently have been accepted as extras on the film.According to Jersey City spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, the production will take place in front and inside of the Brennan Courthouse. Newark Avenue will be closed to all but emergency vehicles between Baldwin and Cook streets starting at 6 a.m. until Monday Oct. 1.Starting on Saturday Sept. 29 at 10 p.m., no street parking will be permitted on either side of Pavonia Avenue between Central and Chestnut, on the east side of Central between Pavonia and Newark, on either side of Newark Avenue between Baldwin and Summit avenues.A limited number of parking spaces will be offered to affected residents during the production (proof of vehicle registration required), and letters with production contact information will be disseminated to all affected residents and businesses. ×last_img read more

Sainsbury’s Q3 benefits from basic and premium ranges

first_imgSainsbury’s has reported healthy third-quarter profits, thanks to the sale of both its premium and value product ranges.The UK-wide supermarket chain reported its Taste the Difference (TTD) range grew by over 10% in the 14 weeks to 7 January, contributing to a 4.5% increase in total sales, excluding fuel. It sold 50,000 of its new TTD Kirsch Cherry Filled Christmas Puddings.In addition, staple ingredients from its Basics line grew strongly, with unsalted butter increasing by 82% and dried fruits up 30%, reflecting the growth in home baking.Justin King, chief executive of J Sainsbury plc, said, “This was a strong quarter, rounded off by our best Christmas ever, despite the economic backdrop. Across the quarter, customers chose Sainsbury‟s to help them Live Well for Less, taking advantage of our great value offer during October and November and then treating themselves and their families over the holiday season. “There were 26 million customer transactions in the Christmas week (18-24 December), 1.5 million more than last year. Like-for-like sales excluding fuel were up 2.1%, which was on top of a market-beating Christmas in 2010, giving two-year like-for-like growth of 5.7%. This performance would not have been possible without the fantastic efforts of our 150,000 colleagues.The company added over 600,000sq ft of new space in the third quarter, including its 1,000th store in Irvine, Scotland, and 21 new convenience stores, which grew at almost 25%. Sainsbury’s grew its online groceries at almost 20% and delivered a record 160,000 orders per week over the Christmas period.To see how well other leading supermarket chains and bakeries did during the 2011 Christmas, read the 13 January issue of British Baker.last_img read more

String Cheese Incident Side Project EOTO Hits Brooklyn Bowl Next Month

first_imgFull EOTO Tour Schedule:Enter To Win Tickets:[cover photo courtesy of Brian Spady – Spady Photography] SCI’s Michael Travis and Jason Hann are bringing their improv-based dubstep project to Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday, September 14th (purchase tickets here). The group is ready to hit the road for a run of dates and will bring their live and improvised set to the Williamsburg venue along with Oakland, CA-based duo Dimond Saints.Their off-the-cuff style, combining live production and instrumentation, with roots in house, dubstep and electro, has given both Travis and Hann the ability to explore their clear love of dance music in an open forum. EOTO brings a fresh show to the stage each and every night this is not to be missed.Purchase tickets here, or scroll down to enter to win a pair.last_img read more

Softball splits with Princeton, Cornell

first_img 2Emily Gusse ’15 fires to first to complete a double play after forcing out the runner at second. Gusse was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for the game. 7Haley Davis ’16 (from left), Zoe Galindo ’16, and Stephanie Regan ’13 are in high spirits as they break from a team huddle before the second game of their doubleheader. 9Alyssa Siegmann ’16 takes a cut at a ball that went foul during the first game of the doubleheader. 10Stephanie Regan ’13 (left) and Haley Davis ’16 run in from the outfield at the end of the inning. 4Stephanie Regan ’13 slides safely beneath the tag at second base. Regan was 3-for-6 with four runs for the day. 8Stephanie Regan ’13 rounds third base on her way to scoring from second on a teammate’s hit. Regan scored four times for the day. 3Kasey Lange ’14 connects. Lange had two hits and knocked in three RBIs. 5Jessica Ferri ’15 lays down a bunt that ended up going foul. After dropping the first game of their doubleheader with Princeton, 4-1, on April 5, the Crimson came back to win the second, 11-3. Katherine Lantz ’15 and Kasey Lange ’14 both had three runs batted in, while Stephanie Regan ’13, Shelbi Olson ’14, and Emily Gusse ’15 all had strong performances at the plate. Jamie Halula ’16 pitched for the win.The next day Harvard split another doubleheader with Cornell. The Crimson lost the first game, 10-7, but roared back to take the second, 11-2, on a walk-off grand slam by Haley Davis ’16. Harvard now stands at 4-4 in the Ivy. The Crimson edged BU in a non-conference game Tuesday, 2-1. They close out the week with back-to-back doubleheaders in a four-game set against Yale this Friday and Saturday.To read the full story. For more information on women’s softball. 6Second baseman Katie Lantz ’15 (right) catches a fly ball as right fielder Shelbi Olson ’14 looks on. Lantz later hit a walk-off single that clinched the win for the Crimson. 1Pitcher Jamie Halula ’16 winds up. Halula pitched all five innings of a run-rule shortened game and came away the winner as the Crimson defeated Princeton, 11-3, in the second game of a doubleheader.last_img read more

Top Holiday Dell Deals for Gen Z

first_imgXPS 13 Laptop: I was fortunate enough to attend SXSW in Austin, TX a few months ago, and my jaw dropped when I saw the debut of the XPS 13. With up to 19.5 hours of battery life and one of the thinnest & lightest computers on the market, the XPS 13 is the computer you’ll get the most from.  People like me who are hunting for jobs, collaborating on group projects, or spending too much time on social media will appreciate the endurance and durability of the XPS 13.Alienware Aurora Desktop: While I wouldn’t consider myself to be a “gamer,” you can bet on Gen Z’s being more invested into the gaming market than any generation ever to walk this planet. The eSports world is on track to grow by almost 50% and reach $1.65 billion in market value by 2021 (, and open-sourced “battle royale” games like Fortnite are taking the demographic by storm.  And with capabilities for virtual reality (VR), who wouldn’t want to explore a bit?!  Not to mention, the Aurora’s price will be slashed by $490 on Black Friday!Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker: I’ve had great experiences with UE products, but in my opinion, you can’t come close to the innovation in sound systems that UE BOOM 2 has given us. It has 360-degree sound, waterproof, and it’s got an app (check, check, check…or “boom,” if you will).  Have a friend (or, actually, up to 150 friends) with UE speakers?  Connect each speaker to each other over Bluetooth, spread them out over the room, and you’ve got yourself the most full-sounding party you could ask for.  We’ve heard time and time again (Gen Z’s, especially) that we live in a “connected” world, and there’s no better example of that than the UE BOOM 2.When buying a gift for your Gen Z friend (or your Gen Z self), keep in mind that our generation appreciates every opportunity to “keep up” with the best technology on the market.Check out a complete list of Dell Technologies’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here. As a member of Generation Z, I know that having access to the newest and most cutting-edge technology on the market is going to put me ahead.  I’m certainly part of the 80% of my demographic who want to work with the best tech products on the market.This Friday, millions of Gen Z’s will head to the Web to find the tech products that are going to help put us ahead – and to take advantage of the fantastic deals while doing so.  As a self-proclaimed tech nerd, I’ll definitely be part of this group – I’m always hunting for a tech product that I’m not only going to get a ton of use from, but that will help me understand what the world might be like once Gen Z’s are in established roles in the workplace.That being said, here are my top 3 picks for my Gen Z counterparts from Dell’s 2018 Black Friday deals.last_img read more

Dublin, South Bend buzz with pregame spirit

first_imgDUBLIN – While Fighting Irish fans may be looking forward to the kickoff of the Notre Dame’s football season Saturday in the Irish capital, the Emerald Isle Classic is more than just a game – it is a display of the University on an international stage. John Heisler, senior associate athletic director, said Saturday’s game – and the events surrounding it – is a celebration of Notre Dame for a new set of viewers. “Overall, it’s a great opportunity to showcase the entire University to a new audience,” he said. “[If you] see the list of events we released … you can see there’s much more involved than just a football game.” Indeed, with a pep rally at the O2 Arena, tailgate in the Temple Bar District, Mass at Dublin Castle and numerous other affiliated events, Dublin is seemingly an extension of the University, if only for this weekend. University Spokesman Dennis Brown said in a statement to The Observer the football team has always been an important part of celebrating Notre Dame’s mission. “Our football program provides numerous positives to the University, including the overall high quality athletic entertainment, an esprit de corps on campus, and millions of dollars in revenue that support our academic mission, and in particular financial aid,” he stated. “One other positive is the ability to use football as a way to introduce people to other aspects of Notre Dame.” Brown stated Notre Dame’s recent pattern of “home-away-from-home” games is not merely about hosting athletic events around the country, but a series of opportunities to expose important components of the University nationwide. While this Saturday’s game may technically be a Navy home game, Brown stated the Emerald Isle Classic is part of that trend – only now, the exposure is international. “We are sponsoring educational, intellectual, faith and cultural events throughout the city as a means to share these important aspects of Notre Dame,” Brown stated. “It’s especially significant that this is in an international setting. “Expanding Notre Dame’s presence globally is one of [University president] Fr. Jenkins’ highest priorities, and this week’s activities are one very important component of that ongoing effort.” This custom of travel and exposure is an inherent characteristic of the football team, Brown stated. “Taking our team across the country, and now even around the world, is a long tradition at Notre Dame,” he stated. “In fact, before we were the Fighting Irish, one of our nicknames was the Ramblers, because we traveled anywhere and everywhere. That’s one reason why Notre Dame became so well known.” Playing Navy is also a program tradition. Saturday’s game marks the 86th installment of the Notre Dame-Navy series, the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football. While squaring off in Ireland won’t be new to the teams – the two programs played a game in Dublin in 1996 – this game further displays the respect between the Midshipmen and the Fighting Irish. Navy agreed to play one of its “home” games in a ten-game series with the Irish in Dublin, Heisler said. This also allowed the Naval Academy the opportunity to spread its message in Ireland like Notre Dame is, Navy associate athletic director Scott Strasemeier said. “It was a request from Notre Dame and one we honored due to our longtime relationship,” he said. “It also made sense as the Navy brand is international in scope and gives us a chance to tell our story on an international stage.” The event was no small feat for Navy to organize – it took three to four years to plan, and 1,000 midshipmen made the trip across the Atlantic for Saturday’s game. Heisler said the football program at Notre Dame has also been preparing for the logistics of Saturday’s event for several years. One of the biggest concerns for the team, he said, is “the seven-hour flight and five-hour time difference and the potential for those to affect our players this weekend and potentially in the weeks to come.” This marks the third international game for the Irish – there was a 1979 game against the University of Miami in Japan and the previous game in Ireland. According to Heisler, fans may be traveling back to Asia soon to cheer on the Irish, as there have been discussions to play the Stanford in Beijing.last_img read more