Petrobras output in August drops due to maintenance

first_imgBrazil’s oil company Petrobras has reported that its total production of oil and gas, including natural gas liquids (NGL), in August 2018 was 2.47 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), a decrease when compared to July.FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes / Photo by José Augusto Alves/Agência PetrobrasPetrobras said that, of the 2.47 million boed produced in August, 2.35 million boed were produced in Brazil while 116 thousand boed were produced abroad.The production in August is a decrease compared to July 2018 when the company produced 2.60 million boed.Total production operated by the company (Petrobras and partners’ share) was 3.15 million boed, with 2.99 million boed in Brazil.The company added that reduced production was mainly due to scheduled stoppages for maintenance on the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis and FPSO Cidade de Maricá, both located in the Lula field in the pre-salt of Santos Basin.Production was also influenced by maintenance stoppages on the P-25 and P-31 platforms located in the Albacora field in the post-salt of Campos Basin and the continuation of the Mexilhão platform stoppage.Petrobras said that it maintained its commitment to the production target disclosed in the Business and Management Plan 2018-2022, considering the ramp-up production of the platforms that have already started operation this year like the P-74 in the Búzios field, and FPSO Cidade de Campos in the Tartaruga Verde e Mestiça field as well as the beginning of the production of new systems planned for the fourth quarter of 2018.last_img read more


IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals qualifying starts tonight at Eagle

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – Teams from across the country have traveled to America’s Home Track for this weekend’s IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals.Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2 qualify­ing features at Eagle Raceway pay $700 to win while Saturday’s Jake Ita Memo­rial pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. The Sunday, Sept. 3 main event pays $2,500 to win and a minimum $1,250 to start.Twenty-seven IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will start the big show on Sunday.The “B” feature purse spon­sored by IMCATV is $1,000 for the first non-qualifier (10th place fin­isher) and $500 to start. All other non-qualifiers re­ceive a minimum of $250 for Sunday with added non-qualifier sponsorship money.Non-qualifi­ers are guaranteed at least $450 for the entire weekend as long as they take a green flag each night.Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Friday, $15 on Satur­day and $18 on Sunday. Pit passes are $25 each night.Sprint Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Prod­ucts and NMC Cat Rental Store and will be broadcast by IMCATV. More information about the event is posted at the web­site.last_img read more


Eriksen Tottenham’s saviour

first_imgChristian Eriksen was Tottenham’s saviour as they survived a storm to edge past Leicester 2-1. The striker also hit the post and Hugo Lloris saved from Riyad Mahrez and Jeff Schlupp but Leicester could not lift themselves off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Ulloa and David Nugent were recalled to spearhead the hosts’ attack with Jamie Vardy and Esteban Cambiasso dropped to the bench. Tottenham, now just a point outside the top five, started Danny Rose and Benjamin Stambouli for Ben Davies and Ryan Mason with Kane, who spent four months on loan at the King Power Stadium in 2013, up front. And the striker made an immediate impact when he opened the scoring after just 57 seconds. Tottenham hit Leicester on the break with Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli, and the winger crossed for Kane to skip round the falling Wes Morgan and find the corner from six yards. Kane’s fourth goal in four games was devastating from Spurs but highlighted why the Foxes were bottom at Christmas. The visitors were given an easy ride by the shell-shocked hosts with Kane shooting wide and Kyle Walker granted the freedom of the right flank. There was little threat from Leicester until the 18th minute when Lloris palmed over Ulloa’s 20-yard volley after Schlupp’s driving run. The midfielder curled in a free kick with 19 minutes left to leave the Foxes winless in their last 13 games. Former Leicester loanee Harry Kane scored inside the first minute for Spurs but the Foxes rallied and Leonardo Ulloa levelled in the second half. Danny Drinkwater then dragged wide from distance before Bentaleb wasted a golden chance to make it 2-0 on 32 minutes. Eriksen played the Algeria international clean through but he had an awful touch as he reached the area which allowed Paul Konchesky to cover and clear. It rallied the hosts and, after Ulloa had comically fallen over as he looked to shoot, Mahrez’s driven effort was well saved by Lloris. Tottenham were rocked and Ulloa should have levelled six minutes before the break but he smashed a four-yard header against the inside of the post after Mahrez’s searching cross. The Foxes were dominant and their persistence paid off three minutes into the second half. Danny Simpson and Mahrez combined for the Algeria winger to cross low for Ulloa to turn in at the near post. It had been coming and Mahrez almost completed the comeback when his 20-yard free kick smacked against the bar minutes later. The Foxes’ efforts warranted more and Lloris again saved from Schlupp before disaster struck for the hosts on 71 minutes. Kane was fouled 25-yards out and Eriksen curled in an angled effort which bounced in off the post. It was the Dane’s seventh goal of the season and he has now hit four winners for Spurs this season. The goal initially killed Leicester’s spark but they regained their composure and Ulloa flicked a header onto the roof of the net. Two half-hearted penalty appeals went unrewarded but Morgan should have levelled in the final minute. The excellent Mahrez again found space on the right and his cross reached the unmarked Morgan at the far post but the skipper failed to get a clean connection and Lloris gathered to seal the points. Press Associationlast_img read more


Elneny, Mo Salah in Pharaohs’ Squad

first_imgLast Wednesday, the federation said Salah would be out for “not more” than three weeks, meaning he could miss Egypt’s opening World Cup Group A fixture against Uruguay on June 15.Egypt then faces Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.Goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Essam El Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly)Defenders: Mohamed Abdel-Shafi (Al Fateh), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Omar Gaber (Los Angeles FC), Ali Gabr (Zamalek), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion), Saad Samir (Al Ahly)Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Abdallah El Said (Al Ahly Jeddah), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud Kahraba (Al Ittihad Jeddah), Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic), Shikabala (Al Raed), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos)Forwards: Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was included Monday in Egypt’s 2018 World Cup squad despite still underdoing treatment for a shoulder injury he suffered in the Champions League final, the Egyptian Football Association announced.Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season in all competitions, was forced out of the final in tears last month clutching his left shoulder after being wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.Salah has undergone treatment in Valencia, Spain, in the hope of playing a role in Egypt’s first appearance in the World Cup since 1990.last_img read more


Kotoko win but Duncan’s still unhappy with finishing

first_imgKotoko coach David Duncan has bemoaned his side’s lack of finishing as his side labored to beat Bechem United 2-1 on Sunday.The defending champions took the lead through Dauda Mohammed with a powerful header but the visitors equalized through Aminu Mohammed before Ivorian Ahmed Toure converted a penalty five minutes from time to fetch all three points for the Porcupines.And Duncan was critical of his side’s finishing after the game.“We made the game difficult for ourselves. Having gone up by a goal, we squandered quite a number of chances and didn’t put the game to bed to make the second half a walk through the park,” Duncan told reporters.“In situations like this, just like the maxim goals, if you don’t take your chances it comes back to hurt you and that was what Bechem did in the course of the game.”“Through our anxiety to go ahead again we were leaving spaces at the back and I thought Bechem could have punished us from a lot of the counter attacks that they initiated but we showed some good character and team fighting spirit.” The Kotoko coach however did not downplay the quality of the opposition on the day and gave the Bechem side full credit for their endeavour. “We anticipated a very tough game without a doubt. You should expect any team that comes up against Kotoko doubles up their preparations so this for me was no different.” “If the indicators from the league log are anything to go by, you would also agree with me that Bechem United aren’t doing badly.”“Some of the places we faltered, they went there and got the result. So for them to have put up such performance against Asante Kotoko is ample testimony it is not an easy side but I thought that we made the game very difficult for ourselves.”Kotoko move to eighth by virtue of this win and will aim to improve on that position when they face Medeama in Tarkwa on matchday 21.  –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odumlast_img read more