SapuraOMV achieves first production at Bakong gas field in Malaysia

first_imgWith the Bakong production, first phase of the SK408 development in Sarawak, Malaysia is now entirely on stream Gas produced from SK408 gas fields will be supplied to the PETRONAS LNG complex. (Credit: D Thory from Pixabay) SapuraOMV Upstream has announced first production from its operated offshore Bakong gas field project under the SK408 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Malaysia.The SK408 gas fields are part of the company’s discoveries made in a drilling campaign in 2014.The company said that the production phase commenced in June, following the successful production from its Larak gas field as well as the start-up of the Shell-Gorek field.The first phase of the SK408 gas field development in Sarawak, Malaysia is completely on stream, with the first production from the Bakong field.SK408 PSC aims to commercialise Gorek, Larak and Bakong field’s gas reservesThe SK408 PSC development aims is to commercialise the gas reserves from Gorek, Larak and Bakong fields to help meet Asia’s growing gas demand.SapuraOMV’s partners in the PSC include Sarawak Shell Berhad with 30% stake and PETRONAS Carigali Sdn with 30% interest.Gas produced from SK408 gas fields will be supplied to the PETRONAS LNG complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, under a long-term agreement.SapuraOMV Upstream Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Shahril Shamsudin said: “With this achievement we continue to demonstrate to our stakeholders our commitment to safety and project delivery, despite the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.“This achievement further strengthens our presence in the existing market, propelling us to become one of the most significant gas producer in the country and in the region, which would further cement our position as a trusted and reliable oil and gas company.”SapuraOMV is expected to increase its production to more than 30 kboe/d in 2020, following a ramp-up of the first phase of SK408.last_img read more

Hoffarth on the media: Fox may want to focus on ‘Puig Cam’ for World Series coverage

first_imgThe TV camera adores Yasiel Puig. And the playful, somewhat puerile Puig loves it back, with an innate ability to find when the cameras’ lens is focused on him and take full advantage of his TV timeouts.Now that all that’s been established, Fox Sports is put into the position of a wedding photographer – what can it do to best frame this romance and take things to the next level during the World Series.Some of the last images we have of the National League Championship Series, as the Dodgers were playing out a Game 5 blowout over the Cubs, was TBS championing a need to go with a picture-in-picture presentation – one larger box for the live game action, the other box with whatever Puig was doing in the dugout, mostly monkeying around with hitting coach Turner Ward.Those were the giggle moments for a Turner channel that sticks to the motto: “We’re comedy.” If a typical MLB network broadcast needs about a dozen cameras at its disposal, Fox will invest in more than 40 robotic, hand-held and stationary specialty HD cameras for this Fall Classic, which starts with Games 1 and 2 at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.You’d think at least a half dozen could be trained on the Dodgers’ right fielder. This is where the Puig Cam must deliver. Why not even try a virtual reality point of view to clear the next hurdle in public embracing the technology.“That’s always tempting,” said Mike Davies, Fox Sports’ senior vice president of field and technical operations. But that’s not really his department. It’s up to game producer Pete Macheska and director Matt Gangl to wrestle with those decisions. Davies is in charge of giving them all the best equipment and advising on best practices.The Fox Phantom Cam, named after the company that produces it, captures batters swings for the Fox MLB postseason coverage (Photo courtesy of Fox Sports)For example, eight quite expensive and expansive special motion cameras will be trucked over from the L.A. Fox lot up the freeway for the network’s 20th year of covering the World Series. They range in hierarchy from Sony’s Super Slow Motion, Hyper Motion and the Inertia Unlimited X-Mo Phantom Cameras, which vary in producing 360 to 960 to 2,040 frames per second. The first two are focused on all game action at various angles; the latter are primarily positioned on each side of the batter’s box but also shoot action, such as tight plays at first base.The difference could be in how the eye originally sees a ball that Curtis Granderson insists he has foul tipped and then showing without a doubt he missed by a few choice inches. All these digital images captured by the cameras go into a computer server for quick editing and turnaround, not just for viewers but also replay officials in New York in case a review is requested. WHAT CHOKES== It’s understandable why fans continue to react emotionally, pleading for any sort of Vin Scully appearance in the broadcast of the World Series. His last World Series call involving the Dodgers was, fortunately, as the lead voice for NBC’s coverage in 1988. But the retired Hall of Fame broadcaster made it clear – again – that he’s not interested in inserting himself into the storyline, no matter how many online petitions circulate.  Yet that’s not enough for some media members to insert their voices and self-serving interests in joining the chorus. To see if they have some influence in him changing his mind? It’s a bad look. A better approach is how Al Bernstein, the Showtime boxing analyst and longtime journalist, responded on Twitter to the news of Scully’s wishes: “In the dictionary next to the word ‘classy’ should be Vin Scully’s photo. A humble man and a treasure to the world.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Longtime media consultant Joe Favorito added: “In a world of look at me, an @FordhamRams legend shows restraint we all should admire… #sportsbiz” “Baseball is a great sport for these types of cameras – there’s a bunch of hyperbole when nothing’s going on, but when the action suddenly goes very fast, we can slow it down and really give it a sort of cinematic quality,” said Davies. “There is the storytelling side of what the cameras can do, watching a pitcher grimace after giving up a home run or the bang-bang play at first base, the rotation of the ball and the bat bending as it hits it.”A SILVER-SCREEN EFFECTSo not only in Hollywood is this kind of big-screen imagery work appreciated by the masses.“The best live sports events are the ones that appear to be post-produced,” said Davies. “A second or third look at a play will often translate the emotions of what’s going on. So you’re not just covering a sporting event, but telling a story about the players and what they’re feeling and capturing all that in a different way.“Also, when you get to this (championship) level, you want the protection of knowing everything is covered from every possible angle, even if the viewer may not see all of it. If there’s a slide into second base, no one is sure if any one of the players will block a normal camera shot.”Davies admits that there are more motion cameras in play for the World Series than at any other baseball game on any network this season. But quality over quantity is where most TV sports production teams are focused these days. With the MLB International crew, as well as Japan’s NHK angling for stadium space, Davies agrees that ” at a certain point, just throwing more cameras in there is somewhat reductive and the production crew can’t deal with all of them.”TBS used a picture-in-a-picture technique to show Yasiel Puig in the Dodgers dugout while live action was happening in the NLCS Game 5 in Chicago.Along with the camera allowance, Fox will go with more than 120 microphones, many of which will buried into the playing surface this weekend and have been tested during its golf coverage. It adds ambiance to whatever Fox Sports senior audio mixer Joe Carpenter chooses to accentuate the experience.While Fox was immersed in its seven-game ALDS between the Yankees and Astros, Davis said he paid close attention to how TBS covered the NL playoffs, because at this point, “exclusivity is fleeting” and all end up borrowing something that works.There’s already been at least one loud objection to how Puig’s personality has taken over postseason TV coverage — the New York Post’s Phil Muschnick did it in a story, “Why baseball doesn’t need more Yasiel Puigs.”  It was a response to Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd saying this week that more like Puig are needed to liven up the game.As for creating a live reality show for Puig during the Fall TV sweeps, Davies surmises: “That’s the kind of thing that will engender more fans, for sure. If you don’t have a rooting interest in a certain team, you’ll tune in to see players, the stars, the ones who make things interesting. Ultimately, we’ll have enough cameras, and the crew will figure out the best ways to serve the audience, keeping the storylines in the front.“It does go back to that Super Slo Mo – capturing Puig sliding into third base with his tongue out. You always want the memorable shot.”More media notes from the week at MEDIA MAYHEMWHAT SMOKES== Fox has at least one more airing of a smartly created “documentary” called “Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson,” but it curiously hands it over to L.A. sister station KCOP-Channel 13 at 6 p.m. Sunday. It debuted prior to the FS1 coverage of ALCS Game 6 on Friday and hopefully will get more reps as the World Series comes into Fox’s focus. Since it’s 25 years after the debut of the “Homer at the Bat” episode of “The Simpsons,” honored earlier this year by the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fox got Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock to direct an hour-long piece fashioned after Ken Burns’ “Baseball” documentary that includes “testimony” from media folk like Bob Costas, Joe Buck and Charissa Thompson. “We’re glad Morgan is strange enough to take this on,” said “Simpsons” executive producer James L. Brooks.last_img read more

Operation Holiday Toy Drive held at Walmart Thursday; Lions Club still seeking donations

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down No one special · 349 weeks ago I donate a cart full every year. It’s late notice for tonight is there going to be another drive by the fire and police departments? Report Reply 1 reply · active 348 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down janejane · 348 weeks ago There are boxes located at SRMC, Main Street Printing, Barbara Jons, Orschelns, the City Building, Futures Unlimited, Triumph, GKN, Tect, Walmart, Koehn Motors, Security State Bank, National Farmers Union and at the Chamber of Commerce. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Afternoon Lions Club held Operation Holiday Toy Drive Thursday night from 4 to 7 p.m.  If you missed it, the organization is still seeking toy donations. All donations stay in Sumner County.There was a live broadcast with KWLS 107.9 FM and coffee and hot chocolate provided from Aviator Church. Other donation locations include: Mainstreet Printing, Barbara Jon’s, Futures Unlimited, Triumph Accessories, GKN, Koehn Motors, Security State Bank and the Wellington Area of Commerce.last_img read more