Statoil has awarded Ocean Installer a contract for marine operations on the Askeladd project in the Barents Sea.Ocean Installer said that the contract is significant in size and will further increase its operations in the Barents Sea.“The Askeladd award, together with the earlier Johan Castberg Award, will give us specific and unique experience in the far north region, which is expected to be a major growth area in coming years,” says Steinar Riise – Ocean Installer CEO.The Askeladd development will consist of three wells in two new subsea templates which are designed for adding any future wells. Infrastructure for tying the Askeladd development to the existing Snøhvit field installation will also be installed.Askeladd is located 35 kilometers South-West of the Snøhvit field and 175 kilometers from the LNG plant at Melkøya. The water depth is approximately 240 -330 meters.Ocean Installer will be involved with Askeladd throughout the entire development phase, until the field is hooked up to Snøhvit in 2020, with offshore operations planned for the summer seasons of 2019 and 2020.The project will be managed from Ocean Installer’s Stavanger office and will start immediately.
The Batesville Bulldog wrestling team hosted the Madison Cubs for the teams 7th dual meet of the year. A week ago today the Bulldogs varsity squad suffered a big loss from the Panthers of Jennings County. This loss helped the Dogs get a little more fired up and lifted them to a win over the Cubs 42-34. The win improved the teams record to 3 wins and 4 losses.The evening started with four of our 9th grade JV members earning wins over their opponents. Jonah Chase started the night with a third period pin after falling behind early in the match. Ethan Meyer continued the winning after pinning his opponent in the second period. Both Nick Nobbe and Conner Batchelor finished their opponents in the first period with decisive pins. These four wrestlers gave the varsity squad the lift they needed. The varsity match opened in the 138lb class with junior Jackson Wooldridge of Batesville. Wooldridge led the entire match before pinning Steven Lin in the second period giving the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead. Sophomore Jon Vincent in the 145lb class continued the wins facing off against Dax Youngblood from Madison. Vincent pinned his opponent in the first period adding another 6 points to the Bulldogs lead. Bulldog Chris Schene wrestled Raul DelGotto in the 152lb class like a true senior. Schene fell behind by one point in the first period before reversing his opponent in the second period. This reversal led to a pin for Schene and another 6 points for the team improving the lead to 18-0. Junior Drew McLeod of Batesville started his match with the first takedown of the 160lb class. This takedown led to a quick pin in the first period adding another Batesville win, beating Gage Brewer of Madison. Axel Garcia of Batesville faced off against Peter Kopecy from Madison in the 170lb class. Garcia, a freshman, battled to a 11-11 tie with his opponent before a final mistake by Kopcey of Madison ended the match by disqualification. This disqualification added six more points to the teams score making it 30-0 Batesville. Abram Garcia stepped on the mat against Madison’s Ethan Schafer. Garcia’s sophomore experience helped him fight through a tough opponent but was not enough in the end losing by a major decision of 12-4. This loss gave the Cubs their first four points of the night. Drew Garbarini, a freshman and first year wrestler, fell in the first period by pin to Logan Kent of Madison. This loss moved the team score to 30-10. The Bulldogs were unable to fill the 220lb and 285lb class giving up two six-point forfeits. These forfeits edged the Cubs to just eight points shy of Batesville with a new team score of 30-22. Freshman Caleb Bischoff-Niese faced off against Jacob Skirvin, a strong 106lb opponent from Madison. Niese was shut down in the first period by a pin but came away with experience that will benefit him as he moves to his conference opponents. This loss moved the score to 30-28 Batesville. The Cubs received another forfeit from the the Bulldogs in the 113lb class gaining the lead by four points, 34-30 Madison. Both Madison and Batesville had forfeits in the 120lb class before freshman JT Linkel of Batesville and Dante O’Banion of Madison faced off in the 126lb class. Linkel gave up a quick takedown in the first period before finding a reversal. This reversal led to a huge pin by Linkel and another team score change moving the Bulldogs to a 36-34 lead. The final match of the evening faced off team captain and senior Michael Deal of Batesville and Eli McGillan of Madison. The 132lb bout was the deciding factor on which team would go home with the victory. Deal held up his side of the bargain for the Bulldogs earning a quick takedown before securing the win with another pin for the team. This was Deal’s fifth pin of the season and an individual record of 6-0. This final win of the night moved the Bulldogs to a 42-34 victory over the Cubs.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.
NEWCASTLE will need to pay Tottenham £12.5million if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino now… but can land him for nothing next month.The Toon are preparing to make their move for the Argentinean once the £300million takeover is completed.3 Newcastle are targetting Mauricio Pochettino to become their new managerCredit: ReutersThe Saudi-backed buyout are ready to pay Poch a whopping £19m-a-year to turn the side into European challengers.Money is unlikely to be an issue with Newcastle braced to become the richest club in the world.But they still may want to save themselves a small fortune by biding their time and preventing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy from lining his pockets.Spurs sacked Pochettino in November and paid him a £12.5m compensation package that included a clause not to manage another club for six months.According to ESPN, that expires in June leaving the former Southampton manager free to talk to prospective clubs.If Newcastle appointed the 48-year-old next month he theoretically could be in charge of the remaining Premier League fixtures.Games are expected to commence next month behind closed doors in neutral stadiums following the coronavirus pandemic.Though the new owners are likely to keep Bruce until the end of the season before making their decision.SunSport exclusively revealed how Newcastle’s players are on a SOS mission to save Bruce.3most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford3The ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss remains very popular among his squad who are determined to prove to the new owners that he should be kept on beyond this season.Despite his experience some fans fear he is not a big enough name to attract star players when money becomes available after the takeover.But he has huge support in the dressing room where he is viewed as a superb man-manager.Newcastle have also been linked with Jorge Jesus in recent days, but club sources claimed Poch is the one they want.The 65-year-old Flamengo chief led his side to an historic double last season – winning the Brazilian league title as well as the Copa Libertadores.It is the first time it has been achieved since Pele led Santos to the accolade in 1962 and 1963.Sam Allardyce says Newcastle takeover is going to be ‘very difficult’ for Steve Bruce and compares the situation to his own sacking by new owner Mike Ashley in 2008