NASCAR cancels Watkins Glen International weekend

first_imgWGI says ticket holders will receive a full credit for their purchase and an additional 20 percent of the total amount in their account within 5 to 7 days. “While we are disappointed we will not experience NASCAR in New York this year, as we look broadly at the current pandemic in our country and around the world, we must focus first on everyone’s safety and well-being as NASCAR seeks the best way to continue delivering a remarkable on-track product week after week.” WGI President Michael Printup released a statement reading in part: following statement: WATKINS GLEN (WBNG) — Watkins Glen International announced NASCAR Weekend will not be coming to New York next month. It has been moved to Daytona International Speedway for the weekend of Aug. 14 through 16. The credit can be applied to a NASCAR race event in 2020 or 2021 at a NASCAR-owned track.last_img read more

Otto Energy declines Byron’s proposal for Gulf of Mexico well drilling

first_imgAustralia-based oil and gas company Otto Energy has decided that it will not be participating in the drilling of Byron Energy’s SM 71 F4 well in the Gulf of Mexico.SM 71 F platform; Source: ByronIn late August, Byron proposed the SM 71 F4 well, a D5 Sand extension well designated the Sausage prospect, to its 50-50 partner Otto Energy.Under the terms of the SM 71 offshore operating agreement, Otto had until September 30 to respond. Byron was notified that Otto elected not to participate in the drilling of the well.According to the company, the well was assigned a gross 1.26 million barrels of oil and 0.75 bcf of gas. Under the SM 71 operating agreement, Byron has 120 days to spud the SM 71 F4 well.Byron said that it also submitted an authority for expenditure to Otto for a compressor upgrade to the jointly owned SM 71 F platform.Otto approved the compressor upgrade to minimize production downtime while drilling. The two companies agreed the SM 71 F4 well would not be drilled until after the new compressor was.The compressor is expected to be installed in late November or early December this year while Byron expects to spud the SM 71 F4 well in January of 2020 with completion operations to follow immediately if the well is successful. Since Otto refused to participate in the well drilling, Byron will take up 100 percent of the drilling expenses.It is worth noting that the SM 71 F4 well is fully permitted and ready to drill and it is anticipated that the Enterprise 263 rig will be used for the drilling.Also, during the 30-day election period, Byron and Otto discussed the SM 71 F5 well. Byron will submit the SM 71 F5 authority for expenditure and proposal in due course.The company added that if the next well was not successful, the well would be left in a manner that it could be used for future wells such as the SM 71 F5 well by side-tracking below surface casing.Maynard V. Smith, Byron CEO, said: “The SM 71 F4 well is an attractive target from both a reserve and risk standpoint and we look forward to drilling it early next year.“Our seismic data does a very good job of delineating the Sausage prospect and if successful, will increase D5 Sand reserves.“We are disappointed that Otto will not be a part of this well, but this is the right time to drill and bring on new production in the life cycle of the SM 71 platform and project.”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.last_img read more

As I see the NFL playoff games this weekend here

first_img As I see the NFL playoff games this weekend, here’s the one player I think will be the fulcrum to determine the outcome of the game. Tweet me yours @doug987fm. Comments   Share   GAME 1Kansas City at New EnglandSaturday – 2:35 kickoffEric BerryIn order for the Patriots to win, Tom Brady has to get rid of the ball fast. If Justin Houston and Tamba Hali can be what they used to be when both were healthy, Brady will be looking for short throws to Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.  Eric Berry has the chance to come up huge or be torched. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yells to his team during the second half in an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) For the first time in Manning’s career, he must not lose the game. If Manning tries to win the game for the Broncos, Pittsburgh is in the AFC Championship Game. We all love a fairy tale. Manning has been great for the NFL and he’s one of the legends of the game as a player and as a person. He deserves to go out on a white horse (Bronco) and ride into another version of “Manning versus Brady.” There’s just one catch. He can’t physically do what his mind is telling him to do. Denver has a great chance to host the AFC Championship Game as long as Manning plays more like Trent Dilfer and less like Ryan Leaf. GAME 3Seattle at CarolinaSunday – 11:05 kickoffLuke KuechlyEither Kuechly is the best overall LB in the league or there’s a short list of players ahead of him. He can do so many things well but everything he has will be tested against the Seattle offense. The teams have met once this year, but Seattle wasn’t clicking like they are now so that game means very little.If Kuechly stays in to spy Russell Wilson, can he still take away the Seattle crossing routes?  If Kuechly is preoccupied with Wilson’s boots, waggles and read-options, he can’t be as effective as when he simply reads the eyes of the classic drop back passer. There’s going to be so much attention paid to Cam Newton versus the Legion of Boom, and rightly so.  However, if Kuechly has a bad game, Newton won’t be able to cover it up against Seattle’s defense.GAME 4Pittsburgh at DenverSunday – 2:40 kickoffPeyton ManningThis is the easiest one of the four games to narrow it down to one player. What does this man have left?With all the rest, he did look good in the last game of the season.  A Week 17 game can’t erase the 2015 season, though. Manning has contributed very little to the success of the Denver Broncos this year. He wasn’t even a game manager during most of the games. The Denver defense snatched victory from Manning’s jaws of defeat on multiple occasions.center_img Berry must decide when to come to help against the run and diagnose the play fake. Berry can’t let anyone deep down the field but he also must control the dink and dunk that moves the chains. If he plays well, the Chiefs have a chance for their first AFC Championship game appearance since losing to Jim Kelly and the K-Gun in Buffalo two decades ago.GAME 2Green Bay at ArizonaSaturday – 6:15 kickoffEddie LacyThe Cardinals have too many offensive weapons for Green Bay’s defense to completely shut down. This might not be an offensively explosive game, but it certainly won’t be a replay of Vikings/Seahawks. The Packers will need to score to keep up with Arizona’s offense.The play-action pass will be huge for Green Bay and the only way it works is if Lacy runs like he did in the last three quarters of the Packers’ win in Washington.  Lacy can be a stud but he’s been hit-or-miss (mostly miss) for stretches this year. If it’s an arm’s race, I’m taking Carson Palmer. I’m not claiming Carson’s had a better career than Aaron Rodgers, but I’ll take the Cardinals’ offense as a whole every day in 2015.  The Packers can’t win this game without Lacy being a major threat. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more