Hillsides Selected to Lead Workforce Workshops for Los Angeles Youth

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Giving Back Hillsides Selected to Lead Workforce Workshops for Los Angeles Youth 48 Youth Successfully Pass and Earn Employment Certifications From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 14, 2016 | 4:07 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Forty-eight youth passed the five-week course in February, receiving two employment certifications and three college credit units.During the training, held at Los Angeles Trade Technical College on five consecutive Saturdays, the youth identified their career weaknesses and strengths, learned hard and soft skills that are essential in today’s job market, and participated in mock interviews. Youth who completed the training are certified as work-ready and are being matched to jobs that fit their goals.“Los Angeles has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the nation, especially for youth in foster care,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Our YMO workforce program is seeking to combat this trend and taking the lead in creating employment opportunities for these youth throughout Los Angeles County.”The training, an unprecedented collaborative effort by the major foster youth agencies in Los Angeles County, was spurred by the iFoster Grocery Industry Initiative, which is seeking to prequalify youth formerly in foster care for jobs in the industry. The agencies that sent youth to the workforce training workshop included the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, the Opportunities for Youth Collaborative, the Alliance for Children’s Rights, the Guardian Scholars Program, Los Angeles City College, Hathaway-Sycamores, St. Anne’s, and Pacific Clinics.The workshop was timed perfectly to a huge Job Fair for youth, 100,000 Opportunities, held on February 11, at the Los Angeles Convention Center where companies were hiring qualified youth on the spot. Several of the youth who completed the training received job offers, including Krystal Lopez, who used to live in YMO’s affordable housing program. Lopez, who said that she found the mock interviewing portion of the job training the most valuable, was offered a job at Starbucks.The training was facilitated by YMO job developer Casswell Goodman with the assistance of YMO Youth Advocate Aurelio Mitjans. YMO was selected to lead the training due to its track record of success training and placing youth currently or formerly in foster care in jobs. The iFoster Grocery Industry Initiative was rolled out in the summer of 2015. iFoster asked several Los Angeles County agencies to send their “best and brightest” youth for prequalification workforce testing. The youth YMO sent tested at the highest levels and YMO also had the highest success rate in helping youth gain employment.The curriculum used was developed through a partnership between YMO and four other local agencies, the Transition-Aged Youth (TAY) Collaborative. The group formed in order to address the lack of workforce instructional tools tailored to the unique challenges and barriers of youth in foster care. With funding from The Hilton Foundation, and the Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation, the TAY Collaborative worked with Dr. Lauren Gates at the Columbia University School of Social Work to create and implement a new, innovative workforce training curriculum.The success of Hillsides YMO program is made possible by the support of many foundations, which include the Annenberg Foundation, All Saints Church Pasadena, The Angell Foundation, Bank of the West, California Community Foundation, Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, the Charitable Foundation, Confidence Foundation, George Hoag Family Foundation, Lon V. Smith Foundation, Mozilo Family Foundation, Northrop Grumman Employees Charitable Organization, Pasadena Rotary, RGK Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, TJX Foundation, U.S. Bank, and Walmart FoundationHillsides, founded in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services for children in foster care and families in crisis. It serves more than 6,200 children and families throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a commentlast_img read more

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DSNews Webcast: Thursday 10/2/2014

first_img October 1, 2014 739 Views Related Articles The nation’s serious delinquency rate on single-family mortgage loans for August was the lowest it has been in six years, according to Fannie Mae’s August 2014 Monthly Summary released recently. Fannie Mae reported the serious delinquency rate for August to be 1.99 percent, which is its lowest level since October 2008 – a month after Fannie Mae’s conservatorship under the Federal Housing Finance Agency began. The August rate was down slightly from the 2.00 percent that was reported for July and down from 2.61 percent that was reported in August 2013.Since the serious delinquency rate has fallen by 0.62 percentage points in the last year, analysts say the rate could fall below the “normal” level of 1.0 percent sometime in 2016, although declines have come at a slower pace in recent months. The serious delinquency rate reached its peak of 5.59 percent in February 2010. Fannie Mae reported that more than 9,300 permanent loan modifications were completed in August, making a total of more than 88,200 loan modifications year-to-date through August 31, 2014.RealtyTrac named 16 U.S. counties as high-risk, high-yield hot spots for single-family rental investing in its Q3 2014 Residential Property Rental Report released today. All of the 16 counties had a 14 percent or higher annual gross rental yield; an employment rate above 6.2 percent, which was the national average in July 2014; and a rental vacancy rate above the national average, which was 8.7 percent as of the end of 2012. Edegcombe County in North Carolina, part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, metro area, was at the top of the list for investment hot spots with a 41.57 percent annual gross yield. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago DSNews Webcast: Thursday 10/2/2014 Previous: Report Identifies Hot Spots for Single-Family Rental Investing Next: Foreclosure Inventory Plummets Year-Over-Year in August Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Featured / DSNews Webcast: Thursday 10/2/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Featured, Media, Webcasts Sign up for DS News Daily 2014-10-01 Jordan Funderburk About Author: Jordan Funderburk Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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EU should relax fishing restrictions for small boats – Cope

first_img By News Highland – September 24, 2010 EU should relax fishing restrictions for small boats – Cope Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Newsx Adverts Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleGarda investigation continues as inquest finds Shaun Duffy was unlawfully killedNext articleFamily calls on anyone with information on Shaun Duffy’s killing to come forward News Highland Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img WhatsApp FIshermen could be putting themselves in danger because of the economic situation.That’s according to North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher, who is calling on the European Commission to pay greater heed to the needs of fishermen living on Islands and in remote parts of the country. He’s suggesting the EU create regional blocks which could avail of certain exceptions to general EU policies. He’s particularly anxious to have restrictions on smaller-sized fishing vessels eased off the Donegal and North West.Mr Gallagher says at present, small scale fishing is banned in North West waters, but allowed elsewhere, and that’s forcing some skippers to take risks………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/cope1.mp3[/podcast] Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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COVID & Lockdown Affected Migrants- “Frame Scheme Providing Relief To Voiceless, Marginalized Sections Of Society”: Delhi HC To Govt.

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID & Lockdown Affected Migrants- “Frame Scheme Providing Relief To Voiceless, Marginalized Sections Of Society”: Delhi HC To Govt. Sparsh Upadhyay5 May 2021 8:24 AMShare This – xDealing with a writ petition filed seeking registration of all migrant workers of Delhi under Section 10 of The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 and to provide free medicines and medical facilities to the migrant workers, the Delhi High Court on Monday (May 3) issued significant direction to the Delhi Government.The Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Asha Menon remarked,”In view of the scale and magnitude of pandemic Covid-19, a structured response by the administration is required so that the voiceless and the marginalized sections of the society can be given proper and adequate relief.”Submissions before the CourtThe Petitioner also sought directions to the Respondents to fulfil its obligations under The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 and to pay monies under the income transfer scheme to all migrant workers of NCT Delhi.He relied on the Directive Principles of State Policy of the Constitution and submitted that the Respondents are bound to protect the welfare of the people, especially that of the working class under Article 43 of the Constitution of India. He emphasized that the Respondents didn’t formulate any plan for setting up a database of the migrant workers even after the first wave of the pandemic and therefore, have been unable to reach out to all the workers and their families.On the other hand, the Counsel for the Delhi Government stated before the Court that to date, there was no scheme to give benefit to the workers under The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 and that there was no database to locate and identify the migrant workers in NCT Delhi.However, he further stated that the State Government was taking various steps to ameliorate the condition of the migrant workmen as well as those working in the unorganised sector. It was submitted by him that provisions for free shelter, food and medicare have been made and that Rs. 98,96,70,000/- have been disbursed to 2,10,684 workersCourt’s directionThe Court directed that the writ petition be treated as a representation to the Chief Secretary, Government of NCT of Delhi, who has been further directed,”To frame a Scheme incorporating a structured response for the ‘home-based worker’, ‘self-employed worker’ and ‘unorganised worker’, as defined under The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, within two weeks.”While framing the scheme, the Chief Secretary has been directed to:Keep in mind the prayers sought for in the instant writ petition, including the prayer for payment of ex gratia amount to the unorganised workers and the migrant workers.To ensure that the registration process under Section 10 of The Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008 is simplified and is implemented at the ground level. To consider the feasibility of involving the elected representatives as well as the civil society at large in particular NGOs, Gurudwaras etc. who have a good track record and who have been working with the administration in the past.The matter has been posted for further hearing on May 20.Case title – Abhijeet Kumar Pandey v. Union of India and Anr.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsCOVID lockdown Migrants Migrant Issues Migrant Workers In India Migrant Crisis Delhi High Court Delhi Government Scheme For Migrants Next Storylast_img read more

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COOK-OFF: Palmers win Chuck Wagon Cook Off

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Five chuck wagons from north Alabama and Tennessee and a local Dutch-oven couple competed in the Burning Bush Cowboy Church’s Inaugural Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday on the church grounds.When the pots were scraped empty, B.B. and Nita Palmer of Troy were named the first-place winners in the cook-off. The judges deemed the couple’s stew, cornbread and dessert the best in the cook-off.Cook-teams were challenged with cooking a stew, cornbread and a dessert. To declare the winner, the judges determined the best combination of the three. COOK-OFF: Palmers win Chuck Wagon Cook Off Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip By Jaine Treadwell Bulldogs handle Wicksburg The Pike County Bulldogs kept rolling in their 33-6 win over Wicksburg last Friday night. The win for the Bulldogs… read morecenter_img Taking second place honors in the Chuck Wagon Cook-off was Henagar Crossover Cowboy Church. Cross Halo Cowboy Church from Cleveland was third.Alvie Walker, pastor, Burning Bush Cowboy Church said he was very pleased with Burning Bush’s first Chuck Wagon Cook-Off.“A lot of cowboy churches have chuck wagon cook-off as fundraisers, as ways to let people know more about cowboy churches’ and their ministries and just for the fun and fellowship of an event like that,” Walker said. “We were pleased with the number of Chuck Wagons that entered and we had a good crowd throughout the day. At one count, 200 people had attended and that was not the total number that attended.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Barbara Akins, Trading Post Cowboy Chuck, Woodville, Alabama, said her church participates often in chuck wagon cook-offs.“Oh, it’s a lot of work and it costs a little but we like to support the fundraisers of other cowboy churches and we enjoy the fellowship and the singing and, of course, the food,” she said. “Chuck wagon cook-offs are a good way to meet people. But the most important thing is the opportunity to help people who are in need.”Several international students at Troy University visited the Burning Bush Cowboy Church Cook-Off to learn more about American culture and the Old West.Candice Gao and Sanne Zhu said they didn’t know about chuck-wagons and they enjoyed seeing the wagons and were especially interested in outdoor cooking.“What we liked the most was the food,” they said, laughing. “The stews were all good and the cornbread, too. But the desserts were delicious and so many and we tried so many.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Walker expressed appreciation to the Cowboy Churches that brought their Chuck Wagons and entered the competition.“Competing in a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off requires a real commitment in time and money,” he said. “Burning Bush Cowboy Church greatly appreciates the support of other churches.”Walker said Burning Bush hopes to find an affordable wagon that can be “upgraded” to a chuck wagon.“We are looking for a wagon and look forward to being able to participate chuck wagon cook-offs,” he said. You Might Like By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

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Snow Precipitation at four ice core sites in East Antarctica: provenance, seasonality and blocking factors

first_imgSnow precipitation is the primary mass input to the Antarctic ice sheet and is one of the most direct climatic indicators, with important implications for paleoclimatic reconstruction from ice cores. Provenance of precipitation and the dynamic conditions that force these precipitation events at four deep ice core sites (Dome C, Law Dome, Talos Dome, and Taylor Dome) in East Antarctica were analysed with air mass back trajectories calculated using the Lagrangian model and the mean composite data for precipitation, geopotential height and wind speed field data from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast from 1980 to 2000. On an annual basis, back trajectories showed that the Atlantic-Indian and Ross-Pacific Oceans were the main provenances of precipitation in Wilkes Land (80%) and Victoria Land (40%), respectively, whereas the greatest influence of the ice sheet was on the interior near the Vostok site (80%) and in the Southwest Ross Sea (50%), an effect that decreased towards the coast and along the Antarctic slope. Victoria Land received snowfall atypically with respect to other Antarctica areas in terms of pathway (eastern instead of western), seasonality (summer instead of winter) and velocity (old air age). Geopotential height patterns at 500 hPa at low (>10 days) and high (2-6 days) frequencies during two snowfall cycles at core sites showed large positive anomalies at low frequencies developing in the Tasman Sea-Eastern Indian Ocean at higher latitudes (60-70°S) than normal. This could be considered part of an atmospheric blocking event, with transient eddies acting to decelerate westerlies in a split region area and accelerate the flow on the flanks of the low-frequency positive anomalies.last_img read more

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Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

first_img Written by Tags: Basketball/NBA/NBA Playoffs/Oklahoma City Thunder/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and collected seven rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points, eight assists and six boards. Utah takes a 3-1 series lead back to Oklahoma City. Game 5 is on Wednesday night.Paul George scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder. Oklahoma City lost its third straight in the series after shooting just 39 percent from the field.“I thought we played downhill a lot more,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought we were at the rim a lot more. From there, we probably missed some opportunities to move the ball. I thought our ball movement was sporadic and sometimes it was very good.”The Thunder opened up a 26-19 lead late in the first quarter when Carmelo Anthony capped a string of three straight Oklahoma City baskets with an alley-oop layup. They held onto the lead for much of the second quarter until Utah finally woke up on offense.Starting with Rudy Gobert cutting to the rim for a dunk with 3:45 left in the second quarter, the Jazz scored on 11 straight offensive possessions to blow the game wide open. Ingles fueled the surge by hitting three straight 3-pointers to put Utah in front 58-52 before halftime.It finally culminated in another Gobert dunk that punctuated a 20-3 run extending over the second and third quarters that gave Utah a 67-52 lead.“The whole year, one of the things that we’ve wanted to do collectively is try to generate open shots,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “You’re not always going to make them, but you want to keep taking them. Eventually, you’re going to make some. We hit some timely ones in the second half.”The Jazz led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. Utah went up 87-68 when Mitchell drained a jumper and then fed Ingles for a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.Physical play and heated emotions characterized the game. Both teams picked up two technical fouls before halftime. Then Jae Crowder was ejected with a technical foul with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.TIP INSThunder: Westbrook finished with his fourth consecutive double double in the series. … Carmelo Anthony went just 5-of-18 from the field. … Oklahoma City totaled one assist in the third quarter and finished with 10 for the game. … The Thunder shot 5-of-26 from 3-point range.Jazz: Ingles is 10-of-21 from 3-point range over his last two games. … Utah forced 15 turnovers. … Royce O’ Neale finished with a career playoff high nine rebounds. . Rubio is averaging 8.0 assists per game in the series. Associated Press April 24, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96last_img read more

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Southern Connecticut State University gymnast dies after training accident

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCourtesy Southern Connecticut State University(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) — A Connecticut university community is mourning the loss of a young gymnast who died over the weekend after suffering from a training accident, her school announced Monday.Melanie Coleman, a 20-year-old junior at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, died after sustaining a spinal injury while practicing on Friday.It’s still unclear how the accident occurred, but the school said Coleman fell during a routine training exercise on the uneven bars. She was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she died Sunday.Coleman was an all-state gymnast at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, her hometown, and was pursuing a nursing degree at SCSU.“This has been devastating to her coaches and teammates and we hope to support them in this very difficult time,” Southern Connecticut State University Director of Athletics Jay Moran said in a statement Monday. “Melanie was a very bright student, an excellent athlete and involved member of the Southern Connecticut community. The entire Southern athletics family is greatly saddened by her loss.”Last year, she was honored by USA Gymnastics as an All-America scholar-athlete, and was also recognized by Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association as a scholastic All-American, the university said in a statement Monday.“We are heartbroken and stunned by Melanie’s passing,” Southern Connecticut State University gymnastics head coach, Mary Fredericks, said in the statement. “She was an incredibly hard worker and a sweet-spirited young woman. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to her family at this time. The SCSU Gymnastics team will miss her greatly though she will always be with us.”The family set up a GoFundMe campaign, which had raised nearly $35,000 as of Monday evening, easily exceeding its $10,000 goal.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Southern Connecticut State University gymnast dies after training accident Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Eni and BP report new gas discovery offshore Egypt

first_img The discovery has been made at the Nidoco NW-1 exploration well. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) The discovery has been made 4km north from the Nooros field that was discovered in July 2015 Italian oil and gas company Eni and its partner BP have discovered new gas in the Great Nooros area, in the Abu Madi West Development lease, offshore Egypt.The discovery has been made at the Nidoco NW-1 exploration well, in 16 meters of water depth, 5km from the coast, and 4km north from the Nooros field that was discovered in July 2015.Eni has discovered 100 metres of gas-bearing sands at the Nidoco NW-1 exploratory well, of which 50 meters in the Pliocene sands of the Kafr-El-Sheik formations and the remaining 50 metres in the Messinian age sandstone of the Abu Madi formations.Eni to start screening development options for the new discoveryEni said: “The preliminary evaluation of the well results, considering the extension of the reservoir towards north and the dynamic behavior of the field, together with the recent discoveries performed in the area, indicates that the Great Nooros Area gas in place can be estimated in excess of 4 Tcf.”The company said that it would begin screening the development options for the new discovery, in coordination with the Egyptian petroleum sector.The Italian oil and gas company has 75% interest in the license of Abu Madi West Development Lease, through its subsidiary IEOC. The remaining 25% stake is owned by BP.Petrobel, an equal joint venture between IEOC and the state company Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), is the operator of Abu Madi Lease.In July this year, Eni has announced that its exploration well, Ken Bau-2X offshore Vietnam, has confirmed a significant hydrocarbon accumulation in the Ken Bau discovery.last_img read more

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BW Energy to acquire jack-up rigs for Dussafu developments offshore Gabon

first_imgThe acquired jack-up rigs will be converted for production purposes at the Hibiscus/Ruche satellite field in the Dussafu license BW Energy to acquire two jack-up drilling rigs from Borr Drilling. (Credit: Kristina Kasputienė from Pixabay) BW Energy has signed an agreement with Borr Drilling to acquire two jack-up drilling rigs for the development of the Hibiscus/Ruche satellite field in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.The jack-up drilling rigs, which include the 2003-built sister-units Atla and Balder, will be acquired for a total of $14.5m.The move comes as BW Energy finalised an alternative development plan for the Hibiscus/Ruche satellite field.Under the alternative development plan, the acquired jack-up rigs will be converted for use at the field to reduce investments and time to first oil.BW Energy CEO Carl Krogh Arnet said: “A jack-up conversion will enable us to reduce capital investments by about USD 100 million compared to our previous development plan.“By re-using facilities we will also achieve a substantial reduction in field development related CO2 emissions compared to a newbuild platform.”Two rigs to be converted to OI equipped with production facilitiesBW Energy plans to convert the two rigs to Offshore Installations (OI) equipped with production facilities.Following seismic reprocessing, BW Energy identified an increased potential to the Greater Hibiscus oil-in-place volumes. This makes further developments highly likely in the Hibiscus/Ruche area, the firm said.Arnet added: “This development concept offers tangible financial, schedule and environmental benefits. We have consequently decided to secure a second jack-up at a very attractive price to prepare for the future development of the Dussafu license.“Acquiring a sister unit will enable us to re-use the engineering and project plans for a second development with obvious synergies.”As per the calculations, the redeployment and conversion projects are said to offer 70%-80% reductions to greenhouse gas emissions when compared to that of newly built assets, due to shorter yard stays and reduced consumption of steel.Further benefits are reduced installation cost and the elimination of the need for piling into the seabed for stability.last_img read more

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