The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia rose to over 830 today. Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho estimates that 2.4 million people were impacted by Friday’s earthquake.Nugroho said 71 foreigners were in the city of Palu at the time of the quake and most were safely evacuated to Jakarta, CNN reported. Sri Lanka today said it was saddened by the devastating tsunami in Indonesia.President Maithripala Sirisena tweeted saying Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with the people of Indonesia in this hour of grief. “Saddened to hear about the devastating tsunami in Indonesia. My deepest condolences to the families of those affected. Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with the people of Indonesia in this hour of grief,” he tweeted. At least five foreigners, including three French nationals as well as a Malaysian and a South Korean national, are unaccounted for, he said. (Colombo Gazette)
By Elias HazouTIME will tell, but debt-ridden Cyprus may have hit the jackpot after Noble Energy announced yesterday that some 1.5 billion barrels of oil could lie in deepwater strata off the island’s southern coast.In a statement, the Texas-based energy company said “There is evidence of multiple opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean with approximately 3 billion barrels of gross unrisked oil potential in the deep Mesozoic play in both Cyprus (1,496 MMBoe) and Israel (1,538 MMBoe). We are evaluating 3D seismic data on an ongoing basis and plan to resume exploration drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean in late 2014 or early 2015.”MMBoe stands for one million barrels of oil equivalent.The statement followed a conference hosted by Noble in Houston with analysts and investors on the company’s operational outlook.“Significant exploration potential remains on the company’s acreage position in the Eastern Mediterranean, with approximately 3 billion barrels of gross unrisked oil potential in the deep Mesozoic play in both Cyprus and Israel and four trillion cubic feet gross of natural gas potential in Cyprus,” the company said during the conference.‘Unrisked’ is industry jargon for a rough estimate of reserves that does not reflect the probability of geologic success. And experts caution that it’s still too early to tell whether Cyprus has struck gold.The Mail learns that it was last week that senior Noble execs first tipped off the government on the potential for an oil bonanza in Cypriot waters.The information was relayed to the President during a meeting in Nicosia with Keith Elliott, Noble Energy Senior Vice Chairman for the Eastern Mediterranean.Coming out of that meeting, company execs were guarded, with Elliott telling newsmen only that they planned to prospect for oil as well as for natural gas.“We are looking for oil and gas but primarily we’re looking for gas,” Elliott said at the time, adding: “We really don’t know at the moment which is coming to the forefront.”Though low-key, Elliott’s remarks sparked speculation here that Noble was onto something – beyond natural gas – in its Block 12 concession.Daily Phileleftheros broke the story on Monday morning, before Noble’s announcement. The daily reported that the reserves would translate, on Cyprus’ end, into revenues of approximately €60bn, based on the profit-sharing agreement between the government and Noble.There was no immediate reaction from the government, but political parties jumped on the oil bandwagon urging the administration to speed up exploration and development.Earlier in the day, when asked to comment on the Phileleftheros report, energy minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis advised a wait-and-see approach, pointing out that more reliable data on the presence of oil would be available by April of next year, when Noble is expected to release their final assessment of three-dimensional seismic surveys in their Block 12 concession.This summer, in addition to conducting appraisal drilling at the Aphrodite prospect in Block 12, Noble carried out 3D seismic surveys of the entire Block 12 to reveal the potential of additional gas – and possibly oil – finds.Lakkotrypis stressed that it would be possible to talk of proven oil reserves in Block 12 only once drilling has taken place.Noble Energy has not indicated even a tentative timeline for oil drilling. But the company is slated to carry out additional exploratory drilling for natural gas at other locations within Block 12 in late 2014.With a barrel of oil going for around $100, the quantities cited by Noble could theoretically be worth $150bn (€110bn), though likely to fetch far less, if and when the reserves are proven. That’s because any revenues will depend on the amount of oil that is actually recoverable.At any rate, the order of magnitude of the oil would be well worth monetising, said Constantinos Hadjistassou, a researcher on hydrocarbons and lecturer at the University of Nicosia.Developing oil would require deploying at the site a drilling rig as well as a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. An FPSO vessel is designed to receive hydrocarbons produced from nearby platforms, process them, and store oil until it can be offloaded onto a tanker or, less frequently, transported through a pipeline.An FPSO carries a price tag of anywhere from $1.2bn to $2bn, and drilling operations could cost several hundred million dollars.“Say a ballpark figure of $2.5bn to $3bn for the total development cost, so obviously any estimated revenues above that definitely makes it worthwhile,” said Hadjistassou.The development outlay for oil would be far less than for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); an LNG terminal might cost between €6bn and €8bn – and take longer to build.In a report issued in April 2010, the US Geological Survey estimated a mean of 1.7 billion barrels of recoverable oil and a mean of 122 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas in the Levant Basin using a geology-based assessment methodology. The Levant Basin does not include most of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, but does encompass a portion of Block 12.Meanwhile in a presentation following the conference in Houston, Noble outlined three options for developing Cypriot gas, with the top choice being via an onshore LNG facility at Vasilikos, but with the caveat that additional discovered resources are needed.The second option was via a floating LNG vessel, and the third alternative, a pipeline to onshore LNG facilities in Egypt. 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many entrepreneurs, especially young entrepreneurs, have such a distress: no money how to start a business? Yes, in today’s society, no money how entrepreneurship! Don’t worry, investment adviser for everyone to bring three zero investment venture, we might as well take a look at!
restructuring of old clothes shop
the project to break the traditional big change small, fat thin, fill the holes in the scope of services, mainly to provide creative design restructuring clothing for customers, while providing restructuring accessories, such as ribbons, beads, zippers etc.. The reconstruction does not fit or style of clothes behind the style, or to be discarded clothes changed into other items, such as dolls, headrest backrest, Home Furnishing accessories etc.. Small shops should not be large, the investment cost is not high, but the owner of the creative design capabilities and skills have certain requirements.
service for graduate students
for many graduate students nervous, too busy to take into account the food life phenomenon in Colleges and universities nearby lease a 100 square meter house, the purchase of appropriate equipment such as cooking, laundry and other three meals a day and daily life service for postgraduate students, charged 150 yuan per month -300 yuan service fee. Do well, can make the brand, do large-scale, is a development potential of the industry.
read these three projects, you will not say no money how to start? Only you have a dare to do poineering work, the courage to start a business, then, no money can do poineering work, the same can be successful!
for a long time did not write the soft, because of work reasons, only bubble forum. Found in the A5 and CHINAZ recently mentioned a lot of the construction of the chain posts. Read a lot, as if this forum is still the main force. But many people will find that the number of the chain is now very easy to saturation. The number of chain growth to a certain number, and then to send the number or remain unchanged. Some peers is not a day to send the chain disappeared a lot. What is the reason?
for this particular day I pay attention to my own in the BBS hair of the chain, you will find that most of the BBS hair posts, survival is almost a week. Before you can live a few months of the forum has gradually gone. Reduce the number of the chain, greatly and suck on the forum. Some time ago it was said that the degree of weakening the weight of the forum signature, followed by the introduction of a new signature SEOWHY policy. This will undoubtedly make the forum posted on weekdays, the number of signatures outside the chain of the owners are worse. Then how should we do website promotion next? Here and put forward some of my own, also hope to master a lot of advice.
first, the forum can not completely give up, and that we should not defend, but does not mean to give up directly. After all, the forum is cited spider, do the best place outside the chain. And easy to use, increase the number of simple. In addition to the daily forum outside the chain need to pay attention to the amount of bbs. In fact, there are some ways to increase the site’s UV. For example, through the station letter, message boards, and even their own station blog, etc.. These techniques with a good, still allows the forum to promote the top half of the sky.
highly recommended blog promotion. Although the blog promotion need to blog, but also repeatedly said that the weight of the blog in the lower. But is always the most stable of the chain. So let’s spend some time on it. Here I would like to share with you a Baidu space seconds to receive tips. That is, through the forwarding to achieve the Baidu space was included in the article. This method is tested. At least here and will do every day for 2 to 3 seconds, sylvia.
talk again and again, know this, bold and unrestrained has been trying and improving. Found in the application of Baidu ID now in English, numbers, Chinese combination of methods to start the account of the chain effect is good. Of course, every day will be replaced by the new ID, IP. Recommend you try it, the effect is very good.
due to the limited space, bold and unrestrained (http://s.wemec.com) here is not a list of various promotion methods. To write this article, I hope that we do not blindly eat the death of the forum and the signature of the chain. In fact, we have a lot of places to do, you can try. I remember when I first entered a senior said, as long as you adhere to and strive to do every day outside the chain, one day you will find a qualitative leap. I believe that the most practical and simple website promotion skills is constantly trying to insist on.