Shell leases Grupo R rig for Gulf of Mexico operations

first_imgMexican operator Grupo R has signed a contract with Shell for the lease of the La Muralla IV drilling rig to operate in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Source: Grupo RGrupo R said on Tueday that the integrated contract model signed with Shell would provide Shell with the drilling rig, as well as the support team to drill three wells, with option for extensions, in deep water since the third quarter of 2020.“At Shell we are committed to promoting the development of a modern, innovative and competitive energy sector for Mexico. With the hiring and promotion of Mexican companies with extensive experience and capacity for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, we favor the generation of quality jobs and help promote the development of the economy,” said Pablo Tejera Cuesta, Upstream Director of Shell México.David Stewart, Global Vice President of Shell Deepwater Wells, said: “We are convinced that by combining the experience of Grupo R with our global experience, we will contribute to the development of deepwater exploration in Mexico, always in line with the highest standards in industrial safety.”Ramiro Garza, President of Grupo R, said: “We are proud that Shell has chosen Group R to provide the leasing services of the La Muralla IV deepwater drilling rig. For our Group, this contract is proof that we are a growing company with the ambition and the ability to become an international marine drilling company.”La Muralla IV is a 6th generation semi-submersible drilling unit of a GVA7500 design. The rig is designed to operate in 10,000 ft water depth.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

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Heavy caseloads for CFY workers

first_imgRadio NZ News 12 July 2013Child, Youth and Family says its staff are not leaving in droves despite a high workload.The welfare agency says notifications have quadrupled in the past eight years to over 150,000 per year and it has taken on 250 more social workers to cope.After complaints from frontline staff, Child Youth and Family will conduct a review of case numbers for social workers. It says an ideal average is between eight and 18, depending on their complexity and the person’s experience.CYF deputy chief executive Bernadine MacKenzie says 80% of her staff have more than two years’ experience, with an average of seven- and-a-half years.“I’m really proud of my staff and what they do, they do an exceptional job. It’s never easy to get experienced workers and to get the right people in this job – it’s a tough job. So obviously recruitment is pretty crucial to us. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/214287/heavy-caseloads-for-cfy-workerslast_img read more

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MLB All-Star Game 2019: Start time, TV channel, full rosters for AL and NL teams

first_imgNational League pitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPLuis CastilloRedsSPSandy AlcantaraMarlinsSPSonny Gray*RedsSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersSPBrandon Woodruff*BrewersSPMike SorokaBravesSPWalker BuehlerDodgersSPClayton KershawDodgersSPJacob deGromMetsRPFelipe Vazquez*PiratesRPKirby YatesPadresRPWill SmithGiants* Max Scherzer was replaced because of a pitching schedule conflict. Josh Hader was replaced because of injury. Zack Greinke was replaced because of a personal matter.2019 MLB Home Run Derby resultsMets rookie Pete Alonso took home the 2019 Home Run Derby honors, ousting fellow rookie sensation Vlad Guerrero Jr. Alonso launched 23 bombs in the final round to win.It was one of the most entertaining nights in Home Run Derby history. In the second round, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and Guerrero Jr. combined for 79 bombs that needed two, three-swing playoffs to decide. The 2019 MLB All-Star Game rosters reflect not only the emergent players from the first half of the season, but also the teams on the rise. Of the 17 announced starters, only one played for an organization below .500 at the time.Mike Trout, the lone exception, is part of an Angels squad still hovering around the edge of AL wild-card contention. He’s also perhaps baseball’s best player and a mainstay in All-Star lineups. He has already clubbed 26 home runs this campaign. Watch the MLB All-Star Game live or on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Much like the last time Cleveland-hosted All-Star Game in 1997, when young players such as Nomar Garciaparra and Mariano Rivera participated, the 2019 event will introduce an array of faces that will be new to casual fans nationwide. Ronald Acuña Jr. and Matt Chapman are among those making their first appearances in the Midsummer Classic.MLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball rosterHere are the best ways to follow the action, as well as a list of players for each team:How to watch MLB All-Star Game 2019: Schedule, TV start timeTime: 7:30 p.m. ETTV channel: FoxLocation: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OhioLive stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)The All-Star Game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9. It will be televised to a national U.S. audience on Fox, which is using a four-man broadcast team of Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.The game is also being streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.With a victory, the National League would draw level with the American League for all-time wins in the exhibition at 44.2019 All-Star Game startersAmerican League lineupPos.PlayerTeamSPJustin VerlanderAstrosCGary SanchezYankees1BCarlos SantanaIndians2BDJ LeMahieuYankeesSSJorge PolancoTwins3BAlex BregmanAstrosOFMike TroutAngelsOFGeorge SpringerAstrosOFMichael BrantleyAstrosDHJ.D. MartinezRed SoxNational League lineupPos.PlayerTeamSPHyun-Jin RyuDodgersCWillson ContrerasCubs1BFreddie FreemanBraves2BKetel MarteDiamondbacksSSJavier BaezCubs3BNolan ArenadoRockiesOFChristian YelichBrewersOFRonald Acuna Jr.BravesOFCody BellingerDodgersDHJosh BellPiratesFull list of All-Star Game reservesAmerican League benchPos.PlayerTeamCJames McCannWhite SoxIFMatt ChapmanA’sIFGleyber Torres**YankeesIFJose AbreuWhite SoxIFFrancisco LindorIndiansIFXander Bogaerts*Red SoxIFDaniel VogelbachMarinersOFMookie BettsRed SoxOFAustin MeadowsRaysOFWhit MerrifieldRoyalsOFJoey GalloRangers* Tommy La Stella and Hunter Pence were replaced because of injury.** Brandon Lowe, who replaced La Stella, was injured and in turn replaced by Gleyber Torres.American League pitchersPos.PlayerTeamSPJohn MeansOriolesSPMasahiro Tanaka*YankeesSPJose Berrios*TwinsSPLiam Hendriks*A’sSPLucas GiolitoWhite SoxSPShane Bieber*IndiansSPJustin VerlanderAstrosSPGerrit ColeAstrosRPRyan PresslyAstrosRPShane GreeneTigersRPBrad HandIndiansRPAroldis ChapmanYankees* Jake Odorizzi and Marcus Stroman were replaced because of injury. Charlie Morton and Mike Minor were replaced because of pitching schedule conflicts.National League benchPos.PlayerTeamCJ.T. RealmutoPhilliesCYasmani GrandalBrewersIFPete AlonsoMetsIFJosh BellPiratesIFPaul DeJongCardinalsIFMax Muncy*DodgersIFTrevor StoryRockiesIFKris BryantCubsIFMike MoustakasBrewersOFJeff McNeilMetsOFDavid DahlRockiesOFCharlie BlackmonRockies* Anthony Rendon was replaced because of injury.last_img read more

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