GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society have started a new round of meetings in Geneva aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee on Monday comes days after the U.N.’s special envoy for Syria said many subjects have been discussed for more than a year. He said it’s now time for the committee to ensure that “the meetings are better organized and more focused.” Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population, including more than 5 million refugees mostly in neighboring countries.
The international oil & gas advisory and classification society DNV GL has secured a three-year contract across the Dana Petroleum operated assets on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).Western Isles FPSO © Copyright 2019 Dana PetroleumDNV GL has worked with Dana Petroleum since 2012 with the development of the Western Isles floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.The classification society said that the Triton FPSO was added to the existing project scope.The scope involves classification and verification services, primarily, validation on whether the safety and critical environmental elements are suitable and maintained in adequate condition to meet performance standards in compliance with the UK offshore safety case regulations.Angus Milne, head of department, UK Verification and DNV GL Project Sponsor, said: “This is a really important contract for DNV GL. We feel we have a good team on board who have a strong track record in delivering combined class and verification operations.”Hari Vamadevan, DNV GL – Oil and Gas regional manager for the UK and West Africa, added: “We are extremely happy to have continued our relationship with Dana Petroleum. We have worked hard to provide an efficient and proactive service and look forward to building a stronger bond between the two companies.”Dana Petroleum has operations and interests in the UK, the Netherlands, and Egypt. Dana is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Korea National Oil Corporation and Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK.Their operating portfolio in the UK consists of the Western Isles FSPO located 160 kilometers east of the Shetlands and the Triton FPSO located 193 kilometers east of Aberdeen.Partners in Western Isles area are Dana Petroleum (77%) and Verus Petroleum (23%) while partners in the Triton FPSO area Dana (52%), Tailwind Energy (46%), and Endeavour Energy (2%).Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options. read more
Nigerian champions Enugu Rangers left it very late yesterday to see off Lobi Stars 2-1 in a rescheduled Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu.The Nigerian champions had Bobby Clement to thank for the winner on the stroke of full time.After their weekend activity in the CAF Champions League in which they scraped past Algerian side JS Saoura to reach the next round, the Flying Antelopes were less than convincing once again. There were no starting places for Godwin Aguda and Fortune Omoniwari in the Rangers line-up while Lobi coach Evans Ogenyi listed forwards Kingsley Eduwo and Anthony Okpotu.Daniel Etor made amends for an earlier miss when he benefited from a defensive error to score for Rangers 21 minutes into the contest.Fifteen minutes later Etor turned from hero to villain when he upended Okpotu in his box, leaving referee Olayombo Oluwabonmi with the simplest task of awarding a spot kick.Eduwo’s kick from 11 metres was saved by Rangers goalkeeper Nana Bonsu but the Lobi striker volleyed in the rebound before defenders of the champions could make any attempt to clear the ball.That was the much the first half produced at a ground Rangers faithful now call The Cathedral.The restart had Rangers pouring forward in search of a goal just to ease their worry of remaining in the bottom-four. The Flying Antelopes just could not conjure anything.Ten minutes to time, Lobi’s Chinedu James got his marching orders for a second booking, thereby handing Rangers the numerical advantage.Right at the death, Clement popped up with the winner with a fine headed goal off an Osas Okoro assist.Rangers have taken their points to nine after seven matches and that lifts them from bottom spot to 16th position.Former champions Kano Pillars ended their poor away form by scoring their first goal on the road in 467 minutes in the NPFL. Amos Gyang earned Pillars a 1-1 draw at Rivers United after Godbless Asamoah had given the Port Harcourt club the lead in the first half.Pillars finished the last five minutes of the game with 10 men after Chris Madaki was sent off for a second yellow card.Wikki Tourists needed an Nnaemeka Anyanwu screamer on 70 minutes to put away 3SC and earn the full points with a 1-0 win.A stoppage time goal in the first half by Destiny Ashadi made sure Katsina United edged Federation Cup champions FC Ifeanyiubah 1-0 at the Mohammed Dikko Stadium in Katsina. The win lifts Katsina United to sixth place with 13 points, seven behind table-toppers Plateau United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more