New Orleans is about to have a heavy dose of lights, as famed DJ Pretty Lights has just announced a two-night New Year’s run with his funky live band. With Brian Coogan, Borahm Lee, Chris Karns and Alvin Ford, Jr. meshing beautifully as the PL Live Band, there’s no limit to this group’s musical potential.The shows will take place from December 30-31, and will be held at the famed Mardi Gras World Ballroom in New Orleans, LA. Ticket information can be found here.[Photo by Visual Suplex Media And Design]
The decommission scope includes permanent plugging of 32 wells on the field, removal of platform and undercarriage, as well as removal of installations on the seabed. All Gyda installations should be removed by 2023. Archer said in an update on Thursday that operations start in January 2021. Gyda removal Related to the new award, Archer said it was a result of an integrated OneArcher approach were the company has turned the industry challenges into a significant opportunity and thereby maximizing both the savings for the client and activity level for OneArcher. Allseas, in turn, awarded a contract to Kvaerner for offshore preparations assistance, onshore disposal, and recycling of the Gyda platform when it is decommissioned. When it comes to other contracts related to the removal of the Gyda platform, Allseas was last September awarded a contract for the removal, transfer, load-in to shore, and disposal of the platform in the Norwegian North Sea. “This award shows that when we work together as OneArcher, we can offer optimal solutions for our clients and shape our own future”, said Thore Andre Stokkeland, Archer Oiltools, and Tom Aune, Archer Platform Drilling. Archer has been awarded the fishing, milling & wellbore cleaning services for Repsol Norge on the Gyda platform located offshore Norway. In June 2017, the Norwegian authorities approved the decommissioning plan for the Gyda field. This makes Archer the sole provider of all downhole services on the Gyda P&A campaign with a scope of 14 wells left to plug & abandon, the company explained. The Gyda field was developed by the use of an integrated steel platform at a depth of 66 meters. The oil is transported by pipeline to Teesside via Ekofisk. The gas is piped to the Ekofisk complex and on to Emden. The contract covers both the 18,000 t topsides and 11,200 t jacket, and includes an option for re-installation on another field, which would be an unprecedented step for a fixed installation off Norway. Namely, Archer in 2017 won a four-year contract for plug and abandonment rig operations by Repsol. The contract scope included permanent plugging and abandonment of the wells on the Gyda platform.
New to the schedule is a two-day East Coast Nationals interregional event Memorial Day Weekend May 24-25 at Hagerstown. The Keystone RaceSaver Challenge interregional event returns to Port Royal on Oct. 12. SPRING RUN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Sprint Series will open its 21st season of competition on Saturday, March 23, at Path Valley Speedway, the first of more than 40 dates on the 2019 schedule. Pre-registrations indicate a strong field for that event, including at least half of the 2018 Top 10 in points and several drivers with past wins at the fast 1/4-mile track in northern Franklin County. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will run qualifying events and a 20-lap feature. General admission is $10 and $3 for children ages 10 and under. Zach Newlin became PASS-IMCA’s first repeat champion when he won that title last year. Newlin has announced his intent to return for 2019. A strong core of competitors returns and at least eight rookies have made plans to join the series this season. Intended as a way to give the “working man or woman” a place to race without needing sizable sponsorships or backing, PASS-IMCA and other RaceSaver groups have clearly succeeded. By Frank Buhrman Other upcoming dates include Saturday, April 6 at Port Royal Speedway; Sunday, April 7 at BAPS Motor Speedway; Friday, April 12 at Williams Grove Speedway; and Saturday, April 13 at Path Valley. Founded to provide lower-cost sprint car racing for competitors and fans in Central Pennsylvania, the series is now part of IMCA, the oldest active auto racing sanctioning body in the U.S. While car counts in other divisions continue to decrease at many tracks, PASS-IMCA enjoyed turnouts of more than 40 cars at several shows last year. Key to that success has been a focus on rule enforcement and rules that discourage extravagant spending, especially on engines. Also on the season’s schedule are dates at Clinton County Motor Speedway, Hagerstown Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway and Bedford Speedway. PASS-IMCA is among regional groups throughout the country competing under RaceSaver rules, developed in 1997 by Virginia racer and racing innovator French Grimes. PASS-IMCA was one of the first groups to adopt those rules, following Grimes’ own Virginia Sprint Series. For more information about the series, visit www.pasprintseries.com or visit PASS-IMCA’s Facebook or Twitter pages.
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys praised his side’s character after they secured a nail-biting 40-32 win over Connacht after extra time at Kingsholm. Press Association Charlie Sharples, Bill Meakes, Ross Moriarty, Darren Dawiduik and Jonny May scored tries for Gloucester with Greig Laidlaw adding two penalties and three conversions. James Hook also kicked a penalty. Matt Healy (two), John Cooney and Jack Carty were the Connacht try scorers with the latter kicking two penalties and three conversions. Humphreys said: “What a game to sum up, we made more mistakes today than we have over the last six months but once again we showed our never-say-die character. “We’ve had a lot of tight games recently and, in close games, we rely on our experienced players to make big decisions at crucial times. “I thought we had lost it and all credit to Connacht who have had a number of hard games recently, they were fully committed throughout.” The highlight of the game was Gloucester’s match-winning try from May, which saw the wing beat five opponents before passing and then later receiving the ball to run 30 metres and finish off a 90-metre move. Humphreys said: “It was a moment of individual brilliance for a remarkable try. “I have run out of superlatives for him, he’s an X factor player and if England want to win a World Cup, I think it would be very hard for them to leave him out.” Despite the defeat, Connacht coach Pat Lam was hugely complimentary of his side’s performance. “I’m absolutely proud of the boys but absolutely gutted for them,” he said. “Young outside-half Jack Carty was outstanding out there as it’s been a tough roller coaster for him in recent weeks. “When we went ahead in extra time, I thought we would win it but we needed to control the ball and didn’t.” Gloucester looked down and out until Meakes’ 80th-minute try, which took the game into extra time. “That try looked like a block to us but the TMO ruled against and you’ve got to live with those tough calls,” Lam added. “The crowd went crazy and it was uplifting for Gloucester but we composed ourselves at half-time and we looked to have won it in extra time.”