Drilling contractor Diamond Offshore has stacked one semi-sub rig and is selling five others, according to its latest fleet status report on Monday.The fleet report on Monday revealed that the semi-sub Ocean Victory has been stacked in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The rig previously worked for BP offshore Trinidad and Tobago under a two-year term, which ended in mid-May 2017. The rig’s dayrate at the time was $398,000. It was built in 1972 and upgraded in 1997.The rigs for sale include two 1975-built semi-submersibles, Ocean Nomad and Ocean Princess, the 1982-built semi-sub Ocean Vanguard, the 1988-built Ocean Alliance and the Ocean Baroness, which was built in 1988 and upgraded in 2001.Also in the report, Diamond confirmed a contract award by Azinor Catalyst for the 1985-built semi-sub rig Ocean Guardian. The one-well contract starts in early August and ends late that month. The rig will operate under an undisclosed dayrate offshore the UK.Further, the same rig has been awarded another one-well contract with Decipher. This gig starts in mid-February and ends in mid-May 2018.Also on Monday, the driller reported its return to quarterly profit for the second quarter of this year, following a loss in the prior-year quarter. The company’s revenues also improved.Offshore Energy Today Staff
Batesville @ Jennings County Middle School Track results from (4-10).Girls: Batesville 56, Jennings County 49Bulldogs Results: Discus-1 Katie Bedel (64’5”); Shot Put-1 Katie Bedel (30’9.5”) 2; Georgie Doll (26’8”); High Jump-1 Katie Bedel (4’6”) ; Long Jump-2 Madelyn Pohlman (12’11.5”); 100M Hurdles-2 Sydnee Schaeffer (19.79); 100M-1 Chloe Schroeder (13.93) 3 Madelyn Pohlman (14.55); 200M-2 Ava Hanson (30.12); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:04.88) 2 Chloe Schroeder (1:05.78); 800M-1 Lexi Huber (2:48) 3 Katie Olsen (2:52); 1600M-2 Lexi Huber (6:16) 3 Maria Lopez (6:29); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Lexi Huber, Lily Pinckley, Maria Lopez, Katie Olsen (11:44).Boys: Jennings County 54, Batesville 46Bulldogs Results: Discus-2 Adam Longstreth (80’4”) 3 Luke Nuhring (75’9”); Shot Put-1 Jacob Weigel (32’5.5”); High Jump-1 Will Gunter (5’2”) 3 Eli Pierson (5’0”); Long Jump-2 Sam Robben (16’2.5”) 3 Ethan Brewer (15’3.5”); 110M Hurdles-2 Sam Robben (18.56) 3 Ethan Brewer (18.59); 200M-3 Ethan Brewer (28.34); 400M-2 Eli Pierson (1:02.03); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:19); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (5:08) 2 James Kuisel (5:19) 3 Dillon Murray (5:25); 3200M Relay-1 BMS Dillon Murray, Lyle Oesterling, James Kuisel, Ean Loichinger (10:00).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
The RFEF President Luis Rubiales has spoken out against the game, as has the Spanish players’ union (AFE).European governing body UEFA, the US Soccer Federation and CONCACAF, which governs the game in north and central America and the Caribbean region also need to give their permission for the game to happen.The proposed ‘home’ match for Girona, a Catalan town situated around 60 miles north of Barcelona, would take place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on 26 January at 19:45 GMT.La Liga, Spain’s top division, has agreed to play one game a season in the US as part of a 15-year deal with media company Relevent.In their letter, Real said: “First of all we would like to declare that Real Madrid were never informed that La Liga had requested to play the game nor of the intention to make the request, and we were never asked our opinion on it.“Nor, obviously, did La Liga obtain Real Madrid’s agreement, despite the fact that this game affects a competition in which we participate.”Following a meeting with La Liga, the AFE said the players would have the “final say”.La Liga President Javier Tebas recently said: “Teams have also played at other stadiums while their grounds are being renovated or in order to generate more revenue.“If we really believe in this sporting puritanism then we would need to make many changes in football.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Real Madrid has opposed staging a Spanish league game between Barcelona and Girona in the United States.La Liga asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for permission to hold the match in Miami on 26 January.In a letter to the RFEF Real said it was “fundamental” teams play “home and away at each other’s stadium” for “the integrity and equality” of La Liga.
FIGHTBACK England were left ruing a bunch of missed catches, giving let-offs to Amla, Bavuma, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis and Chris Morris, who all made half-centuries in the South African fightback. The dream batting strip helped South Africa as much as it helped England in their first innings, when Ben Stokes struck a stunning 258 from 198 balls. It was so good that tailender Morris hit boundaries with reverse sweeps off England spinner Moeen Ali and was the fifth South African to go past 50 with his 69. The only glimpse of hope for England came in the afternoon, when Amla’s dismissal sparked three quick wickets in four overs from Stuart Broad and James Anderson and a brief opportunity to push for victory. England had waited 70 overs for any kind of breakthrough. DERAILED CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP): Temba Bavuma became the first black South African to make a Test century in helping his team defiantly declare at 627-7 in reply to England’s 629-6 declared in the second Test yesterday. Captain Hashim Amla made 201 and Bavuma reached 102 not out to effectively wipe out England’s advantage and probably save a draw with one day to play on a serene pitch, where runs have flowed and bowlers have struggled. Bavuma, raised in a poor township in Cape Town, gave South Africa a feel-good moment after the pressure they have been under early in this series and in this game. “When I made my debut for South Africa, I came to be a bit more aware and realise the significance behind it more,” said Bavuma, the first black specialist batsman to play for the Proteas. “It’s always been an inspiration for other kids, black African kids, to aspire to.” England were 16-0 in their second innings to lead by 18 after batting out the last six overs of the day. Broad began by bowling Amla for 201 and had Quinton de Kock caught for just five. Between those strikes, Anderson forced out Faf du Plessis to a catch in the slips for 86. The three rapid strikes threatened to derail South Africa’s fightback and leave them still some way behind. But Bavuma and tailender Chris Morris responded with a century stand, the third of the South African innings. Bavuma sent a thick edge down to third man for four for his century and celebrated by removing his helmet and waving his bat excitedly at the crowd in the city where he was born. Bavuma’s family watched from the stands, including his father, who used to be a journalist. “He was here today. He’s quite happy. I’ll see him later tonight. He’ll probably have a few questions as well,” Bavuma said.