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Report: GDI, Seadrill in West Tucana rig deal

first_imgIllustration only: West Tucana aboard a Dockwise vessel. Image source: Maasmond Maritime/Flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licenseQatar’s Gulf Drilling International and Norway’s Seadrill have signed an agreement for the utilization of the jack-up drilling rig “West Tucana.”According to a statement sent to Offshore Energy Today, the West Tucana will be contracted to work in Qatar offshore for a firm period of 440 days with options in place for further extensions.GDI also, reportedly, announced that it has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Seadrill “that provides the foundation for future synergies in Qatar’s offshore market between GDI & Seadrill,” the statement, sent by a GDI marketing manager, reads.Mubarak A. Al-Hajri, GDI Chief Executive Officer, said: “This partnership with Seadrill will lead to greater strategic and competitive advantage strengthening our position as the leader in Qatar Offshore drilling market. By bringing together Seadrill’s high-specification jack-up fleet, GDI’s diverse customer base, and our combined experience, we plan to continue delivering market-leading level of operational and safety performance to our clients.”Seadrill Chief Executive Officer  Anton Dibowitz said, “We are delighted to have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an initial contract for the West Tucana with GDI. We have the scale and high specification fleet required for work now and into the future in such an important growing market as Qatar.”Built in Singapore in 2013, West Tucana previously worked for Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC) – a Chevron company in Angola on a two-year deal.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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Church of Nazarene Holds First National Convention

first_imgThe Church of Nazarene in Liberia has held its first national convention since it was established over 30 years ago in the city of Ganta, Nimba County.The event, held from October 26 to November 1, 2015, brought together 290 people from the 15 counties under the theme, “Keep the Unity of Peace in Christ,” with a text from Ephesians 2: 4 – 6.The host Pastor, Rev. David K. Boayou, said the church’s convention was the first ever convention organized by its members.According to Rev. Boayou, some of the key topics discussed during the convention included: Marriage and Family; Stewardship, and; the Essentials of Church Planting. The topics were discoursed by various clergymen including the host, Pastor Boayou, Rev. Daniel K. Johnson, Sam Larma, Paul K. Parlout, and Elihar Klay.“We have a total of 143 churches coming together to deliver the good news to our people and tell them that as Christians we need to always keep the unity of peace in Christ,” he said.The Church of Nazarene in Ganta is among groups providing skills for women in many disciplines including pastry making, soap making, catering, among others.The Church also runs a junior high school in Ganta.Rev. Boayou expressed gratitude to members of the Ganta Christian Community and all those who contributed to the success of the convention. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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