Enbridge provides update on Canadian Mainline open season process

first_imgThe open season is the first stage of Enbridge determining whether there is sufficient commercial interest for its offering to provide priority access on the Mainline for terms of 8 – 20 years Image: Enbridge provides update on Canadian Mainline open season process. Photo: courtesy of Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay. Enbridge Inc. (TSX: ENB) (NYSE: ENB) (Enbridge or the Company) provided an update today on the Canadian Mainline open season regulatory process.On August 2, 2019, Enbridge commenced an open season, offering firm capacity on its crude oil Mainline system, effective upon expiry of the Competitive Toll Settlement that is in place until July 1, 2021. The open season is the first stage of Enbridge determining whether there is sufficient commercial interest for its offering to provide priority access on the Mainline for terms of 8 – 20 years.The Mainline offering is in direct response to customers’ desire for low cost transportation to important downstream markets and guaranteed access to the Enbridge Mainline, for the benefit of our industry and all stakeholders. The offering reflected in the open season terms is based on significant consultation with the entire industry over a period of 18 months and reflects numerous enhancements proposed by potential shippers.Since embarking on the open season, certain parties, including shippers and non-shippers, have filed letters and an application to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) requesting among other things that the CER declare that Enbridge may not offer contract carriage on the Mainline system until the terms, conditions and tolls of the contract offering are approved by the CER, and if it is not possible for the CER to issue such a decision by September 18, 2019, that it stay the open season pending a decision.The CER established an expedited process and timetable for other interested parties to submit comments by noon today and for Enbridge to respond to those submissions by September 11, 2019. The CER process centers around determining whether the CER has the authority to stay the open season pending the CER’s decision on the submissions and whether an open season should be held before or after the CER has decided on any future application that may be filed by Enbridge for firm service.Enbridge believes that its open season is entirely appropriate and consistent with a well-established practice of ensuring commercial support before seeking regulatory approval, a view that is shared by a range of customers who have submitted letters to the CER today. These letters indicate support for contract carriage on the Mainline, acknowledge Enbridge’s willingness to negotiate the terms and conditions of service in developing the open season offering, and support the open season proceeding as planned to ensure that its results can fully inform any application that Enbridge may file with the CER. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Cooper Energy begins four-well appraisal programme at Butlers field in Australia

first_imgPEL 92 area is operated by a joint venture of Beach Energy and Cooper Energy Image: The Bulters appraisal campaign which to test field limits. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison from Pixabay. Australian oil and gas firm Cooper Energy and its joint venture partner Beach Energy have commenced four-well appraisal programme at the Butlers oil field located in PEL 92 development area in the Cooper Basin, South Australia.The PEL 92 area is held  by a joint venture of Beach Energy, which has 75% stake and is the operator, and Cooper Energy, which holds the remaining 25% stake.Cooper Energy said that the latest Bulters appraisal campaign, which aims to test field limits, follows the successful completion of the Parsons and Callawonga campaigns.The four wells in Butlers field that are planned to be drilled are Butlers-10, Butlers-11, Butlers-12, and Butlers-13.Located approximately 540m south-east of Butlers-6, drilling of the Butlers-10 well will test the extension of the southeastern field boundary. It is planned to be drilled to a measured depth below rotary table (MDRT) of 1,659m.With total depth predicted at 1,643m MDRT, the Butlers-11 well is located approximately 460m south-east of Butlers-4, It will be tested for the extension of the southern field boundary.Drilling of the Butlers-12 well will test the south-western field boundary. Located 350m south-east of Butlers-1, the well is will have  a total depth of 1,650m MDRT.Located approximately 500m south-east of Butlers-2, the Butlers-13 well will be assessed for a possible field extension to the north, and has an estimated total well depth of 1,662m MDRT.Wells to target primary producing reservoir Namur SandstoneThe company said that the wells will target the field’s primary producing reservoir Namur Sandstone.The Butlers field is connected to the Lycium Hub facility via the PEL 92 pipeline through Callawonga oil field.Cooper said that the appraisal wells will enable selection of development locations for future field development.Each well in the campaign is expected to take nearly one week for completion, following which drilling campaign at the two wells is scheduled to commence at the Rincon oil field.Last month, Cooper Energy started a 10-well appraisal programme in Cooper Basin, South Australia, following spudding of Callawonga-22 by the PEL 92 Joint Venture.last_img read more

New unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductions

first_imgHome » News » New unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductions previous nextProptechNew unofficial Rightmove tool enables users to see property price reductionsExtension for Chrome browser users turns Rightmove into Zoopla by displaying price drops, dates and listing date.Nigel Lewis15th June 2018051,349 Views  A Google Chrome extension has been launched that enables house hunters to see price reductions on individual properties on the Rightmove website.The extension, which is free and currently has nearly 500 users, enables those using the browser extension to to access the same price variation figures that Zoopla offers on its website. Rightmove has not sanctioned or approved the PropertyLog service. The service initially also offered the ability to leave comments, but was withdrawn after the developer took fright at potential exposure to defamatory remarks made via the PropertyLog service.When Zoopla launched in 2008, one of the key differences between it and Rightmove at the time was its price change data, a service that Rightmove has always eschewed.The PropertyLog Chrome extension  – if it gains wider usage – will mean agents who prefer Rightmove because it doesn’t reveal their clients’ property price reductions and length of time on the market – and failure to sell them – will no longer be able to hide their difficulties on the portal.Rightmove toolPropertyLog has been developed by an anonymous geek who is based in Didcot in Oxfordshire. They use the hande @gettingbored on the HousePriceCrash.co.uk forum and describe themselves as a ‘former PropertyBee user’.“Hundreds of hours and many late nights have gone into the development of the extension,” their website says.PropertyBee – which until recently offered a similar service via the Firefox browser also for Rightmove and is operated by house valuations website NetHousePrices.com – has recently all but closed.Read read more about Proptech.  house prices propertybee propertylog rightmove tool Rightmove Chrome extension June 15, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Rightmove gets behind virtual viewings with more tech developments

first_imgFollowing our story on Friday that Rightmove was quietly rolling out virtual viewings across its mobile phone apps, the portal has revealed more details about how agents can show properties to prospective tenants and renters via all its platforms.The portal says it decided to fast track changes to its website and mobile apps after hearing from a number of agents that they were using virtual and video tours to help generate more interest in their current listings during the Coronavirus crisis, whether through professional tours or tours on a mobile phone that agents rushed to create before the lockdown.Rightmove’s new feature lets agents tick a box in Rightmove Plus on each of their listings that include a virtual tour or video.This then adds a call-out ‘Online Viewing’ box both in our search results and on property details. A call out box on instant alerts will follow, the portal says.Data feedAgents who upload their properties through software can use Rightmove Plus to add the call-out box, which will not affect any other changes that are made through the data feed.“At a time when physical viewings are impossible, we hope that calling out this feature on listings will help increase engagement and let agents that have this capability show their vendors and landlords that they’re being pro-active,” says Rightmove’s Agency Director David Anderson.“Whilst it’s not going to lead to more transactions during lockdown, it could line up applicants to help kickstart physical viewings as soon as the restrictions are eased.”If agents have a Virtual Tour or video they want to add to a property listing they can follow this guide on the Rightmove hub:https://hub.rightmove.co.uk/how-to-share-a-virtual-tour-or-video-on-your-rightmove-listing/Rightmove is also in the process of rolling out an update to its mobile apps to introduce virtual tours and to add further functionality for video. Read our story about it here. Rightmove David Anderson April 6, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Rightmove gets behind virtual viewings with more tech developments previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove gets behind virtual viewings with more tech developmentsAfter listening to agent concerns about how they can generate more property enquiries for their existing listings, the troubled portal has revealed more ways for agents’ virtual viewings to be seen on its platforms.Nigel Lewis6th April 202002,121 Viewslast_img read more

Virtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visits

first_imgHome » News » Virtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visits previous nextProptechVirtual valuations platform launches to replace physical house visitsNorth-West proptech firm with national ambitions, claims its platform is a win-win for both agents and vendors.Nigel Lewis14th October 202002,917 Views A young businessman in the North West of England has launched a new service that brings together estate agents and vendors on one virtual valuations platform.Called VenGent, it is initially being rolled out in Liverpool and Manchester but, founder Bobby Gee tells The Negotiator, they’ve already had agents from other parts of the country get in contact.The service helps agents win instructions without having to visit homes in person during the Covid crisis, and also enables vendors to choose from a wider range of agents in their area.VenGent is free to vendors and enables them to upload pictures and details of their property to the site, which subscribing agents are then able to ‘bid’ on by providing details of their valuation of the property and their proposed fee.All the offers are then compiled into one short document for the vendor to read including information on each agent’s average selling time (in weeks), the percentage of properties sold or let at the asking price, and also the portals they use.Covid valuations“Also, vendors don’t have to worry about having multiple estate agents round to view your property during Covid,” says Gee.“And it saves agents a lot of time and expense of having to attend valuations.“The feedback from customers and estate agents has been overwhelmingly positive.”Gee says agents, unlike other comparison sites who often take a slice of the sales fee, VenGent charges estate agencies a monthly subscription of £40 to use the service.The service is very new – the company behind it was only registered five weeks ago but already has its first properties listed.Read more about virtual valuations.Visit VenGent.Virtual valuations VenGent Bobby Gee October 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now

first_img View post tag: News by topic Russian Navy Main HQ has been working in St. Petersburg for three months now, said Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, August 20, 2012; Image: krstarica Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now View post tag: HQ Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now August 20, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: months View post tag: 3center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: works Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Petersburg View post tag: St. View post tag: nowlast_img read more

Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Earns 7th Consecutive Gold Anchor Award

first_img View post tag: 7th View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Earns 7th Consecutive Gold Anchor Award View post tag: award View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Earns Training & Education View post tag: Gold View post tag: Consecutive View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received confirmation Jan. 13, it was among the list of commands to receive the Pacific Fleet Command’s Retention Excellence Award, known to many Sailors as the ‘Gold Anchor Award’.The award recognizes commands which have met or exceeded the benchmarks of 100 percent on-time Perform to Serve submissions, 100 percent professional apprentice career track Sailors, a score of 85 or higher on the annual career information program review and an attrition rate not exceeding five percent.The criterion is set by Navy Personnel Command, and it ensures every command handles the careers of its Sailors properly.“The big thing this year was making sure everyone was submitted on-time for PTS approval,” said Navy Counselor 1st Class Domenique Sanchez. “They were also looking at attrition rate. The criteria can change year to year.”As each command goes through an annual inspection, every Sailor’s career file is looked at to make sure nothing is overlooked.“The worst thing we could do is allow a Sailor to fall through the cracks,” said Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Alberto Perez Badillo, USS Nimitz command career counselor.Receiving this reward indicates careers of Nimitz Sailors are not falling by the wayside. These accomplishments are directly related to the efforts of the command’s career counselors, departmental career counselors and divisional career counselors.“The departmental counselors and the division counselors make it a lot easier,” said Sanchez. “The program runs smoothly because of them, and this award proves it.”This isn’t the first time Nimitz has been recognized for its outstanding career-counseling program.“This is our seventh consecutive year to receive the award,” said Perez Badillo. “This means we are doing our job. The biggest satisfaction is knowing our Sailors are being taken care of.”As visual recognition for the award, Nimitz will receive a special pennant as well as the privilege to paint her two, 30 ton anchors gold. This signals to other ships that Nimitz Sailors are receiving great career management from a team of dedicated professionals.“Without everyone on this team, those anchors would be grey,” said Perez Badillo.Sanchez explained that moving forward Nimitz’ Career Counseling department will continue to ensure every Sailor’s career is handled with care. He said the gold anchors serve as well deserved bragging rights for the command.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013 January 28, 2013 View post tag: Anchor Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Earns 7th Consecutive Gold Anchor Award Share this articlelast_img read more

Australia: Collins Class Submarine Maintenance & Availability Advanced

first_img Authorities Australia: Collins Class Submarine Maintenance & Availability Advanced View post tag: Australia The review findings have been welcomed by Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann.The report found that two and frequently three submarines are now available for deployment at any time. In the recent past, the country was often reliant on a single boat.“The report notes remarkable progress in several areas,” Minister Johnston said.“This includes greater availability of spares, less planned maintenance over-runs, fewer breakdowns and faster repairs to operational boats when problems occur.”The final report also confirmed an increasingly collaborative effort by all partners involved—Navy, Defence Materiel Organisation and the submarine maintenance contractor, ASC.“We are particularly pleased with the improvements in submarine productivity from ASC, which has meant better support of the Navy’s submarine capability,” added Minister Cormann.“The signs are encouraging but there are still risks ahead with more work needing to be done,” Minister Johnston said. “The Collins Class is a sophisticated platform which operates in a demanding environment and continued improvements in availability will lack resilience until the Coles recommendations are fully implemented.”“The Navy’s submarine fleet is one of Australia’s most strategically important capabilities. The Government remains committed to improving the reliability and the availability of this vital part of our Defence capability,” Australian Government said in a release.Full report[mappress]Press Release, April 8, 2014, Image: Australian Govt COLLINS CLASS SUBMARINESThe fourth and final review into Australian Collins Class submarine sustainment program, released today by expert John Coles, confirms that submarine maintenance and availability has significantly improved. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: Collins Class Submarine Maintenance & Availability Advanced View post tag: COLLINS View post tag: Defence View post tag: class View post tag: submarine April 8, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Availability View post tag: maintenance View post tag: Navy View post tag: Advanced View post tag: Defense Share this articlelast_img read more

FGS Lübeck Becomes Part of Operation Atalanta

first_img View post tag: Operation Atalanta View post tag: becomes View post tag: EU NAVFOR View post tag: News by topic German Bremen Class Frigate FGS Lübeck joined EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta on 6 October. She relieved the German Joint Support Ship FGS Berlin following a few days of handover in the port of Djibouti. View post tag: part View post tag: Navy The Captain of FGS Lübeck, Commander Peter Christian Semrau, who has been training for the development for several months with his crew, stated:“After nine months of training and preparation the crew of FGS Lübeck are ready to deliver their valuable contribution to the highly successful EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.”FGS Lübeck will take part in Operation Atalanta until February 2015 when she will be relieved by the German frigate FGS Bayern.[mappress]Press Release, October 10, 2014; Image: EU NAVFOR FGS Lübeck Becomes Part of Operation Atalanta View post tag: europecenter_img View post tag: africa Follow @navaltoday View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today FGS Lübeck Becomes Part of Operation Atalanta View post tag: FGS Lübeck Authorities October 10, 2014 Share this articlelast_img read more

Australian Navy completes Chinook trials for LHD ships

first_img The CH-47F Chinook aircraft are now cleared for take-off from Australian Navy’s landing helicopter docks as the heavy lift helicopter has completed class trials onboard HMAS Adelaide.One of two LHD ships in the Australian Navy, HMAS Adelaide embarked the helicopter in early August to assess all aspects of the ship, aircraft and equipment interface to develop recommendations for embarked operating envelopes.Over seven weeks, Adelaide sailed from Tasmania to Darwin to conduct cold and hot weather aspects of the trial.During that time, the aircraft flew a total of 119 hours and conducted 625 deck landings. The test team were also able to collect data from 1,342 test points.Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, said the results would be used to set operating limits for the aircraft onboard the Navy’s two Canberra class ships, HMAS Adelaide and Canberra.“This data will facilitate the establishment of a comprehensive suite of enduring operating limits for the Chinook. It will provide a significant capability for Australia’s amphibious forces in ship to object manoeuvres and humanitarian aid and disaster relief.“This is an excellent outcome and testament to the dedication of those involved. It is an impressive body of work by any measure.” Rear Admiral Mayer said.During first of class flight trials, ship and helicopter operating limits are developed for all aspects of operations, including launch, recovery, degraded modes/recovery, vertical replenishment, transfer, helicopter in-flight refuelling and on-deck evolutions.The process identifies conditions in which the ship, aircraft or equipment need to be modified to ensure safe flying activities. Share this article View post tag: HMAS Adelaide October 14, 2016 Authorities View post tag: Chinookcenter_img View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinook wraps up trials onboard Australian landing helicopter docks View post tag: LHD Chinook wraps up trials onboard Australian landing helicopter dockslast_img read more

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