Leading Chinese Social Platform QQ Launches QQ X Project, Recruiting Earth Explorers Worldwide

BEIJING, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — QQ, the instant messaging service owned and operated by leading Chinese internet firm Tencent Holdings, announced the QQ X Project on May 22, 2017. With the project, QQ will recruit the Earth Explorers worldwide to travel, free of charge, throughout the world with QQ, with the task of undertaking […] … Read More >Leading Chinese Social Platform QQ Launches QQ X Project, Recruiting Earth Explorers Worldwide

GHANA: OIL FLOWS FROM OFFSHORE CAPE THREE POINTS FIELDS IN RECORD TIME

ACCRA, Ghana’s third independent oil and gas field operated by Italian oil giant, Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI) has started production from the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) ahead of August 2017 schedule date for first oil.

The lead operator on Saturday launched production from the field off the coast of the Western Region, in just two and a half years after commencement of the project, and three months ahead of schedule date, reaching record time-to-market.

The takeoff was after the successful installation of all subsea infrastructures and hooking it up to the production platform � FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor which arrived in Ghana on April 10, 2017 and moored on the OCTP field in the Tano Basin.

The fields hold about 770 million barrel of oil equivalent (mboe), of which 500 million barrels of oil and 270mboe of non-associated gas � about 40 billion cubic meters.

The Wells

Production to be carried out by the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor will produce up to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) through 18 underwater wells.

Aside that, the OCTP project includes the development of gas fields, which provide critical answer to reliable power generation for the country energy sector which over the years saddled by insufficient fuel for the thermal generating units in Tema and Aboadze.

With commencement of production, the 63-kilometer submarine pipeline that will transport gas to Sanzule’s onshore receiving facilities (ORF) would be in place to transmit approximately 180 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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PODCAST: Journalist Jill Filipovic Chats Reproductive Health Care, the Global Gag Rule, and the Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Jill Filipovic is a Nairobi-based journalist and author of the new book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.

Jill is someone I’ve known both online and in real life for many years. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and regular contributor to the Guardian among many other publications. She is also one of the original pioneers of political blogging � her contributions to the blog Feministe helped inspire the growth of a very vibrant feminist blogosphere that exists to this day.

We kick off with a discussion about some her global health reporting from Ghana and Niger. Jill and I spoke a few days after the State Department issued some clarifying guidance on how the Trump administration would interpret what is known as the Global Gag Rule. Jill explains what the Global Gag Rule is and how Trump’s interpretation of it is a profound deviation from how previous Republican administrations sought to prevent US global health aid from contributing to abortions.

We then pivot to a conversation about her life, career, and her book�which is getting rave reviews.

Source: UN Dispatch

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