Bermuda-headquartered owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers Golar LNG has signed a 20-year tolling contract with Ophir Energy for the floating liquefaction and storage vessel GoFLNG Gimi, scheduled to start operations offshore Equatorial Guinea in the first half of 2019. Golar and Ophir have signed a binding heads of terms agreement for a midstream chartering and operating services. Golar will operate and maintain GoFLNG Gimi and facilities at Ophir’s operated Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project in Block R, Equatorial Guinea.GEPetrol, Ophir’s partner in Block R in Equatorial Guinea, will formally ratify the agreement next week.At full production, Gimi will have a contracted capacity of 2.2 mtpa of LNG, to be marketed by Ophir and GEPetrol.The project is expected to deliver an EBITDA for Golar in the first full year of operation in the region of USD 350M.Golar, with its partners Keppel Shipyard and Black and Veatch, have previously committed to the Gimi FLNG conversion in December 2014.The integrated Ophir/GEPetrol/Golar project is expected to take FID during the first half of 2016 following completion of the upstream FEED study.“Our new approach to developing LNG projects is stimulating significant interest today. Accordingly, Golar has now, based on its framework agreement with Keppel Shipyard, commenced negotiations for the company’s third GoFLNG vessel,” Golar’s CEO Gary Smith said.Gimi will be Golar’s second GoFLNG vessel following Hilli, which is scheduled to commence commercial operations in Cameroon during the first half of 2017.
Lionel Messi at Inter is news that has been circulating in the media in Spain and Italy in recent weeks.In many ways, the transfer does not seem so illogical, but it seems that it is unlikely to happen.It is no secret that Messi is quite unhappy with the situation in Barça. This dissatisfaction is also related to the scandals with coach Kike Setien and his teammate Antoine Griezmann.There is also disapproval of the Argentine towards the actions of the management, and the purchase of a luxury property in Milan by his father, gave rise to a wave of news related to his transfer to Inter.However, according to team coach Antonio Conte, at this stage it seems much easier to move one of the symbols of the city “Duomo” than Messi to wear the “blue and black” team.Many fans around the world would like to see Messi with the team of a team other than Barça, and a similar transfer will renew his rivalry with Ronaldo, who plays in the big enemy Juventus. read more