Wicklow lifeboat team arrive at the scene. Spot the little guy hiding in the cave. Source: Irish Lifeboats/FacebookHowever, unlike most people that want to be rescued, the sheep was understandably scared and continually ran away from the crew as they tried to get it into the boat. Crew member attempts to capture the sheep to get it in the boat. Source: Irish LifeboatsThe crew successfully retrieved the animal from the cave and after a bit of manoeuvring, managed to the get the sheep into the lifeboat. The sheep, who was uninjured, enjoyed a short trip on the sea waves after being reunited with its owner a short time later on a nearby beach. Crew member returning the sheep to his owner. Source: Irish LifeboatsA happy ending for both sheep and farmer. Together again. Source: Irish LifeboatsTo watch the video of the rescue visit the Irish Lifeboats Facebook page here>>>Read: Coast Guard responds to ‘help’ calls on Carrauntoohil… it was just someone praying loudly>Read: Take a ride with us on an Irish Coast Guard helicopter> THE RNLI OFTEN get some unusual call outs, but this week Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to the rescue of… a sheep in trouble.The lifeboat team were tasked at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon to a sheep that had become trapped in a cave.DrowningThe waters were rising and the sheep was in danger of drowning if the rescue team didn’t act fast.The farmer who owned the sheep had already made two attempts to recover the sheep but he was unable to get down the rocks safely, so the lifeboat crew were asked if they could help.The lifeboat team were quickly at the scene at 3.35pm at Mizen Head south of Brittas Bay beach.
Noble’s Hans Deul jack-up rig has been selected to drill the five Phase 1 production wells, one each of which are planned at the Blythe and Elgood fields and three at the Southwark field Core Project Phase 1 rig contract awarded to Noble Corporation. (Credit: Kristina Kasputienė from Pixabay) Independent Oil and Gas, the UK gas company targeting high returns via an infrastructure-led hub strategy, as operator of its joint venture with CalEnergy Resources (UK), is pleased to announce that it has awarded the rig contract for its Core Project Phase 1 to a subsidiary of Noble Corporation (“Noble”). This follows a competitive selection process by IOG’s drilling and contracting teams, assisted by well management contractor Petrofac, involving extensive technical and commercial evaluation across several drilling contractors.Noble’s Hans Deul jack-up rig has been selected to drill the five Phase 1 production wells, one each of which are planned at the Blythe and Elgood fields and three at the Southwark field. The fields all lie in 20-30 metre water depth in the UK Southern North Sea (“SNS”). The Hans Deul has a track record of successfully and safely executing wells in the SNS.The Phase 1 drilling campaign is scheduled to commence in Q1 2021 and, subject to actual well durations over the five wells, is expected to last into Q2 2022, with First Gas scheduled for Q3 2021.The contract also includes extension options to drill up to two further wells on favourable terms, at IOG’s election.Alongside this, detailed well design is progressing, on track to be completed in early 2021 ahead of the first well being spudded. The Company has also contracted most of the key services, tangibles and logistics for the Phase 1 drilling campaign and is tendering and negotiating multiple associated contracts.Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG, commented:“We are very pleased to have contracted the Noble Hans Deul rig for our Phase 1 drilling campaign. Noble is a highly experienced drilling contractor and the Noble Hans Deul is both technically and commercially a strong choice, with a safe and successful track record of delivering similar wells.This rig contract is another key step in ensuring efficient execution of Phase 1 of our SNS Core Project, with optionality for further drilling activity on favourable terms. It also reflects good ongoing collaboration between our drilling and contracting teams and Petrofac, who are the approved Well Operator. We look forward to spudding the first well in Q1 2021.Robert Eifler, CEO of Noble Corporation, said:“We are proud to support IOG and their partners on the Core Project Phase 1 drilling campaign. The Noble Hans Duel has a proven history of successful operations in the North Sea and we look forward to delivering safe and efficient operations for IOG on this important project.” Source: Company Press Release