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2008-09-22 03:00:27

Santos, an Australian oil and gas exploration and production company, has announced that its subsidiary, Santos Offshore, has purchased a 100% interest in the WA-4-R permit offshore Western Australia, which contains the majority of the undeveloped Spar gas field. The Spar gas field is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. The field extends into WA-13-L, in which Santos has a 45% interest. The field is estimated to contain 600 petajoules of gas potential with...

2008-09-18 09:00:42

KBR has announced that the Kellogg Joint Venture Group has been awarded a work authorization by Chevron Australia for approximately A$300 million to finalize front-end engineering and design for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. Through the Kellogg Joint Venture Group (KJVG), KBR is designing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Barrow Island, which will consist of three five-million-ton-per annum (MTPA) LNG trains. The front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract also...

2008-09-01 03:00:23

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) subsidiary Chevron Australia Pty Ltd today announced first gas from the North West Shelf Venture's Train 5 onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Karratha Gas Plant in Western Australia. The US $2.1 billion (Aus $2.6 billion) new Train 5 production facility is now online and is expected to increase the joint venture's export capacity by up to 4.4 million tonnes of LNG annually to 16.3 million tonnes. President of Chevron's Asia Pacific...

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Common Wallaroo, Macropus robustus
2013-06-07 13:39:50

The common wallaroo (Macropus robustus), also known as the wallaroo, hill wallaroo, or euro wallaroo, is a member of the Macropodidae family that is native to Australia. This species prefers a variety of habitats including rocky areas and areas with caves or dense vegetation. There are four subspecies of the common wallaroo. M. r. erubescens is most often called the Euro wallaroo. The common wallaroo is active during the night and is typically solitary. A few subspecies display sexual...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'