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2008-07-28 06:01:14

ExxonMobil has announced that its Gippsland Basin joint venture company, which includes its subsidiary Esso Australia, will invest $1.1 billion to develop more than 270 million oil-equivalent barrels from the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, offshore southeast Australia. The development follows the recent announcement of $1 billion in funding to develop natural gas from the Kipper field, also in the Bass Strait. Esso Australia is the Turrum field operator and holds 50% interest with BHP...

2008-07-25 12:01:14

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) announced today the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, which includes its subsidiary, Esso Australia, will invest $1.1 billion to develop more than 270 million oil-equivalent barrels from the Turrum field in the Bass Strait, offshore southeast Australia. The development follows the recent announcement of $1 billion in funding to develop natural gas from the Kipper field, also in the Bass Strait. Esso Australia is the Turrum field operator and holds 50...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
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