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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...


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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