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Survey: 23% of Croats are seriously planning a holiday in Croatia

first_imgThe results of the regular MasterIndex survey published today, conducted for Mastercard by the Improve agency, show that a third of Croatians are planning a holiday in the country. Cover photo: Pixabay.com However, the corona crisis and the uncertainty it brings have also affected the fact that only 23% of respondents are seriously planning a holiday in Croatia, which is as much as 33% less than last year. The coronavirus pandemic negatively affected the online purchase of airline tickets, tickets for cultural events, and travel arrangements, which approximately two-thirds of respondents bought less than usual, as expected. However, almost a third of respondents (31%) are planning a summer vacation in the country, but they are not entirely sure whether they will realize it.  The MasterIndex online survey on the habits of using financial services in Croatia and attitudes towards payment cards was conducted in April 2020 for Mastercard by the market research agency Improve, on a sample of 1.046 users of banking services in Croatia aged 18 to 55.  As the main reasons for not planning a vacation in the Adriatic, respondents point out financial insecurity (30%), the fact that they live on the coast (25%) and the impact of the pandemic (28%) – whether they do not believe in its end by early summer (17%) or in turn because they feel safer at home and try to reduce the risk of infection (11%).last_img read more

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Australia: BP set to farm into giant gas prospect as license term extended

first_imgCue: Ironbark is a company-changing prospect Commenting on the license term extension on Wednesday, Cue CEO Matthew Boyall said the extension was important as it satisfied a condition of previously announced agreements with BP Developments Pty Ltd (BP), Beach Energy (Beach) and New Zealand Oil & Gas to form a joint venture to drill the prospect.He said: “The grant of this extension fulfills the final material condition of Cue’s agreements with BP, Beach and New Zealand Oil & Gas. Applications have been submitted for the remaining title transfer approval condition and BP will become operator once the transfers have been approved.“High quality partners, 100 percent of well funding and permit tenure have now been secured for the Ironbark-1 well. The Ocean Apex drilling rig has been contracted and the well is expected to spud in late 2020.”“This is an exciting time for Cue. Shareholders now have the opportunity to participate in a fully-funded well with a 21.5 percent participating interest. This is a 15tcf prospect, 50 kilometers from existing LNG infrastructure. “It will be company-changing if the well is successful.” Matthew Boyall said.Exploration Permit WA-359-P is located in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. The Ironbark-1 well is expected to drill to 5500 meters. It will be the first test of the Ironbark prospect.Offshore Energy Today Staff The Australian authorities have granted an extension for Cue Energy’s work program and permit term over an offshore license containing what is believed to be a giant gas prospect Ironbark. This opens doors for BP and other partners to farm-into the block, under terms signed in October last year.The Ocean Apex rig will be used for the Ironbark prospect / Image by Diamond Offshore DrillingCue on Wednesday said it had received approval of a suspension and extension to the work commitments for the WA-359-P years 3 and 5 for 24 months until April 25, 2021. A corresponding extension to the permit term has been approved to April 25, 2021.“The approval allows a suitable timetable for the Ironbark prospect in the permit to be drilled next year. Cue estimates Ironbark contains a best estimate 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource,” Cue Energy said.While Cue Energy currently holds a 100% share in the license, oil and gas major BP is acting as operator on behalf of Cue under a coordination agreement that will see BP, NZOG, and Beach Energy farm-into Ironbark this year.BP has this week submitted an environment plan for a pre-drilling survey at the Ironbark project. The company in February hired Diamond Offshore-owned semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Apex for the drilling of the Ironbark prospect, with the spud date set for late 2020.The article continues below the mapcenter_img Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more