LIGHTHOUSE, RECON Finalize Surveys for Kazakh Pearls Project

first_imgLIGHTHOUSE, together with RECON Engineering, has recently completed the geophysical and geotechnical survey for the Pearls Project, in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.Lead by Caspi Meruerty Operating Company (CMOC), the consortium between Shell EP Offshore Ventures (55%), KazMunayTeniz OOC JSC (25%) and Oman Pearls Company (20%), the Pearls Project envisages the development of the Khazar and Auezov fields in the north Caspian Sea.The geophysical survey consisted of the acquisition of approximately 100 linear kilometers of 2D high-resolution seismic data and more than 900 linear kilometers of analogue data (MBES, SSS and SBP).The geotechnical survey, using CPT and Vibrocorer, involved the collection of samples in 22 locations along the pipeline route, at 5-10 meters of depth.“The strategic partnership with RECON Engineering has consolidated our role in the area as a leading survey provider in Kazakhstan,” LIGHTHOUSE said.last_img read more

Lakers guard Josh Hart to miss the rest of the season after knee procedure

first_imgAfter a loss to Boston earlier this month, Josh Hart told reporters huddled in the Staples Center locker room that he wasn’t ready to quit on the season – even as the right knee saddled with ice bags made it clear he was struggling.“I want to play every game because I know during the summer I won’t be able to play the game for a while,” he said. “So I’m going to play as hard as I can for however long I can.”A few weeks later, the second-year guard’s limit has been reached.The Lakers announced Thursday morning that Hart underwent an ultrasonic debridement procedure in his right knee, helping treat the tendinitis that has troubled him for most of the calendar year. He will miss the rest of the season for a recovery process that is expected to take 12 weeks. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The 10 players who saw action against the Jazz included a pair of two-way contract players (Alex Caruso and Johnathan Williams), two rookies (Moe Wagner and Isaac Bonga) and 10-day contract player Scott Machado. While it isn’t the hand Coach Luke Walton would’ve liked to have been dealt, he said he’s still looking for the upside of playing it.“It’s our job to try to be as prepared as possible, to try to give our group the best chance of winning,” he said. “That doesn’t change depending on who plays or not. Now the way we want to play and how well we can play changes with people in and out. But how we do our job is the same.”CARUSO’S DUNK TURNS HEADSIt might be the receding hairline, or it might be his unassuming profile, but the Lakers have noticed that people seem surprised when Alex Caruso dunks.They are not.“People think just because Caruso’s half bald and white, they don’t think he can jump,” Kyle Kuzma said. “But he got bounce. He’s like top five on our team in bounce. It’s impressive.”One of the more exciting highlights of a 15-point loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was a Machado-to-Caruso alley-oop, a play the 6-foot-5 guard said he’s worked on routinely in the G League. He was 5 for 10 and finished with 13 points, and his dunk got the whole locker room chatting. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHart joins a list of the young, promising Lakers who are now shelved for the rest of the season with injury, including contemporaries Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram. Of that group, Hart struggled the most through a sophomore season in which he averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 67 games, seeing his shooting numbers slump (40.7 percent, 33.6 on 3-pointers) from an encouraging rookie year.It was difficult to untangle Hart’s performance from his problems with his knee, which first became public knowledge in February. A platelet-rich plasma injection around the All-Star break failed to help his tendinitis, and Hart said he had been dealing with pain as his production took a hit.Hart told reporters that he would eventually have to get his knee fixed after the season. He tried to manage it with around-the-clock treatment.“There are days when I wake up and it feels good, there are days when I wake up and it doesn’t feel good,” he said. “Depends on the day.”The Lakers are running perilously thin on bodies for the season’s remaining seven games. In addition to players who are out for the season, Tyson Chandler, Reggie Bullock and Mike Muscala did not play in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night with various injuries. LeBron James did not make the trip, and it’s unclear how much the Lakers wish to play him now that the team is eliminated from playoff contention. But it’s pretty standard stuff for Caruso, a high-jump athlete in high school who finished with a PR of 6-10. He gave up track when he went to Texas A&M, but he still accumulated a respectable reel of jams.As for Kuzma’s assessment that he’s a top-five jumper on the team, Caruso wasn’t sure.“Maybe off one foot, I have a chance to be up there with some people,” he said. “But two feet? We’ve got some athletic guys on our team.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more