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KBR JV wins two FEED contracts from Azerbaijan for production platform

KBR (KBR-2.5%) says its joint venture with Azerbaijan's SOCAR was awarded two front-end engineering design contracts for a new Caspian Sea production platform with drilling quarters. KBR says the contracts mark the fourth and fifth awards to the SOCAR-KBR JV since its inception in mid-2015 to help f

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-01-16 19:58:14

Contracts let for Azeri Central East platform

Azerbaijan International Oil Co. has let two separate front-end engineering and design contracts to the SOCAR-KBR LLC joint venture for a production platform with drilling quarters, the Azeri Central East platform, for Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) field in the Caspian Sea. The contracts cover FEED se

OIL & GAS JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 19:02:39

On This Day: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf becomes first female elected head of state in Africa

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1581, the English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism. In 1883, the U.S. Congress passed a bill creating the civil service. In 1919, the United States went legally "dry" as prohibition of alcoholic beverages took effect under the 18th Amendment to the C

UPI - 2018-01-16 08:00:07

Saida Mouradova's Wild Headpieces Are Downright Breathtaking

Saida Mouradova didn't start out wearing glamorous accessories in her everyday life. Born in Azerbaijan, she lived in refugee camps as a teenager before moving to Sweden and Paris to study art and eventually making it to New York City. Her outlook now is global - and the wildly creative headpieces s


Pirelli reveals compounds for Azerbaijan GP

16:09 - Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has revealed its compound selections for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Pirelli will expand its dry compound range from five to seven next season, with a pink-banded Hyper Soft and orange-ringed Super Hard - an insurance option - added to the existing tyres. Pirel


US-Russia relationship on shaky ground, experts say

Despite Trump striking a similar tone, many experts believe relations between the two countries have actually gotten worse. "They've gotten worse because of the Ukraine, the Russian occupation of Crimea and what is clearly Russian aggression against Ukraine militarily," Rich Kauzlarich, a former nat


Germany and Singapore Vie for the Most Powerful Passport in the World

According to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, Germany has the world's most powerful passport. The ranking is based on data from the International Air Transport Association, which maintains the world's largest and most comprehensive database of travel information. Germanyreclaimed the


International Bank of Azerbaijan says its assets fell 29 pct y/y in 2017

BAKU, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) said on Wednesday its assets declined by 28.9 percent year-on-year to 8.69 billion manats ($5.1 billion) in 2017. The state-run IBA restructured its $3.3 billion in international debt after receiving approval from creditors holding


Greek Metals Boom Shows Fruit of Tapping Investment Pipeline

At a time when Greece is desperately trying to attract foreign direct investment, a pipeline bringing gas from Azerbaijan to Europe shows just what a difference such deals can make. Basic metals production has been the star of a modest manufacturing upturn in 2017, growing more than 21 percent, acco


Sheki finds its place among UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nasib Imamaliyev, head of the Sheki Tourism Information Center, said that factors that are attracting foreign tourists in Sheki are its historical monuments, the city's ancient history, ancient art samples, urban flora and fauna, geographical location, cuisine (mainly sweets), hospitality, cheerfuln


Tabriz to represent the capital of Islamic tourism for over a year

Tabriz 2018, an event in which the East Azerbaijan Province would represent the capital of Islamic tourism for over a year, was unofficially opened during a ceremony on Thursday. Culture Minister Abbas Salehi, the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Ali Asghar Mou


Air Arabia to Open Flights to Azerbaijan's Gabala

Jan. 08--Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, will launch a new route to Azerbaijan, flying to the popular touristic city of Gabala from June 27, the Arab media reported Jan. 8. The flights will be operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and F


Israeli Wanted By Interpol Arrested For Running Organ Harvesting Ring

An Israeli national was arrested in Cyprus last week for his alleged involvement in an international human organ harvesting and trafficking ring, the Washington Post reported.. Moshe Harel, wanted by Interpol and Russian authorities for human trafficking since 2010, was allegedly one of the orchestr


Russia and NATO plan high-level meetings to prevent war

NATO will hold its first high-level meetings with Russia in five years later this month, the end to a long diplomatic freeze between senior American and Russian officials. NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti will meet Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of general staff for Rus


NATO, Russia to hold high-level meeting later this month: report

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is set to hold talks with top Russian military commanders later this month, the first such high-level meeting in years, BuzzFeed News reported on Sunday. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti will meet with the chief of general staf


South Korea Has Its Own Massive Artillery That NATO Loves (and North Korea Hates)

In December 2017, Norway announced it would purchase twenty-four K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers from South Korean firm Hanhwa for $215 million, with an option for up to twenty-four more in the future. The K9 edged out an upgraded M109 howitzer offered by the Swiss firm RUAG and the German Panze


Oil shipments from Georgia's Batumi port fall by more than a third in 2017

TBILISI, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Oil and related shipments from Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi fell 37.6 percent in 2017, a senior official at the terminal, operated by Kazakh KazMunaiGas , said on Friday. The official gave no reason for the sharp fall, but state-owned KazMunaiGas rerouted some shipm


Azerbaijani Makeup Artist Makes Women Look Decades Younger, And The Result Is Hard To Believe

Anar Agakishiev, 32, is a make-up artist from Azerbaijan who has an incredible talent, he is able to make women up to 80 years old look almost half their age.Show Full TextFrom his studio in Baku, Mr. Agakishiev works daily glamorising and highlighting the natural beauty of his clients. But his most


Enhesa Announces the Increase in Global Jurisdiction Coverage to 286 in 2018, and Celebrates Being Named to CIO Review's 20 Most Promising Compliance Technology Solution Providers

Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enhesa, the leading global content provider focused on environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance assurance support to industries worldwide, just announced the increase in global jurisdiction coverage for 2018 to reach up to 286.


Croatia great Prosinecki to coach Bosnian national team

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - Former Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Robert Prosinecki has been hired to coach the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. The Bosnian soccer federation says Prosinecki was picked ahead of Amar Osim, who was also interviewed. Prosinecki spent the past three yea