Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
Pacific (stylized as pacific) is the second studio album by Japanese musical group NEWS, released on November 7, 2007. The album reached the number one position on the Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Album Chart. Four singles have been released from this album. The limited edition includes a 74-page photobook, while the regular edition comes with an 18-page booklet and 2 bonus tracks. It was released simultaneously with the single "Weeeek."
Tie-ups and theme songs
"Teppen" was used as the theme song to Fuji TV's coverage of the Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix 2005.
Pacific is primarily a complete course with techniques, tips and tools applicable to learning how to become a leader. The contribution of the secrets on leadership of over 200 leading executives and CEOs (whom we interviewed) as well as Gamelearn's 15 years of experience in corporate training guarantee Pacific's theoretical approach, which is based on six key notions:
Providing meaning to teamwork
Building a team to face synergies
The correct delegation of tasks
Feedback and coaching to boost teams
Gamelearn's developers decided to set the story in an environment of survival and cooperation: a group of people that are lost on an island in the Pacific. A favorable setting to explain the benefits of teamwork and staying motivated.
It valued Mainstream founder and chairman Eddie O’Connor’s 55 per cent stake at as much as €550 million ...Plans ... Mainstream, set up by Mr O’Connor in 2008 after the sale of the Airtricity business he had developed, is undergoing a period of major expansion across Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa as well as in the offshore wind sector globally ... .
ShakeAlert is composed of a dense network of seismometers scattered about California and the PacificNorthwest... "We've all heard about the 'Big One'," said Applegate, referring to a hypothetical quake that could occur when the Cascadia subduction zone, just offshore of the Pacific Northwest, ruptures.
Commenting on the Pacific Drilling acquisition and the state of the offshore drilling industry, Mr ... economic conditions and timing, benefits or results of acquisitions or dispositions (including the benefits of the Pacific Drilling acquisition) are forward-looking statements.
The Valaris Group completed its financial restructuring emerging from chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as part of the ongoing restructuring taking place across the offshore sector. The reformatted company reports it eliminated $7.1 billion of debt while continuing to operate the largest fleet of offshore drillships, semisubmersibles, and jackups.
... these gains were offset by customer-driven rig changes that negatively affected our North AmericaOffshore region ... land market and the execution of our international growth strategy that resulted in increased activity in our North America Offshore and AsiaPacific regions.