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Ridd M.F.,43 Prospect Quay | Morley C.K.,PTT Inc
Proceedings of the Geologists' Association | Year: 2011

A study of Google Earth images has revealed a hitherto-unrecorded gently curved lineament within the southern marginal zone of the Khorat Plateau in eastern Thailand. The lineament, confirmed by digital elevation model (DEM) images, is at least 130. km long and coincides with a dip reversal of the Mesozoic Khorat Group. It is interpreted here as a fault, named the Khao Yai Fault, and it has characteristics which make it unusual within the Khorat Plateau. The fault forms the northern boundary of a belt of several ENE-WSW trending fault splays which are thought to link with the Mae Ping Fault further south; this is interpreted as a left-stepping, sinistral strike-slip duplex about 50. km wide and 150. km long. Apatite fission track data indicate that exhumation began during the earliest Palaeogene.The Khao Yai Fault is considered in its regional context which includes the Cardamomes Mountains of Cambodia, the offshore Phuquoc-Kampot Basin, and the Khao Thalai Red-beds outlier of the Khorat Group in Southeast Thailand. The latter is interpreted as a down-faulted sliver of the Khorat Group in the Tha Mai Fault belt which is thought, in turn, to be a splay of Thailand's other major regional fault, the Three Pagodas Fault. Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic shallow-marine rocks with unusual faunas occur in a limited NNW-SSE trending zone to the west and NNW of the Tha Mai Fault and it is suggested that wrench movement on the fault played a part in the emplacement of these rocks. © 2010 The Geologists' Association.

An aspect of the present invention is a preparation of a magnesium halide support for using as a composition of a catalyst in an olefin polymerization, wherein the magnesium halide support is a solid substance prepared by an aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant, preferably is ethoxylated aliphatic alcohol. Another aspect of the present invention is a method for the preparation of the magnesium halide support for using as the composition of the catalyst in the olefin polymerization comprising the following steps: (a) adding a magnesium halide compound into an organic solvent, and heating; (b) cooling down the mixture from (a) rapidly to the room temperature or lower in the inert organic solvent and the aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant; and (c) washing the magnesium halide with the anhydrous inert organic solvent, and drying, wherein the aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant is ethoxylated aliphatic alcohol.

News Article | July 13, 2015
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Mexico waited 77 years to invite foreign oil producers back into its borders. That was one year too many. The move to lure tens of billions of dollars from the likes of Exxon Mobil Corp. will be put to the test for the first time at an oilfield auction on Wednesday. With oil prices down by about half since last year, five of 38 potential bidders including Glencore Plc, Noble Energy Inc. and even Mexico’s state-owned oil producer have pulled out. President Enrique Pena Nieto moved to end the state monopoly after poor drilling infrastructure and technology failed to reverse a decade-long production decline that reduced government revenue. To lure investments now, Mexico will probably get a much smaller share of profits than it would have a year ago. “They shaped expectations at a $100-per-barrel market and we are way off that now,” Wilbur Matthews, chief executive officer of San Antonio-based Vaquero Global Investment, which oversees more than $100 million of assets including oil-producer bonds, said by phone July 10. West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark U.S. crude, rose $1.09 to $53.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:16 p.m. New York time on Tuesday. Mexico’s Maya was at $50.92. Both grades have lost about half their value since June of 2014. The meltdown has led producers to cut more than 100,000 jobs globally and reduce spending by at least $100 billion. This means that Mexico will have to compete for limited global investments with rival producing countries such as Brazil and Colombia, which opened their oil industries years earlier, said David Enriquez, a Mexico-city based partner at energy consultant Goodrich Riquelme & Asociados AC. “The cost of the uncertainty for new companies entering an unknown environment should be discounted,” he said in an interview at his office on July 6. “Mexico is the new kid on the block.” In the first attempt to bring foreign producers back into the country since the industry’s nationalization in 1938, Mexico will offer exploration rights to 14 shallow-water blocks to bidders including Exxon and France’s Total SA. The day of the auction, the government will disclose the minimum percentage of profits it will keep on each contract. The producers who offer the government the highest returns win. “We have estimated that receiving bids on 30 to 50 percent of the 14 fields would be a very acceptable range,” Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Monday in Mexico City. The government will probably request a take of less than 50 percent on the contracts, Tim Samples, a law professor and Mexican-energy analyst at the University of Georgia in Athens, said by phone. The first blocks being auctioned are estimated to contain a combined production capacity of as much as 80,000 barrels a day, according to Mexico’s energy ministry. Mexico was displaced last year by Brazil as Latin America’s largest crude producer, with output of 2.8 million barrels a day of oil and other liquids, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. Mexico’s national oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, withdrew from the race a week before the auction to conserve cash and focus on bringing in partners for its existing operations. Pemex’s oil production has fallen by more than 1 million barrels a day over the past decade. Other interested parties such as Glencore, Noble, PTT Exploration & Production PCL and Ecopetrol SA also pulled out, without saying why. Spokesmen at Baar, Switzerland-based Glencore and Bangkok-based PTT Exploration & Production chose not to comment on the reasons for abandoning the bid round, while Bogota-based Ecopetrol didn’t reply to an e-mail and voicemail seeking comment. Houston-based Noble Energy chose not to bid in the initial shallow-water round, though is evaluating participation in upcoming offshore blocks, Reba Reid, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. Some would-be bidders were reluctant to accept Mexico’s terms, people briefed on the matter said last month. Rules require each bidding group to have one partner to act as guarantor and for that company to maintain shareholder equity -- or total assets minus liabilities -- of at least $6 billion, three people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions were private. “Nobody is going to put an aggressive bid on something when they don’t agree with certain terms of the contract,” Vaquero’s Matthews said. “It would boggle my mind if people were paying anything but rock bottom prices.” For more, read this QuickTake: Mexico’s Oil

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release dated July 13, 2015 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. Southeast Asia to See Major Expansion of Texas Chicken® In a move that marks the single largest international expansion in Texas Chicken history, the brand announced a deal to bring its restaurants to malls, inline locations, and stand-alone stores throughout Thailand. As part of the 70 planned restaurants, several are expected in 2015. The exclusive agreement with PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Thailand’s National Energy Company, will leverage PTT’s existing infrastructure throughout the region, as well as the company’s expertise with operations and the quick-service restaurant industry. “The Texas Chicken brand story has resonated in Southeast Asia for a long time,” explained Tony Moralejo, Chief Development Officer at Texas Chicken. “We are honored to be working with another great company to share Texas Chicken’s high-quality food, which customers love, throughout the region.” Such large-scale expansions are a cornerstone to the brand’s international growth strategy. In fact, one of the key criteria for international franchisees is the willingness and ability to deliver country-wide presence in a relatively quick time frame. The new Thailand deal is most definitely a benchmark example of the strategy at work. "To meet the needs of our customers and consumers, PTT is committed to developing a complete range of quality products and services through sensible, fair prices, and quality while striving for maximum customer satisfaction,” said Chavalit Punthong, PTT Plc Senior Executive Vice President, Oil Business Unit. “Texas Chicken certainly fits this description of quality cuisine brought to Thai consumers PTT as a novel experience.” “As one of the world’s leading companies, our new international franchisee is incredibly well respected within the region and ideally positioned to bring guests the Texas Chicken experience,” said Zack Kollias, Executive Vice President International Operations at Texas Chicken. “We’re looking forward to working together to create something truly special for this market.” “Already the top protein choice in Southeast Asia, chicken is positioned to keep growing in the future,” said Bill Schreiber, Vice President Worldwide Business Development at Texas Chicken. “Texas Chicken has an excellent track record of being the preferred fried chicken offering when compared to other brands.” Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken, along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside of the Americas, is one of the largest quick service chicken restaurant chains in the world. The brands specialize in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken have more than 1,650 locations in 25 countries and global markets and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.

News Article | March 18, 2015
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Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solutions, announces today at IWCE software release 7.10 for its Broadband PTT solution. Feature-rich, release 7.10 delivers prioritized scanning and broadcast capabilities comparable to land mobile radio (LMR), a Web based Application Programming Interface (API) that extends PTT functionality to 3rd party applications, and FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliance. A cornerstone of release 7.10 is a Web-API that makes it possible for 3rd party developers/integrators to add fast, easy push-to-talk voice communication to their applications. The Web-API allows Kodiak to extend Broadband PTT functionality into existing workforce management and productivity applications, increasing productivity by providing real-time voice communication, presence, and alert capabilities within existing workflows. The addition of talkgroup scanning with priority and broadcast calling to release 7.10 provides Broadband PTT users with a communications experience as easy and efficient as traditional land mobile radio (LMR) devices. Talkgroup scanning with priority allows users to create and scan a list of up to 16 talkgroups, and broadcast calling enables one-way communication to up to 500 users at one time. Release 7.10 will also include FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation, confirming that the cryptographic module utilized by the Kodiak Broadband PTT solution meets the standards for use by U.S. government and other regulated industries that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information. FIPS140-2 compliance provides Broadband PTT user with peace of mind, making certain that their communications are secure. “Release 7.10 continues the Kodiak legacy of innovation, delivering new features that significantly enhance broadband push-to-talk communications,” said Bruce Lawler, Chief Product Officer of Kodiak. “In particular, our Web-API makes it possible for your preferred application providers to seamlessly integrate our broadband PTT functions into your existing workflows, providing a new level of efficiency and productivity for your workforce.” About Kodiak The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, and Verizon. For more information, contact press(at)kodiakptt(dot)com.

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