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Homeowners have turned a run-down Robina prize home into a winner

first_imgThe indoor pool is to dive for.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAround two years on and the double-storey Hamptons-style home is unrecognisable.“Originally this was the best house in the best street, then it was the worst house in the best street and now it’s the best house in the best street again,” Ms Gregory said. 5 Julatten Drive has a tranquil setting with palm trees.The BoysTown prize home had been vacant for more than 20 years when Ms Gregory set her mind to saving the property from its “rack and ruin” state. “It was terrible,” she said.“We had to cut down 60 trees because the house was surrounded by trees and we couldn’t see the water.“The house sits really high and we still couldn’t see the lake, that’s how tall the trees had grown.“We couldn’t live in it when we bought it.” Relax in luxury at this Robina property.The Gregorys are reluctantly selling their property as family health issues have prompted a move to Canberra.Ms Gregory said the cherished restoration project would suit any type of buyer, even a couple like themselves. The kitchen is almost too good to use, according to homeowner Vicki Gregory.The couple added a 135sq m deck to the rear of the house, overlooking the lake.“There is so much birdlife on the water with ducks, swans and pelicans,” Ms Gregory said.“It’s a little oasis in the middle of Robina.”center_img 5 Julatten Drive, Robina.MARK Gregory refused to get out of the car when he and wife Vicki first inspected 5 Julatten Drive, Robina. “The agent came around to the car window and made him get out,” Ms Gregory said.“He said, ‘You’ve got to be nuts, we can’t take on a project like this’.” The home opens to reveal a grand staircase.“They don’t make houses like this anymore.“Structurally there were no issues because it’s concrete so there were no cracks and we brought a builder on board who said, ‘If you don’t buy this, I’m buying it’.” Ms Gregory has a soft spot for the huge kitchen. “Everyone walks in and just goes, ‘Wow’,” she said.“It’s so nice I don’t want to get it dirty.”last_img read more

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ExxonMobil makes 14th discovery on Stabroek Block

first_imgPhase 1 on schedule  Oil and gas major ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana at the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area. This is the 14th discovery on the Stabroek Block.Noble Tom Madden; Source: Noble CorporationThe discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil said on Monday.According to the oil major, the Tripletail-1 encountered approximately 108 feet (33 meters) of a high-quality oil bearing sandstone reservoir.Tripletail-1, drilled in 6,572 feet (2,003 meters) of water, is located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of the Longtail discovery. After completion of operations at Tripletail, the Noble Tom Madden drillship will next drill the Uaru-1 well, located approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of the Liza field.“This discovery helps to further inform the development of the Turbot area,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. The Liza Phase 1 development remains on schedule to start up by early 2020 and will produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day utilizing the Liza Destiny floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), which arrived in Guyana on August 29, 2019.ExxonMobil approved funding for the Liza Phase 2 development after it received government and regulatory approvals in May 2019. Expected to startup by mid-2022, the project plans to use the Liza Unity FPSO to produce up to 220,000 barrels of oil per day. Pending government approvals, a third development, Payara startup could be as early as 2023 and production would reach an estimated 220,000 barrels of oil per day.The Stabroek Block is 6.6 million acres (26,800 square kilometers). ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited is operator and holds 45 percent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration holds 30 percent interest and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holds 25 percent interest.Hess Corp. CEO, John Hess, said: “Tripletail is the 14th discovery on the Stabroek Block and further underpins the Turbot area as a major development hub.”“The discovery adds to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate of more than 6 billion barrels of oil equivalent on the Stabroek Block, with multi-billion barrels of future exploration potential remaining.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Forth drillship arrives in October  The oil major said that exploration and development activities are moving forward elsewhere on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The Stena Carron drillship is currently drilling the Ranger-2 well and upon completion will conduct a well test at Yellowtail-1. The Noble Bob Douglas drillship is currently completing development drilling operations for the Liza Phase 1 project.ExxonMobil will add a fourth drillship, the Noble Don Taylor, in October 2019 as the company continues to optimize its drilling plans based on well results and ongoing study of the basin.last_img read more

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