Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized, they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs. Although their aggression has been exaggerated, individuals may bite when feeling threatened or being handled. This is the world's only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes. The snake is a strong swimmer and will even enter the sea. It has successfully colonized islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The generic name is derived from the Greek words ancistro (hooked) and odon (tooth), and the specific name comes from the Latinpiscis (fish) and voro (to eat); thus, the scientific name translates into “hooked-tooth fish-eater”. Common names include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, cottonmouth, gapper, or simply viper. Many of the common names refer to the threat display, where this species will often stand its ground and gape at an intruder, exposing the white lining of its mouth. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. Its diet consists mainly of fish and frogs but is otherwise highly varied and, uniquely, has even been reported to include carrion.
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.
Measurements can be taken at all types of industrial facilities, whether onshore or offshore, using this technology ...Following tests at sites in Nigeria, Italy, the Republic of Congo, and the Netherlands, AUSEA technology is being rolled out further.
Drillship VALARIS DS-12 Awarded ContractOffshoreWest Africa... Dibowitz added, “Very recently, we were awarded a contract with a major operator offshore Angola and the Republic of Congo for drillship VALARIS DS-12 ... VAL) is the industry leader in offshore drilling services across all water depths and geographies.
Subsequent to year-end, New Fortress advanced the deployment of its first FastLNG unit offshore Congo-Brazzaville and sanctioned its second Fast LNG unit, which is expected to be placed into service in Q3 2023 ...
... a heads of agreement (HoA) to deploy NFE’s FastLNG liquefaction technology off the coast of the Republic of the Congo. The technology will be deployed for a term of 20 years to produce up to 1.4mn mt/yr of LNG in the associated gas fields offshore Congo-Brazzaville.
Additional international oil companies driving the Congo’s energy expansion include Chevron Overseas Congo Ltd – with operating interests in the Lianzi Unitization Zone and the offshore fields of Nkossa, Nsoo and Moho-Bilondo, producing an average 49,000 bpd.
Inpex said in October that it had sold all its interests in the offshore D.R.CongoBlock where it had been engaged in the development and production of crude oil, following an exit from Venezuela's oil and gas assets earlier that month.
Also, inflows to the Republic of the Congo rose 19% to $4.0 billion, propelled by investment in offshore oil fields after a licensing round of available oil blocks in 2019. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Bank said FDIs increased 11% to $1.6 billion due to rising ...
CAPE TOWN - In one of the biggest offshore data leaks in history, the PandoraPapers leak on Sunday revealed the secret wealth to some world’s richest and most powerful people ... In many countries, it is not illegal to have shell companies in order to do business abroad or to possess offshore assets.
Governments moved Monday to limit the fallout from a release of millions of documents detailing how leaders have used offshore tax havens to hide assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars ... -- Kenyan PresidentUhuru Kenyatta is alleged to secretly own a network of offshore companies.
Shelf Drilling Tenacious secured a one-year contract with CabindaGulf Oil Company (CABGOC) for operations offshore Angola... The Shelf Drilling Mentor will be working offshore Congo on a short-term contract with Mercuria, with expected commencement in January 2022.