- 2019 CAPEX: $20 billion
- upstream / downstream
- CAPEX will focus on:
- the Permian
- additional shale and tight development
- major capital project at TCO in Kazakhstan (recently posted)
- focused on short-cycle projects
- more than two-thirds of spend projected to realize cash flow within two years
68-Year-Old Pelagic To Become Mother For 37th Time
Minutes later, at 9:21 p.m. CT: wow, it never quits. I try to post a straight news story, no politics, no controversy, and then I get this from a reader?
"Oldest albatross? No. Hillary is still hanging around and she's 71 years old."But it appears she has indeed laid an egg: she and her husband are now selling tickets to their evening events on "Groupon."
From the linked story:
In sea mariner lore, an albatross is considered a good omen, and for almost seven decades, one bird has spread generations of blessings across the Pacific Ocean.
Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross believed to be the world’s oldest known wild bird, has returned to her home at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge for yet another winter – and laid yet another egg to add to the already impressive brood that she has built up over an impressive lifetime.
Biologists with the US Fish and Wildlife Service think the almost-septuagenarian has birthed and raised as many as 36 chicks over the years. Should her latest egg with her longtime lover, Akeakamai, hatch, fledge and take to the open sea, it will be her 37th. Wisdom was first banded in 1956 by biologist Chandler Robbins, who estimated that she was about five years old at the time.
Albatrosses are known for their long life spans and often outlive their researchers – Robbins died in 2017 at the age 98 – but what makes Wisdom unique is that researchers have been able to monitor her habits for so long. She may or may not be the oldest wild bird, but she is the oldest known wild bird, and her habits have been lovingly documented by the fish and wildlife service over social media.