(Alliance News) - Pantheon Resources PLC said on Friday that production from its Alkaid
discovery in Alaska could begin by the summer of 2020, subject to a farmout agreement.
Other positive news from the Slope includes BP's investment in a massive, 450-acre seismic program that wrapped up last month; Pantheon Resources confirmed a successful flow test at its Alkaid
well in April; and Oil Search flowed oil from two wells in its Pikka unit in April.
Nearby M51 is situated in Canes Venatici and roughly one binocular field southwest of Alkaid
, Eta ([eta]) Ursae Majoris--the end of the Dipper's handle.
By mid-month, the comet will appear close to Alkaid
, the star at the end of the tail of Ursa Major (or the end of the saucepan shape of the Plough) and by then will be visible for much of the night.
A few months later, the Moroccan ambassador, Alkaid
Jaurar bin Abdalla, arrived in London bringing with him a few hundred more freed captives.
To locate M51, first identify Alkaid
([eth][cedilla] UMa - mag 1.9) the end star of the handle of the bowl of the "Plough".
Their names, in order from the lip of the bowl to the end of the handle, are Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid
. If you're looking for something astronomical to memorize, there you go.
The seven stars of the Big Dipper are known by a variety of names including the traditional set Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid
. The closest of these stars is Mizar, which is the middle star of three that compose the handle of the dipper, and the light I'm seeing this Christmas Eve * left that star in 1920 about the time American women acquired the long-overdue constitutional right to vote.
and Alioth, it is about 10 degrees distance.
Although the object is in the constellation of CanesVinatici,it is easy to find because it is very close to the bright star Alkaid
,at the end of the handle in the plough.
"I am also pleased to report the permitting efforts for the Alkaid
project are well underway and we look forward to updating shareholders in due course," added Cheatham.