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  Chapter 2: Wildegeest! A Search For Last Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His first night at sea, and his attention was riveted by the description of the circuitous Viking route the author had followed, from Norway to Newfoundland, via Shetland Islands, Faeros, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador.
He had only seen the Shetlands from the air, but recalled his total fascination with the inhospitable terrain and desire to experience it first hand.
He had conducted assignments in Norway, had flown at low altitudes to the Faeros and Iceland aboard a prop-driven Fairchild, and now in the 90's was completely captivated by Newfoundland and Labrador.
www.wildegeest.com /chapter2.htm   (4586 words)

 Helion & Company Ltd > DIARY OF A RED DEVIL By Glider to Arnhem with the 7th King’s Own Scottish Borderers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His diary is a most interesting account of a young vehicle mechanic who also had to learn to be a infantry soldier.
Albert remained with this unit for all his war-time service, later going to the Shetland Islands when the 7th KOSB were part of OSDEF (Orkney and Shetlands Defence Force).
Then in late 1943 much to their surprise the unit was posted to Lincolnshire to become the third infantry unit in the 1st Airlanding Brigade then in the process of returning from Italy with the rest of the 1st Airborne Division.
www.helion.co.uk /product.php?xProd=71512   (780 words)

 Jean Laherrère • The Coming Global Oil Crisis
Evolution of "development lag" and "development ratio" "As many offshore marginal fields are now put into production as available capacity nearby becomes available, it appears that "development lag"...
But, as development moves to difficult areas as West Shetlands, and, as the Foinaven development is two years behind schedule, it could be the other way." World Oil, February 1998
Distribution and evolution of "recovery factor" "Uncertainty on reserves diminishes when production after decline sets in - larger uncertainty on volume in place estimated from seismic and wells, but knowledge does not improve from production data." From International Energy Agency's Oil Reserves Conference, Paris, November 11, 1997
www.oilcrisis.com /laherrere   (2770 words)

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