AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)The Texas football program has struggled a bit in recent years. But at 6-2 this year, 2018 looks like a year where the Longhorns can finally return to the upper-tier of college football.Unfortunately, bowl experts don’t seem to share that view. Despite beating Oklahoma and controlling their own destiny in the Big 12 title picture, the Longhorns’ losses to Oklahoma State and Maryland stick out like a sore thumb.According to KVUE writer Mike Barnes, most bowl experts expect that Texas will play in the Alamo Bowl.Lots of Bowl projections today have Texas vs either Washington or Utah in the Alamo Bowl.— Mike Barnes (@MikeB_KVUE) October 28, 2018Sports Illustrated projects Texas to play Utah, while CBS and ESPN both project the Longhorns to play against Washington.Only College Football News has Texas in a New Year’s Six bowl game – the Sugar Bowl.Texas has a history with the Alamo Bowl. In the 25-year history of the bowl game, the Longhorns have appeared in the game three times. Their record in the Alamo Bowl is 2-1.Last year, Texas defeated Missouri 33-16 in the Texas Bowl to finish 7-6, its first winning season since 2013.[KVUE]
Rabat – Morocco has approved the license application from Predator Oil, allowing the company to explore for gas in Guercif, a town in eastern Morocco.The eight-year licence will start with an initial 30 months of exploration across 7,269 square kilometers “to the east of producing gas fields and northwest of Sound Energy PLC’s Tendrara gas project,” according to Proactive Investors.The industry website added that the company will hold a 75 percent stake in the project. The Moroccan National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) will only have a 25 percent stake in the project. Predator Oil CEO Paul Griffiths said that the company selected “Guercif based on its 12 years’ experience of exploring and financing Moroccan opportunities.”Read Also: Sound Energy Fails to Find Producible Gas at Tendrara TE-9 Well in MoroccoHe also said that the region “represents a high impact, low cost, near-term drilling opportunities in a sophisticated and stable business and operating environment that is well understood by management.”The CEO expressed excitement in the project, saying that it “represents an asset that will fit very well with the company’s strategy of developing gas opportunities.”Morocco has attracted several international companies, including Sound Energy, a British oil company. On June 6, 2016, Sound Energy made its first natural gas discovery in the Tendrara area in eastern Morocco. The TE-6 well encountered approximately 28 meters of vertical net gas pay.predotopredator oil However, the company failed to find natural gas at the TE-9 well in the region. The TE-9 well was drilled to a total measured depth of 2,925 meters and will now be plugged, abandoned, and not tested.