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      TAMB CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT   09/06/2017

      Following diminishing numbers of visitors to TAMB and the subsequent reduction in TAMB income, it is the intention for TAMB to close definitively from 1st November 2017. TAMB can no longer generate enough advertising revenue to cover the costs of around £300/month to pay for the dedicated server that hosts the TAMB software.  The dedicated server is also older equipment and no longer maintainable, so at some point it would be necessary to migrate the TAMB to a new cloud-based platform. This is quite a large job and would take some time to do. We feel it wouldn't be a worthwhile task given the reduction in traffic and usage of TAMB.  It is the opinion of the TAMB Team that the days of messageboards have largely gone, being overtaken by other platforms. Thank you to all users of the TAMB over the years, and we look forward to seeing you on some other online forums in the future. Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. 
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to non-profit making group who seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable.   We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team
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      Further to the Closure Announcement   09/07/2017

      Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. hence the "high" cost of keeping the Board going.
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to a non-profit making group which seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable. We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team

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  1. 8700 barrels per day is nothing the market . Since Apache are looking to bale from the North Sea they need some token oil for the new purchaser to extract otherwise they will be left with the decommissioning costs. There is more politics in this industry than there is in Holyrood.
  2. Your shower will be electric - not fed from the tank but heated instantly as the water passes through. Just boil the kettle to wash dishes, hands shave .... Put it on a friday night and heat overnight for the weekend if you are going to be home a lot for water .
  3. Collapsed checking out of my hotel in Cairo in Sept 2003. Bundled into a cab and off to a hospital felt like I had been shot. £9 later and correct diagnosis I was taking painkillers every hour so I could slip onto the plane to fly home . ( this all happened between 5pm and 1 am flight ). Collected by wife and straight to hospital upon landing .....the next 3 months of tests and nothing to see but still on pain killers !!!! Had to stay off the drink and that included the 6-0 game in Amsterdam. Anyway final solution - week before Christmas hammered at works do on the Friday , hammered on night out on the Saturday - Sunday I pished red salt grains all day ....Monday I was better!!! So my advice is get blootered and pish a lot !
  4. It not the BTL that was / is corrupt it is the fraud. Basically purchased a property for £70k cash and then next day go and remortgage the next day a £100k property. On an 85% LTV she pockets £15k over night and still has the income from rental coming in. Plus she can sell it and make at least another £15k whenever .
  5. It is also due to the fact that a lot of oil is coming out but not contributing (in tax) as the IOC is making a loss / just covering costs. For example the Premier OIl Solan field wll now tak around 18 years before it pay back its initial investment. Premier would not have touched this at 60$ per barrel....thats why the middle east is full of investment the start up costs are buttons compared the the NS. Chevron were losing 3$ per month at the turn of the year.
  6. Think you will find Sudan is the second largest producer outside OPEC countries....South Sudan has the greater share of Sudans oil 85%.http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=su
  7. Wings is spot on - I was at the Fife count and there were only 36 No and around 180 Yes scrutineers. There was no way that votes would be rigged in favour of the No vote. The actual counters are made up of the general public and I would have said most were yes voters by their faces dropping as other regional results came in. In fife only one table out of 38 had a yes victory each table was a mix of several hundred postal votes and 5 or 6 ballot boxes. Most of the conspirecy stories are from people who have never actually been to a count and dont understand how many checks and balances there actually are. Some ballot boxes are counted 4 or 5 times until the number tallys with the quantity of names scored off at the polling station.
  8. Oil

    A rule of thumb its worth around $10 per barrel to the gov spread across all the fields. The companies buy the original exploration licence for the block in a tender situation initially for $x millions. The corporation tax is paid back in the country where the HQ and many cross charge support like HR / IT /Corporate infrastructure to run divisions at a loss. The actual cost for the North Sea is based on $55 per barrel compared to the middle east which is $5 per barrel. That's why when the barrel drops down to $80 ish the North Sea projects get put on hold.