Legendary folkster Bob Dylan returns with his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, on May 20th. The album serves as a follow-up to 2015’s Shadows In The Night, which sees Dylan covering some of the lesser-known songs of Frank Sinatra’s catalog. The new release continues down that trend, with Dylan picking out favorites from The Great American Songbook for the release. Dylan’s voice has never been perfect, and at 74-years-old, it’s more about his ability to tell a story than actually sing. Still, he captures the essence of these forgotten songs with an enthusiasm, reeling in a listener and teaching some sort of folk lesson.In advance of the new release, Fallen Angels is streaming in full via NPR’s First Listen. Tune in below:Dylan is also featured on the Desert Trip lineup, with The Who, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, and Roger Waters. Check out the latest update on that festival here.
Oil company Aker BP has received consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig for plugging wells at the Valhall field in the North Sea.The offshore safety watchdog said on Monday that the consent applies to the use of Maersk Invincible for permanent plugging of wells drilled from the drilling platform at the field.The Valhall field has been developed using six fixed steel-jacketed platforms with bridge connections. The field has been producing since 1982.Production from Valhall DP is scheduled to end in the next few years. Three of the wells are still in production, while 18 have been shut down. Of these, 13 have been permanently plugged and abandoned, and Maersk Invincible will be used for plugging the other five.Maersk Invincible is a jack-up drilling rig owned by Maersk Drilling, Denmark. It was delivered by the Daewoo yard in South Korea in 2016, is classified by DNV GL and registered in Singapore.Maersk Invincible received an Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the PSA in April 2017.