Thessy Kouzoukas and Georgio Batsinilas at home with dog Bobbi and daughter Zani. Picture: Tara Croser.BRISBANE power couple Thessy and George Batsinilas have found their forever home after years of house hunting.The co-founder of fashion label to the stars, Sabo Skirt, took to social media to announce she and her husband were the winning bidders at auction for a home in the city’s south, which they plan to knock down and build a brand new house on.And in a sweet twist, the property is right next door to the home of Thessy’s best friend, Sabo Skirt co-owner and sister-in-law, Yiota Kouzoukas. RELATED: Home fetches almost $1m for charity at auction Thessy and Georgio on their wedding day with their daughter Zani. Image supplied.Sabo Skirt’s designs are favoured by celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner.Global style queen Jennifer Lopez was recently spotted wearing one of the brand’s playsuits during a Saint-Tropez getaway with her fiance, Alex Rodriguez. Jennifer Lopez wearing the Elsa Playsuit by Brisbane label Sabo Skirt in Saint-Tropez with Alex Rodriguez. Photo: Instagram/@jlo. Sabo Skirt co-founders Thessy Batsinilas and Yiota Kouzoukas. Picture: Peter Wallis.Batsinilas, also known as Thessy K, told her 156,000 Instagram followers that the couple had been hunting for a house for the past two years.“We have lost so many auctions and had never been the highest offer and we would always be so disappointed,” she said.“Today we WON!! Our forever block that we can build a house of (sic) full of love and create memories.”Records show they bought the property for $1.14 million.The existing home is on an elevated, 600 sqm block, with the back deck offering spectacular city views. The views from the back deck of the house Sabo Skirt co-owner Thessy K has bought. Image: CoreLogic.George Batsinilas is the co-owner of the gym and online fitness business, FitazFk.The pair recently tied the knot in a rustic outdoor ceremony on the Greek island of Kythira.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThessy walked down an aisle set out in the middle of a field behind her 11-month-old daughter Zani and in front of 193 guests. MORE: Tenants secure their great Aussie dream home
Equinor has started production from the Trestakk subsea field on Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea.Tied back to the Åsgard A floating production vessel, the field has estimated recoverable resources of 76 million barrels of oil.“Together with our partners ExxonMobil and Vår Energi we spent ample time on maturing Trestakk, and with proper assistance by our main supplier TechnipFMC we arrived at a good and profitable concept with development costs nearly halved before the investment decision was made. This proves that it is important and correct to spend sufficient time in the early phase of a project,” said Anders Opedal, executive vice president for Technology, Projects and Drilling in Equinor.When the project was approved by the authorities in 2017, the investments were estimated at NOK 5.5 billion (current). On field start-up the final costs are expected to be NOK 5 billion.“The project has managed to maintain its focus on cost efficiency after the investment decision was made, freeing up capital that we and our partners can use on other projects,” said Opedal.Trestakk field development covers a subsea template with four well slots and one satellite well. A total of five wells will be drilled: three for production and two for gas injection.Trestakk is tied back to the Åsgard A floating production vessel, which has been modified to receive the production from Trestakk.The original life time of Åsgard A was until 2019, however, last winter the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate approved the application for extending the life time of the installation to 2031.“The Trestakk volumes are important for us to maintain profitable operation of Åsgard A and to recover more of the original Åsgard volumes. Our draft for development of the Norwegian continental shelf points to the need for new reserves, and this is the kind of projects we would like to see many more of in the years to come,” added Arne Sigve Nylund, executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.The Trestakk will produce around 22,000 barrels of oil per day (3,500 sm3). Peak production will be around 44,000 barrels of oil per day (7,000 sm3). Trestakk field production is expected to last for 12 years.