Use The Fagali’I Airport To Get To Apia Upolu In Samoa

The Fagali Airport will give visitors instant access to Apia, a small town in northeastern Upolu Island, Samoa. This airport came into fruition in 1959 as a US Air Force Base during World War II. At the time, the single airstrip was made of grass, but around 2005 was officially paved with asphalt. This airport de-commissioned in January 2005 because many villagers had concerns about environmental pollution, safety, and loud noises as the planes descended on the island. However, the airport re-opened in July 2009 after renovation efforts went underway. Now it is going stronger than ever before.

The Fagali Airport has a customs booth for getting your passport stamped (the agency follows the American Samoa rules), a washroom, cabs outside, and a money exchange Western Union nearby. Some popular hotels in the area are the Samoan Outrigger Hotel starting at just $59 a night and the Hotel Millennia at about $70 a night. The Fagali Airport’s high-end resorts, such as a Taumeasina Island Resort, have rooms for about 234 dollars a night.

Getting away to Upolu Island is the best option because it is bustling with tourist attractions. It is a nature lover’s paradise filled with local rainforests to trek and pristine white sandy beaches at the helm of beautiful crystal clear waters teeming with aquatic life. Scuba divers and snorkelers will have fun exploring the reserves. Moreover, there is a Fiafia fireplay performance display nearby every Friday, yoga retreats, and the Samoan Cultural Village to get a taste of the traditional local culture with dancing, singing, and handcrafts making.

To get to this island, the Fagali Airport is the best option. Some of the airlines bringing passengers in and out of Fagali daily are Talofa Airways and Samoa Airways, both have twin-engine aircrafts that can fit up to nine people. Each passenger is allowed a 44lbs check-in bag and a 12lbs carry-on. The flights are to Pago Pago and Tongatapu.

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Under Tony Petrello, Nabors developed groundbreaking drilling software

Over the last decade, Nabors Industries has literally broken ground with many of its new technological developments. Some of these, including its directional drilling technology and software-based drilling management systems, have utterly transformed the ways in which the oil industry operates in the United States today.

Through many of these innovations, oil plays, especially of the unconventional variety, that were once considered economically unviable have become rich sources of the nation’s energy reserves. Today, the United States produces the majority of its own oil resources, a dramatic change from where it stood even 20 years ago. This oil independence for the U.S.A. has largely been a product of the innovations taking place at companies such as Nabors Industries.

One of the areas in which Nabors Industries has been a global force in driving efficiency and productivity at the drilling site is through its development of drilling management software and it’s Canrig AC top drives line of directional drilling equipment, including steerable drill heads that create wells with precision and accuracy that have never before been possible.

The Canrig AC top drives system uses exclusive, patented software technology developed by Nabors Industries. This outperforms all others in the field by such an extent that it provides a significant competitive edge for Nabors Industries. Tony Petrello, the company’s CEO, does not believe that other drilling providers will catch up with Canrig AC top drives in the foreseeable future, leaving a significant, rich source of revenue for Nabors Industries, so long as unconventional oil plays persist throughout North America.

Another area in which Petrello has long been focused on creating new technologies is in the realm of automation. Given the tight economics of many unconventional oil plays in North America, anything that even slightly increases costs can be a deal-breaker. While anything that can potentially lower-cost can make an unviable play suddenly economically attractive.

Petrello believes that Nabors’ drilling products will be capable of nearly 100 percent automated drilling within the next 10 years.