Equinor-operated Visund Nord improved oil recovery (IOR) project came on stream two months ahead of schedule.The project has further been delivered with no serious HSE incidents and well below budget, Equinor noted.“It took 21 months from the licence partners chose the concept until production started. This is a new fast-track record for Equinor,” says Torger Rød, senior vice president for project development in Equinor.Visund Nord IOR is a subsea development with two new wells in a new subsea template, which is tied back to an existing template on Visund. The oil is piped via the existing template to the Visund platform.The project provides 13.3 million new barrels of oil to the Visund field, 6% more than originally estimated. When the investment decision was made the costs were estimated at NOK 1.5 billion. During the execution phase they were reduced to NOK 1.3 billion.“We are delivering well within the downward adjusted budget. The project has a competitive break-even price and will be profitable even with an oil price well below the current level,” says project director Tone Kristin Børslid.Visund Nord IOR is a fast-track development focusing on simplification, standardisation and continous improvement throughout the project phase:“We are utilising the existing infrastructure effectively as we are routing the oil via the Visund C template which is located 70 metres away. The new template is a copy of this template. We have achieved synergies with other projects and we have even had good weather during the installations, ” she says.She further underlines that they have never compromised on safety, which is confirmed by the HSE statistics.TechnipFMC, who also delivered Visund C, has been responsible for everything on the seabed through the EPCI contract, implying that the company has been in charge of engineering, procurement, construction and installation. The two wells were drilled by Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig.The project has now been handed over to the operations unit, providing 13.3 million new barrels of oil that will be produced via a field that will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year:“Contributing strongly to the Visund field production, Visund Nord IOR is an example of the type of projects that will be more common on the Norwegian continental shelf in the future: Smaller developments tied back to existing infrastructure. This will allow us to develop new discoveries at a lower cost, ensuring both longer field life and jobs on existing fields,” says Gunnar Nakken, senior vice president for operations west in Equinor.The Visund licence partners are: Equinor Energy A/S (operator) 53.2%, Petoro A/S 30%, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS 9.1% and Repsol Norge A/S 7.7%.
Tags: Chittenangovolleyball To some degree, the entire season for the Chittenango girls volleyball team centered around its confrontations with Cortland, one each month.In December, the Purple Tigers rallied from two sets down to prevail in five. Then, in January, the Bears got even, winning in four tight sets.Then, on Wednesday night, the climactic showdown took place between no. 3 seed Chittenango and no. 2 seed Cortland, a berth in the sectional Class A finals on the line against top seed Carthage, who had needed five sets to get past New Hartford in the first semifinal.In the first two sets, the Purple Tigers were in command, winning those sets 25-15 and 25-17. Still, this put Chittenango in position to reverse the result of that December match.Indeed, the third set did go 25-18 in the Bears’ favor, and in a close fourth set it got within range of taking the match further, only to have Cortland pull it out 26-24 and end Chittenango’s season.Savannah Penoyer had nine kills and six digs, with Chelsea Lamphere adding seven kills and five digs. Bayla Cutrie got six kills and eight digs as Jada Masiclat got 19 assists.Cortland was led by Kayci Olson’s 16 kills and 12 digs, with Grace Call earning 24 assists and Tori Cruz picking up 14 digs. The Purple Tigers would go on to sweep Carthage Saturday and earn the sectional Class A title.Two nights earlier, Chittenango had swept no. 6 seed Watertown 25-12, 25-18, 25-20 in a quarterfinal rescheduled from a Feb. 6 weather postponement.Penoyer had 13 kills, three aces, and 10 digs, with Sarah Martin adding 10 kills, three aces and 11 digs.Masciclat got six kills and nine digs, Lamphere also earning six kills as Carolyn Myka gained 26 assists and eight digs. Cutrie had 12 assists, five kills, three aces and seven digs.While all this was going on, Chittenango’s boys volleyball team was working through its regular-season homestretch, starting with last Monday’s 25-20, 25-19, 25-19 sweep of Westmoreland.Many of Brandon Turner’s 26 assists went to Alek Reymond, who put up 12 kills. Austin Strickler had four kills, with William Bailey adding three kills. Caleb Barnard got seven digs as Reymond and Tom McIntosh both had five digs.Seeking its 10th win of the season Wednesday night against Oneida, the Bears won in four sets, keyed by a 27-25 win in the opening set as it moved on to win the second set 25-18.After dropping the third set 25-22, Chittenango pulled out the fourth set 25-21 to end it, with Turner amassing 36 assists and Kimball earning 20 digs to go with his 12 kills.Strickler managed 13 kills and five blocks, with Reymond getting seven kills and five blocks. Barnard finished with 13 digs and Mikel Pascual gained 10 digs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Ahead of that the Premier’s Minors are in Munster Final action as they seek to see off the challenge of Limerick.Tipperary boss Liam Cahill has made two changes to the side that beat Clare by four points.The Kilruane McDonaghs pair of Cian Darcy and Darragh Peters come in at right half-forward and left half-back respectively, the injured Stephen Quirke the one to miss out in attack.With Peters pulling on his customary number seven shirt, Kevin Hassett who started in his place in the semi-final switches to the right side for Sunday’s encounter at Semple Stadium.Throw-in is at 2pm and Tipp Fm have full live coverage in association with John Corbett Motorvillage, Thurles. Throw-in is at 4 o’clock this afternoon with live coverage on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Semple Stadium is expected to be packed to the rafters as the home side meet Waterford in the Munster Senior Final.Tipp have made two changes from the semi final team that beat Limerick.Tipp forward John Bubbles o Dwyer is eager to win a Munster senior hurling medal.
Letterkenny Town Council has promised to get tough on dog-owners who allow their pedigree pooches to poo in public.The council has erected a number of ‘No Dog Fouling’ signs around the town and has promised to fine people who do not obey the laws.Cllr Gerry McMonagle said he wants to see such signs in green areas across the town as the incidence of dog fouling is rampant. “We literally have to clean up our acts. People love their dogs and I have no problem with people out walking in public spaces with their dogs.“But they have to be responsible when it comes to cleaning up after themselves. Dog dirt carries all sorts of disease and it is just not safe to leave it around with children playing in these green areas,” he said.A spokesman for Letterkenny Council said signs have been erected in Ballymacool Park and that it only the first of many to come.“The Council will look to erect further signs in other public areas to inform of the statutory obligations for anyone found or reported for dog fouling in public areas. “Fines for this offence are covered under the Litter Pollution Act 1997 with an on the spot fine of €150 and a maximum fine on summary conviction of €3000,” he warned.EndsLETTERKENNY COUNCIL PROMISES TO GET TO BOTTOM OF DOG FOULING IN PARKS was last modified: June 14th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dog foulingLetterkenny Town Council