Audubon secures contract for King’s Quay FPS project in Gulf of Mexico

first_img Image: Audubon has secured a contract for Murphy Exploration’s King’s Quay project in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Audubon Companies has secured a contract for Murphy Exploration’s King’s Quay floating production system (FPS) project in the Gulf of Mexico.Under the terms of the agreement, Audubon will provide detailed engineering and design services and procurement and construction support for the project.According to the company, the scope of the project includes engineering and design of the entire King’s Quay FPS topsides with complete oil, water and gas processing trains.It also includes the design of the topsides interfaces to the hull, lifesaving equipment, marine and utility systems, accommodations, crane foundations, and other appurtenances.Details of King’s Quay FPS ProjectAudubon stated that the King’s Quay deepwater semi-submersible FPS closely replicates the Delta House FPS, currently owned and operated by Murphy in the Gulf of Mexico. The King’s Quay will feature a two-level topsides deck with a 10,000-ton payload, Utilising a similar design to the Delta House FPS.According to the company, the facility will have a nominal production capacity of 80,000 BOPD, with a peak capacity of 100,000 BOPD. The firm noted that the gas capacity will be 100 MMscf/d, with expansion capabilities to 240 MMscf/d of gas.Final installation of the platform, which will be designed to withstand wind and waves from a 1,000-year storm, will be in the Green Canyon GOM area.The company added that it expects first oil in 2022.Audubon Companies stated: “Continuing with the same innovative design approach used during the development of the Delta House FPS, Audubon Companies will apply its engineering expertise to incorporate design flexibility into all processing equipment for the King’s Quay FPS to achieve an optimal design for handling a broad range of reservoir characteristics.”In August, US-based petroleum and natural gas exploration company Murphy Oil had approved three additional projects in the Gulf of Mexico.The first of the approved projects was the King’s Quay FPS facility.The company also approved the Khaleesi/Mormont field development, with seven subsea wells, of which four were previously drilled, and infrastructure tie-back to King’s Quay FPS. US-based EPCM services provider Audubon will provide detailed engineering and design services and procurement and construction support for the projectlast_img read more

Bacolod SP pushes creation of tertiary hospital

first_imgIn response, Zubiri assured the mayor he would amend the bill and allocate a budget for it next year./PN Councilor Al Victor Espino, author of the resolution, said SB 1647 aims to promote the right of the constituents of this city to health by providing them adequate medical needs and facilities.“Considering the influx of patients in both public and private hospitals in this city, the creation of BCGH will help decongest the inflow of patients admitted or treated,” he added. “The bill aims for the establishment of a new hospital for the Bacolodnons,” Gasataya stressed, saying the Department of Health is willing to allocate the funds once the bill becomes a law. Introduced by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, SB 1647 is the counterpart of House Bill No. 6731 authored by Cong. Greg Gasataya. Last month, the House of Representatives approved Gasataya’s bill on third and final reading. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part, appealed to Zubiri to work on the maximum participation of the national government in the establishment of the hospital, including its maintenance and operation.“We would prefer the national government to fund this project because it would be burdensome for the local government. We would like to lessen the expenses of the city,” said Leonardia. BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod here passed a resolution supporting Senate Bill (SB) No. 1647, which seeks to establish a tertiary hospital in this city to be known as the “Bacolod City General Hospital” (BGCH).last_img read more

Trojans compete in long jump at indoor championships

first_imgThe outdoor season is just beginning, but the USC track and field team has business to take care of in the indoor season.The team secured a number of wins at their outdoor meet and finished first in the women’s 4x400m relay at last Friday’s NCAA Last Chance meet in Seattle, Washington. The relay team — freshmen Akawkaw Ndipagbor and Vanessa Jones, sophomore Jenna Puterbaugh and senior co-captain Dalilah Muhammad — achieved the best 4×4 relay time at the meet with a time of 3:37.57, but it was not enough.The team failed to make qualifying marks for the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships that will take place Friday and Saturday in Nampa, Idaho.“We just missed qualifying in the 4×4,” coach Ron Allice said. “We could have maybe waited for some scratches, but we felt that we couldn’t run faster, and we needed to be more concerned with being prepared for outdoor [competitions].”Despite this loss, the Trojans will still compete at Jackson Indoor Track Friday and Saturday. Junior Alitta Boyd will be the sole representative for the Trojans at the Indoor Championships, competing in the long jump.As the team wraps up their commitments in the indoor track and field season, the outdoor season will consume the rest of the track and field efforts. Though the Trojans will have two meets — a meet this weekend at Cal State Fullerton and a meet next weekend at Cal State Northridge — before competing at home, the team will be mentally and physically preparing for USC’s own Trojan Invitational.The meet will be the first event featuring serious Division I competition, and will be the first in a string of Division I meets, including the Texas Relays and the Stanford Invite.“[We will] need a few acid tests before we get to the dual meet conference,” Allice said.Though upcoming meets will be a factor in the team’s performance in the outdoor season, they can be of even greater significance for the 2012 Olympics. At a time when international recognition of track and field is at its peak, the Trojans will train and prepare their athletes for not only the NCAA Championships, but the Olympics as well.last_img read more

I almost became a boxer – Hans Nunoo Sarpei

first_imgGhana and Greuther Fürth midfielder, Hans Nunoo Sarpei says he tried the art of boxing while growing up.Growing up in Chorkor, a suburb in Accra, Hans Nunoo Sarpei believes he could easily have swapped his football career for one in pugilism.By the coast in Accra, Chorkor and its surroundings have been a hub for the production of boxing giants, with the likes of Azumah Nelson, Joseph Agbeko, Joshua Clottey among others have all emanated from these suburbs.Speaking on Citi TV’s The Tracker show, the 21-year-old revealed he loves football but he could’ve turned out to be a boxer as it is the most popular sport in his community.“Football is my first love but it got to a time I got into boxing for some time. This is because of where I was schooling. Our school was close to a boxing gym around Adedenkpo. So usually after school, we will go and play football.It is during this time that these boxers will come and train, so when they come, we play a game against them, and they will tell us we won so they want a rematch with us in boxing. So we also have to play their sports which is boxing.So in those times, I was also interested in it. So I was training for some time and you know where I grew up it is all about boxing. Therefore every Sunday morning, I will just go put on my gloves and fight against whichever opponent on the streets.So yes, I was a little bit interested in boxing but I think my destiny is football.”last_img read more