Art Center Alum Wields Transformative Impact on Starbucks’ Evolving Identity

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Eni and partners achieve 2.7bcfd of gas production at Zohr field

first_img Image: The production from Zohr field has now reached more than 2.7bcfd. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Eni said that production from the Zohr field in the Shorouk Block offshore Egypt has surpassed 2.7 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), less than two years after producing its first gas.According to the Italian oil and gas giant, the production milestone was reached five months ahead of the field’s plan of development (PoD).The company attributed the milestone to the commissioning of all eight onshore treatment production units at the Zohr field. The last of the onshore treatment production units became operational in April 2019.Eni said that all the sulphur production units associated with the Zohr project were commissioned this month.The production start-up of two wells in the southern culmination of the Zohr field and also the commissioning of a second 216km long 30inch pipeline played a role in the production milestone, said the company.Eni revealed that the pipeline laid between the offshore production units and the onshore treatment plant, along with the completion and optimisation of the plant treatment capacity, will help in increasing the production capacity of the Egyptian field to 3.2bcfd by the end of the year.Stakeholders in Zohr field and the Shorouk BlockThe Zohr field is considered to be the largest gas discovery to be made in Egypt and also in the Mediterranean Sea, till date. Eni holds a 50% stake in the Shorouk Block, and is partnered by Rosneft (30%), BP (10%) and Mubadala Petroleum, which holds 10% of the contractor’s share.The Zohr gas project is executed by Petrobel, which is jointly owned by Eni and state-owned company Egyptian General Petroleum (EGPC).Eni has been operating in Egypt since 1954 and has been producing nearly 360,000 barrels equivalent per day equity. The Italian oil and gas major expects to increase its production from Egypt further this year through the ramp-up work of Zohr field and the commissioning of Baltim South West fields. Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the Zohr field has been producing since December 2017last_img read more

USS Farragut forced into maintenance in Norway

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Farragut forced into maintenance in Norway View post tag: US Navy Authorities US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class USS Farragut (DDG 99) was underway as part of the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group when a cooling fan failure forced the US Navy to carry out underway repairs on the destroyer in Norway.USS Farragut was scheduled to take part in an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the Norwegian Sea but it is not clear whether the engineering casualty occurred before or after drill.According to the US Naval Sea Systems Command, a gas turbine generator cooling fan failure required rigging services and a temporary access cut to the generator intake trunk with subsequent re-welding and inspections to replace the broken cooling fan.With the ship docked at Naval Base Haakonsvern in Bergen, Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Naples, Italy carried out an initial market research on the capabilities of the ship repair contractors in Bergen and determined the region held several companies capable of performing the work. On closer review, however, none of the companies were able to demonstrate they were technically qualified to meet the Navy’s repair standards.“Since the initial plan proved to be unfeasible, FDRMC’s voyage repair team worked to develop an alternate plan,” said FDRMC commanding officer, Capt. Gustavo Vergara, on the command’s first remote voyage repair tasking. “When they reached out to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) for assistance, six days before the period of performance was to begin, MARMC responded with feedback and a commitment to begin planning immediately.”The joint FDRMC-MARMC team put together a detailed travel and repair plan, which ensured the ship was able to meet its operational commitments, in spite of the setback from lack of qualified local contractors. Navy personnel met the ship in Norway and executed the repair plan according to schedule.“Through coordination and cooperation on extremely short notice, a critical repair was executed on time, enabling the ship to continue execution of tasking in support of Operation Titanium Citadel,” said Vergara. “Since 6th Fleet is increasingly using Bergen as a convenient port of opportunity, a FDRMC quality assurance specialist was able to visit with potential ship repair companies while on site to educate them on standards to lay the groundwork for better support in the case of future repair requirements in the area.”Farragut departed Haakonsvern Naval Base to return to regular operations on June 9. View post tag: HSTCSG June 22, 2018 USS Farragut forced into maintenance in Norway View post tag: USS Farragut Share this articlelast_img read more

Dirtwire Shares Single “Lost Highway” Ahead Of New Album Release [Premiere]

first_imgNot much can compare to the sonic journey that is Dirtwire, the one of a kind collaboration that features David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Bolo, and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia. The trio studied world music together at CalArts in Los Angeles, and while each has gone on to unique musical careers, the three find themselves always coming back for more on this passion project.With such varied influences that incorporate Americana, Beats, World, Funk, Blues and beyond, Dirtwire is truly a journey is listening. The group recently announced plans to release a new album, Showdown, due out on March 9th, 2017. With an all-too important message of peace and unity, the group’s first album with Reveley looks to be a great one.“Showdown is about standing up for what you believe in. We are living in a time of great extremes and polarized political spheres. The risk of totalitarianism is real. The risk of environmental collapse is real. We hope to unify people under the banner of music and inspire action in a world that is crying out for help. Showdown is about walking the walk and not backing down against oppressive powers that be which try to control and manipulate the people in their never ending pursuit of power. It’s also about Shish Kabobs and spaghetti westerns,” says the band.With that theme in mind, the band decided to put their unique spin on a Hank Williams classic, “Lost Highway,” setting it to a 6/8 rhythm with Ethiopian electro sounds accompanying. Get lost in the journey of Dirtwire’s new “Lost Highway” track, streaming below exclusively via L4LM!Dirtwire’s new album Showdown comes out on March 9th, and the band will be touring heavily in support of the new release. See the band’s schedule below, and find all sorts of information about them on their website.Dirtwire Tour Dates03/01 – Hopmonk Tavern – Sebastopol, CA03/02 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA03/03 – Trocadero Room – Reno, NV03/04 – Tahoe Beach Retreat – Tahoe, NV03/05 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA03/07 – Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR03/08 – Hifi Music Hall – Eugene, OR03/09 – Star Theater – Portland, OR03/10 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA03/11 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA03/15 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC03/16 – The Royal – Fernie, BC03/17 – Bloom – Nelson, BC03/31 – Powers 2 – Tokyo, Japan04/05 – 04/09 – New Earth Festival – Bali, Indonesia04/07 – 04/09 – Lucidity Festival – Santa Barbara, CA05/18 – 05/21 – Joshua Tree Music Festival – Joshua Tree, CA05/25 – 05/30 – Lightning in a Bottle – Bradley, CA06/15 – 06/18 – Sonic Bloom Festival – Hummingbird Ranch, CO08/17 – 08/23 – Eclipse Festival – Big Summit Prairie, OR[Photo credit: Jason Bruton]last_img read more