Repsol’s Gyda incident ‘could have resulted in loss of life’

first_imgGyda fieldThe Gyda field is located in the southern North Sea between Ula and Ekofisk. It has been developed using an integrated facility with a steel jacket located in water depths of 66 meters.Repsol took over operatorship of the Gyda field through the acquisition of Talisman Energy in 2015. The field was discovered in 1980, and the plan for development and operation was approved in 1987.Gyda was developed with a combined drilling, accommodation, and processing platform with a steel jacket. Production started in 1990.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), has completed an investigation into an incident involving a dropped object and personal injury on Repsol’s Gyda field in the North Sea.Gyda; Photo by: Banja-Frans Mulder; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY 3.0 licenseThe incident occurred on May 15 when a derrick skid on the Repsol-operated Gyda platform and as a result, a side plate came loose from the skid jack.The 480-kilogram side plate dropped from a height of about three meters near two workers which were in the area. Neither was hit by the object, but one of them was injured when he backed away and fell to another deck about 1.5 meters below.The PSA said on Thursday that it had completed its investigation of the incident and that it had identified breaches of regulations.In its investigation, the safety body determined that, under slightly different circumstances, this incident could have resulted in the loss of human life.The PSA added that the direct cause of the incident was heavy wear on parts of the skidding system, which in turn overloaded the mounting bolts which held the side plate in place.The investigation identified non-conformities regarding maintenance of the skidding systems and skid beams as well as information acquisition related to operation and maintenance of the skidding system.The PSA also observed improvement points concerning information on operational conditions, personnel training, risk assessment for positioning the control panel.The offshore safety watchdog told Repsol to explain how the non-conformities would be dealt with. It also told the company to give its assessment of the improvement points observed by October 7, 2019.last_img read more

2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Marijuana use continues to climb

first_imgNational Families in Action – The Marijuana Report https://www.nationalfamilies.org/ 20 August 2019Family First Comment: The latest stats are in“When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday… Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups.. In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.”Those who oppose marijuana legalization predicted that a commercial marijuana industry would drive marijuana use up in order to increase profits. Six years after the first two states legalized marijuana for recreational use, that prediction is proving true.When Colorado and Washington fully legalized marijuana in 2012, 31.5 million Americans ages 12 or older had used the drug in the past year. By 2018, that number ballooned to 43.5 million, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released yesterday.Moreover, 27.7 million Americans used marijuana in the past month in 2018, up from 18.9 million 2012.And 8.7 million used the drug daily or near daily, up from 5.4 million in 2012.Legalization proponents say use among 12- to 17-year-olds is lower than it was in 2012. While true, that claim misses the point that adolescent use started ticking up from 3,676,000 in 2016 to 3,806,000 in 2017 and 3,823,000 in 2018.Perception of harm continues to drop among all age groups, another indicator that the uptick of use among adolescents is likely to continue.In 2018, 1,339,000 adolescents used marijuana for the first time, compared to 1.2 million new users ages 18-25, and 525,000 new initiates ages 26 and older.About the only good news in the new survey is psychotherapeutic drug use, including pain relievers, is beginning to decline, and marijuana use among pregnant women dropped by half since last year.Access the 2018 survey here.last_img read more

Injured William Troost-Ekong to miss clash against Moses

first_img The former Bursaspor ace in the course of the match won three aerial battles and made just one successful tackle, none of which was able to stop the hosts scoring  a 19th minute goal through Riccardo Gagliolo before Dejan Kulusevski doubled in the 34th minute. The loss compounded Udinese’s woes as they suffered their third straight defeat across all competitions and second in Serie A after last week’s 3-2 loss to AC Milan. Read AlsoOpoku leaves Udinese Though there is no official statement from Udinese concerning the injury, there are fears that the Nigerian may not be fit when the club hosts Victor Moses’ Inter Milan at the Stadio Friuli on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong suffered an apparent knee injury in Udinese’s 2-0 Serie A defeat to Parma last weekend. The Nigeria international made his 19th league appearance at the Stadio Ennio Tardini and was in action until the 79th minute when he was fouled by Parma’s Matteo Scozzarella. The 26-Year-old was then replaced by Sebastien De Maio a minute later as he could not continue with the encounter. This is the first time the Udinese strong man will be subbed since May 2019. Parma players jubilate after the 2-0 win over UdineseAdvertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Actors Who Had Ridiculous Reasons For Quitting A Role7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian Actresseslast_img read more

Weather Forcing 2013 Trick-Or-Treat Changes

first_imgImage: National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationThe weather forecast for Halloween calls for rain, and possibly a thunderstorm.Local communities are making adjustments to trick-or-treat hours to allow children to stay dry on Thursday evening. The following towns have announced changes:Batesville: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Brookville: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Cedar Grove: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Dillsboro: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Greensburg: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Hamburg: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Holton: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Laurel: Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Milan: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Napoleon: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The community party has also been cancelled.Oldenburg: Friday 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Osgood: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Sunman: Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Versailles: Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The parade begins at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Bull On Blue Creek Road Located

first_imgUpdate (2:00 p.m.)The bull is no longer on the run, authorities confirm.First Report (11:05 a.m.)FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. – Police are advising drivers to use caution on Blue Creek Road due to one cow on the loose.Its near Prophet Road.A dispatcher said, “We just want people to be aware because the road has a lot of curves.”Deputies are trying to get in contact with the livestock owner and they say the bull is currently not on the roadway.last_img

Moores Hill moves ‘Trick of Treat’ time

first_imgMoores Hill, In. — Officials in Moores Hill have moved “Trick or Treat” to Friday, November 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. due to expected weather conditions on Wednesday evening.last_img

Toby Lee “Walter” Berry

first_imgToby Lee “Walter” Berry, 75, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born December 12, 1943 in Milan, IN, son of the late Auzie L Berry and Alberta (Baker) Berry.He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.Toby worked as a Electrician for Cincinnati Electric and EMT Technology, retiring after many years of service.He was a member of Moores Hill American Legion. Toby loved his garden, boating, and camping. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his dogs, Snuggles & Maggie. Toby will be greatly missed.Toby is survived by his loving spouse, Shirley Berry (Davidson), children, Jamie (Carol) Berry of Dillsboro, IN, Kimberley “Kim” Ison of Moores Hill, IN; brothers, Ralph “John” (Sherry) Berry of Moores Hill, IN, Terry (Brenda) Berry of Moores Hill, IN; grandchildren, Justin Burdette, Kylie Bragg (Mark) Berry, Tyler (Ashley Eldridge) Berry, Jessica Berry, Shyanne Ison; great-grandchildren, Emma & Andrew Burdette, Christopher & Aubree Berry and one on the way.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Friday, March 15, 2019, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, immediately following visitation at 7:00 pm with Pastor Tito Pel officiating.Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Moores Hill Fire & EMS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Pukki, Klopp win Premier League awards

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August. The 29-year-old beat Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to the award. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims August’s Manager of the Month prize after his side won all four of their opening league games. Roy Hodgson, Brendan Rodgers and Pep Guardiola were the three other nominees for the award. Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley maintained their perfect start and saw the club record a 13th consecutive league victory. Pukki scored five goals in four games in August in what is his maiden Premier League season, including a hat-trick in their 3-1 victory against Newcastle. The Finland international, signed on a free transfer from Danish side Brondby IF in 2018, scored 29 league goals to help Norwich seal promotion to the top flight as Sky Bet Championship winners last term. Aguero tops the scoring chart with six to his name, ahead of team-mate Sterling (five) and Barnes (four). Pukki and the Canaries take on City at Carrow Road on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League. Firmino, who has contributed two goals and two assists for Liverpool this season, has yet to win a Player of the Month award.Tags: Ashley BarnesJurgen KloppPep GuardiolaPremier LeagueRoy HodgsonTeemu Pukkilast_img read more

Moyes laments ‘scandalous’ decision

first_img Press Association The winger suffered a bang on the left shoulder as he tumbled to the ground, yet Webb remained unimpressed, rejecting United’s penalty claims – much to Moyes’ disgust. “It was scandalous,” said Moyes. “If you follow through on a player anywhere else on the pitch with your foot high, it would be a sending-off and a red card. You couldn’t do that anywhere else. “The goalkeeper comes out, Ashley Young gets the ball before him and he follows through. “It’s an incredible decision which didn’t go our way, in fact probably the one of the worst I think I saw.” Moyes’ fury was compounded by Adnan Januzaj being booked, seemingly for diving, for the third time this season, even though the challenge from Danny Rose which preceded the fall was a pretty firm one. “Have you seen that decision? That is a terrible decision,” said Moyes. “Adnan has got bumped. The boy has tried to edge him off the ball.” In addition, United felt Spurs could have been reduced to 10 men when Lloris appeared to handle outside his own area early on. On that ruling, Moyes was more forgiving. He rejected the notion that Webb may have been overcompensating for claims on social media – totally unfounded – that the South Yorkshire official is a United fan. “I don’t know anything about that,” said Moyes. “All I can tell you is that (Lloris’ challenge on Young) is a stonewall penalty kick. “If that isn’t given a penalty kick, I don’t think we will get any more in the league this season.” Clearly, Moyes feels referees’ chief Mike Riley needs to step in. “It is reckless, it is late, it is in the penalty box,” said Moyes. “I don’t know what else you can say. “You’d hope the people who put the referees out there would have a look at it and see if they think the referees are doing as well as they can be.” The row can only partially obscure a fourth home defeat of the season for United, the quickest they have achieved such a sorry position since 1986. Despite dominating possession, chances were hard to come by and Emmanuel Adebayor put Tottenham ahead with a precise header before the break. Antonio Valencia’s limitations as a makeshift full-back were exposed by Christian Eriksen after half-time and although Danny Welbeck pulled one back almost immediately, the equaliser would not come as United dropped to seventh, leapfrogged by their opponents. “I am not frustrated,” said Moyes. “I thought we played really well. “Today was a defeat of course, but we deserved to win, or at worst draw.” Wayne Rooney completed the full 90 minutes despite looking some way short of match fitness as he manages a groin problem that may mean him sitting out further games after missing Saturday’s trip to Norwich. “If I could (rest him), I would,” said Moyes. “But the games are coming thick and fast. “He has missed a couple with his groin and may well miss some more in the games coming up.” It now seems impossible for United to retain their Premier League title, with even fourth-placed Liverpool five points ahead. With FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches against Swansea and Sunderland to come, United at least do have a break from the rigours of a Premier League campaign they have found so troublesome. Yet Moyes insists the latest setback will not affect his January transfer window plans. “The result today would never have any effect on what we do, whether in January or the summer,” he said. “It wasn’t our day but it won’t change the way we go about our business.” If, after a run of six successive wins, it was a case of two steps forward and one back for United, Tim Sherwood’s honeymoon period at White Hart Lane continues. Spurs have collected 10 points from a possible 12 over the festive period, providing the perfect platform to head into Saturday’s FA Cup showdown with Arsenal. And Adebayor is a man transformed, scoring four goals in five games since being brought in from the cold by Sherwood after his exile under Andre Villas-Boas. “We know he is one of best in league and when he performs as he is at the moment he’s almost unstoppable,” said Sherwood. “I have no reason to believe he won’t keep it going. “He’s massively important to us. He seems happy in himself and wants to play every minute. “I am amazed (how quickly he has reintegrated) because he’s not had too much of a pre-season either.” As Sherwood noted, it makes Adebayor susceptible to injury and the Togo forward was carried off immediately after Welbeck’s goal, apparently with an acute case of cramp. “It’s always a danger you’re going to break down and I hope he’s not too badly injured,” said Sherwood. “He’s got ice on every part of his body so we’re not sure which (part) is hurting him more.” Adebayor is making a vital contribution at a time when Tottenham’s resources are stretched by a crippling injury list, which includes Jermain Defoe, with reports also linking the England star to Major League Soccer. “I have heard nothing regarding Jermain,” said Sherwood, who added that his preference would be to get over the short-term personnel shortage by using younger players rather than buying new ones. “When we have got everyone fit, we don’t need any players,” he said. “We have to assess how long some of them are going to be out, because no-one is going to want to come for three weeks. “You have to give these guys long-term contracts, so unless it was someone who was going to make the squad better, I’d rather go with the kids.” Sherwood is making a positive impact after the problems Villas-Boas encountered. And he is having good fortune as well given his refusal to make any apologies for what he admitted should have been a penalty when Lloris went in on Young. “At the time I thought it was a penalty,” he said. “It’s one of them that could go either way but if we have got away that one I’m pleased because I remember coming here with Harry (Redknapp). We were 2-0 up at half time and (Heurelho) Gomes made a save, he quite clearly played the ball first but they got a penalty. “They even themselves out.” David Moyes branded referee Howard Webb’s decision not to award a penalty and send Hugo Lloris off for a challenge on Ashley Young during Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Manchester United as “scandalous”. United were desperately searching for an equaliser at Old Trafford when Lloris came racing out to meet Young, who had charged into the area. Young got to the ball first, sending an effort towards goal, but was then forced to leap above Lloris to avoid being clattered by the Frenchman. last_img read more

Storify: Fans react to wild win over Central Michigan

first_img[View the story “Syracuse community reacts to wild win over Central Michigan” on Storify] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img