Image: Woodside draws first oil from Greater Enfield Project. Photo: courtesy of D Thory/Pixabay. Woodside Energy and its partner Mitsui E&P have commenced production from the Greater Enfield Project offshore Western Australia using the Ngujima-Yin floating production storage and offloading vessel (Ngujima-Yin FPSO).Under the Greater Enfield Project, the partners have developed the Laverda Canyon, Norton over Laverda, and Cimatti oil accumulations with an investment of $1.9bn (£1.55bn). The offshore oil project is said to have been brought into production on schedule and under its budgeted cost.Estimated production of Greater Enfield ProjectThe Greater Enfield Project is estimated to produce gross 2P reserves of 69 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) from the three oil reserves.Woodside is the operator of the project with a stake of 60% with Mitsui E&P Australia holding the remaining 40% stake.The partners sanctioned Greater Enfield in June 2016 with a plan to develop the oil reserves by means of a 31km long subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO. The FPSO is moored at the Vincent field, which is located 50km offshore Exmouth, and in production since 2008.In July 2016, Technip was awarded a subsea contract for the project by Woodside.As part of the Greater Enfield Project, Woodside got a major refit of the FPSO done at the Keppel Tuas Shipyard in Singapore. The FPSO was brought back to waters off the North West Cape in May 2019, and in July it recommenced production from the Vincent wells.Woodside said that installation of subsea infrastructure at the Greater Enfield Project has been wrapped up with drilling of all the six subsea production wells and six water injection wells also completed.Woodside CEO Peter Coleman said: “The delivery of Greater Enfield is further demonstration of Woodside’s capacity to execute the major projects that will underpin our next phase of growth.“The technical and project leadership capabilities applied on the Greater Enfield Project will be carried forward as we progress our plans to develop the Scarborough and Browse offshore gas resources through the proposed Burrup Hub.” The Greater Enfield Project, is made up of three oil reserves, which have been developed as a subsea tie-back to the Ngujima-Yin FPSO at the Vincent field
EPD Bomb Squad Receives FBI Re-AccreditationThe Hazardous Devices Unit (HDU) was formed in 1972 with EPD’s first FBI certified Bomb Technician. The Hazardous Devices Unit has to meet specific requirements and standards set by the FBI in order to achieve accreditation. The Evansville Police Department’s HDU became an FBI accredited Bomb Squad in 1989, and has maintained that accreditation since.The requirements include maintaining and have operational a list of necessary equipment. They review HDU’s Operational Guidelines, personnel records, and training records. Those requirements and standards are subject to review by the FBI and other Bomb Squad commanders for the reaccreditation process every 5 years. The Evansville Police Department’s HDU recently completed this process and received their FBI accreditation again.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
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Load remaining images Last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead welcomed bassist Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), the first of three shows that the bassist will sit-in with JRAD, as regular bassist Dave Dreiwitz continues his current run of dates with Ween. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead with Oteil Burbridge kicked things off last night in Philadelphia, the first show of a two-night run at the Tower Theatre. The final show of the short run with Burbridge will conclude this Sunday, October 20th, at The Anthem in Washington, DC.With Joe Russo leading the way, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the first set with “Women Are Smarter”, before moving into a massive, unfinished “Shakedown Street”. Philly’s own Tom Hamilton tore through a fiery hot solo, before passing the heat to Scott Metzger, as the two behemoth guitar players continued upping the ante, feeding off of each other’s solos. “Brown Eyed Women” was next, as Russo and Burbridge locked-in the rhythm section, leaving ample room for Marco Benevento to sprinkle his extraordinary keyboard magic on the jam. An unfinished “Truckin” led way to “The Other One”, as Hamilton and Metzger continued to dazzle the crowd with their electrifying guitar work.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Women Are Smarter” – 10/18/2018[Video: Richard Stoler, Jr]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “Truckin” – 10/18/2018[Video: Gregory Marcus]Following a brief set break, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened the second set with “Alligator”, taking the Grateful Dead tune deep. “Scarlet Begonias” followed in suit with an extended jam, before JRAD confidently placed “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” in the middle of the set. With Oteil Burbridge leading the way on vocals, “Fire On The Moutain” came next, before Joe Russo commanded the ship into “Dancing In The Streets”, which led to a set-closing “Row Jimmy”. After the band took a minute to fuel up and catch their breaths, they returned to the stage to encore Bob Dylan’s “Tough Mama”, last played October 7th, 2016, at the Brooklyn Bowl (84 show gap).Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – “The Other One” – 10/18/2018[Video: Richard Stoler, Jr]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in partnership with nugs.tv will be back tonight with a webcast of the second show from Philadelphia, which will start around 8:45 pm ET. You can pre-order tonight’s show here.Following this weekend, the core members of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will regroup to perform two sets at the Suwannee Hulaween pre-party on October 25th. Then, a few weeks later, Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger will swing through California for two nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 8th and 9th and two nights at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on November 10th and 11th.For more information and tickets to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s fall tour dates, head to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from last night’s Tower Theatre show via photographer Vic Brazen.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Tower Theatre | Philadelphia, PA | 10/18/2018Set One: Women Are Smarter^-> Shakedown Street#-> Brown Eyed Women, Truckin#-> The Other OneSet Two: Alligator -> Jam -> Scarlet Begonias -> Jam -> Going Down The Road Feeling Bad* -> Fire On The Mountain %, Dancing In The Streets ^ -> Row JimmyEncore: Tough Mama &Notes:^ with a “Reveille” (Traditional) Tease (SM)# unfinished* without the usual instrumental We Bid You Goodnight ending% Oteil sang on the choruses^ with a “First Call” (Traditional) Tease (SM), a Burbridge bass solo, Throwing Stones Teases (JR & TH), Ended with a short We Bid You Goodnight Jam& Bob Dylan cover, last played 10/7/16 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY (84 show gap)Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Tower Theatre | Philadelphia, PA | 10/18/2018 | Photos: Vic Brazen
President Drew Faust paid a visit to the popular undergraduate course anthropology 1010: “The Fundamentals of Archaeological Methods and Reasoning.” Faust’s Nov. 17 attendance was inspired by a special meeting of the course at the Office for the Arts’ Ceramics Studio, where students learned how pottery is made and got to try their hands at making their own pieces.“I’ve been hearing about the ceramics studio for a long time, so I’m excited to come and visit,” Faust said. “This is a perfect example of the way the arts can meld into the undergraduate curriculum and serve as an important teaching tool for the big questions that archaeology and anthropology pose.”The class, part of the College’s General Education curriculum, is a collaboration between the Office for the Arts and Department of Anthropology. It focuses on teaching undergraduates the basic principles of anthropology and archaeology. Associate Professor of Anthropology Rowan K. Flad, the course leader, told Faust that he brought his class to the studio so that students could get firsthand knowledge of the ways that ceramics were produced at different times in different parts of the world.“Students involve themselves in different aspects of ceramics production,” he said. “The idea is to give them a sense not only of how pottery is made, but also of how the different methods can be observed in anthropological terms.”Flad was assisted by Matthew J. Liebmann, an assistant professor of anthropology, who noted that the visit to the ceramics studio was not the first hands-on experience students had had in the course.“Everybody in the course has a little archaeological experience because they all took part in an excavation in Harvard Yard,” he said. “So everybody has been in the dirt at least one day.”Faust watched with interest as small groups of students — most taking their first-ever anthropology course — moved between six different stations to learn how ceramics were made hundreds of years ago in Asia, South America, and Western Europe. At one station, students learned to identify the region from which a piece of ceramics came by the type of clay found there. At another, they learned from a Peruvian potter how potters from that country paddled pieces to make them smooth and round.Yvette Wowolo ’15 was handling and analyzing ancient ceramics from China and Iran when Faust came by. Wowolo was too busy with an in-class assignment to say hello, but said there were some things she’d tell the University president about her experience in class if she could.“I’m learning a lot about where we come from,” she said. “By looking at this pottery, I learned what kind of materials the pieces are made from, where the materials were found, and how they’re actually formed. It’s all about how we became who we are today.”
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Mine reclamation needs in Western U.S. of major concern as coal industry weakens ‒ report FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):More than one-third of all land mined for coal in the western U.S. remains unreclaimed after nearly 50 years of mining, according to a new report from a regional network of western conservation organizations.There are about 150,000 unreclaimed acres, or 234 square miles, in the West, according to a report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils, or WORC. That land is either still being mined or is classified as long-term reclamation and mining facilities, such as haul roads and other areas that coal producers deem necessary until the end of the mine life.The report noted the coal industry’s decline and projections of its continuing demise as demand for the fuel wanes. Federal and state governments need to be more active to ensure producers clean up their mines rather than sticking taxpayers with the bill, which may involve policy changes, according to the report.Among its recommendations, the report said policymakers should require companies to provide detailed mine closure plans that include the expected timing and resources the producer has available to put toward the costs of shutting down the operation. The council also suggested that policymakers require companies to create sinking funds to help pay for reclamation obligations and eliminate self-bonding at state and federal levels.Part of the problem is that much of the coal mine is left unreclaimed up until the operation shuts down, requiring the producers to spend a significant amount of money restoring the land just as its revenue stream dries up, according to WORC.“At some point, reclamation costs will overwhelm cash generated from dwindling coal sales. With rising costs and declining revenues, coal companies will likely again file for bankruptcy sometime during this process,” the report said.[Ellie Potter]More ($): More than a third of western US coal mine land left unreclaimed, report says
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Cheaper natural gas prices this year are likely to cement Europe’s shift away from coal as a fuel for producing power.Abnormally mild winter weather has cut demand for the fuel as a flood of new supplies entered the world’s biggest gas market. That along with higher costs for carbon-emissions allowances has tilted the economics of generating electricity away from coal and toward using more gas.“Policy makers in Europe are now happy with such low natural gas prices,” said Ewout Eijkelenboom, senior consultant at the Netherlands-based industry adviser Kyos Energy Consulting. “It makes the coal phase-out easier than expected — it is almost a natural way of exiting coal.”Falling gas prices are a global phenomenon. Liquefied natural gas projects are pumping out record numbers of cargoes, cutting wholesale gas costs from the U.S. to Asia. That in turn has helped push down the cost of electricity across Europe, taking some of the heat out of the political debate about energy.Benchmark gas in Amsterdam plunged to a five-month low last week because of the global glut. Market rates for the coming summer are at the lowest since at least 2007. It’s especially notable that the weakness has arrived during the winter, which is peak-demand season.“We’ll need to do something with all that surplus gas,” said Elchin Mammadov, a European utilities analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “I’m expecting a further drop in prices and more coal-to-gas switching.”[Vanessa Dezem and Mathew Carr]More: Cheap natural gas is about to kick more coal out of Europe Low gas prices, warm weather pushing coal out of European generation market
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York La Piccola Liguria, a Port Washington mainstay, pleases the palate with freshly prepared unique dishes and Italian standbys.The bright, comfortable restaurant with harbor views is also easy on the eyes. Note the magnificent antipasti display upon entering the dining area. We came for trenete al pesto, a traditional Ligurian dish with roots in the owner’s native Finale Ligure, halfway between Genoa and the French border along the Italian Riviera.The owner, Victor Raimondo, serves it without string beans (fagiolini) and potatoes. If you order it “ala Genovese,” you’ll get the string beans and potatoes. They may suspect we sent you.Waiters Vlad or Frank recite a lengthy list of specials: vitello tonnata, calves liver Veneziana, grilled anchovies, rabbit cacciatore, roast duck, along with an array of salads and appetizers, whole fish, pastas, duck, short ribs and ossobuco.“And, of course, there is the menu,” the recital concludes.Our latest visit started with a glass of Prosecco with zucchini florets. Rich flavorful tomato soup is a perfect intermezzo. The unique flavor of delicate truffle oil compliments the porcini mushroom and fennel salad.The pasta special was strozzapretti, which translates to “priest choker.” The story goes that when this pasta was invented and first served at an Italian monastery, the priests could not get enough, kept eating, and choked.Complimenting this pasta was mixed seafood that blended this Tuscan pasta with flavors of the Ligurian coast. Whole-roasted branzino is perfectly prepared and deboned in sight at the serving table.Save room for the fresh desserts on the trolley. Jeff’s favorite is the torta della nonna. Vera loves the homemade tiramisu. There is chocolate ganache, fruit salad, and many other fresh treats.The wine selection is excellent, covering all price ranges. Jeff likes the La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino, but the La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino is a good substitute.La Piccola Liguria, 47 Shore Rd., Port Washington, 516-767-6490. Open daily except Monday. Lunch 12-3 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and dinner is 5-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 4-10 p.m. Sun.CHEFS ON THE RUNComing soon to downtown Oyster Bay: Watch for the January opening of 2Spring by Iron Chef winner Jesse Schenker.ANTONETTE’SEven on a Tuesday night, diners flock to Antonette’s not only for its fine cuisine and romantic ambiance, but also its live music.The first impression of the wine list was that the fine selection appeared to be underpriced. Most restaurants charge customers three times their cost for wine, but the owner charges 1.5 his cost. Amongst the choices are Banfi Brunello di Montalcino for $63. Other restaurants charge well over $100.We selected the Michele Chiarlo Reyna Barbaresco, one of our favorites from the Piemonte region. At $38 for such a fine wine, we knew we were off to a great start for the evening.The opening was an ample platter of antipasta Italiana followed by servings of grilled calamari and grilled octopus, each with a lavish presentation and distinguished taste. We grazed on an excellent Caesar salad but miss the tableside preparation when Antonette’s was in Rockville Centre.We shared the veal chop prepared perfectly at medium rare. Our companions had sole and the special, shrimp courted by burnt string beans, a colorful combination in both taste and appearance. Another shared special was shrimp stuffed with an intense crab meat accompanied by whole clams in the shell.Unobtrusive music started later in the evening. It felt great to work off our lavish meal with an energetic dance.The lush dessert platter presentation made it impossible to resist at least a small sampling. The molten chocolate cake and the apple tart were the perfect ending to a perfect evening.Antonette’s, 290 Glen Cove Rd., East Hills, 516-626-6490. Closed Mondays. Dinners served until 9 p.m. weekdays, until 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.