Shell Opts for Subsea Compression on Ormen Lange

first_imgShell said it has decided to go with subsea compression as a concept for the Ormen Lange Phase 3 to increase the recovery rate from the reservoir.The partnership will now choose between two remaining options for subsea compression; one for wet gas developed by OneSubsea and built on technology installed on Gullfaks, and a wet gas-tolerant system from TechnipFMC, which is based on experiences from the Åsgard field.Both of these options will need power from land.The choice of subsea concept is expected later in 2019, followed by investment decision in the Ormen Lange license with Shell (operator), Petoro, Equinor, ExxonMobil and INEOS.“This is an important choice, where we have evaluated a number of alternative concepts. Subsea compression will result in a significant increase in what is possible to produce from Norway’s second largest gas field, by reducing the pressure near the wellheads. We have managed to reduce costs by more than 50 per cent compared to the first time we considered offshore compression for Ormen Lange. This demonstrates that it was a right decision to stop the project in 2014 and look at all opportunities again,” says Rich Denny, CEO of A / S Norske Shell.“We have worked closely with suppliers and partners with a focus on optimizing work volume, costs, safety, environment, and using learning from similar projects. This has resulted in a number of competitive alternatives, such as unmanned platform solutions and several subsea concepts,” says Arne Dahle, project manager at Shell.last_img read more

Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives by: – May 1, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Hon. Gloria ShillingfordOne government minister has underscored the importance of and issued a call to citizens to ensure that their elderly relatives are properly cared for and not left as the sole responsibility of the state.Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Minister Gloria Shillingford told a national consultation organized by the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) on Monday that families who have disabled elderly relatives should play a greater role in assisting them.The DAPD ended its public education campaign drive with a national consultation to garner support from the public in their quest to urge the government to ratify United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.Shillingford made particular reference to Article 9 of that Convention which alludes to accessibility for people with disabilities by “enabling them to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life”.She appealed to citizens to treat their elderly relatives with the respect and dignity which they deserve. “I wish to single out the elderly among us who acquire disabilities associated with age and illness. I am therefore appealing to families to take care of their elderly; cherish them, love them and ensure that they enjoy their latter days in the comfort and dignity which they deserve”.According to Shillingford, although the government has initiated a program to ensure that its elderly citizens are cared for, family members should provide the love, care and attention which all humans require.“I urge them not to leave their elderly to the government’s Yes We Care Program only or the Dominica Infirmary, mindful that they deserve a better life”.She noted that the families should work in partnership with the government to ensure that their loved ones receive the best care possible.“Let me quickly say that the government’s Yes We Care Program is a program of partnership with the families all aimed at giving back to our elderly persons who in their productive years made a significant contribution to national development”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more