Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has carried out an audit of Equinor and the fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project.The objective of the audit was to ensure that fabrication of the subsea Christmas tree for the Snorre expansion project complied with the company’s own requirements and requirements in the regulations. A sub-goal was to follow up how the project is undertaking its supervisory duty in respect of its supplier – TechnipFMC.The audit, conducted in February this year did not identify any non-conformities, however, the PSA observed two areas with potential for improvement related to follow-up of suppliers and qualification of materials.Snorre Expansion ProjectIn July, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy approved the revised plan for development and operation (PDO) for further development of the Snorre field, called the Snorre Expansion Project (SEP).The SEP is a major subsea development, and the largest improved recovery project on the Norwegian Shelf today. The project represents an investment that will contribute to 25 more years of production on Snorre.The project comprises installation of six well templates with 24 wells that will be tied back to the Snorre A platform. The plan includes an option for further expansion with additional well templates. When production started on Snorre, the expected field life was up to 2011-2014. With the contribution from SEP, calculations show that the field can have profitable production all the way through 2040.
By Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (June 7) – Regaining the lead coming out of the final turn, John Emerson was the IMCA Late Model feature winner by all of half a car length Sunday at Stuart Speedway.Emerson led fellow front row starter Nagle as Todd Cooney moved into second on lap four. Emerson, Cooney and Nagle ran 1-2-3 until Cooney made his pass for the lead on lap 14.Emerson stayed in Cooney’s tracks until the white flag flew, driving low and up beside Cooney on the backstretch. The two were side-by-side coming out of turn four with Emerson pulling ahead by a half car length at the line.Cooney settled for second with Nagle third, Curtis Glover fourth and Daulton Maassen fifth.Jimmy Gustin stayed true to the top side and was rewarded with the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win.Nick Roberts made it a race but ran out of laps and had to settle for second. Josh Gilman finished third and Luke Wanninger drove from 16th to fourth with Josh Most rounding out the top five.Josh Daniels’ margin of victory was also half a car length in the feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Marcus Fagan ran alongside Daniels the last five times around the oval, coming up just short in his bid for the win. Brian Blessington was third.Clint Luellen took the lead on lap two and drove to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers. John Watson used the top line on the 12th lap in scoring the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win. Jacob Reiter was first to the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.
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