Aberdeen-based well integrity player Unity has completed a preparatory plugging and abandonment project in partnership with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Unity deployed its Temporary Abandonment Cap Test Tool (TACTT) to pressure test two suspended mudline wells in the North Sea in support of an end of life campaign undertaken by Petrofac for a multinational operator.The TACTT technology, designed to provide a fast and mobile method of pressure testing, confirmed zero pressure below the TA caps of the two wells, allowing P&A operations to continue.The TACTT was deployed on drill pipe from a rig, however it can also be cable deployed for vessel-based P&A activity and added cost efficiency, Unity explains. The TACTT was delivered within one week, returned to Unity after the first well, redressed in 3 days and then remobilised for the second well.Gary Smart, Unity CEO, said: “Re-entering offshore wells, which may have been suspended for a considerable number of years, is challenging and high risk, particularly as any pressure build up behind the back-pressure valve of the TA caps cannot usually be measured. For the first time, there is a safe and efficient method to test and vent these wells prior to re-entry.“This latest project in partnership with Petrofac, builds on our successful track record and the value the industry already recognises in the TACTT technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver further cost, efficiency and safety benefits for our clients through this and our other innovative technology.”
ILOILO City – A 26-year-old man got electrocutedin Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo. He was brought to the Western VisayasMedical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment./PN Ivan Paul Jagorin of Barangay Sambag,Jaro district sustained burns on both of his hands, a police report showed. Jagorin was fixing the roof of a house whenhe accidentally touched an open electrical wire around 4 p.m. on Jan. 3, thereport added.
Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Sunday.Viewing on mobile? Go here: http://photos.dailynews.com/2014/05/photos-dodgers-josh-beckett-pitches-no-hitter-against-phillies/ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Acting on a petition filed by the Congress, the Gujarat High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat over defective EVMs and VVPAT units detected during checks held before the Assembly polls.The Congress had demanded that defective Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail units be sealed and not used during State polls scheduled to be held on December 9 and 14.The party said that around 7% of the 70,182 VVPAT units were found to be defective during first-level checks ahead of polls.A Division Bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice A.J. Kogje issued the notice and asked the ECI and the CEO to submit a response by November 13.
Political analysts see a strong undercurrent against the incumbent Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana working against the ruling BJP, yielding it a figure way below the halfway mark in the 90-member State Assembly. The party was left red-faced after eight of its 12 Ministers excluding the Chief Minister lost the election.“Anti-incumbency did play a role. There was surely an undercurrent against the government, which has been reflected in the loss of sitting Ministers,” said Ashutosh Kumar, professor of political science at Panjab University. He said the BJP needs to realise that in the long run, it needs to take local issues and local governance into consideration. “How long would national issues or the popularity of its national leader help? The defeat of the Cabinet Ministers shows the Khattar government in poor light,” said Mr. Kumar.Vijay Chauhan, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Dyal Singh College in Karnal, also attested to the election results proving that there was an anti-incumbency factor at work. “Local issues, economic issues and caste calculations played a major role in comparison to national issues such as nationalism and national security in this election,” he said.Mr. Chauhan said the ruling party also failed to polarise the electorate along Jat and non-Jat lines having given 20 tickets to candidates from the community despite largely being tagged as a non-Jat party. BJP rebelsHe also pointed out that as many as five of the seven Independent candidates who have won are BJP rebels. “This shows that the BJP’s ticket distribution process had some faults. In the 2014 election, the party made a virtual clean sweep in north Haryana’s 27 Assembly seats but this time it failed to retain its position in the region,” said Mr. Chauhan.