Neptune completes subsea equipment installation for North Sea projects

first_img The Duva field will be developed as a tie back to the Gjøa platform. (Credit: Neptune Energy) Oil and gas exploration and production company Neptune Energy has completed the installation of subsea oil and gas production flowlines and gas lift flowlines for its Duva & Gjøa P1 projects in the Norwegian North Sea.Together with its partners, Neptune accelerated the development schedule of the subsea tiebacks connecting two templates to the nearby Gjøa platform, operated by Neptune Energy Norge.Neptune Energy said that the Gjøa P1 is scheduled to achieve first oil two months ahead of schedule.Neptune Energy Gjøa project subsea head Crawford Brown said: “Despite challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the subsea execution schedule for Duva & Gjøa P1 has been accelerated in comparison with our original plans.“Developing these two live projects in parallel provides greater flexibility and allows Neptune and its partners to increase efficiency and reduce costs.“We have taken a campaign approach in our use of vessels and common equipment, achieving positive synergies through joint mobilisation and focusing on collaboration between project teams for Neptune and our key contractors and partners.”Subsea tiebacks will extend Gjøa platform’s operational lifeBrown said that the development of these tiebacks would increase production and extend the production life of the Gjøa platform.Production is planned to commence from the Gjøa P1 field later this year, while Duva is scheduled to be commissioned in the third quarter of this year.TechnipFMC is undertaking the final fabrication of the tie-in spools for the development projects at its spoolbase in Evanton, UK.Additionally, the construction of the Duva and Gjøa P1 subsea manifolds is nearing completion while full system integration testing is underway.In June 2019, Neptune Energy has secured development plan approval from Norwegian authorities for the Duva and Gjøa P1 projects. Neptune accelerated the development schedule of the subsea tiebacks connecting two templates to the nearby Gjøa platformlast_img read more

Law provides FLA immunity

first_imgLaw provides FLA immunity The Florida Legislature recently passed a law granting Florida Lawyers Assistance’s staff and volunteers immunity, and providing confidentiality of records and information received by the lawyer assistance program. “The whole idea was to make lawyers more secure in coming to FLA if they have a problem,” said Michael Cohen, FLA’s executive director. Cohen said the measure has been on the organization’s wish list for about 10 years. He said the Bar rules setting up FLA said information on a voluntary case brought to the assistance organization can’t be entered in a disciplinary action but there was no protection outside of disciplinary proceeding. “You don’t have to be a very good lawyer to realize that okay, I’m protected in the context of disciplinary proceedings but if my wife goes after me or I get charged with possession of cocaine or something, what’s to prevent those FLA records from being disclosed,” Cohen said. “So we think there are people who were not contacting us because they are good enough lawyers to realize that there really was no solid protection against our records being disclosed, outside the context of a disciplinary matter.” the same token, Cohen said, FLA thinks there are some people who would like to call and tell FLA about a lawyer who is having a problem with drugs or alcohol who has not picked up the phone because of fear that somehow his or her name will be disclosed. Specifically, the law reads: “A person who in good faith reports information or takes action in connection with a lawyer assistance program or a person who receives information in connection with a lawyer assistance program is immune from civil liability for reporting the information, taking the action, or taking no action, provided that such person has acted in good faith and without malice.” The law also provides: “A person alleging lack of good faith has the burden of proving bad faith and malice” and persons entitled to immunity under this act include: • Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., and other lawyer assistance programs approved by the Florida Supreme Court or The Florida Bar which provide assistance to attorneys who may be impaired because of abuse of alcohol or other drugs or because of any other physical or mental infirmity causing impairment. • A member, employee, or agent of the program, association, or nonprofit corporation. • A person who reports or provides information to the program concerning an impaired legal professional, including, but not limited to, a person designated to monitor or supervise the course of treatment or rehabilitation of an impaired professional. The act also provides that all privileged information, whether attorney-client, work product, or otherwise, in any form, furnished to the lawyer assistance program shall remain privileged. Law provides FLA immunity June 1, 2001 Regular Newslast_img read more

Ronaldinho closing in on 70 days detention in Paraguay

first_imgBrazilian great Ronaldinho’s lawyers are hoping the former world player of the year will be allowed to go home after more than two months of detention in Paraguay over a forged passport. Ronaldinho was released from prison to house arrest at a luxury hotel in Asuncion on April 7 “We’re hoping to convince the prosecution to allow Ronaldinho and his brother to return to their country. We can do nothing but wait for the investigation to end,” a defense source told AFP. Former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain star Ronaldinho and his brother, Robert de Assis Moreira, are facing up to five years in jail if convicted. The brothers spent more than a month behind bars after they were accused of entering Paraguay in possession of false passports. The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner and his brother posted bail of $1.6 million and have been under house arrest at the plush Palmaroga Hotel in the historic centre of the Paraguayan capital Asuncion since April 7. The public prosecutor has six months to investigate the case, and has ordered the arrest of 18 in connection with it. “There is not one single serious proof that incriminates him,” Rogelio Delgado, president of Paraguay’s footballers union told AFP. “Although he has a luxury prison, it’s very unfair that he’s still being detained,” added Delgado, a former Paraguay international. The 40-year-old Ronaldinho has been keeping a low profile since being released from behind bars, not least because of coronavirus lockdown measures. “I was completely caught off guard when I found out that these passports were not valid,” Ronaldinho told Paraguayan newspaper ABC last month in his only public statement since his release. Ronaldinho, considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, was crucial in Brazil’s 2002 World Cup win. He and sibling Robert – who is also his business manager – initially encountered no problems after arriving in Asuncion from neighboring Brazil on March 4. However, shortly after their arrival, the pair were taken into police custody when investigators raided their hotel following discovery that their passports were fake. Read Also: Premier League chiefs, coaches at war over June 12 restart date Ronaldinho, given a rock star’s welcome to Asuncion by around 2,000 children and teenagers, said the documents had been given to him by sponsors of a charity working with disadvantaged children. The investigation has since expanded into a case of possible money laundering. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals HereWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Great Wall Of China: The Hidden Story Loading… last_img read more