Aker BP and Framo Ink Seawater Lift Pumps Maintenance Deal

first_imgAker BP and Framo have entered into a long-term contract for seawater lift pumps maintenance which covers all of the five field centers where Aker BP is the operator.This is a continuation of the pilot contract signed by Aker BP, pump supplier Framo and technology company Cognite during ONS in 2018.In 2018, the two companies and Cognite, a global AI software company, set up a digital pilot effort for predictive maintenance of the seawater lift pumps on the Aker BP-operated Ivar Aasen field.According to Aker BP, the new contract represents a huge step within digitalization and predictive maintenance.Going forward, algorithms and sensor data will help Aker BP to increase uptime and reduce maintenance on its seawater lift pumps.The new ‘smart’ contract has a duration of six years, with an option for an additional six years.“Cooperation with Cognite, along with sharing of data, have been essential in arriving at both algorithms, digital boards and an incentive model that ensures value for both Aker BP and Framo. This way of working is in line with Aker BP’s strategy where we create added value together with strategic partners,” says Kjetel Digre in Aker BP.“Basing contract models on real-time data has been uncharted territory. With the release of these data flows, Framo has been able to predict the condition of equipment, foresee what will happen with the pumps in the future, and in turn plan effective maintenance. Together with Aker BP, we have altered the traditional approach to maintenance. We are now continuing this cooperation into the future and over to the other fields,” says Trond Petter Abrahamsen, managing director in Framo Services.last_img read more

Zabaleta excited by Pellegrini

first_img Press Association Pablo Zabaleta believes Manuel Pellegrini could be a great manager for Manchester City. The City defender has long known of Pellegrini’s reputation having been a junior at Argentinian club San Lorenzo when the Chilean was first-team boss. Pellegrini is widely expected to be named as replacement for the sacked Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium after it was confirmed he is to leave Malaga at the end of the Spanish season. Zabaleta, 28, speaking in New York on City’s post-season tour, said: “I have never worked under Pellegrini before, when he was at San Lorenzo I was in the second team. I don’t know him as a person but he did well at Real Madrid, Villarreal and Malaga. We will see if Pellegrini signs for Manchester City. His way to play football is great.” center_img Zabaleta added: “Somebody told me he is a great manager so we will wait to see what happens. Hopefully if he comes to City he can just carry on with his football.” Pellegrini potentially moved a step closer to City when Malaga announced he would leave La Rosaleda after their final two Primera Division games. The 59-year-old did have two years remaining on his contract but he and the club both cited “sporting reasons” for his departure. Pellegrini added: “Everyone has the right and obligation to follow their chosen path, and Malaga must do the same. “The club requires a realistic project next season. Malaga had a past without Manuel Pellegrini, and will also have a future without Manuel Pellegrini.” Pellegrini oversaw unprecedented success at Villarreal by guiding them to a Champions League semi-final in 2006 and second place in La Liga in 2008. He then had a single season in charge at Real Madrid before taking over at Malaga, whom he steered to the last eight of the Champions League this year. last_img read more

Microsoft CEO to Give Speech At Graduation

first_imgThe university announced Thursday that Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will be the commencement speaker for graduation this year.Though some USC students do not know of Ballmer, many are excited to hear what he has to say.“I know absolutely nothing about him, so my initial reaction is ambivalence,” said Eliza Hunt, a senior majoring in communication. “However, as CEO of such a prominent corporation he’s bound to have some insightful advice to share with a class of students who are entering the workforce at such a turbulent time.”Microsoft CEO Steve A. Ballmer will speak at the USC 2011 commencement.Abigail Hardin, a senior majoring in psychology and public relations, said she thinks Ballmer might not have been the best choice for a keynote speaker for graduation.“I don’t really understand why a company CEO would necessarily be an inspiring speaker,” Hardin said. “He seems like a good guest lecturer for a class, but not for graduation.”During commencement, USC will also award Ballmer an honorary degree.Previous renowned commencement speakers included former university President Steven B. Sample in 2010; former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2008; and astronaut Neil Armstrong in 2005.The graduation ceremony will consist of one main ceremony for all degree candidates and their families. Additionally, there will be smaller ceremonies for individual colleges and programs throughout the day.Ballmer was born in 1956 and grew up near Detroit. Ballmer earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Harvard University.During Ballmer’s undergraduate years at Harvard, where he lived down the hall from Bill Gates, he managed the football team and worked on the Harvard Crimson newspaper and university literary magazine.Ballmer with Bill Gates, who he has known since college.After graduation, Ballmer worked at Procter & Gamble Co. for two years as an assistant product manager.He joined Microsoft in 1980 after attending Stanford Graduate School of Business.Though some USC students said they are looking forward to hearing Ballmer’s commencement speech, graduation itself is more exciting for some students.“I can’t wait to graduate. It’s going to be an exciting time in my life, and I look forward to the future,” said Tarek Chamma, a graduate student studying global communication. “But I don’t know who he is.”Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13, and an estimated 40,000 guests are expected to attend as 5,000 students receive their degrees, according to the USC Office of Protocol and University Events.last_img read more

Abbey Miller’s career day spoiled by lack of execution in Syracuse’s 4-0 loss to Mercyhurst

first_imgMercyhurst scored its third goal of the period, capping its dominant victory. A frustrated Abbey Miller slowly skated to the side of the rink and slammed her stick against the boards.In the midst of a muted moment for her teammates and fans, Miller was the only player for the Orange to show any sign of life.Syracuse (9-15-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) fell to the Lakers (13-13-2, 10-3-1) 4-0, at Tennity Ice Pavilion, spoiling its chance to make a jump in the conference standings. After an impressive 4-1 victory Friday in which the Orange exploded offensively, SU looked flat and uninterested against Mercyhurst in the second game of the weekend. If not for Abbey Miller’s career-high 38 saves, including 17 in the first period, the loss may have been even more lopsided.“The only person I feel bad for is Abbey Miller,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “If she didn’t play well it would’ve been 10-0. If it weren’t for Abbey, the game would’ve been over a lot sooner.”Right from the get-go, the Lakers appeared rejuvenated and more confident than the Orange, despite Friday’s result. After the first period started with five shots on goal each for both teams, Mercyhurst finished the period outshooting SU 13-1. During the stretch, Miller stopped seven shots in a row before letting one slip by with four minutes left in the period.The goal occurred while defender Megan Quinn’s stick laid on the ice behind the net after getting knock out of her hands. Without her stick, the senior resorted to staying close to Miller and shuffling back and forth across in front of her. It wasn’t enough, however, as a Laker shot from the right side of the ice found its way to the stick-side post of Miller’s goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile losing her stick wasn’t Quinn’s fault, it was one of many mistakes the defense in front of Miller made in the loss.“Mercyhurst came out a little harder than we did, and we just deflated,” Quinn said. “(Miller) really kept us in it.”On Friday, Flanagan spoke about the team’s confidence entering the game against the Lakers and how it increased as the contest went on. On Saturday, all of the confidence that Syracuse had gathered seemed to have evaporated. The Orange was outshot 42-22 and didn’t respond to the determination that Mercyhurst entered with and maintained throughout the game.It was a concerning predicament for Flanagan, who was shocked at the team’s lack of a response. Instead of fighting back after a strong first period by the Lakers, the Orange folded on both sides of the puck.“Lack of effort. It’s hard to explain,” Flanagan said. “Knowing full well that Mercyhurst was going to respond (after yesterday), everyone knew that. We didn’t.”After two periods, Syracuse had been outshot by nine and Miller had saved 24 of the 25 shots on goal that she’d faced. With all of the trouble the Orange had on offense, it was still in the game entering the final period.Then, 53 seconds into the third, the Lakers scored. A shot from the blue line was mishandled on an attempted catch by Lindsay Eastwood, and after a rebound was missed, Mercyhurst converted on its third opportunity. A timeout by Flanagan with 9:40 left was called in an effort to inspire a late-game comeback, but just more than a minute later, the Lakers scored again. Three minutes later came their fourth and final score of the game, as well as Miller’s attack on the boards.“They scored that second goal right off the bat,” Flanagan said. “2-0, the whole period left to play, and I just think that we started thinking, ‘well, OK, we got the split.’ Real lack of character.”On Tuesday, Syracuse travels to Potsdam to take on reigning national champion Clarkson. Currently ranked No. 3 in the country, the Golden Knights handed the Orange its worse loss of the season in a 5-0 beatdown on Dec. 5. In order to avoid a repeat performance from last month’s performance, Syracuse will have to look past its play tonight.“We just have to try to forget this game and go back to yesterday’s game,” Miller said. “Remember how that felt, play with more passion.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more