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Offshore safety body spots irregularities on Gina Krog

first_imgNorwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has found irregularities during an audit of Equinor’s Gina Krog platform offshore Norway. Gina Krog by night; Photo by Øyvind Torjusen; Source: EquinorThe offshore safety body said on Friday that the audit, conducted from September 17 to 25, 2019, was focused on integrity and barrier management for risers, valves, piping on the facility, and selected safety systems at Gina Krog.The audit identified non-conformities regarding follow-up of defined performance requirements, passive fire protection, non-conformity handling, and systematic follow-up of valves.The PSA told Equinor to report on how it intended to address the non-conformities by December 13, 2019.As for the field, Gina Krog came on stream in June 2017. It is located about 30 kilometers northwest of Sleipner and is tied into Sleipner A and uses processing capacity on the platform and existing pipelines for sending the gas to the market in Europe.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Badgers face 1st true test against Michigan State

first_imgAgainst Michigan State, Wisconsin will rely heavily on defensive end J.J. Watt to rush the Spartans’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, and stop their powerful running attack.[/media-credit]From a health standpoint, Big Ten play couldn’t have started at a better time for the Wisconsin football team.The Badgers have been relatively blessed on the injury front this season, the only major loss being outside linebacker Chris Borland.So when No. 11 Wisconsin takes the field in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, the No. 24 Michigan State Spartans can expect to see the Badgers as strong as they might be all season. The question there is, will it be enough?The Badgers haven’t gotten much national love for grinding out a victory against an Arizona State squad that played itself out of its game against Oregon last weekend, or for demolishing FCS Austin Peay 70-3. Two voters in the AP poll didn’t even rank Wisconsin in their ballots this week.Michigan State entered the polls after its can-you-believe-it win over Notre Dame two weeks ago, beating the Fighting Irish on a beautifully executed fake field goal in overtime. Head coach Mark Dantonio is set to return to the sideline after suffering a small heart attack following the Spartans’ win two weeks ago.Both teams are unbeaten at 4-0 heading into tomorrow’s game, and there are a number of similarities between the squads. In Scott Tolzien and Kirk Cousins, both UW and MSU feature experienced signal callers ranked in the top 16 nationally in quarterback rating.While the Spartans feature a one-two punch of running backs in Edwin Baker and Le’Veon Bell, it’s Cousins who makes the offense go. The Badger pass rush is eager to get some hits in on MSU’s junior quarterback.“We’re real excited for that, because if you start hitting a quarterback, he’s going to start getting rattled,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “When he gets rattled, he starts making poor decisions, that’s what we’re trying to do, force him into poor decisions, so we can get turnovers and takeaways. At the end of the day, that’s what wins football games.”After some early fumbling problems, the Badgers didn’t turn the ball over once in their last two games. Turnovers were a big reason Wisconsin failed tests last season against Ohio State and Iowa. Tolzien has played clean games over the past two weeks, and against MSU, he gets the added benefit of two veteran receivers returning.Junior Nick Toon has been out since the first week of the season with a turf toe injury, but is set to start against the Spartans. Toon was UW’s leading wide receiver last season and gives the Badgers a physical presence going over the middle of the field.“One thing [Toon] did, he’s coming back, he’s got fresh legs,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “He hasn’t gone through the two week grind of practice all those other guys did. So you notice a little difference with him.”Senior David Gilreath is also going to play, though he might not start. Gilreath missed the last two weeks with a concussion suffered against San Jose State. While the Minnesota-native has handled kick and punt returns his whole Wisconsin career, the coaching staff isn’t going to rush him back into the return game. Freshman running back James White will continue to return kicks, while safety Aaron Henry will take over on punt returns.While the Arizona State game proved the Badgers had a way to go on special teams, one of Wisconsin’s biggest strengths this season has come on the penalty front. The Badgers are tied for second in the nation in fewest penalties per game.“We know penalties are a big thing in this game,” running back John Clay said. “We take pride in trying to be the less-penalized team out on the field.”Michigan State, despite being undefeated, has had 11 penalties in three of its four games, and is 114th in the FBS in total penalties.Both teams are aware of the importance of playing a clean game. In 2008, one of Wisconsin’s worst losses in the Bret Bielema era came at Spartan Stadium. Bielema himself earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that helped spark an MSU comeback late in the game. Wisconsin had a chance to close the game out, but a 21-yard run by Clay was negated by a holding penalty. The Badgers lost the game 25-24.“Penalties are huge. Wisconsin people have to look no further than Monday night, the Packer game,” Watt said. “Penalties can play an absolutely huge part in a football game.”A Wisconsin win could arguably be Bielema’s biggest victory since becoming head coach. A victory in East Lansing would be the first time the Badgers have beaten a ranked opponent on the road since Barry Alvarez was head coach.“We’re both ranked teams; we’re both undefeated teams,” Clay said. “Going there in their house, they’re going to be motivated to keep that ranking, and we’re going to be motivated to stay undefeated too.”last_img read more

Clippers victory over Lakers could have been easy, according Rivers

first_imgIt should be noted, however, that the second unit includes Crawford. Offensively, Crawford was the second-biggest reason the Clippers won, as he had 22 points. Many of them were clutch, such as the 28-foot 3-pointer he hit with 1:38 to play that broke a 109-109 tie.Redick strugglesShooting guard J.J. Redick shot 1 of 10 in the season-opening victory over Oklahoma City on Thursday. He shot 3 of 4 from the field in the first quarter Friday, but never made another shot and finished 3 of 9. He did have 15 points, thanks in part to making all eight of his free throws.Redick’s shooting struggles notwithstanding, Rivers just loves what the tenacious player brings to the court.“He started out on fire and then I thought he probably pressed a bit,” Rivers said after the game. “But I thought he looked great tonight. You know, he got (three) rebounds. J.J. is the scrappiest little dude (he’s 6-foot-4). He really is. He’s probably the kid as a kid you probably hated because he was always around the ball. We’ve got a competitive group of guys, and that’s going to make us better.”Crawford likes getting the basketball lateCrawford is a clutch shooter. He knows it, and he likes having the ball in crunch-time.“The past years I have been here, I have been amongst the top in the league in fourth-quarter scoring, so my teammates are very comfortable giving me the ball,” Crawford said. “They are giving me good passes, and making good plays, so I just have the easy part in just making the shot.”This and thatThe Kings lost their opener Wednesday at home, 95-77 to Golden State. They defeated Portland 103-94 Friday at home. In that one, Rudy Gay led Sacramento with 40 points. Former Clipper Darren Collison had 17 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. … Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City had surgery Saturday to repair the fractured second metacarpal in his right hand, the team announced. The injury was sustained Thursday against the Clippers. Westbrook will be out at least four weeks. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error When the Clippers opened a 15-point, first-quarter lead over the Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center, it appeared the Clippers might actually be in for a lopsided victory over their Los Angeles counterparts.Then Clippers coach Doc Rivers started making substitutions and things changed, with the teams being tied late before the Clippers won, 118-111.“It’s all defense,” said Rivers, whose 2-0 team plays host to the Sacramento Kings (1-1) on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (on Prime Ticket). “When you get a lead, it’s no longer offense. I think you saw exactly what happened. We got the lead and our second group came in and tried to score. That’s all they were thinking about and they forgot to defend.”Rivers pulled no punches.center_img “Clearly I thought we had a chance early to make it a very comfortable night for us,” he said. “But, honestly, our second unit kind of let us down a little bit tonight.”By the time the first quarter ended, the lead was down to nine points (31-22). By the time halftime rolled around, it was down to six points (62-56). Then the Lakers took a 90-86 lead after three quarters, outscoring the Clippers 34-24 in the quarter. The Lakers’ lead actually grew to seven, but Jamal Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left in the quarter to get the Clippers within four.The bottom line, Rivers said, is the tone had been set by that time.“I knew at halftime it was going to be a game the rest of the game, because once you turn a team on, and especially a team that has Kobe (Bryant) on the team, then you’re going to have to deal with it,” Rivers said.last_img read more

Defence take the credit as smash-and-grab win hides Kane and Son’s quiet day

first_imgTOTTENHAM relied on their defence to produce a huge smash-and-grab win at Wolves on Sunday.Jan Vertonghen popped up to head the stoppage time winner having spent 90 minutes being terrorised by Adama Troare.3 Mourinho’s men produced an away day masterclass – but it could have been very differentCredit: ReutersIt was the rapid winger who netted his side’s goal at Molineux, driving in from range to level up Lucas Moura’s excellent individual effort earlier on.As Jose Mourinho’s side head up to fifth in the Premier League table, Marc Mayo rates the Spurs pack who claimed the 2-1 win.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 7The goalkeeper was rarely tested for large parts given Wolves’ propensity for shooting right at him. But, having had no chance with the goal, he produced excellent strong parries to deny Raul Jimenez and Roman Saiss in the second-half.SERGE AURIER – 6Far from the erratic display Spurs fans still fear with the right-back, his zone was largely ignored defensively as Wolves hammered Vertonghen’s left flank.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 7Faced up to a very dangerous home attack well, making blocks and ensuring openings down the middle were never too clear-cut.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 6Part of an overall solid defence that lost its head somewhat late on, as symbolised by Alderweireld’s awful lunge for a yellow card on Traore.3 Harry Kane toiled away with little reward at MolineuxCredit: ReutersJAN VERTONGHEN – 7Thoroughly outmatched in the pace department up against Adama Traore but stood off him and defended intelligently. He was naturally powerless at times up against the winger’s sheer athleticism but had the last laugh with a well-aimed winning header.MOUSSA SISSOKO – 6The nature of the game suited the Frenchman and he came out reasonably well, keeping an eye on Wolves’ central midfielders as they operated deep and away from dangerous areas.ERIC DIER – 6An oddly active attacking performance for the anchor man, contributing the assist for Lucas and hitting the post with a daring run in the first-half.LUCAS MOURA – 6Hit his third goal in five games under Mourinho with a powerful eighth minute finish – and very little else. For a counter-attacking setup, Spurs hardly utilised his pace at all.3 Lucas Moura struck a fine eighth minute openerCredit: EPADELE ALLI – 5The midfielder was forced to drop back a bit given Spurs’ insistence on not having the ball, leading to limited moments in attack. Played a sweet chip through to Dier in the first-half but couldn’t make his mind up when through one-on-one beforehand.SON HEUNG-MIN – 5A quiet afternoon for Son who laboured in the rain and was a spectator for much of it.HARRY KANE – 4Not his sort of game with Tottenham intent on playing balls into space on the counter-attack, especially after going ahead. Hit the deck too easily on two occasions, trying to win penalties that were simply never there.latest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossSUBS:Christian Eriksen – N/A (On for Lucas, 89)Juan Foyth – N/A (On for Alli, 90)Harry Winks – N/A (On for Son, 90)Unused: Skipp, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, WhitemanTottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more