Plexus seals POS-GRIP deal with Spirit Energy

first_img“This order is for a gas production well, and as the cleanest hydrocarbon to combust in terms of CO2 emissions, natural gas is increasingly viewed as a key transitional fuel, as the world moves towards net zero emissions. Significantly, it is Plexus’ first major order since the COVID-19 pandemic. “A key assumption behind this view is that harmful fugitive methane emissions can and must be eradicated from the entirety of the natural gas consumption chain. The wellhead delivery to Spirit Energy should take place in February 2021. Plexus’ CEO Ben Van Bilderbeek said, Plexus has secured a purchase order for a POS-GRIP surface production wellhead system from Spirit Energy. “At the well-site, POS-GRIP’s leak-proof wellheads can do that. It is also in line with the company’s strategy to extend the application of its POS-GRIP technology beyond jack-up exploration.center_img The order from Spirit Energy includes Plexus’ POS-GRIP 5,000psi leak proof “HG” metal to metal sealing surface production wellhead and associated spares and equipment for a new gas well in the UK North Sea. This is the second purchase order for a surface production wellhead that Plexus won from Spirit Energy (Centrica). Specifically, this includes oil and gas production, geothermal and other applications. The contract should last approximately 120 days, with most of the revenues booked during the company’s 2020/21 financial year. Under the contract, Plexus will receive milestone payments following the signing of the purchase order through to completion. “We believe our production technology delivers economic and environmental proposition for the surface production operations we are targeting.”last_img read more

AITEO Cup: Smart City FC Dim Shooting Stars to Progress to…

first_imgLobi Stars go through to challenge for the trophy in place of the NPFL title they just relinquished, just as Rivers United also progress with a 2-0 defeat of Warri Wolves.Rivers United victory didn’t come cheap either. Two well-taken goals by Ossy Martins and Kehinde Adedipe, either side of half time, gave Rivers United the  2-0 win over Warri Wolves in the round of 16 game yesterday.United uncharacteristically made a slow start to the game but Wolves failed to make their early territorial advantage count.The Port Harcourt side was always going to up the ante and when it happened, it was with deadly efficiency.A Peter Ubakanma free kick caused havoc in the Wolves box in the 14th minute and with the Warri club failing to clear their lines, predatory forward, Martins, lurking dangerously in the box, pounced and prodded home to give Rivers United the lead.Martins thought he’d doubled United’s lead in the 19th minute when he shot fiercely into the top corner but the effort was correctly chalked off for offside.United were the superior side in the first half and deservedly took the solitary advantage into the break.Wolves improved markedly in the second half and just when it looked like they had gained a foothold in the game, they were hit by a sucker punch by United who scored their second in brilliant fashion just after the hour mark.Adedipe was the man on the money as he waltzed past the Wolves defence before rounding off the spectacular solo effort with a firm strike which the Wolves goalkeeper, Mamudu Belema failed to hold.The United Technical Manager, Stanley Eguma was pleased with his side’s efforts on the day which eventually delivered a quarter final ticket as he addressed the media afterwards.“First, I commend my players for winning this game which was not easy at all as Wolves came here (the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, venue of the game) with the intent of winning,” Eguma told the Rivers United official website, AITEO CUP(Round of 16)Smart City FC 0-0 3SC(Smart City 5-4 penalties)Warri Wolves 0-2 Rivers Utd Lobi  3-1 Abia WarriorsInsurance 1-1 El-Kanemi(Insurance 5-4 penalties)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Bendel Insurance, Rivers Utd, Lobi through to next roundGiant-killing Lagos side, Smart City FC, yesterday added Shooting Stars of  Ibadan to their list of casualties after eliminating newly crowned NPLF champions Enyimba in the previous round of the 2019 AITEO Cup.Bendel Insurance also kicked out El-Kanemi Warriors, who have just been relegated from the topflight like them from the topflight.last_img read more

Lakers make it 0-4 with 127-104 loss at Golden State

first_imgOAKLAND >> Every scoring burst Kobe Bryant unleashed should finally assuage any concern that lingers on how he will perform this season. Or how healthy he appears after nursing two significant injuries in his left Achilles and left knee over the last year. But everything else surrounding the Lakers only heightens worries on whether their season-long trend will involve a Bryant highlight show coinciding with another loss.The Lakers’ 127-104 defeat to the Golden State Warriors before 19,596 at Oracle Arena put this year’s team in the historical record books that will hardly lump with their championship runs. This marked the first time the Lakers opened a season losing their first four games since 1957. This also marked the fourth consecutive game the Lakers conceded more than 100 points.“It doesn’t bother me at all. I’m festive and joyful,” Bryant said sarcastically. “I’m not happy about it. But there’s nothing you can do about it. Move on to the next one.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I’m sure it’s not at the 40th-best player in the league,” Bryant said, referring to ESPN’s NBA player rankings. “The narrative is changing, I’m very pleased with that. It’s moving away from, ‘Can I be the player that I was’ to ‘What are we going to do with this team, how are we going to figure out how to win’? That is what the conversation should be about.”So far, not good. Bryant’s highlight show morphed into a Warriors’ blood bath as they outscored the Lakers, 34-18, in the final period. The Lakers have plenty of games to reverse this trend. But through the first week of the Lakers’ 2014-15 regular season, they have shown no sign they will. center_img Granted, the Lakers made continual progress in ensuring the offensive production goes beyond Bryant’s mind-numbing play that entailed 29 points on 12-of-28 shooting in 36 minutes. Jordan Hill’s 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting marked his second consecutive double-digit output on a surprisingly emerging mid-range game. Wesley Johnson’s 15 points on a 6-of-9 clip featured increased aggressiveness. Ed Davis’ 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and six rebounds represented a promising sign where he has become the team’s most pleasant surprise.But that still leaves the Lakers little margin for error against high-octane teams, such as Golden State. The Warriors still managed their high-octane offense without little problem. They shot 11 of 23 from 3-point range. Klay Thompson posted a career-high 41 points, while Stephen Curry added 31 points. Golden State overwhelmed the Lakers with 35 fast-break points. This hardly seems different than when Golden State beat the Lakers in two exhibition games by an average of 28 points. Or when the Lakers went 1-3 last season against Golden State and lost by an average of 22.33 points. Yet, Lakers coach Byron Scott maintained he will not consider making lineup changes until 15-20 games into the season. “This is going to take a while,” Scott said. “It’s primarily up to the guys in the locker room. We have a few guys in the locker room where they don’t like losing. Until it gets to the point where it’s really hurting, then it will continue to happen.”Yet, the Lakers still stayed in contention partly because of Bryant’s heroics. After only shooting 3 of 10 in the first half, Bryant scored 15 of the Lakers’ 32 points in the third quarter. Bryant’s 9-of-14 clip entailed vintage highlights that included fadeaways over double teams. last_img read more