QP, UOP to Develop Gas Treating Technology

By on October 6, 2020

first_imgQatar Petroleum (QP) and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, have signed a joint research agreement on “Process Optimization of CO2 and Sulfur Components Removal from Natural Gases.”The agreement was signed at QP headquarters by Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman of QP, and Rajeev Gautam, President and CEO of UOP.The primary aim of the research is for the treated natural gases to be more efficiently utilized in further processing operations such as in transporting natural gas in pipelines, in the production of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL), liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas-to-liquids (GTL) products, and in associated/non-associated gas cleanup upstream petrochemical/fertilizer manufacturing plants.Al-Sada welcomed the agreement as an important milestone in Qatar’s gas industry. Al-Sada said: “Qatar is constantly working to facilitate the optimum development of its hydrocarbon resources, and this agreement is another step in that direction.”“Developing more efficient technologies to remove contaminants from natural gas will help boost Qatar’s reputation as a safe, reliable supplier of natural gas as well as high-quality products,” Al-Sada added.“Global natural gas demand is growing rapidly and LNG/LPG/NGL/GTL production is critical to meeting the needs of regions not served by pipelines and to enable global trade,” said Gautam. “Qatar Petroleum is a recognized leader in the production of LNG/NGL for world markets, and we look forward to extending our long-standing partnership to develop technology in these important fields.”QP operates its offshore gas platform and five NGL plants at Mesaieed Industrial City, and it is also a joint venture with Qatargas (which is the world’s largest LNG producer), RasGas (which is the world’s second-largest LNG producer), Shell’s Pearl GTL (which operates in Qatar the world’s largest GTL plant) and Oryx GTL Limited (which operates the second-largest GTL plant in Qatar). QP develops/operates onshore and offshore oil and gas fields in Qatar, including exploration, field development, production, refining, transport, and storage.QP has recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art Research & Technology Center (QPRTC) at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) to carry out cost-effective research activities on subjects related to surface/sub-surface activities in oil & gas fields in cooperation with global R&D centers within national/international oil companies, technical universities, oil/gas service companies, etc.Honeywell’s UOP, on the other hand, is a leader in natural gas treating technologies, which currently are used in QP’s LNG and gas processing facilities.UOP’s separation technology and equipment remove contaminants such as water, carbon dioxide and sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, etc.) from natural gas in order to meet rigorous product specifications and requirements for downstream transmission and liquefaction equipment. In liquefied form, natural gas can be easily and efficiently transported to markets around the world, where it is used for a wide variety of energy applications.Honeywell’s UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit offers technology, equipment and materials to treat and process natural gas, as well as to purify the hydrogen used in refineries. Its gas technologies extract water, mercury, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide and other contaminants from raw natural gas. UOP also offers technologies that are widely implemented for LNG/LPG/ NGL production and for associated/non-associated gas cleanup upstream petrochemical & manufacturing plants. The business has supplied technology to more than 3,600 individual process units for gas processing in a broad range of applications through the world.UOP has increased its offerings in natural gas in recent years. Earlier last year, it launched UOP Separex Flux+ and Select membrane elements to remove contaminants such as acid gas and water from natural gas. In 2012, the company purchased a majority stake in Thomas Russell Co., which offers technologies and modularized packaged plants enabling shale and conventional natural gas producers to remove contaminants from natural gas and recover high-value NGLs used for petrochemicals and fuels. Thomas Russell products are now part of the UOP Russell line. UOP also has marketing alliances with Twister B.V., and Ortloff Engineers, Ltd. for natural gas separation technology to recover NGLs.In 2012, UOP and QP collaborated to establish the first Engineering Design Seminar program in the Middle East to meet the growing demand for highly-trained engineers who specialize in refinery process units and equipment.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, January 29, 2014; Image: QPlast_img read more

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Kai McKenzie-Lyle keeps a ‘clean sheet’ on Liverpool FC debut

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgGUYANA’S Senior National Men’s football team custodian, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, got off to a perfect start in his English Premier League campaign with Liverpool FC, starting between the uprights for the ‘Reds’ 3 – 0 win over Swansea City U23 side.Liverpool’s goals came from former Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke-Mitchell, Belgium’s youngest World Cup goalscorer Divock Okoth Origi and defender Nathaniel Phillips.Not many footballers can say they managed to make the jump from non-league to Premier League with one substitute appearance – but Liverpool’s newest recruit can certainly make that claim.Jurgen Klopp’s team have added the 20-year-old to their side after he impressed on trial over the summer, despite the fact that McKenzie-Lyle has only made a single senior sub appearance.That came for National League side Barnet back in December 2015, when they were a football league outfit in a 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth, with McKenzie-Lyle making his debut after Jamie Stephens was sent off.Add in an international career with Guyana, which was started by Football Manager Researchers and where he scored on his debut before saving a penalty in his next game, and Liverpool have themselves an interesting project.Jack Thorpe was the man who alerted the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to his eligibility, after helping the popular game out with research before its launch for the 2017 version, and McKenzie-Lyle’s story bears similarity to the international career of one of the Premier League’s newest goalkeeper – Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City.Guyana’s Kai Mckenzie-Lyle in action for Liverpool FC’s U23 side against Swansea City“I was helping out the Football Manager people at this time,” Thorpe said, “I went on Kai’s Twitter profile, if you still have a look at it now he’s gotten written on it that he’s Jamaican and Guyanese. I just thought that at the time he wasn’t playing first team football at Barnet, he was in a never zone where he was too old for U18s but too young to risk starting him in League Two.”“Neil Etheridge was the one who came to mind, because I thought he was in a similar position at Fulham, and he started playing for the Philippines at a really young age and he got some really good experience and it’s worked out for him long term, so I thought that might have the same benefit for Kai,” Thorpe said.It didn’t take long for McKenzie-Lyle to get the call-up for the Guyana side. Thorpe spoke to Faizal Khan, alerting him to Lyle’s eligibility to play, and Khan did the rest.“The guy who is the captain of Guyana now is a guy called Sam Cox, who played for Spurs as a first year pro but got released, and I knew him and knew he had just got called up for Guyana. I sent him a message and asked to put me in touch with the FA, and he put me in touch with the guy called Faizal. I said this guy is pretty confident, he’s massive and can stop the ball most of the time, are you interested? They (Guyana) called him up pretty much straight after that – he had to get the passport which took a few months but other than that they were down for it,” Thorpe reasoned.Those call-ups have seen McKenzie-Lyle gain more first team exposure at an international level than he has at club level, something that has played an instrumental part in showing Liverpool he has the potential to make it at the Premier League giants.Not playing regularly at club level is bound to have its stresses – Barnet were relegated to the National League last season, and despite their troubles Martin Allen sent Lyle on loan to Hayes & Yeading United, who play in the Isthmian League South Central Division.However, new manager John Still brought in keepers Richards Matrevics and Mark Cousins, meaning McKenzie-Lyle’s route to first team football was blocked once more, leading to the 20-year-old heading on trial to the Reds in July.But how did a young player who has been deemed good-enough for Liverpool, not get a chance at Barnet?Thorpe explains, “Kai is in this grey zone where people didn’t want to take a risk starting him because of his age, but actually he’s quite a good goalkeeper. In a way he’s in a false position, I worked for Barnet for a few years and we had a number of kids that went to never play first team football, but went to Premier League clubs at U21 age.”“We had a few kids at Barnet who got moves elsewhere and I think [that] is Liverpool thinking outside the box a bit, in that he is a relatively inexpensive gamble. Physically, he ticks every single box you want from a goalkeeper – he’s six foot five, he’s strong and commanding on crosses, and the other aspects of being a goalkeeper you could argue are more coachable. If you put him in that environment where he’s receiving a better quality of coaching, maybe he can suddenly kick on,” Thorpe reasoned.It may be some time before Liverpool fans see Lyle turn out for the first team at Anfield – he’s behind Allisson, Simon Mignolet, Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelly in the pecking order at the moment.But do fans need to know about their six-foot five-inch shot-stopper? “In some areas he’s already a top keeper,” Thorpe explained, adding “You look at your four corners and for the physical corner he’s outstanding already. It all depends, he’s got huge potential but he also isn’t the finished product by any means, so I wouldn’t expect him to be playing any first team games straight away. But it would be nice if he gets a platform to play regularly in the U21s, which he wasn’t even getting at Barnet, because his loan spells have been at a low level.”“He’s had very few minutes in his career so far and that’s why the Guyana thing was nice, because although he hasn’t played many times he’s been exposed to that senior environment, because until you’ve had those minutes outside of youth football, a lot of people and managers consider your CV blank, even though you’ve got a lot of outings. He’s got very few games, and I think if he had more he’d be the first choice keeper at Barnet right now but as it turns out, this maybe a better route for him.last_img read more

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Pele keen on Black Stars coaching role

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgGhana legend Abedi Pele has not ruled out coaching the Black Stars in future after part-time coaching career proved to be a hit.The three-time Africa Player of the Year, who is the owner of second tier club Nania FC, coached the side to the final of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday.Despite not having any formal training in coaching, the former Marseille midfielder has coached his club since it started in 2008.With the successes he has chalked so far, Abedi wouldn’t rule out coaching the Black Stars if the position becomes vacant.“When I retired from football I didn’t really decide to be a coach,” Abedi Pele said.“I decided to develop kids to give something back to my country given what my country has done for me. The national team gave me the chance to be seen by the teams abroad. “If the chance comes up for me to coach my country in future, I will say nobody knows tomorrow.“I can’t say my experience in coaching is up there yet but with time you never know.”The Black Stars, currently coached by Serbian Goran Stevanovic, are regarded as one of the best teams in Africa.In recent times Ghana’s top coaching position has attracted some big names with Marcel Desailly, the ex-France defender, also expressing interest in taking charge of the team in future.Source: MTNfootball.comlast_img read more

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Washington Capitals re-assign defenseman Madison Bowey to Hershey

By on August 16, 2020

first_imgThe Washington Capitals have re-assigned defenseman Madison Bowey to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. Bowey played in just one game with Hershey this season, before his promotion to the Washington Capitals. In the 2016-17 season, Bowey recorded 14 points (3g, 11a) in 43 games. In the 2015-16 season, Bowey led all Bears defensemen in points (29) and assists (25).Madison Bowey was drafted by the Capitals with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2013 draft.Bowey has been a healthy scratch for Washington’s last nine games. The 22-year-old blueliner has notched 12 assists in 51 games with the Capitals this season.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Monday Pool League

By on August 12, 2020

first_imgDivision 1 I Love This Bar1531285140-55918 Woaw’s Pub14861129814630 Results & Standings for Sept. 26 (week 16) Jimmy’s Den B16971231176633 Results: Bootleggers A 8 v 7 OK Bar, Celtic Tiger 5 v 10 Jimmy’s Den B, Champions Bar 10 v 5 San Snack Bar, Happy Night Bar 7 v 8 Piss Bar, I Love This Bar 9 v 6 Bootleggers B OK Bar16881221184731 Bootleggers B1631387153-66716 Results: Aussie Ally’s 3 v 12 Corner House, Caddy Shack 7 v 8 Woaw’s Pub, Country Road A 9 v 6 Don’t Tell Mama, Jimmy’s Den A 6 v 9 Country Road B Bootleggers A161511568472146 Corner House151501547183045 Country Road B1468101109-8624 Piss Bar169712811216734 San Snack Bar151141428359437center_img Aussie Ally’s1441085125-40719 TeamPWLFA+/-BonusPts Country Road A151141279829437 Division 2 Champions Bar1611513110922437 Don’t Tell Mama1459100110-10722 Jimmy’s Den A141041199128434 Devil’s Ballroom145992118-26621 Caddy Shack1401470140-701010 Happy Night Bar1621494146-521218 TeamPWLFA+/-BonusPts Celtic Tiger1688117123-6832last_img read more

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Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft

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first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — T.J. Owuanibe got his wish: The 14-year-old shared center stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens’ top draft pick.The eighth grader at McDonogh School in Baltimore was diagnosed two years ago with brain cancer. He recently told Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic that he longed to join Goodell at the podium in Philadelphia when the Ravens — his favorite team — made their first-round selection.And so, when Baltimore decided Thursday night to take Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the 16th overall pick, Owuanibe jumped into action to help complete the process.Wearing a grey suit, a bowtie, a light blue shirt and a very serious expression, Owuanibe nervously stood next to Goodell, who shared the youth’s background with a national audience.Owuanibe stood stoically until Goodell said, “He loves the Ravens.”And then the boy finally smiled.An instant after that, Goodell stepped aside and let Owuanibe move behind the microphone — which was too high. After Goodell made a quick adjustment to the microphone, Owuanibe pumped his fist and told football fans around the world who the Ravens picked at No. 16.Owuanibe loved the Ravens long before he was diagnosed with cancer. In recent years, the teenager met with the coaching staff and several players at training camp through another nonprofit organization, the Casey Cares Foundation.Thus, when his wish was presented to the Ravens front office, the team happily complied. Coach John Harbaugh informed T.J. that his wish has been granted.T.J.’s cancer is now in remission. T.J. Owuanibe, 14, announces the Baltimore Ravens’ selection during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)last_img read more

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Dele Alli made 6 passes in second half vs Arsenal… and 4 were from kick-off

By on August 2, 2020

first_imgUnai Emery’s men started the clash strongly and took the lead early thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty.Tottenham, however, suddenly came back into the game thanks to Eric Dier’s header, and even finished the first half 2-1 up.But after the break Spurs’ players could rarely touch the ball as the Gunners completely dominated the match.In fact, Tottenham star Dele Alli made only six passes in the second half… and four of them came from kick-offs.Aaron Ramsey and Dele Alli fight triggers mass Arsenal v Tottenham brawl – even Mauricio Pochettino gets involved!3 Dele Alli completed only six passes in the second half against Arsenal – four of them came from kick-offsCredit: AP:Associated Pressmost read in footballPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVESalah admits he could LEAVE Liverpool, how Sancho will fit in Utd XILive Blogblues newsChelsea transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeRevealedFORTUNE TELLERIncredible Hawkeye blunder saved Villa’s lives – but Smith says it was karmaNEXT SEASONAaron Connolly says ‘see you next year’ after scoring goal to end seasonLive BlogJU BEAUTYJuventus vs Sampdoria LIVE: Stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team newsPED’S GONEPedro’s goodbye to Chelsea before Roma move as Cesc takes credit for signing himBANK LAMPARDChelsea scoop £50m Euro bonus as Lamps learns ‘a million things’ in debut yearAlli made only one pass on the opposition’s half after the break.Apart from that, the England international could only get the ball at his feet while restarting the game from the middle of the pitch.That came after three second-half goals from Arsenal, securing the Gunners’ victory over bitter rivals.Both Alexandre Lacazette and Lucas Torreira joined Aubameyang on the scoresheet as the Gunners went on to extending their unbeaten run to 19.Arsenal 4-2 Tottenham – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shines as Arsenal come from behind to beat Tottenham in explosive six-goal thriller3 Both Aubameyang and Lacazette scored against Tottenham in the second half taking Arsenal’s tally after the break to 24  goals this seasonCredit: AP:Associated PressEmery’s men seem to transform into a completely different side in the second 45 minutes this season as they have scored 24 goals – the league’s most – after the break so far.That is three more than Manchester City.And also two more than the total Manchester United managed to score in the Premier League in the current campaign.After the victory over Tottenham, Arsenal are now fourth – eight points behind Citizens. ARSENAL managed to turn the tide in the second half yet again, coming from behind and decisively beating Tottenham 4-2.And Dele Alli’s shocking passing stats that emerged after the game perfectly displayed the extent of the Gunners’ dominance in the second period.3 Dele Alli rarely touched the ball as Arsenal came from behind in the second half to win the North London derby 4-2Credit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

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FIFA Women’s World Cup | Former Reggae Boyz captain Gardner sends encouragement to Girlz

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgFormer Reggae Boyz captain and Bolton Wanderers star Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, has sent encouragement to Jamaica’s national senior women’s team, ahead of their FIFA Women’s World Cup match against Italy at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims on Friday.  Gardner, who played 111 games for the national senior team, including all three at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he provided the assist for Robbie Earle’s historic goal against Croatia in their opening game of the competition.  Gardner posted a video to social media, underlining the country’s support for the team and encouraging the Reggae Girlz to keep giving their best at the tournament. “I just want to take the time out to let you know that myself and the entire Jamaica is rooting for you and we just want to wish you all the best for the rest of the tournament,” Gardner said. “We want you guys to know that we are seeing all the effort that you guys are putting in and we only ask that you continue to go out there and try to execute the coach’s plan to the best of your ability.” Jamaica lost 3-0 to Brazil in their opening game in Grenoble on Sunday and will play Australia in their last group game next Tuesday.  “Thank you for putting smiles on so many faces that you don’t even know and touching so many hearts all across the world. We just want to tell you to continue to strike hard, continue to believe and continue to work hard and trust each other,” he added. “From my heart to yours, Jamaica land we love. Big up to all the coaches and coaching staff and the entire Reggae Girlz, continue to make us proud.”last_img read more

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Rodgers WILL get it right at Liverpool, vows former Red

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgChris Kirkland has told talkSPORT Brendan Rodgers WILL get it right at Liverpool.The Anfield boss has relieved the pressure on his shoulders in the past week with a Capital One Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth and a 2-2 Premier League draw at home to Arsenal.And Kirkland, who spent five years at Anfield, has no doubts the northern Irishman can continue to steer his side on an upward curve.“Brendan will get it right,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He’s got the backing of the board.“They signed a lot of new players last summer and it will take time for those players to settle in and to start playing the way he wants them to.”last_img read more

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IBM Launches A Cloud Data And Analytics Marketplace For Developers

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgCate Lawrence What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Follow the Puck Related Posts Tags:#AI#Apache Spark#Big Data#cloud#IBM#Spark center_img There are certain topics in B2B technology that have staying power.  Cloud computing and big data are two of these. IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available to developers and data scientists.These create a one-stop-shop for accessing and exploring data and for building and deploying applications. They can help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and also enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. In line with the recent trend of commercial tech companies embracing the open source ethos (or at least components of it), these hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services. IBM’s new cloud services include:IBM Compose Enterprise: A managed platform designed to help development teams build modern web-scale apps faster by enabling them to deploy business-ready open source databases in minutes on their own dedicated cloud servers.IBM Graph: The first fully managed graph database service built on Apache® TinkerPop that provides developers a complete stack for extending business-ready apps with real-time recommendations, fraud detection, IoT and network analysis uses.IBM Predictive Analytics: A service that allows developers to easily self-build machine learning models from a broad library into applications to help deliver predictions for specific product use cases, without the help of a data scientist.IBM Analytics Exchange: An open data exchange that includes a catalog of more than 150 publicly available datasets that can be used for analysis or integrated into applications.IBM’s open approach means that any member of a data team can add or remove services at any time, to best suit immediate and long-term needs of their business. Developers can tap IBM Cloud Data Services to openly and freely move data in, across and out of the services.Derek Schoettle, General Manager, Analytics Platform and Cloud Data Services considers IBM’s cloud data services to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ of  data and analytics services, cloud development platform Bluemix; and Analytics Exchange, a repository of more than 150 public and free data sources, everything from census data to government economics statistics. He claims the key beneficiaries of cloud data services is the citizen analyst who can enjoy a ‘drag and drop experience’ without enlisting the help of the IT department. Clearly IBM is intent on embracing business solutions that bring data analysis to the workplace. Predictably, IBM has kept its finger in the AI pie with the release of Predictive Analytics, a complementary service to Apache Spark, that makes it easier for app developers to build their own machine learning models based on product use cases. The developer can define the use case, provide the data set to base the model on, and the Predictive Analytics service will evaluate a set of algorithms to determine which one will provide the most accurate predictions. This makes AI exploration quite accessible to the budding scientist. While IBM has a slew of competitors to deal with, they are clearly in this for the long haul, and it will be interesting to see how their new services are received by consumers. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…last_img read more

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