Important Equinor field engineering study to Aibel

first_imgThe objective of the study is to further mature the concept with tie-in to the Aker BP operated host platform located in the NOA area (North of Alvheim) Krafla on field. (Credit: Equinor.) Aibel has been awarded a field engineering, concept optimisation and definition study for Equinor’s unmanned process platform at the Krafla field.The study’s main objective is to further mature the concept with tie-in to the Aker BP operated host platform located in the NOA area (North of Alvheim).In close cooperation with the customer Equinor, Aibel’s focus will be to ensure reliable and robust design for minimal maintenance needs, simplification of systems and functions on the platform, as well as automation and digitisation. Here, Aibel will make use of experience from the previous Krafla and Peon concept studies and the expertise the company has gained from unmanned platform concepts in general, both in oil and gas and within offshore wind.“We are excited to become part of the new pioneering Askja/Krafla development”, says Nils Arne Hatleskog, Executive Vice President for Field Development and Offshore Wind in Aibel. “We see the award as a recognition of the Unmanned Facility capabilities developed within Aibel over the years, firstly within Offshore Wind Substations, and now brought to a new level for Unmanned Process Platforms, in an inspiring working relationship with Equinor.”The study is carried out in the Concept & Studies group in Asker and is already underway. The first phase will last until December 2020. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

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Saint Mary’s announces national rankings, Notre Dame, Holy Cross also rank

first_imgSaint Mary’s received national rankings from U.S. News and World Reports and Money Magazine, the College announced Monday.Saint Mary’s placed No. 102 in the U.S. News’ annual survey and ranking of the top 1800 liberal arts colleges in the country. This ranking considers factors such as student excellence, economic and ethnic diversity, awarding of merit aid, graduation and retention rates, the number of classes with fewer than 20 students and alumni giving.JOSEPH HAN | The Observer The College also ranked No. 31 out of best small colleges and No. 149 of 500 colleges and universities surveyed in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” list. This list assesses college quality and affordability by ranking academic institutions on 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing and career earnings.In a press release, Saint Mary’s Interim President Nancy Nekvasil said she was happy the College was recognized for its achievements.“While rankings are only one measure of a college’s success, our students, faculty and staff are pleased to see Saint Mary’s recognized as a premier destination for young women seeking a personal, challenging and supportive learning environment,” Nekvasil said in a press release. “We’ve practiced our core values of learning, community, faith/spirituality and justice for 175 years, and we look forward to many more years devoted to the development of strong women.”Notre Dame and Holy Cross are also ranked, with Notre Dame named the 15th best national university in the nation and Holy Cross designated 29th on the list of best regional colleges in the Midwest, as well as 31st for best value and 47th for top performance in social mobility.According to the ranking, the University places 11th for best undergraduate teaching, is tied for 77th in the most innovative school category, ninth for service learning and 45th in study abroad. It was also ranked as the 24th best value school in America.Neither Notre Dame nor Holy Cross released a statement regarding the rankings. Tags: college rankings, U.S. News and World Reports, value of educationlast_img read more

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10 reasons being rich is harder than it looks

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We see you rolling your eyes right now. But it’s true: Being rich isn’t all wine and roses. Lazy kids, needy friends, constant lawsuit threats and other concerns plague wealthy people on the regular. Here are the top reasons being rich is harder than it looks — straight from the mouths of people who make millions, or billions, or manage those who do.1. Your Kids Might Grow Up to Be SpoiledBeing wealthy can have a downside for your kids. One wealthy respondent to a study conducted by Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy worried, “Money could mess them up — give them a sense of entitlement, prevent them from developing a strong sense of empathy and compassion.”“From my experience, the worst consequence for a wealthy family are the inept, non-self-reliant adult children,” said a wealth advisor* from a large and well-known national financial services company. “Many are not contributors to the betterment of society, and are entirely dependent on their family’s money for their survival and that of their offspring. It’s an unending vicious cycle.”“In one case, we have a client with adult kids who are all living off of his investments,” added the advisor. “This man is up early every morning and trades stocks to cover his kids’ — who are all adults with families of their own — rents, luxury travel and living expenses.” continue reading »last_img read more

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10 phrases those with high EQ use well

first_imgEmotional intelligence (EQ) – the ability to not only understand and handle our own emotions but those of others – can help us take some every-day phrases and ensure we are using them to their full potential.Justin Bariso, founder of Insight, lists 10 simple phrases that leaders use every day, but those with high EQ know how to use the right way. The list includes:Well done. While everyone craves praise, the key is to deliver it in the right way – sincerely and specifically, Bariso says.Please and thank you. These phrases go beyond just good manners; they can also motivate your teammates.No. Don’t let others run your life. If you say yes to something you really don’t want to do, you may be missing out on something you actually want to do. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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