The field is expected to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May this year The Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. (Credit: Arne Reidar Mortensen.) Norway-based oil company Equinor has announced that its Johan Sverdrup oilfield will ramp up its output production faster than previously expected.The field is expected to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May this year and will also produce more barrels of oil than initially expected.The oilfield is now estimated to see a plateau production of 470,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from around 440,000bpd output. Previously, the plateau production of the oilfield was estimated to reach during the summer.The Norwegian firm said that the daily production of the field has already exceeded 430,000 barrels of oil.Johan Sverdrup vice president Rune Nedregaard said: “Field production has been very good and stable from day one, and the wells have produced even better than expected.“We are currently completing the tenth well. This work is progressing smoothly, helping reach higher production earlier than expected.“We also expect to increase plant capacity, allowing plateau production to increase from the previously expected 440,000 barrels to around 470,000 barrels of oil per day.”The Johan Sverdrup second phase is estimated to come on stream in 2022The Johan Sverdrup oilfield, which is estimated to have 2.7 billion barrels of oil equivalents, is claimed to be the third largest oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf.The first phase of the field development came on stream on 5 October last year, which is over two months earlier to the original schedule date.The second phase is estimated to come on stream in 2022, with a production capacity of 220,000bpd.The phase-2 includes development of processing platform (P2), modifications of the riser platform and the field centre, five subsea templates along with the power-from-shore supply to the Utsira High by 2022.
You can catch The Motet on the road this Fall. After the band finishes their Mixtape 1979 Halloween run, the tour rolls on with shows at the Ardmore Music Hall, Brooklyn Bowl, and more. Check out the full tour schedule below: Back in July, Colorado-grown funk crew The Motet played their first headlining performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. After opening performances from Vulfpeck and Medeski Martin & Wood, The Motet treated the crowd to a high-octane set of both old favorites and cuts from their latest release, Totem. Trey Anastasio Band trombonist Natalie Cressman joined the horn section for the entire show, and former Motet and current Big Gigantic saxophonist Dominic Lalli also lent his horn to the band for a tune.Today, The Motet officially released the full soundboard audio of their Red Rocks throw-down, so everyone can relive the magic. Stream the show via Spotify below, and watch pro-shot video for “The Truth” from the stellar performance.
CHARLES CITY — A Floyd County jury has found a Waterloo man guilty of murder. Armando Adame III was charged last January with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Michael Johns. On October 26th of 2017, Johns was reported missing to the Grundy Center Police Department. On December 1st, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a body at 290th Street and Shadow Avenue about 10 miles south of Charles City. The State Medical Examiner’s Office later determined that the cause of Johns’ death was a shotgun wound to the head and ruled the death was a homicide. Adame was arrested in Black Hawk County six days later on December 7th on a federal arrest warrant. In May of 2018, he pleaded guilty to three federal firearm charges and was sentenced in October to 25 years in federal prison. Adame was taken into custody on the murder charge on January 29th of last year at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence on prior unrelated convictions. Jurors deliberated for about two hours on Wednesday before finding Adame guilty of first-degree murder and possession of an offensive weapon. Adame faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the opportunity for parole when he’s sentenced on March 20th.