When you just want to live on the couch

first_img>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< A hardy native garden fringes 3 Mabel Street, Margate.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe first floor is open-plan living with kitchen, dining and living spaces framed on two sides by floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding doors which open onto a 7m long balcony. The master bedroom is off to one side. The ground floor features two bedrooms, a laundry room that at 3.7sq m is larger than the smallest bedroom, bathroom with separate toilet, living area with balcony and a carport and garage. Unrestricted views to Moreton Bay from 3 Mabel Street, MargateYOU don’t need walls to hang artwork when you can have a living panorama of Moreton Bay that only needs airbrushing when the sea breeze rustles the pine trees along Margate Beach.Claudine Sotiau and Placide Masse have built timber houses in Canada, and limestone houses in France (where they are currently visiting).They had been living at Woody Point when a termite ridden house, high on a hill in Margate, caught their attention. It was beyond renovation so they began again, employing Push Architect’s Paul Curran to design their new home in 2008.“We like minimalist, industrial looking buildings and this gave us the opportunity to build such: a breeze swept playground with wide views for two grey nomads, which is why we sell now, ten years later, being even older,’’ Ms Sotiau said.center_img From the back deck, Moreton Bay touches the clouds.From the outside, the steel and glass effect is very dramatic with sharp angles and Aztec designs in black, white and yellow. Striking exterior accents make 3 Mabel Street, Margate a house of distinction.“The house itself is designed to park toys,” she said. “A camper van in the garage, a boat under the carport and tools in the workshop.“My favourite part is the garden entirely planted with natives. They fiercely resist the sea salt and tolerate our absences without complaints.”last_img read more

Albion renovated cottage has city skyline views

first_imgKick back and gaze out on the city with a glass of wine.“We love the view from the deck,” Mr Higgins said.“We like to sit back with a glass of wine, looking straight at the city.”Mr Higgins said the indoor-outdoor flow enabled easy entertaining.“We really wanted the kitchen to flow and connect with the external deck area,” he said.“The layout has been fantastic for entertaining when we have people over for things like Riverfire.” There is an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge on the balcony.At the rear of the second floor is an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, which flows out to the back deck.This area has an in-built barbecue, sink and wine fridge, and is Mr Higgins’ favourite space at the property. At the rear of the home is a plunge pool.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The residence includes a small part of the original cottage at the front of the property, before opening up to a large extension, both upstairs and down.There are two bedrooms on each floor, with a garage, bathroom, laundry and family room also downstairs.Upstairs is the main bedroom, and its ensuite which has a double vanity. The house at 33 Lever St, Albion, is for sale.THE ever evolving Albion has been the ideal place for Hunter and Sally Higgins to build their perfect family home.Mr Higgins said the recent boom in the suburb’s cafe culture and the upcoming train station upgrade made it an up and coming suburb.center_img The front of the house has the original cottage from the block.“Albion, I believe, is the next big growth precinct,” Mr Higgins said.“It has evolved with all the restaurants, coffee shops and microbreweries, and it’s only 4km from the city.“There’s a lot to happen in Albion in the near future.”With the added advantage of being in the prestigious Ascot State School catchment, it would be hard to beat the location of the house in the quiet Lever St. An indoor-outdoor flow was an important part of the home’s design.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

Live above a real recording studio

first_imgA room in Bedlam records in Indooroopilly hit the rental market at $160 a week plus bills in early January. Picture: Supplied/Facebook“This house has a recording studio underneath it and is operating as a business so there’s more foot traffic than your usual house, but it is a very welcoming environment. Free rein on the studio should be a bonus for some, but we welcome anyone to apply,” was how it was listed.“The studio was originally built something like five years ago by the owner of the house. It used to be the base of operations for ‘Bedlam Records’ a record label. The studio was mainly for signed bands to utilise and make their music. Since the label has stopped operating in that capacity I was asked to help bring the studio into its own, so now Bedlam Records operates solely as a recording studio.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Bedlam records takes up the downstairs space in a classic Queenslander in Brisbane’s Indooroopilly. Picture: Supplied/FacebookThat makes upstairs the ultimate home for those who live and breathe music – a “huge house with multiple living areas and outdoor areas” where one of the flatmate perks was “free rein on the studio”.Bedlam engineer Brock Weston who led the search for a new housemate told The Courier-Mail that it was more about finding someone who could fit the lifestyle.“The offer is more to try find someone that can keep up with the lifestyle,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“We found another producer that is now living here which has been great. There’s also a musician living here who utilises the studio for their bands’ use.”A room in the Indooroopilly property hit the rental market at $160 a week plus bills in early January – “available ASAP”. Violent Soho closing the Brisbane Festival last year. Violent Soho were among bands that have jammed at Bedlam records.A recording studio, that’s cut tracks for the likes of Violent Soho, Dune Rats and others shortlisted in Triple J’s Hottest 100, is hunting for housemates.The Bedlam recording studio – which has worked with Dune Rats, Guttermouth, Violent Soho, Twin Haus, Boss Moxi, Young Lions, Drunk Mums, The Murlocs, Baskervillain, The Babe Rainbow, Pilots and Funkoars – threw open its doors in a search for a flatmate.Located in the purpose-built downstairs of a classic Queenslander in Brisbane’s inner west, it’s kitted out with mathematically precise acoustics, a large live space where bands can jam and smaller rooms. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to split your rental costs fairly00:39 Chatting with flatmates about life, the universe and everything. Picture: Supplied/FacebookBedlam had long been considered a hub for creatives and musicians.“Plenty of people seem to idealise the offer to live here,” Mr Weston said. “The reality is they’d have to bring their own work in and still make a name for themselves (if recording). But regardless of that, it’s an opportunity to learn a lot and offers facilities cheaper than anywhere else you would find them.”The flatmates were “not looking for a particular lease length at this stage”, willing to go with the flow. Upstairs has living quarters and bedrooms like any normal rental house. Picture: Supplied/Facebook A key part of the flatmate search was finding someone who fit the lifestyle. Picture: Supplied/Facebooklast_img read more

Luxurious coastal inspired dream

first_imgThe living room flows to a deck outdoors. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThere is a fireplace for the cooler months.“It has got a long list of inclusions which you would expect in a forever home,” Mrs Bott said.“It’s got a big shed, which was important to Clint, and a built-in outdoor kitchen and surround sound in the entertainment area.”The layout of the house was designed for family living, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a retreat upstairs. The kitchen and dining has plenty of cupboard space.“We wanted it to be a forever family home with a timeless design, but also built for outdoor entertaining to suit the Queensland lifestyle,” Mrs Bott said.From conception to handing over the keys, the build at 15 Elaroo St took about seven months, and the family have enjoyed living in the house ever since. The deck overlooks the pool.Downstairs are two more bedrooms, a third bathroom with a separate toilet, study, rumpus, laundry and open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.It’s this open-plan area that is one of Mrs Bott’s favourite spaces.“My favourite thing about the house is all the living areas are really well connected,” she said.“If you are in the kitchen, you can see out to the deck, over the pool and to the pool house, which is really important when you have a young family.” It is even big enough for a more casual area to kick back.The Botts have two children, Oliver, 5, and Charlie, 3, and Mrs Bott said the layout of the house had functioned as intended.“The open-plan feel definitely provides excellent communication with the family and we can be in different spaces but still communicate.” The facade is dreamy.Inspired by the coastal homes of the east coast of America, this Morningside beauty is a dream home.Clare and Clinton Bott designed their forever home, with help from a draftsman, about three years ago. The pool house.Mrs Bott loved entertaining at the house, and enjoyed its proximity to Oxford St and schools.The house is being marketed by Tony O’Doherty of Belle Property Bulimba.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

MeyGen reports on lessons learned during initial phase

first_imgThe developers of the MeyGen tidal array project have summarized the lessons learned during the project’s Phase 1A in a report for the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).The report provides some generic conclusions and a number of detailed experiences amassed in the Phase 1A of the MeyGen project.The aim is to allow the wider industry to draw their own parallels between the experiences of MeyGen Phase 1A and their own ventures, even if they do not face the exact same circumstances, it is stated in the report.MeyGen found found that smaller, local subcontractors were generally more willing to complete work on time and take ownership, and will consider using a higher proportion of small, local contractors in future phases of the project.The report also states that in comparison to using only a single turbine type, having two turbine types resulted in the Phase 1A project bearing additional costs. However, MeyGen anticipates that the experience gained by all parties will justify this cost in the later phases of the project.MeyGen has generally found that remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are not suited to the conditions, and also, that using a different cable monitoring system, such as CableFish, to guide the cable lay process would have been beneficial.MeyGen found that an earlier, more detailed, study of the seabed conditions, including bathymetric and visual inspection, would have been valuable, as the MeyGen Phase 1A used gravity foundations which have three feet, each of which requires a suitably level seabed.This was later determined to be ‘extremely difficult’ to find, and MeyGen should have given a higher weighting to this issue when deciding between the use of gravity base or monopile foundations in the early engineering stage, the report said.MeyGen also said it prioritized the standardization of the foundation design over flexibility to suit the different seabed conditions, and would have benefitted from a more flexible foundation design.The monopile foundations will be used for the MeyGen Phase 1B, also known as the Project Stroma, it was revealed earlier.The Phase 1A of the MeyGen project has been completed, and included the installation and operation of four tidal turbines with the total installed capacity of 6MW.Once fully built, the 400MW MeyGen project is expected to generate enough predictable and emissions free electricity to power 175,000 Scottish homes.last_img read more

Tidal feasibility study underway off Martha’s Vineyard

first_imgMarine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) has started the feasibility study into the development of tidal power in Muskeget Channel off Massachusetts.The study, being conducted with the town of Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard island, will seek to determine if an adequate tidal resource exists in the Muskeget Channel.If the survey confirms that there is an adequate resource in the channel, a model will be created to see what potential output there would be for up to 5 tidal turbines, MRECo informed.This model along with preliminary estimates of the costs of permitting and grid interconnection is expected to provide more precise power output estimates which will then be used to determine the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) for a project of that scope.MRECo is a nonprofit corporation that aims to foster the sustainable growth of marine renewable energy, including wave, tidal, and offshore wind sectors of New England.[mappress mapid=”42″]last_img read more

Black Elk fined over fatal Gulf of Mexico platform explosion

first_imgChain of events  Houston-based oil company Black Elk Energy (BEE) has been convicted of worker safety and clean water act violations in connection with a fatal offshore platform explosion in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and ordered to pay a $4.2 million fine. Black Elk was sentenced on Thursday on eight felony violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and one misdemeanor count of violating the Clean Water Act before the Honorable U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.The charges stemmed from events causing an explosion in November 2012 on an offshore oil production platform that resulted in the deaths of three workers and injuries to several others. This case is also related to the recent conviction of Wood Group PSN in the Western District of Louisiana for their role in operations on the platform.In accordance with a plea agreement, the court ordered BEE to pay a $4.2 million monetary penalty. However, due to BEE’s bankruptcy, the $4.2 million agreed monetary penalty will be a general unsecured claim against BEE’s bankruptcy estate entitled to a pro rata distribution from the trust with other allowed unsecured claims against BEE.On Aug. 11, 2015, four of BEE’s creditors filed an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy case against BEE in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The case converted to a voluntary chapter 11 case shortly thereafter. Under a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation confirmed on July 13, 2016, BEE’s assets were transferred into two trusts, and a trustee will administer distributions to creditors from funds in one of the trusts. According to the court documents, beginning on Nov. 3, 2012, after pipeline repairs, BEE undertook platform repairs to include replacing equipment and installing a divert valve on the platform’s Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) unit and tying it into the sump line piping. The LACT system was the last point in the production process prior to the oil leaving West Delta 32 and entering the sales transmission pipeline.Some of the construction projects on West Delta 32 required “hot work,” or welding, grinding, and/or any other activity that may produce a spark. Hot work on an oil production facility is a hazardous activity capable of causing injury or death. Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires that written permission, commonly referred to as a “hot work permit,” be issued by the welding supervisor or designated person in charge (PIC) before any hot work on a production platform begin. At a maximum, a hot work permit is valid for 12 hours. Once a hot work permit expires, all the precautionary steps should be complete before a new hot work permit is issued.Starting on or about Nov. 8, 2012, Christopher Srubar, a co-defendant and Wood Group PSN employee and West Delta 32 PIC, issued hot work permits for the construction work related to the West Delta 32 projects. However, Srubar stopped issuing hot work permits and conducting all-hands safety meetings and instead delegated the permitting to the Wood Group PSN “C” operator. Neither Srubar nor the “C” operator conducted a daily pre-work inspection with the construction crew, staffed by Grand Isle Shipyards (GIS), nor did they designate a fire watch for the hot work areas.On or about Nov. 15, 2012, hot work started on the LACT unit with the knowledge of co-defendants Don Moss and Curtis Dantin. Moss and Dantin did not ask Srubar if he completed a safety check of the area. In addition, they did not complete a pre-work inspection or issue a warning to the GIS crews to step welding on the sump line piping. Instead, Dantin instructed some of the crew to begin the welding of the sump line piping for the LACT unit upgrade. The single hot work permit the “C” operator issued for Nov. 16 did not state that the LACT unit or sump line piping as areas that were safe for hot work.Workers started to make cuts to the sump line piping leading to the Wet Oil Tank, causing liquid to spill from the piping. At approximately 9:00 a.m., hydrocarbon vapors that escaped from the Wet Oil Tank ignited, causing a series of explosions in the three oil tanks on the platform. The fire and explosions resulted in the deaths of GIS employees Avelino Tajonera, Elroy Corporal, and Jerome Malagapo. Other workers were seriously burned and physically injured.BEE admitted that its employees and agents were negligent in the manner in which they planned and executed the hot work on West Delta 32 platform, and that the acts of their agents and employees violated regulations.Co-defendant GIS faces manslaughter charges, and Dantin, Srubar, and Moss face criminal violations of the Clean Water Act in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The OCSLA charges against GIS, Moss, Srubar, and Dantin, were dismissed by the district court and are pending an interlocutory appeal by the government to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, argued on May 1, 2017.last_img read more

Hess to spend two thirds of 2018 budget on Guyana and Bakken assets

first_imgU.S. oil company Hess Corporation will spend about two thirds of its 2018 budget on Guyana asset and Bakken shale play. Hess on Wednesday announced that its E&P capital and exploratory budget for 2018 will be $2.1 billion, the same as 2017.The 2018 budget allocates increased capital for continuing exploration and development activities offshore Guyana and for the Bakken, which includes growing the rig count from four rigs to six rigs. These increases are offset by lower capital allocated to the Gulf of Mexico and Malaysia compared to 2017, the company explained.Also in line with this plan, Hess in October 2017 sold its assets offshore Equatorial Guinea for a total consideration of $650 million to raise cash for its offshore development project in Guyana.Hess Corporation CEO, John Hess, said: “We are allocating approximately two thirds of our 2018 budget to our transformative investment opportunity in Guyana that continues to get bigger and better and to our low cost position in the core of the Bakken, which together are expected to drive industry leading returns for Hess shareholders for many years to come.Hess also added: “Our 2018 budget is consistent with our strategy to grow our resource base in a capital disciplined manner, move down the cost curve so we are resilient in a low oil price environment, and be cash generative at a $50 per barrel Brent oil price post 2020.”Out of its $2.1 billion budget, $1.17 billion or 56 percent will be used for production; $555 million or 26 percent will be used for offshore developments, and $375 million or 18 percent will be used for exploration and appraisal activities.ProductionAccording to Hess, $900 million will be used primarily to increase from four rigs to six rigs by the end of 2018 and to drill approximately 120 new wells and to bring online approximately 95 new wells in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. Funds are also included for non-operated wells and pad construction in preparation for 2018-2019 drilling.Furthermore, Hess allocated $175 million for production activities at North Malay Basin (Hess 50 percent and operator) and the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area (Hess 50 percent) in the Gulf of Thailand.Finally, Hess allocated $95 million for production operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, completion of five previously drilled wells in the Utica Shale in Ohio (Hess 50 percent and operator), production operations in Libya (Hess 8.16 percent), and production operations at the South Arne Field (Hess 61.5 percent and operator) in Denmark, where a sales process is underway that is expected to be completed in 2018.DevelopmentsWhen it comes to the developments part of business, Hess devoted $250 million for the Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana (Hess 30 percent), where development drilling is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018 with first production expected by 2020. The Liza development is operated by ExxonMobil. The final investment decision for the project was taken by both partners back in June 2017.Further in this section, Hess allocated $65 million for front end engineering and design work for future development phases and capitalized interest in Guyana.Also, $240 million for continued development of the Stampede Field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (Hess 25 percent and operator), which is on track to start up in the first quarter of 2018.Exploration & appraisalFor E&P part of business, Hess is putting aside $375 million to drill exploration and appraisal wells on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana (Hess 30 percent), one exploration well on Block 42 in Suriname (Hess 33 percent) and one exploration well offshore Nova Scotia, Canada (Hess 50 percent).Funds are also included for seismic acquisition and processing and for license acquisitions.last_img read more

Saipem Posts Wider 1H Loss, Maintains 2018 Guidance

first_imgItalian oilfield services player Saipem has reported loss in the first half of 2018 of €323 million ($377.5 million), on revenues of €3.8 billion ($4.4 billion).This result compares to net loss of €110 million ($128.6 million) on revenues of €4.6 billion ($5.4 billion) for the first six months of 2017.For the second quarter 2018, Saipem booked net loss of €321 million ($375 million) with net of write-downs and reorganization expenses of €316 million ($369 million).Adjusted result was net profit of €6 million, against €92 million in the first half of 2017, with loss of €5 million in the second quarter.Revenues in the Q2 2018 were close to €1.9 billion ($2.2 billion), while 1H 2018 revenues fell some 17 percent compared to last year result.In the first half 2018, Saipem secured new contracts worth close to €4 billion, versus €2 billion in 1H 2017, and reported backlog of €12.6 billion (€12.4 billion in 1H 2017).The company’s net debt increased since December 31, 2017 from €1.29 billion at €1.32 billion.For 2018, Saipem confirmed its previous guidance with revenues of approximately €8 billion, capex at some €500 million and net debt at €1.3 billion.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

PRCI Forms New Subsea Technical Committee

first_imgPipeline Research Council International’s (PRCI) executive assembly has approved a motion to form a subsea technical committee. The newly created technical committee (TC) will be dedicated to solving the challenges faced by subsea pipeline operators related to the design, construction, and integrity management of risers, flowlines and umbilicals.PRCI president Cliff Johnson said that, “the addition of the Subsea TC will enable PRCI to more fully support our members as the industry sees a continued growth in offshore oil and gas. We are excited by the leadership of ExxonMobil, Total, and Chevron in bringing this important area into PRCI.”The Subsea TC recently held their first meeting and confirmed their leadership team, which will be chaired by Jamey Fenske of ExxonMobil, with vice-chair support from Ludovic Assier of Total and Farzan Parsinejad of Chevron.With the creation of the Subsea TC, PRCI now has eight specific areas of research that include: compressor and pump station; corrosion; design, materials and construction; integrity and inspection; measurement; surveillance, operations and monitoring; and underground storage.last_img read more