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Month: October 2020

Exxon discovers more oil offshore Guyana

first_img Double strike! Sep 17, 2019 Guyana’s Investment potential Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to sign Energy MOU You may be interested in… Another oil strike in Guyana center_img Aug 13, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 ExxonMobil on Monday announced its 10th discovery offshore Guyana and increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The oil company said that the Pluma-1 well encountered approximately 121 feet (37 meters) of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone reservoir. Pluma-1 reached a depth of 16,447 feet (5,013 meters) in 3,340 feet (1,018 meters) of water. The Noble Tom Madden drillship began drilling on Nov. 1. The well is located approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of the Turbot-1 well. The Noble Tom Madden will next drill the Tilapia-1 prospect located 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) west of the Longtail-1 well. Aug 23, 2019 New oil finds push Guyana above industry standards(Guyana Chronicle) US Oil giant, ExxonMobil on Wednesday confirmed the two additional discoveries offshore Guyana at Tilapia-1 and Haimara-1 wells, bringing the total number of discoveries in the Stabroek Block to 12. Guyana Chronicle on Wednesday broke the story on the discoveries hours before ExxonMobil and the Department of Energy…February 7, 2019In “Business”Eighth oil discovery in GuyanaIn what is becoming an extraordinary success rate ExxonMobil announced this morning it has struck oil again this time at the Longtail-1 exploration well. This discovery will along with the Turbot find raise reserves by over 500 million barrels and in a press release ExxonMobil said “creates the potential for…June 20, 2018In “Business”More oil found in Guyana!(Department of Public Information) ExxonMobil today said it has made another oil discovery- it’s 15th – offshore Guyana at the Mako-1 well southeast of the Liza field. According to Exxon, the discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek…December 23, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more


Fisher-Folk in Saint Lucia, Grenada To Benefit From Post Disaster Insurance

first_img Staunching the flow: St. Kitts and Nevis’ Fight to Keep its… Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… Aug 24, 2020 CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… Sep 2, 2020 CRFM, CDEMA sign agreement to enhance disaster management, resilience in fisheries(CRFM)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to enhance comprehensive disaster management and climate change resilience in the fisheries and aquaculture sector within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton, signed the MOU for CRFM…July 31, 2019In “Agriculture”Caribbean Countries to benefit from Partnership to Develop Climate resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture IndustriesThe Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and CCRIF SPC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop climate-resilient fisheries and aquaculture industries in the region. The purpose of the MOU is to formalise collaboration around the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility (COAST) initiative, which will help to reduce the…April 15, 2019In “Agriculture”Fisheries Ministers from CRFM Member States meet Friday in GuyanaBelize City (CRFM Press Release)—The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) will host the 11th Meeting of its Ministerial Council—the highest ranking decision-making body of the regional fisheries organization—starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana. Ministers who hold the portfolio for fisheries from…May 18, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp It explained that the Caribbean Oceans and Aquaculture Sustainability Facility acronym COAST, is an insurance product geared at safeguarding the livelihood of fisher-folk in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Read more at: Saint Lucia Times Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img (Saint Lucia Times) Fisher-Folk in Saint Lucia and Grenada are the first in the Caribbean to be covered under a unique insurance policy post the aftermath of a natural disaster. According to a release from the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC), with fisher-folk usually counting their losses post the hurricane season they sense relief is finally at hand. The release noted that a team from the World Bank alongside officials from the Caribbean Catastrophy Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC) were recently on island to launch the first of its kind insurance policy specific to the fisheries sector. Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches… You may be interested in… Sep 29, 2020 Sep 1, 2020last_img read more


The Boy Scouts of America Honor Keystone Automotive’s CEO

first_imgPOMONA, CA — Keystone Automotive Industries CEO Richard Keister accepted the 2006 Automotive Distinguished Good Scout Award from the San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America. A luncheon was held in honor of Keister Dec. 1 at the Sheraton Fairplex. The event raised funds to help reach youth in Pomona, CA. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I’m truly honored to be recognized by such an amazing organization,” said Keister. “The Boy Scouts of America do a stellar job at developing a foundation of core values for young people to emulate and build upon. Keystone is proud to support such a worthy organization.” The city of Pomona, headquarters for Keystone Automotive, has more than 50,000 boys between the ages of 6 and 16 who are eligible to take part in scouting; however, less than 1 percent are currently registered as Boy Scouts. Keister and other community leaders are working to increase participation in Pomona by emphasizing the numerous positive experiences and life lessons that the Boy Scouts of America offer, such as leadership training and value building. In addition to Keystone Automotive, a number of companies sponsored the event, including: Maxzone Auto Parts Corp., Michael Baybak and Company, Inc., Wells Fargo Bank, Principal Financial Group, Wilkin Guge Marketing, Automotive Body Repair News, Cumberland Products, Media by Design, Inc., Micro Rim, O’Neil Data Systems, Professional AutoNEWS and Irish Mike’s. For more information about Keystone, visit: http://www.keystone-auto.com.last_img read more


Post Your Company’s Job Openings on the AMN Careers Page

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Where is the best place to find qualified candidates for an open position at your aftermarket organization? The new AMN Careers page! AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement For more information on listing a job opening at your company, please contact Classified Sales Manager Karen Kaim via e-mail or by phone at 330-670-1234 x295. To see a complete list of current positions available, click here.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more


Sales Positions – Dorman Products

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  Due to our aftermarket growth, Dorman Products is expanding its sales team and has Product Sales, Area/Territory Management, National Account Management and Traditional Sales openings available for experienced sales individuals. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The open positions and locations are: • Area Sales Manager -Traditional Sales Positions Based in Southern California and New Hampshire • National Account Manager Position Based on the East Coast • National Product Sales Manager – Heavy Duty Based in Colmar, Pa. The preferred candidates will have 5-7 years of experience in the sales of Hard Parts to a major Automotive Retailer or Traditional Customer Base. Candidates must have proven customer management skills with an emphasis in placing new programs, data analysis, category management, “Fact Based” selling and NPD analysis. The ideal candidate will have responsibility for using data analysis to achieve revenue and margin targets. This position requires strong computer skills (MS Excel) and a willingness to travel as needed.  Candidates must be willing to relocate. Submit resumes and salary requirements to Dorman Products by via e-mail to [email protected],Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more


LANL: Numerical Model Pinpoints Source Of Pre-Cursor To Seismic Signals

first_imgThese before and after simulations show the collapse of a stress chain after a laboratory quake. Courtesy/LANLLANL News:Research could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakesNumerical simulations have pinpointed the source of acoustic signals emitted by stressed faults in laboratory earthquake machines. The work further unpacks the physics driving geologic faults, knowledge that could one day enable accurately predicting earthquakes.“Previous machine-learning studies found that the acoustic signals detected from an earthquake fault can be used to predict when the next earthquake will occur,” said Ke Gao, a computational geophysicist in the Geophysics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “This new modeling work shows us that the collapse of stress chains inside the earthquake gouge emits that signal in the lab, pointing to mechanisms that may also be important in Earth.” Gao is lead author of the paper, “From Stress Chains to Acoustic Emission,” published today in Physical Review Letters and selected as the “Editors’ Suggestion.”Stress chains are bridges composed of grains that transmit stresses from one side of a fault block to the other.Gao works on a Los Alamos team that has identified the predictive acoustic signal in data from both laboratory quakes and megathrust regions in North America, South America and New Zealand. The signal accurately indicates the state of stress in the fault, no matter when the signal is read.“Using the numerical model that we developed at Los Alamos, we examine and connect the dynamics in a granular system of fault gouge to signals detected on passive remote monitors,” Gao said. Fault gouge is the ground-up, gravelly rock material created by the stresses and movements of a fault.To investigate the cause of acoustic signals, the team conducted a series of numerical simulations on supercomputers using the Los Alamos-developed code HOSS (Hybrid Optimization Software Suite). This novel numerical tool is a hybrid methodology—the combined finite-discrete element method. It merges techniques developed under discrete element methods, to describe grain-to-grain interactions; and under finite element methods, to describe stresses as a function of deformation within the grains and wave propagation away from the granular system. The simulations accurately mimic the dynamics of earthquake fault evolution, such as how the materials inside the gouge grind and collide with each other, and how the stress chains form and evolve over time via interactions between adjacent gouge materials.Los Alamos has funded a multi-million-dollar, multi-year program consisting of experiments, numerical modeling, and machine-learning efforts to develop and test a highly novel approach to probe the earthquake cycle and, in particular, to detect and locate stressed faults that are approaching failure.This work was funded by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program.Paper: From Stress Chains to Acoustic Emission, Physical Review Letters, 26-July, 2019, Volume: 123, EID: 048003, DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.048003About Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.last_img read more


Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Conducts Analysis On Missing Man Aerials In Organ Mountains

first_imgDHSEM’s drones are still in production and were not in the weekend search. STATE News: Silent Falcon is a New-Mexico based company, which produces unmanned aerial systems or drones to facilitate a wide array of aerial uses across government and commercial platforms around the world. Silent Falcon mobilized its unmanned aerial response team Saturday morning on the west side of the Organ Mountains in the area of Baylor Canyon Trail and continued aerial observation until approximately 10 p.m. The sister of the missing man appealed to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham who offered coordination assistance through the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Silent Falcon UAS Technologies was established to bring state-of-the-art technologies to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Courtesy/ Silent Falcon UAS Technologiescenter_img The New-Mexican-based drone company will now comb through hours of images in search of any evidence or information which could be helpful in finding Carey who was last seen in the area in early July. Carey’s sister from Philadelphia, PA, came to Las Cruces to launch a grass-roots search Saturday and Sunday. ALBUQUERQUE ― The manufacturer of two New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) fixed-wing drones, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, will critically analyze aerial video and electro-optical images for any trace of Steven Carey, the California man missing in the Organ Mountains, east of Las Cruces. Any data that could be useful in shedding more light on Carey’s disappearance will be shared with the appropriate law enforcement agencies.last_img read more


Rutherford Addresses Cyber Security At Chamber Talk

first_imgBecky Rutherford with Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Security was the featured speaker at the Oct. 10  Chamber Business Breakfast where she discussed Cyber Security for Small Businesses. Courtesy photolast_img


Chamber Director Works Herself To The Bone

first_imgLos Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann has apparently worked herself to the bone … she appears to be sitting alone today in the Chamber office staring into space while holding a small pumpkin. Courtesy photolast_img


View Mercury Transit From Overlook Park Monday

first_imgBy JOYCE A. GUZIKFor the Pajarito AstronomersThe Pajarito Astronomers is offering the community an opportunity to view the Transit of Mercury Monday morning, Nov 11, at Overlook Park in White Rock.Mercury transits are rare events in which the planet Mercury passes directly in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The planet appears as a tiny black dot, only 13 arc seconds in size, against the face of the Sun.  The human eye cannot resolve objects smaller than 50 arc seconds across – smaller than about 1/40th the diameter of the Sun or Moon.The transit will be in progress when a telescope will be set up for viewing the Sun and Mercury through a solar filter at 8:30 a.m. in the parking area near Overlook Park’s Paul Spirio soccer field. The transit ends at 11:04 a.m.NOTE: Viewers are cautioned to never look at the Sun directly as doing so will result in vision damage!  Viewing a Mercury transit is not the same experience as viewing a solar eclipse like the one that occurred in the US in August 2017. Mercury is too small to be seen through solar eclipse glasses or hand-held solar filters, and is also too small to be seen via the pinhole projection method that is often used to view solar eclipses.The transit can be viewed safely through a telescope with magnification using the proper solar filter as will be set up at Overlook Park. This transit will be the last one visible from New Mexico until the year 2049.Contact Joyce Guzik ([email protected]) with questions or for more information.Note: The Los Alamos High School Astronomy Club (contact Debbie Grothaus, [email protected]) also invites the public to join them to watch the transit through telescopes with solar filters from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the LAHS courtyard between the main building and E-wing. The Astronomy Club will be coordinating with other groups from around the country in order to share information and measure the size of the astronomical unit, the average distance from the Earth to the Sun, using triangulation and trigonometry. LAHS science teachers will be offering extra credit for students who attend. Composite time-series image of a past Mercury Transit. Courtesy/NASA.last_img read more