Polyacrylamide-based Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery

In an increasingly energy-hungry world, the demand for oil continues to rise yet the supply is not limitless. It is becoming more and more challenging to find new oilfields from which oil can be extracted in adequate quantities. Currently identified supplies of crude oil are anticipated to be sufficient to meet energy needs for around 50 years. Techniques for increasing the amount of oil recovered are thus being adopted to extend the capacity of oil reserves, whereby delaying the need to identify new giant fields. The global average for oil recovery from existing oilfields is only between 20% and 40%, less than half the recovery rates typically achieved in gas fields. It has been estimated that improving oil recovery to match that of gas could more than double the time for which oil will be available. This would mitigate the issue of meeting energy demands by providing more time to develop alternative energy sources and technologies. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques are thus of increasing importance and being deployed extensively across oilfields worldwide1. Oil is extracted by pressure gradients within the reservoir forcing the oil to flow into the production well. As the...

The New Target That Enables Ransomware Hackers to Paralyze Dozens of Towns and Businesses at Once — ProPublica Close Close Comment Creative Commons Donate Email Add Email Facebook Instagram Facebook Messenger Mobile Nav Menu Podcast Print ProPublica logo RSS Search Secure Twitter WhatsApp YouTube Pr

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn’t view X-rays. Arbor was one of dozens of dental clinics in Oregon and Washington stymied by a ransomware attack that disrupted their business and blocked access to patients’ records. But the hackers didn’t target the clinics directly. Instead, they infiltrated them by exploiting vulnerable cybersecurity at Portland-based PM Consultants Inc., which handled the dentists’ software updates, firewalls and data backups. Arbor’s frantic calls to PM went to voicemail, said Whitney Joy, the clinic’s office coordinator. “The second it happened, they ghosted everybody,” she said. “They didn’t give us a heads up.” A week later, PM sent an email to clients. “Due to the size and scale of the attack, we are not optimistic about the chances for a full or timely recovery,” it wrote. “At this time we must recommend you seek outside technical assistance with the recovery of your data.” On July 22, P...

Vanquish means “to defeat thoroughly”, but it’s not only the meaning that defines the beauty of

Vanquish means “to defeat thoroughly”, but it’s not only the meaning that defines the beauty of this Middle English word – it is also its aristocratic sound. We don’t usually start our design reviews with quotes from dictionaries, but in this case we need some cultural background knowledge in order to deal with this Aston Martin. And we are not talking about a random model but the one that set the foundations for the brand’s modern design language. Before we move on with the actual production car, let’s go back to where it all started. At the 1998 North American International Auto Show, Aston Martin presented the Project Vantage, a concept of a grand tourer with supercar levels of performance and F1 inspired technology that showcased the way of the future for the British automaker. The body and chassis of Project Vantage was entirely made of aluminium and carbon-fibre, allowing significantly higher structural rigidity and reduced weight. This architecture actually set the foundations of Aston Martin’s vertical/horizontal platform, which (in different versions) underpinned all of its core-models up to 2016. Under the bonnet was a 6.0-litre V12 engine sourced fro...

Chrissy Teigen’s 6th Wedding Anniversary Outfit: Thigh-High Boots

Chrissy Teigen commemorated her and John Legend’s sixth wedding anniversary with a series of social media snaps — and showed off a pair of statement boots. The cookbook author and television host, 33, sported a white blazer dress and over-the-knee boots in images posted to her Instagram page Saturday. The photos appeared to have been taken in a hotel room in Paris, where the couple is vacationing. Meanwhile, Legend wore a black long-sleeved top, gray pants and shiny black shoes. The image — captioned with a tongue-in-cheek “happy anniversary, baby!!!” — got over 1.6 million likes on the photo-sharing platform. When it comes to her personal shoe style, Teigen is a big fan of thigh-high silhouettes. The Sports Illustrated model has worn over-the-knee boots from brands including Saint Laurent, Gianvito Rossi and Monika Chiang. While Teigen took a humorous outlook with the photos — slouching in a chair in one photo and mimicking an Instagram influencer in another — she also shared a picture of the couple glammed up for date night. For her more dressed-up look, she vamped in a Patty Ang coat with feather trim and white ankle-strap sandals set on a stiletto heel. Legend wore a black ...

CORROSION PROMPTS REPLACEMENT OF ABU DHABI GAS-GATHERING SYSTEM

Kamal M. Morsi Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. Adel Al Key Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Oil Operations Persistent corrosion problems in a newly in stalled gas-gathering system in Abu Dhabi’s Bab field have led Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) to replace the system. The project called for a different corrosion coating, line-pipe material, and installation method. In 1982, Adnoc initiated a project for gathering and processing natural gas produced from the Thamama Zone C reservoir in the Bab field. Running casing to depth in long lateral sections is challenging, often costing operators a significant portion of pay zone at the toe of the well. This article highlights a technology that helped one operator add $120,000 to its incremental gas recovery. Equinor is progressing with oil spill recovery at the South Riding Point terminal in the Bahamas after the impact of Hurricane Dorian. An onshore team has started to recover oil and move it into tank storage. Western Gas Corp. reported that its Equus gas project offshore Western Australia is on track for coming on stream in 2024. The estimate follows completion of an “upstream-to-LNG development plan” and the commencement of project fin...

Free Outdoor Gym Opens On Downtown’s Northbank Riverwalk

If you haven’t walked the Northbank Riverwalk for a few months you’ll find something new under the pedestrian bridge by the railroad tracks under the Acosta Bridge. District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer told WJCT News the Parks and Recreation Department has been working on getting the project off the drawing board for several years. “I think it’s turned out very nice and seems to be very well received and heavily used,” Boyer said. The Corkscrew features workout equipment and amenities including free weights, yoga mats, jump ropes and medicine balls. A sculpture combines art and exercise by including pull-up bars and exercise rings.  Artist Vito DeBari did a similar outdoor gym project in Miami called MyEquilibria – the Wellness Park. And this isn’t a “set it and forget it” project. Downtown Vision is keeping a close eye on things thanks to its Downtown Ambassadors program. An ambassador is assigned to Corkscrew to make sure the equipment is well taken care of and locked away when the gym is closed.  “Year over year our ambassador program has gone up from 12 to 18 employees,” most of them full time, said Downtown Vision’s Katherine Hardwick.  Hardwick also credits the a...

Compostable packaging suffering from a lack of recycling infrastructure

One of New Zealand’s largest coffee companies has embraced compostable packaging but options to dump the waste continue to be limited. Mojo general manager, Katy Ellis, said the company was working to move all its packaging to materials that could easily be broken down to compost. However there were not enough commercial composters able to process compostable packaging, Ellis said. “We all know its something we need to be considering very carefully. We only have one planet,” Ellis said.  READ MORE: * Forget chucking or recycling; this plant-based packaging breaks down * Auckland cafes sign up to promote composting coffee cups * Compostable waste no different from plastic if it ends up in landfill * Confusion sends millions of compostable coffee cups to landfill “But one of the big problems [with using compostable materials] is the actual availability of a commercial composting facility because they are not consistent around the country in terms of what they can take and how they can take it in.” Ellis said the company had faced difficulty in sourcing compostable packaging across its entire operations. All Mojo’s takeaway packaging was compost...

PVC Foam Board Market Strategy Assessment, Development & Futuristic Trends

A new analytical research report on global PVC Foam Board market, titled as PVC Foam Board has been newly published by 99Marketresearch.com  to its widespread database. It gives a detailed elaboration on global PVC Foam Board market including different segments and sub-segments such as type, size, applications, end-users, key players and major key geographies. Nowadays, market research is the primary requirement for every business sector, because it helps to make well-informed decisions in the businesses. The analytical data of global PVC Foam Board market has been compiled through standard industry research methodologies and presented by using effective infographics. Furthermore, it makes use of SWOT and Porter’s five techniques for getting data of different attributes such as strength, weaknesses, threats and opportunities in front of the global market. Sample report can be viewed in a PDF form by visiting @ 99marketresearch.com/global-pvc-foam-board-market-research-report-2019-2025/164132/#Free-Sample-Report The global PVC Foam Board market has been segmented into different global regions such as North America, Latin America, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe on th...

Lume Cube just launched a $150 LED panel that looks suspiciously like these $70 LED panels

I’ve become a big fan of small LEDs over the last few years. I was originally quite skeptical of them and their power output, but after picking up a few from different brands like Litra, Moin and digitalfoto, they’ve really started to grow on me and turned out to be far more useful than I expected. One of the big names in small lights is Lume Cube, and they’ve just released a new Lume Cube Panel LED for $149.95 but it looks an awful lot like a bunch of other similar LED Panels found on eBay and Amazon for only around $70. So, let’s have a look at the walkthrough video Lume Cube posted to their YouTube channel today for their new Panel LED light. It’s Bi-color, going from 3200K to 5600K, offers a brightness range of 5-100% in 5% increments, 1600 Lux @ 0.5 metres, 90 minutes on 100% brightness, it has a built-in rechargeable battery and it can also act as a power bank for your phone. It looks pretty impressive, right? Especially if it holds up to the claimed 96+ CRI. And it comes with a few extra bits, too. But we’ve seen very similar lights before. Several times, in fact. I actually own a light that’s very much like this already, the digitalfoto YY120. This also offers bi-colour ...

China Corrugated metal panels for interior walls/Bulding material for roof, polyurethane sandwich panel on Global Sources

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. Path: All Categories >> Hardware >> Building Supplies >> Building Materials >> Sandwich panels – Update me on new products View latest products We’ve sent a confirmation e-mail to XXX@gmail.com. Click on the link in the e-mail to activate and start receiving free alerts when new products are posted! Sandwich Wall Panels is Using Color Steel or Galvanized Sheet as the upper and lower surface and EPS/Glass wool/Rock wool /PU as the core material, composited by special glue of building use. Application:1.At Construction Site: the sandwich panels are used to install into the prefab house as the Office, Dormitory,etc;2. Factory: the sandwich panel are used into build the plant to manufacture;3. Carport, transportation van board to keep temperature, etc  The composite panel made of polyurethane as the core material consists of upper and lower color steel plates and intermediate foamed polyurethane. By adopting the world’s advanced six-component on-line automatic operation mixing pourin...

Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Report By Industry Development, Trends, Investigation 2019 and Forecast To 2024

Automotive Oxygen Sensor market report provides investors, analysts, researchers, business executives and others with analyses and forecasts for the Automotive Oxygen Sensor market, including Automotive Oxygen Sensor production, revenues, competitor’s marketing strategy and global product selling prices up to 2022. The market size section gives the Automotive Oxygen Sensor market revenues, covering both the historic growth of the market and forecasting the future. Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Market report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global Automotive Oxygen Sensor sector. Automotive Oxygen Sensor Global Market 2019-2024 covers market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. Access Global Automotive Oxygen Sensor Market Research Report Details at: at https://www.pioneerreports.com/report/301436    At present in the foreign industrial developed countries, the automotive oxygen sensor industry is generally at a more advanced level, the world’s large enterprises are mainly concentrated in the Unit...

Global 304 Stainless Steel Market Insights 2019-2026: Top Manufacturer thyssenkrupp, Arcelor, POSCO, YUSCO, Acerinox, Nippon Steel Corp.

The global “304 Stainless Steel Market” report embraces penetrating information regarding the global 304 Stainless Steel market. This in-depth information helps the readers to explore the market growth trend in the future and accordingly make correct business-related decisions. The global 304 Stainless Steel market report includes a comprehensive study on the 304 Stainless Steel market, ranging from the establishment of the market to the intellectual analysis for the futuristic growth and the effective implementations to enhance the business. The global 304 Stainless Steel market delivers a spacious base for various 304 Stainless Steel market-associated industries, firms, and organizations to direct and expand their business. The key contenders in the market thyssenkrupp, Arcelor, POSCO, YUSCO, Acerinox, Nippon Steel Corp., Fortune Hold Group, AK Steel, E. Jordan Brookes Company, Knight Precision Wire, NKS, United Performance Metals (UPM) (ONeal), Sandmeyer Steel, Rolled Metal Products, ONeal Steel, Penn Stainless use several strategies and tactics to become the leading brands across the region and globe. The market players fiercely work on improving the manufacturing efficiency...

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