Total E&P UK head to retire after 38 years of service

first_imgManaging director of Total E&P UK will be retiring shortly after nearly forty years of working for Total.Total said on Wednesday that Elisabeth Proust, the managing director of Total E&P UK, would retire following 38 years of service.Proust began her career as a junior drilling supervisor with Elf Aquitaine, now Total, in 1980. An engineer by profession, she worked as one of the company’s development engineering and project management specialists, which led to her appointment as the first female vice president for development engineering for Total worldwide.Later in her career, she held several senior leadership roles as a managing director of Total’s affiliates in Indonesia, Nigeria and finally, the UK.During her three years in Aberdeen, Proust led the completion of the West of Shetland Laggan Tormore project in February 2016 followed with the completion of the Edradour Glenlivet fields in August 2017.In Aberdeen, Proust oversaw the drilling on Total’s Elgin Franklin asset, which contributed to Total E&P UK’s operated production exceeding 250,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2017.Most recently, she oversaw the relocation of Total’s Aberdeen office to a more modern facility that was opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in December 2017.Proust also served on the boards of Oil and Gas UK, the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, and the Oil and Gas Authorities’ Technology Leadership Board.Michael Borrell, Total’s senior vice president for the North Sea and Russia, said: “I’d like to thank Elisabeth for her contribution to Total throughout her career and especially the tireless work over the last three years in the UK. Under her leadership Total E&P UK reduced its operating costs by 30%, completed major investment projects west of Shetland and restructured its business to improve focus on asset safety and production.”Also, following Total’s recent acquisition of Maersk Oil, managing director of Maersk Oil UK Morten Kelstrup decided to move on and take the position of chief commercial and innovation officer at Maersk Drilling.Total added that the new managing director for the combined entities of Total E&P UK and Maersk Oil UK would be announced shortly.last_img read more

Good scores for Decatur County Memorial Hospital :Survey

first_imgA patient survey revealed high scores for DCMH in OB and delivery.GREENSBURG, Ind. – Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) is receiving high scores from a patient survey.Data collected from medicare.gov shows the hospital was compared against area hospitals and the national average.Patients were asked questions such as, “what to do during their recovery at home, whether or not they always received help as soon as they wanted and whether or not staff always explained about medications before giving it to them.”The hospital received high marks in topics such as heart failure patients who were given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic function. This evaluation assists in the early diagnosis and then treatment of heart failure and can help patients live longer, healthier lives.According to Press Ganey surveys conducted in the third quarter of 2014 for the hospital, the Women’s Center (OB and delivery) scored 100 percent in the categories of communication with nursing staff.As open enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace is underway, DCMH staff recommends patients stay informed and do research.“Keep in mind things such as; proximity to your home, knowing who will care for you and data on reputable web sites and surveys. Individuals have a choice. Choose wisely,” said Lynzee McDowell, marketing and communications manager at DCMH.last_img read more

Clippers rally but fade down the stretch against Timberwolves

first_imgThe Clippers lost their fourth in a row without Blake Griffin and second in four nights against the Timberwolves. Minnesota pulled away late for a 112-106 victory Sunday in Minneapolis, but this time it seemed like matters were settled by halftime, when the Timberwolves led 62-49.Minnesota faced only token defensive pressure from the Clippers and made 28 of 42 shots (66.7 percent) in the first half. The Timberwolves led by as many as 15 points without appearing to exert themselves, taking the game to the Clippers from near and far.The Clippers surged in the fourth quarter, drawing within 103-100, but faded down the stretch.“I liked our second-half effort,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, referring to their increased effort and efficiency in rallying from a 19-point third-quarter deficit. “I didn’t think we came out with a lot of defensive energy, but I thought in the second half we were better.”All five Timberwolves starters scored in double figures, led by Karl-Anthony Towns, who had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Jamal Crawford scored 11 points in his Staples Center return, after the Clippers traded him last summer to the Atlanta Hawks, who bought out his contract. Crawford then signed with Minnesota. Lou Williams and Austin Rivers each scored 23 points and DeAndre Jordan added 18 points and 21 rebounds. Gallinari scored seven points on 2-for-13 shooting in 26 minutes. Gallinari shifted from small forward to power forward, replacing Griffin.Well, “replacing” might be a stretch. Griffin averaged a team-best 23.6 points and added 7.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists before he sprained his left knee during a collision with teammate Austin Rivers in the closing minutes of the Clippers’ victory over the Lakers on Nov. 27.Griffin is expected to be sidelined for up two months.“I wanted to be better,” Gallinari said. “I didn’t expect to shoot the ball that bad. So, I was expecting from myself to be better. But I wasn’t, so I’ll be better next game. I was trying to be aggressive and find a way to get the ball in the basket, but it wasn’t working, and it has to work.”Gallinari averaged 12.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists before he strained his left glute in the Clippers’ Nov. 5 loss to the Miami Heat. He shot a disappointing 35.5 percent, including 26 percent from 3-point range, in nine games before he was sidelined.His return to the starting lineup was the first bit of good medical news in a while for the Clippers after injuries to Gallinari, Griffin, Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosic. Beverley underwent season-ending right knee surgery. Teodosic is poised to return to the lineup from a plantar fascia injury.Doc Rivers inserted Gallinari into the starting lineup, shifting Jamil Wilson to a reserve role after one start. Gallinari played with a restriction on his minutes after his 13-game layoff. Instead of missing four of five of their opening-night starters, the Clippers were without three of five.It was a step in the right direction.“He’s a pretty good player, so that clearly helps us,” Doc Rivers said of Gallinari. “It also pushes one guy back to the second unit, so that helps us, too. I’m not expecting the world from him. He hasn’t played in a while, but just having him on the floor means he’s another guy who can make a shot.” PreviousMinnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, goes up to the basket under pressure Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson, left, and forward Wesley Johnson defend him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, makes a pass under pressure as Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, and guard Lou Williams defend him during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, goes up for a basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, shoots under pressure as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, right, shoots under pressure as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan slams a dunk over Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to drive past Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell during the first half of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, dunks as Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns reach for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, blocks a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler dunks during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Jawun Evans defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, left, and Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers race for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson, center, tries to intercept a pass intended for Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, top, goes up for a dunk over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, goes up to the basket under pressure Los Angeles Clippers forward Jamil Wilson, left, and forward Wesley Johnson defend him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 113-107. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, tries to steal the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Well, Danilo Gallinari wasn’t the answer Wednesday. The Clippers welcomed him back to the court with open arms, but he couldn’t prevent them from dropping a 113-107 decision to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, their 15th loss in 19 games.One player couldn’t rescue the short-handed Clippers.That would be asking too much at this point.It’s going to be like this for a while, even as injured players follow Gallinari back to the lineup.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more