Ofserv Nigeria Limited successfully carried out a project for SNEPCo to supply a Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) to serve as backup of their ongoing completion on Bonga North west. Its primary partner in the building and assembly of the unit was Protec Power based in Houston.

The HPU was designed and certified in accordance with DNV 2.7-1/2.7-3. All metallic materials in contact with the hydraulic fluid is 316, 316L stainless steel.

Upon assembly and appropriate FAT at the yard in Houston, the equipment was shipped down to Nigeria to the Shell yard at Onne, Rivers State. Series of approvals and SRI’s were done to ensure that no damage was done during transit and after all had been ratified, the HPU was installed. The project commenced on the 14th of March, 2014 and lasted for close to 6 months.

This project has proven Ofserv’s capability in subsea Oil and Gas instrumentation.

Below are some of the pictures taken at the site during the execution of the projects.

 

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The year 2014 is already in its last chapter, and after a whole year of hard work and dedication, Ofserv Nigeria Ltd organized a befitting End-of-the-year activity and team bonding retreat for all staff members and I can tell you, it was a great experience.

It held on Saturday, the 13th of December, 2014 at the prestigious La Campagne Tropicana beach resort, Ikegun. Just one hour from the bustling, chaotic urban sprawl of Lagos, La Campagne Tropicana is a land of palm-fringed, white sand beaches where times slows down in sync with the rhythm of the waves that gently lap the shore.

The team bonding started at 12 noon, and we were welcomed at the entrance with Palm wine drink and “Akara” (Bean Cake)… and were led to the company’s tent just by the beach side.

Staff members were ushered to the buffet (variety of different local and international delicacies) and thereafter went for the boat cruise which a lot of us enjoyed. Some others went for horse riding, Kayaking and other fun activities.

Other companies like Chevron, FMC and Standard Chartered also had their tents and we all had fun together with their crew. It was a memorable day and a lot of the pictures were taken.

Below are some of the awesome pictures taken that day.

Healthy Lifestyles

 

  • Copy your kitty:Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion, and eases back pain.
  • Brush up on hygiene.Many people don’t know how to brush their teeth  Improper brushing can cause as much damage to the teeth and gums as not brushing at all. Lots of people don’t brush for long enough, don’t floss and don’t see a dentist regularly. Hold your toothbrush in the same way that would hold a pencil, and brush for at least two minutes.Get spiritual. A study conducted by the formidably sober and scientific Harvard University found that patients who were prayed for recovered quicker than those who weren’t, even if they weren’t aware of the prayer.
  • Get smelly.Garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks all contain stuff that’s good for you. A study at the Child’s Health Institute in Cape Town found that eating raw garlic helped fight serious childhood infections. Heat destroys these properties, so eat yours raw, wash it down with fruit juice or, if you’re a sissy, have it in tablet form.
  • Knock one back.A glass of red wine a day is good for you. A number of studies have found this, but a recent one found that the polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) in green tea, red wine and olives may also help protect you against breast cancer. It’s thought that the antioxidants help protect you from environmental carcinogens such as passive tobacco smoke.
  • Berries for your belly.Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain plant nutrients known as anthocyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Blueberries rival grapes in concentrations of resveratrol – the antioxidant compound found in red wine that has assumed near mythological proportions. Resveratrol is believed to help protect against heart disease and cancer.
  • Mindful living.You’ve probably heard the old adage that life’s too short to stuff a mushroom. But perhaps you should consider the opposite: that life’s simply too short NOT to focus on the simple tasks. By slowing down and concentrating on basic things, you’ll clear your mind of everything that worries you.
  • The secret of stretching.When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold it for about 25 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those sore muscles. Don’t bounce or force yourself into an uncomfortable position.
  • Do your weights workout first.Experts say weight training should be done first, because it’s a higher intensity exercise compared to cardio. Your body is better able to handle weight training early in the workout because you’re fresh and you have the energy you need to work it.
  • Sugar-coated.More than three million South Africans suffer from type 2 diabetes, and the incidence is increasing – with new patients getting younger. New studies show this type of diabetes is often part of a metabolic syndrome (X Syndrome), which includes high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease.Good night, sweetheart. Rest heals the body and has been shown to lessen the risk of heart trouble and psychological problems.