gorgon gorgon  /ˈɡɔr ɡən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone

Usage(s):

  1. In the classic tradition, gorgon and wise man vie for the magician's soul and the privilege of influencing the unseen Arthur, the once and future king.
  2. A gorgon has the teeth of a swine, the scales of a dragon, wings and human hands.
  3. Pam, too, is alone and afraid, caroming between stuffy upper-East-Side guardians, a gorgon of an absentee mother and private nightmares of despair.

News

  1. Caley Ocean Systems Wins Contract for Gorgon Project

    Handling systems specialist, Caley Ocean Systems has been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 to design, manufacture and supply a deepwater lowering system (DLS). The DLS will initially be deployed by Subsea 7 on the Chevron-operated Gorgon project , located off the northwest coast of Western Australia, to lower subsea structures weighing up to 950 tonne in water depths in excess of 4,265 feet (1,300 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  2. Emerson Awarded $67 M In Valve Technologies Contracts

    Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, has been awarded contracts by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. that are valued at US$67 million to provide control valves and valve actuators to help ensure the efficient and safe flow of natural gas at the Gorgon Project, one of the world’s largest natural gas projects
    on June 19, 2013     Source: HydrocarbonOnline

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Quotes

  1. "We are well-positioned for continued production growth with projects such as QatarGas, RasGas and Gorgon LNG which will contribute additional long-plateau production for decades and provide Exxon Mobil with a strong foundation," Rex Tillerson,...
    on Oct 29, 2009 By: Rex Tillerson Source: ABC News

  2. "Joint marketing is likely to mean Gorgon gas is supplied to Western Australia sooner than it otherwise would be," Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Graeme Samuel said in a statement. "This will provide a much needed...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Graeme Samuel Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "We are focusing a lot now at the moment on Prelude, which is the first floating LNG project which we have. But we are also looking with our partners at other projects like Sunrise, Browse and potentially may look for Gorgon expansions," Mr...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Peter Voser Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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