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    Giant waves pound North Sea platform

    EVER thought about a career working on an oil rig? This stomach churning video filmed during a storm may change your mind.
    The dramatic footage shows waves throwing an oil rig off balance during the huge storms that swept over the North Sea off the coast of Scotland.

    The incredible video was shot off the Borgholm Dolphin installation and was captured by James Eaton, a worker on the nearby Lomond Platform.
    The choppy waters can be seen rising almost to the full height of the structure as the rig sways ominously.
    Since being posted the clip has been viewed close to 200,000 times.







    Giant waves crash into a swaying oil rig during storm

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    i thought those things were anchored to the sea bed.

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    Thought this was better (linked from that video you posted)


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    Those guys deserve the big dollars doing that work.

    Just doing the fly in fly out every rotation would send me mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i thought those things were anchored to the sea bed.
    Do you see it floating away?

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    Heh...worked a drillship in the North Sea one so-called 'summer'.

    Right. We left our stack on the bottom. Could not get latched back up even with 7, count 'em, 7 - 20 cylinder EMD's red lined with both screws turning max rpms.

    There were some sea sick folks aboard that 534 ft. long drill ship. Last time they tried that trick in the North Sea.
    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post

    Afternoon nooners

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i thought those things were anchored to the sea bed.
    Do you see it floating away?
    wonderful.

    no need for a smart arse answer to a genuine question.


    how come its rising and falling and tilting with the waves.

    i'm just curious as to how those things are tethered.

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    Different kinds of rigs I think.

    Semi-submersibles are like boats or big rafts that can be lowered onto the seabed I think. Maybe that is an un-anchored semi.

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    Maybe that is an un-anchored semi.
    i thought that was a developing erection on a man not wearing underpants.

    maybe harry cuttlefish knows.

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    And we still think we have Mother Nature harnessed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    And we still think we have Mother Nature harnessed....
    Who is this "we"?

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    Sure, it looked a bit choppy but those waves weren't particularly intimidating. Saw much more exciting stuff carving our way through the Roaring Forties en route to Durban.

    Mind you, I never knew Boon Mee was so butch. All that hard helmet talk was quite stimulating. Har, har.

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    ^Quite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Sure, it looked a bit choppy but those waves weren't particularly intimidating. Saw much more exciting stuff carving our way through the Roaring Forties en route to Durban.

    Mind you, I never knew Boon Mee was so butch. All that hard helmet talk was quite stimulating. Har, har.
    Heh...don't want to hear about drilling off the Malvinas (sorry, Falklands) then?

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