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    A few pics from this job: First task was to...

    A few pics from this job:

    First task was to build and then erect out flare stack. This beauty stands 140ft tall, 20ft more than standard, which was demanded by the local villagers and agreed by...
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    Cheers mate. It's wet now. Very wet!

    Cheers mate. It's wet now. Very wet!
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    Dirk Live from Mission Control Udon Thani. ...

    Dirk Live from Mission Control Udon Thani.

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    Crack fries: Beer Battered French Fries aka...

    Crack fries:

    Beer Battered French Fries aka Crack Fries | Sarcastic Cooking

    You're welcome.
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    50650 Elite Drilling E-08 Rig Here’s a pic...

    50650
    Elite Drilling E-08 Rig

    Here’s a pic from work tonight. I survived 2 weeks quarantine in remote rubber farm resort just South of Udon and now sitting here on top of a nearby...
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    Mine is just clamped tot he corner of my bench...

    Mine is just clamped tot he corner of my bench using G-clamps. That way I can easily move it any time and I always know where to find my G-clamps!
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    Exactly! Why can't they make these things 4-way...

    Exactly! Why can't they make these things 4-way so we can have a rough wheel, fine wheel, wire brush and maybe a emery/linisher station. With a revolving mechanism to bring the required station to...
  8. After a lot of back and forth nonsense and emails...

    After a lot of back and forth nonsense and emails and calls and research it was actually pretty straight forward. I went to Hat Yai Immigration on Tuesday for info, returned on Wednesday but they...
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    Got a link mate? All I'm getting is Rogue One,...

    Got a link mate? All I'm getting is Rogue One, which I think is Starwars.
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    Yeah it kicks in tonight at midnight. We already...

    Yeah it kicks in tonight at midnight. We already have a 2200-0400 curfew. 37 cases is not really that much for the whole province, which is 11th in Thailand for population size and also includes Hat...
  11. If I can get the NON-B from Hat Yai Immigration,...

    If I can get the NON-B from Hat Yai Immigration, what supporting documents would I need?
  12. I would get 30 days if I did a Sadao Border run,...

    I would get 30 days if I did a Sadao Border run, which is only an hour from Songkhla, but no foreigners are allowed to enter Thailand at the moment.

    I'm stamped until end of may but as I said 'my...
  13. Cheers Nev, hopefully the current situation will...

    Cheers Nev, hopefully the current situation will go in my favour.

    Cheers Chico, I've requested to join.

    Not sure what my chances are though as my NON-O has just expired, although I'm still...
  14. Can I get a NON-B Visa without leaving Thailand?

    As the title suggests, can I obtain a NON-B Visa in Thailand without leaving the country?

    I've never needed one before and can't seem to find any clarification online.

    Cheers.
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    I also worked on CLOV for 13 weeks at the DSME...

    I also worked on CLOV for 13 weeks at the DSME Shipyard in Geoje Island, South Korea. We were doing the Pre-Commissioning Nitrogen/Helium Leak Testing. I remember it took like 3 days to pump the HP...
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    Mendip, I would say that the reason for flaring...

    Mendip, I would say that the reason for flaring whilst drilling is that they may have an Underbalanced Drilling (UBD) package onboard. This will deal with any pressure encountered during drilling,...
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    I approve that shit.

    I approve that shit.
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    I'm almost at the end of season 2 of Preacher....

    I'm almost at the end of season 2 of Preacher. It's pretty good. IMDB says 8/10.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHcj-xjJNxM
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    battered bars bars

    battered bars bars
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    When I was involved in laying pipelines in...

    When I was involved in laying pipelines in Thailand I was on the K1 (Kuroshio 1) Barge. 8.5 weeks blasting joints :D

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40890&stc=1
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    This is where I done my first survival back in...

    This is where I done my first survival back in 2008.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CffVAadlKDI

    I did the the second one in Aberdeen and my 3rd one in Songkhla.

    I got 7 more to do before...
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    I think that was an Airbus H??? going by the...

    I think that was an Airbus H??? going by the built in tail rotor. I could be wrong though.
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    I got you covered! ...

    I got you covered!

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40889&stc=1
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    We have the same dog

    We have the same dog
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    Thankfully, all super pumas have been grounded...

    Thankfully, all super pumas have been grounded for good.
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    Choppers are not exactly fun after the first one....

    Choppers are not exactly fun after the first one. The Super Pumas were absolutely horrendous , crammed in with your knees interlocked with the guy sitting facing you.
    ...
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    How much is a burger in Macdonalds in Thailand? ...

    How much is a burger in Macdonalds in Thailand?

    They are 89p or 35 baht in the uk. I wouldn't be surprised if they cost more in Thailand.

    I'm not a fan.
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    This one looks decent, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms...

    This one looks decent, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for under 3k all in.
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    at a quick glance: ...

    at a quick glance:
    ...
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    Plenty tail though :D

    Plenty tail though :D
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    I had a go of the game Superhot. It was pretty...

    I had a go of the game Superhot. It was pretty cool. The headset was wired but fed through a pulley on the roof so they didn’t get in the way.

    Drunken bar Fight(?) sounded fun but they guy said...
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    Of course, free ice cream! Actually, my mate...

    Of course, free ice cream!

    Actually, my mate ordered it for me while I was dumping my luggage. This was a pre-munch to a drinking session and we both puked. It didn’t affect the drinking though. ...
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    Oh yes, here she blows. ...

    Oh yes, here she blows.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40708&stc=1

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40709&stc=1
    ...
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    The Ashvale Whale. (massive haddock) ...

    The Ashvale Whale. (massive haddock)


    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40707&stc=1

    if you finish the lot you get another one free or a free dessert but only there and then, no...
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    This rig has a dedicated PlayStation 4 room. ...

    This rig has a dedicated PlayStation 4 room.



    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40702&stc=1

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40701&stc=1
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    Sounds good mate!

    Sounds good mate!
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    I managed to plan time off just perfect for our...

    I managed to plan time off just perfect for our first boy. Second one I was at the heliport in Aberdeen going to the Elgin/Franklyn Platform. We choppered out there and couldn't land because of fog....
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    It was a fairly pleasant evening last night,...

    It was a fairly pleasant evening last night, surprisingly. There's frost in Aberdeen.

    Last month on the Alba North was cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. Bitterly cold.

    I'm on...
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    I worked on the Far Samson this year. ...

    I worked on the Far Samson this year.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40686&stc=1

    Which claims to be the most powerful offshore vessel ever built.
    ...
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    There’s an old story keeps coming up whenever I...

    There’s an old story keeps coming up whenever I see my Mum’s elderly neighbour.

    Sheila: Look Dirk, your Dad could be coming home in that helicopter.

    Me: No no Sheila, my dad comes home in a...
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    My dad used to go offshore in chinooks and I...

    My dad used to go offshore in chinooks and I remember watching them fly overhead. Red or yellow depending on the airline.

    They used to just pile in and smoke all the way to the rigs. Pockets full...
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    Marks for creativity ...

    Marks for creativity

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40651&stc=1
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    Iím on the COSL Pioneer about 100 miles NE of...

    Iím on the COSL Pioneer about 100 miles NE of Aberdeen.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40646&stc=1

    This is a Norwegian Semi-submersible drilling rig. Built and maintained to...
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    Have you watched The Game Changers yet? When...

    Have you watched The Game Changers yet?

    When asked ‘How are you as strong as an ox?’ The world’s strongest man, a vegetarian, says ‘Ever seen an ox eat meat?’

    Also, interestingly, the...
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    I was working in the North Sea in 2013 when all...

    I was working in the North Sea in 2013 when all the Super Pumas were having gearbox problems.

    a 6am check-in at Bond was a pretty grim affair.
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    As for the frog, they assure us that if it falls...

    As for the frog, they assure us that if it falls to the water it will self-upright.

    we assure them if it hits the water with the hook still attached it’s gonna pull us all straight to the bottom...
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    2 Billy Pughs and 2 frogs every shift in Israel. ...

    2 Billy Pughs and 2 frogs every shift in Israel.

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40633&stc=1

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=40634&stc=1
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    I started in O&G in 2000 at 16 years of age with...

    I started in O&G in 2000 at 16 years of age with a 4 year mechanical craft and machinist apprenticeship for Baker Hughes in Aberdeen.

    8 years later I interviewed for an offshore job in Australia...
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    This one is deep South. A popular route for...

    This one is deep South. A popular route for bikers.

    The Sea of Mist, Aiyoeweng, Betong.

    Take it away Anyone.
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    Very difficult to find a non-biased article on...

    Very difficult to find a non-biased article on the subject.

    For the most part it’s all bullshit from the media.

    Scotland is a cash generator.
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