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    ^^ Sunrise!

    That tanker in the background incidentally holds one million barrels of oil... so fully laden would be worth around 108 million dollars at today's price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    How far can those seagulls fly out to sea, Mendo?

    Do they just chance upon a rig in the middle of the ocean, or by some sort of animal black magic can they find one again if they've already been there?
    I think these guys probably live out here but we always see seagulls no matter how far out we are. We're often 100 plus km out from shore and we still see seagulls. I think they can just sit on the water and sleep if they have to, they're very hardy.

    As for their homing skills, I have no idea.

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    ^ I guess their name should have been a clue.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    one million barrels of oil
    And if one oil barrel, should accidently fall, there'll be nine hundred and ninety nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine barrels, sitting in the hold


    You hope they do it.

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    Sunrise? Of course, my favorite time of day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    How far can those seagulls fly out to sea
    depends if they have had a haircut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Same here. The general feeling is it's Putin war, not Russian's war.
    I will 3rd this, The Russians I know are all deeply ashamed of the war and think Putin will get the bullet soon enough, just tough to get to him but someone will slip up, human nature.

    Great pics and info Mendy and co, ta very much!

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    We have a lot of work at this platform and will be here for a few days. The original platform is the single-legged structure in the middle of the picture. The Mærsk Inspirer jack-up drill rig was refurbished and permanently installed against the original single-legged Yme Platform as part of the field rejuvenation with a new operator.

    The tanker is still loading crude oil... it must take a few days to take a million barrels onboard.



    If the worst happens there's always the lifeboats.



    And the last resort? I don't think I could climb down that ladder... it would take nerves of steel.



    Not sure why the ladder seems to be broken? The brackets on the jack-up's diagonal members hold anodes to protect against corrosion.



    The old Mærsk Inspirer dwarfs the original platform. This gives some idea of the size of these rigs.



    Further reading, if of interest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    We have a lot of work at this platform and will be here for a few days.
    Is your work purely inspections via underwater controlled robots, or is there a team of divers included to liaise/work alongside them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    The tanker is still loading crude oil... it must take a few days to take a million barrels onboard.
    Presumably there is a buoy to which the tanker is moored, a pipe from the rig to the buoy/tanker and the rig pumps the oil out to the tanker and up into its tanks?

    Is the smaller, closer to the rig, orange hulled vessel a permanent safety boat or a supply boat which goes back and forth to shore when required?

    The larger jack-up rig appears to poke out horizontally over the original, smaller platform. There appears to be a pipe dropping out of the overhanging portion which, if continued down, would appear to line up with the smaller rigs central vertical tube.

    Would that pipe be a drilling string down to the seabed for additional oil supply?

    There appears to be plenty of drooping pipes connecting the two for any oil processing tasks to be done by the jack-up rig prior to offloading to the tankers.
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    ^ This is purely ROV work... dive spreads are too expensive. This vessel has no capability for diving.

    You didn't read the link OhOh... there's a long pipeline out from the storage tank for offloading. I don't know whether the tankers anchor or hold position by DP, but they hook up to the loading system and take on oil. I imagine they have weather limits and disconnect if the sea gets too rough.



    You can see the loading pipe attached to the front of the tanker.



    I don't know the details of how the jack-up and Wellhead Module connect but the vast majority of work will be done on the old jack-up. I don't believe there will be any drilling carried out from this jack-up, which is now permanently installed and re-configured for different use. The oil is collected from an increasing number of satellite wells tied back to the field centre.

    That orange-hulled vessel was a supply boat which hung around for a few hours getting in our way. It's gone now.

    This is the platform support vessel. Not a great pic but we're not supposed to go outside without PPE when working so close to a platform so I had to take a sneaky photo for you.


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    ^ I did open the link, but the first page didn't allow me any further, could be my computer, or ..... I did find a link to the jack-up rig, the sales blurb when it changed ownership, which seemed to be able to do a "processing" function. There are also a number of "pipes" between the jack-up and the original smaller platform.

    Maybe PAG knowes more of the jack-up function.

    Thanks for your replies to my questions and the field layout image.

    Here's another, what's the big white box/hat on a swivel, in the centre of the last picture (the one showing the support vessel), is it a light?

    Don't break any more rules!
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    ^ Yes, a light.

    There's a stairwell just below.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    long pipeline
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    drilling
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    Where do you get all this terminology from?
    Mohammed's websearch history?

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    ^ It's all standard stuff mate... if you know what I mean.


    This is cruise ship time of year in Norway as May often seems to have the best weather. People from around the world go on these cruises to see the spectacular Norwegian fjords bounded by sheer mountain cliffs and the harsh, northern coastline.

    But bollocks to that... this is the best view from a boat in Norway. My chariot awaits!



    Yes, the best boat trip is the one that has finished.



    I'll miss the puddings, but little else. Incidentally, in the foreground are a couple of flatbeds loaded with 12 metre (40 foot) long lengths (field lengths) of offshore steel pipeline, presumably left over from some project or other. Or maybe on their way to be utilised... those green plastic blanking covers are to prevent moisture and corrosion inside.



    I could have been on my way back to Bangkok via SAS and Finnair just now but stupidly opted for another three weeks work in the Norwegian office.

    This meant a lot of tunnels and a ferry... I can't seem to escape boats.



    These go back and forth every 20 minutes, cheap as chips and always full. The UK's bus service could learn a thing or two.



    I eventually arrived around lunchtime, dropped my bags off at the hotel reception and headed straight for the police station. Thanks to Brexit, Britons have to be stamped out of Norway when joining a vessel and stamped back in to Norway on their return. This is the first time I've been allowed to work onshore in Norway since Brexit. The email from police immigration stated that I am now apparently exempt from the need for a work permit.

    Anyway, I later arrived at the office to get entry pass cards, logins, etc etc and all the other stuff now necessary to do your job. I didn't stay long because somehow the project manager had the impression that I'd been working nights offshore and couldn't stay long because I was so knackered (top tip)...

    Incidentally, I went to see the personnel coordinator and she mentioned that I had exemption from needing a work permit because Norway are desperate for experienced offshore workers with the booming oil industry. The need for work permits are being waived rather than stagnate the industry. Norway has always had a very pragmatic approach to immigration and foreign labour. The company I'm working for is now declining contracts before being awarded because they just don't have the capacity for more work... vessels and personnel. And yet the oil & gas industry is being phased out?

    Not blowing my own trumpet but the personnel coordinator said that she wished she could clone me. She's a real stunner and I just caught meself and remembered where I was before saying that I wish I could clone her as well... I think that would have been classed as inappropriate!

    But anyway, I eventually checked in to my hotel and in my room found this...

    Yes, this is Norway. Not a chocolate on the pillow or a bowl of fruit, but a bottle of deodorant. I didn't realise I'd made such an impression while checking in.



    Personally, I think the Norwegians have lost the plot. When I checked in I had to sign a disclaimer before the receptionist would go up to my room and unlock my window so that it could be opened. They're worried about liability should I fall (or jump) out. I mean... FFS

    And the view from my openable window...

    That blue shed is absolutely huge, part of an engineering company's dry dock. Yet it is dwarfed by one of these cruise liners.

    People actually pay to spend time on a boat!



    The MSC Virtuosa left dock while I was unpacking. I guessed she was on her way north to look at the fjords... the start of a cruise, the poor b@stards.



    But no, she turned to port, southwards. I since found out she's heading for Southampton. You could be there in a few hours by plane, I just can't fathom it.



    Anyway, on to the important things... first pint in over two weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Men0dip View Post
    but stupidly opted for another three weeks work in the Norwegian office.
    Take the money and bank it when you can

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    his is the first time I've been allowed to work onshore in Norway since Brexit. The email from police immigration stated that I am now apparently exempt from the need for a work permit
    The problem with Brexit is everybody expects such a sea change to happen overnight, anyway glad its starting to work out

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    And yet the oil & gas industry is being phased out?
    Nope, only gradually phasing out use in vehicles, there are still lots of uses for it

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    People actually pay to spend time on a boat!
    I have no idea why anybody would want to board a vessel and pay to be confined on it with a bunch of strangers, you'd have to pay me.

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    Welcome back to dry land and beer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    first pint in over two weeks!
    Enjoy it mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Yes, this is Norway. Not a chocolate on the pillow or a bowl of fruit, but a bottle of deodorant. I didn't realise I'd made such an impression while checking in


    Could have been worse, if you were wearing your Jesus creepers and they saw your feet they would have put you in quarantine.

    Enjoy the semi normality of working on land and the ability to have a beer.

    Any intellectually fit birds in your accommodation yet?

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    ^ I don't know about that, but there was one with big tits at breakfast!

    And sadly there's not much call for wearing sandals in Norway, not even in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    They're worried about liability should I fall (or jump) out.
    Many big hotels these days are built with fixed glazing. Helps with temperature control as well as disoriented guests. As we know in Thailand, accidents are not uncommon.

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    ^ I feel very claustrophobic staying in a hotel room with fixed glazing, I think maybe it's because I've become used to sleeping under fans and now need some air movement. Whenever I stay in Bangkok I always get a room with a balcony and elsewhere, such as Norway, I always ask for a room with a window that opens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ I don't know about that, but there was one with big tits at breakfast!

    And sadly there's not much call for wearing sandals in Norway, not even in the summer.


    With your feet that’s a positive!

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    Saw this and thought of you ...


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    Cool vid Davie, cheers.

    This week I was in training for 2 days because PTTEP have decided that we are now required to have an ONSHORE Survival ticket to work on land rigs.

    This is called the BOnST. Basic Onshore Safety Training.

    Not content with our 4 yearly, 3 day, 42k thb BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) course, they have chummed up with OPITO to delete all the watery parts out of the BOSIET and create a 3 yearly, 2 day, 19k thb BOnST course.

    Having renewed my BOSIET 6 months ago, my BOnST will expire in 3 years, I will renew it, then 6 months later have to renew my BOSIET.

    ABSOLUTE FUCKING MADNESS.

    However, I do agree that any onshore workers without a BOSIET should be required to do BOnST.

    Rant over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    depends if they have had a haircut
    They would be fucked if they stole ?or some kunt fed em a bunch of chips prior to taking of and thinking that winging out to an oil rig would be a great idea. Seagulls aren't that smart and kinda useless. Not even fucking tasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    Not content with our 4 yearly, 3 day, 42k thb BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training) course, they have chummed up with OPITO to delete all the watery parts out of the BOSIET and create a 3 yearly, 2 day, 19k thb BOnST course.
    My four-yearly refreshers are just one day long, and a short day at that.

    My last one was with RelyOn Nutec, as they call themselves now, in Samut Prakan. I was finished by 4pm.

    I've got a refresher coming up sometime before February and hope to be in a Sukhumvit bar by 6pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    and hope to be in a Sukhumvit bar by 6pm.

    I'm detecting a pattern here...

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