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Crane operator, working the supply vessel.

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Hello, 

Today ill like to show how an oil rig offloads new supplies, which range from equipment, tools and most importantly food! 

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While it is down to the crane operator to offload the containers from the supply vessel, it is all orchestrated by the offshore materials coordinator. 

The materials controller duties:

  • Arranging for the despatch and delivery of materials and goods
  • Making sure that materials and equipment have the necessary certification.
  • Ensuring that relevant stores are aware of deliveries and that they allocate space for goods on arrival.
  • Chasing up suppliers to ensure goods and materials are delivered on time to meet business needs.
  • Maintaining the materials management system.
  • Preparing reports on materials receipt and delivery and on the performance of suppliers
  • Acting as a focal point for suppliers and internal departments for questions about materials scheduling, problems, and the like.
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Norwegian supply vessel crew, unhooking the containers. 

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Rig removal. North sea.

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North sea oil and gas rig.

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Talisman Auk north sea oil rig - part 2.

02 Talisman AUK sea bird north oil gas rig workers rotation exploration drilling platform Aberdeen

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Morning, 

Following last weeks post, i thought id share a couple more images from my time on the Talisman AUK oil and gas rig in the north sea. 

01 North sea oil gas rig industry tigers workers contractor Aberdeen rates of pay union redundency construction decommission drilling oil price low high

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Drilling rig in the distance.

03 Turbine hall north sea oil gas rig platform

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04 SKN electrical professional contractor north sea oil gas rig compex ex inspection construction installation IRATA rope access member

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Electrical inspection of the fire and gas system.

05 SKN electrical contractor installing fire and gas system Talisman Auk platform

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06 SKN electrical north sea Stuart Naismith

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07 SKN electrical Azerbaijan Gordon Hossack contractor ex compex inspector

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08 Talisman Auk emergency phone north sea number 2222 life boats max POB

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If you have enjoyed these oil and gas industry images,

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Talisman 40 year old north sea oil rig - Auk

The Auk Oilfield is situated 249 kilometres (155 mi) east, southeast of Aberdeen, Scotland. It was operated by Shell UK in 50% partnership with ESSO until October 2006 when it was bought by Talisman Energy, and is now licensed by Talisman Energy. It was discovered in October 1970 in a water depth of 182 metres.

13 Talisman Auk north sea oil and gas platform plans drawing

Drawing courtesy of google images

Production started in December 1975 from the Auk 'A' platform. This platform is a steel, 8 legged jacket designed by Shell Oil and constructed at Methyl Fife Scotland. This jacket weighs 3,414 tonnes and support a topside weight of around 8,000 tonnes.

14 Aberdeen airport Bristow Departures

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Helicopter Departures.

15 Aberdeen offshore oil and gas Helicopter taxi for the industry

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Our transport to the platform, ready for action. 

17 Hot Work Spark potential permit to work ISSOW Draggar gas monitor meter

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For me to be able to take picture offshore, it is well controlled. Permit to work, and gas tests are required. 

18 Talisman Auk platform flare on the pipe deck north sea oil price equal rotation down man redundancies

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Flaring off excess gas. 

19 offshore north sea oil and gas workers working hard at the computer in the office

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Our office, where the magic happens. 

20 IRATA industrial rope access techniques being used to work at height safely

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Technician climbing to his work front. We use IRATA - industrial rope access techniques and procedures to work at height safely. 

21 SKN electrical abseiler working at height IRATA

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SKN electrical technician.

22 Electrical worker repairing a light fitting on an oil rig offshore in the north sea

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Electrical inspections being carried out. 

23 Oil and gas workforce on a tea break smoking drinking coffee

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After all that climbing, a cup of tea is required. 

24 Auk Oil rig platform Talisman TV lounge workers watching tv

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Off shift movie time. 

25 Auk oil gas rig room and shower

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40 year old ensuite rooms. 

26 Talisman Auk gas rig accommodation room bunk bed north sea oil rig price

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Bunks fit for a king.

 

A fact which i found funny - The field is named after the Auk a family of sea birds. There is a legend that it was to be called A UK, as the first British oilfield, until somebody realised that the sixth field would be called F UK and Shell's policy was rapidly changed to name their fields after sea birds. Shells sixth UK oilfield is called Fulmar.

 

 

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Thanks

 

Working in the oil and gas industry - Travel.

01 Waiting for the train that is never on time at train station with my north face luggage

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Morning, 

I thought that it has been awhile since i have brought this blog offshore with me, and so today i am posting some pictures of the largest part of working away... The travel. 

Next week's post is from the North sea oil platform. 

I hope that you enjoy.

02 train has arrived at the station blackpool south lytham st annes

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Train one of four.

03 female train ticket conductor collecting tickets

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My largest company expense is travel.

Each year the prices go up, and the service goes down....

04 girl with her luggage at preston train station

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Train two pulling into the station. 

05 train arriving at the platform Edinburgh Haymarket

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Train number three

06 man with luggage walking along train station platform at Edinburgh waverley

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Unknown back packers. All aboard train four. 

07 rail bridge man on the train in the shaddows Scotish scotrail

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Crossing the forth rail bridge. 

08 lee ramsden wedding photographer editing professional photo while on the train

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Trying to use my time productively and edit some wedding images. 

09 Aberdeen train station people elighting from a ScotRail train

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Arrived Aberdeen station. 

10 Aberdeen Jet bus Airport city center cheaper than a taxi

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Aberdeen has the most expensive taxi's in all of Europe. Where  you can use the Jet bus, its real cheap. 

11 View from primier inn Aberdeen airport window airoplane close to the runway

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They said that the hotel is close to the airport.... they are not wrong. 

12 Aberdeen premier inn room double bed with no Lenny Henry

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Finally - 8 hours later, 4 trains and a bus i can get some sleep. 

And to be honest this is an easy journey. I spent 4 years where i had a train, 5 hours international flight, taxi and then a boat to get to the platform. 

13 Talisman Auk north sea oil and gas platform

Image courtesy google images

Please check next weeks post where i will display some images taken from the above platform.

 

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Thanks  

New Job.

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Hello all,

Its has been awhile since my last post. I have been very busy with my job abroad over in Baku - Azerbaijan.

In the last 17 weeks I have been back in the UK less then 2 weeks and so i have been run off my feet.

After new year i will be on a rota and have more time off which is good news,

Here are a few images from being offshore over in Baku. The images were taken on my Canon G10.

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Azerbaijan on the world map

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This one is funny,

one of the bosses came out of his office, to stand on the ground, watch me set up the ropes, then proceed to abseil down.

When i get to the bottom he approaches me..

"F- That, look at how high you are!"

"Yeah i know" i tell him,... its my job and this isn't that extreme.

"thats not for me" he says "Shouldnt there be specialists that do this?"

Ha ha yeah... me you clown.. Now go back to your warm office and watch through the window...

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