Archive for September 2013

Coast   16 comments

I get to see the coast of Scotland from the air time and time again but I’m very rarely allowed to take photos of it. The other day was an exception.

It was a stunning day and the coast looked good, although saying that the coast always looks good when you haven’t seen any land for nearly four weeks.

Green on green.

Arctic lll & Coast15-57-03

Here are some ruins for you, I have know idea what they are but one day I will hire a car and drive up the coast to explore.

Arctic lll & Coast15-57-25

And I can’t not have a lighthouse in shots of the coast, unfortunately the angle was a bit steep and I couldn’t get away from the refection of my bright yellow survival suit.

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Not bad I think considering I only have my small point & shoot camera. Have a great weekend.

The Queen   16 comments

I’m bored, very bored, I’ve been on this rig since the 4th, first the rig had a small problem with the drill string, we were suppose to get off while they fixed the fault, but at the last minute the suits said ‘don’t go we will have it fixed in no time’ so we stayed, that was the first 10 days, now we are WOW (Waiting On Weather) and there doesn’t seem an end to it.
Sitting on a rig doing nothing for so long can get very boring even though its not a bad one, the food is good, it has a gym and TV and Internet, even if the latter is very slow.
However if I had a choice I would much rather be chilling out on this.


This was a shot I took while in Southampton last month, I had to climb onto a wall and stand on top to get this shot, it’s an ‘ok’ shot, from a perspective you don’t always get to see.

Posted September 18, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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North Sea   6 comments

They managed to get me back on a helicopter and I’m back at work, been out in the North Sea since the 5th and we haven’t pulled an anchor yet!
It wasn’t a bad flight out to the rig, we got a fixed wing aircraft up to a place called Wick which is way up north near John O’groats, this meant the chopper ride was only 25 mins, also the chopper was new and had big windows which makes an easier escape route.
Not much really happens in the North Sea so I tend to only bring my little point & shoot. However we are close to a FPSO and a platform so thought I might get a shot to show you guys what goes on out here.
Here a tanker is coming in to unload the FPSO, the Maersk boat close by is there just incase and the other large boat is surveying the area.


Posted September 8, 2013 by rigmover in My Work

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