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Lerwick HDR   19 comments

Made it home again in one piece, landed at Scatsa in the Shetlands via helicopter only to hear on the news that one had crashed in London killing two people, not good to hear at any time.

Rig move went well, a few problems with one anchor which added a couple of days onto the job, but other than that smooth sailing.

Below is a couple of shots I took while in Lewick waiting on weather, I just downloaded the trial version of Nik’s HDR Efex Pro 2 and though I would try it out on a couple, these shots were taken around 4 o’clock on a wet overcast day so I’m hoping the HDR will brighten them up a bit.

This one of a single small boat caught my eye because I just liked the colours of the thing, behind in the water reflection is the Shetland Museum, I didn’t have chance to visit but it looked pretty cool through the window.

Small Boat



And one of the harbour, this is 7 shots merged together, it’s early days with the software but I’ll keep trying, unless you lot think I should just give up now.

Harbour Lights


Be warned more HDR tomorrow.

Posted January 17, 2013 by rigmover in Scotland

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FPSO again   12 comments

I have run out of things to photograph out here on this FPSO, as you can imagine its a lot of water or a lot of steel, not much else.
This caught my eye yesterday, again it’s the Fugro Symphony working with its ROV’s beside us, but in this shot you can see the cable/pipe, (we call it an umbilical) going over the side, you can clearly see the end of the umbilical, ‘the connection’ the ROV will connect this end of the umbilical to a winch wire, that winch is located in the turret, the winch will pull the umbilical up through the turret and connect it to a riser. Job done. Not quite.

The vessel then needs to loop the umbilical over a subsea buoy, these buoy’s are connected to the sea bed and float 53.6 meters up (water depth 112m) the reason for this is so the end of the umbilical does not rub on the sea bed when the FPSO is moving in rough sea. Job done. No not yet, the other end of the umbilical gets laid on the sea bed and placed close to the end of the pipeline coming from the well, this will be connected together at a later date with divers.


Here’s the big picture. You can see both ROV’s have been deployed.


I promise this is the last post on this subject, in fact FPSO now stands for: Final Post Seriously Over.
Have a great weekend.

Posted September 21, 2012 by rigmover in North Sea

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