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Flotel   14 comments

Yes I’m still on this flotel, my colleague left this morning so it’s just me now, just here to monitor the anchor survey and re-lay any anchors if needed, so I’m now in the ‘Sleep until you’re hungry, eat until you’re tired’ mode.
Here is a few photo’s of the rig, all taken with my iPhone and processed with Snapseed.
This was my first view of the Flotel, I arrived just after midnight.

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These are the steps I had to climb, carrying my kit, it wasn’t easy.

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Once onboard I was met with a typical Norwegian rig, clean and very spacious.

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After a good nights sleep I made my way to my fav place, the mess hall.

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Stopped off at the shop for some supplies.

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Then found this room, not sure what it is but it had a whole lot of equipment in it.

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In the evening I relaxed in the cinema, it was nice and dark with comfortable seats, would of been great if they had put a movie on though.

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Posted July 23, 2012 by rigmover in Norway

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Sinking Feeling   15 comments

Finally found an room with wifi that works, just finishing another rig move, we moved a Flotel next to this platform, the Flotel is a large floating hotel, hence the name, it’s sleeps 483 people or double that if you share a room, we’ll move it very close to this platform and extend a bridge so people can work on the platform and rest and play on the Flotel, it’s equipped with a cinema which seats about a 150 people and a great gym with his and hers saunas.
The platform is built into the seabed and has a lifespan of around 40 years, it’s built higher than most platforms due to the fact it’s sinking at 300mm a year, lower the platform shorter the lifespan.
This shot was taken with my iPad though my office window, nice view.

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Posted July 20, 2012 by rigmover in Norway

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