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Captain Field
Oil Rig Photos
No: 108   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Texaco/Chevron   Year: 2006   Country: United Kingdom
Captain Field

The Captain Platform sits in the Captain Field on the edge of the Moray Firth 68 miles north of Aberdeen.

Photograph taken by Gerry McCann, maintenance tech with Frank Hepburn, safety officer, from the lifeboat during a routine lifeboat test.
Picture added on 08 November 2006
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HI to all who read this comment, need information on how to get an opportunity for a career in the offshore oil and gas industry, have all the relevent survival and training in petro-chemical process operations i think? any tips or further training sites would be gratefull ..well thank you for taking the time to read my plea ..good luck to you all ..

Added by Markbostock on 27 May 2007.
Hi there great picture by the way my name is James and I am interested in working on the oil rigs. I am 17 years of age and I have been researching more in to the oil rigs and the different kinds of jobs over the last few months. I am not exactly sure what kind of job I would like to do but I would just like to get on to the oil rigs with any kind of job with a challenge. I was just wondering if you had any tips or company names to send my cv to I hope you don't mind if I speak to you and ask you a few questions about the oil rigs.


Added by James on 28 June 2007.
Hi! I'm from the Philippines and a mechanical engineer by profession. Im a very interested in working an oilrig either in offshore or in landbase oilrig. I worked as a process and an auxially operator in a carageenan refinery (American Firm) using state-of-the-art technology. With interest in working an oilrig, I undergo basic trainings in Oil Drilling Technology and Safety Trainings such as; SOLAS (Survival of Life at Sea), PSCRB (Profeciency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat), MARPOL 73/78 (Marine Pollution)and recently Advance Fire Fighting. What would be a job in the oilrig that would fit my profession and experience. Thanks.

Added by Ailer P. Guliban on 04 July 2007.
I have three years experience working on land based drilling rigs in Alberta, Canada. Some types include large jackknife triples which are very meager in size when compared to an offshore platform but the derrick is quite large and drill to depths of 6500 meters, telescopic doubles (both kelly drive and top drive), coil tubing rigs, and super singles. I am entering my final year of university to obtain my mechanical engineering degree and want to pursue a career in the offshore industry. I can work the floor to gain experience and to get my foot in the door. Anyone looking for a hand like me? e-mail

Added by Dylan Michael Rakai on 14 August 2007.
H�, I m marine engineer from turkey I have made eight mounths training on oceangoing ships (bulk carrier and chemmical tanker), accept shipyard training. And now im watch keeping engineer. How can I work with you.
note: im open team working also im ambition and patient.
my mail adress:

Added by Ahmet Kemal GOKBABA on 05 November 2007.
Please re read your comments people. The spelling and grammatical mistakes make me wince. Please don't repeat them on your CVs or noone will offer you a job!

Added by Carol Charles on 14 December 2007.
Hi I am a recruitment consultant based in Malaysia and am looking for engineers for the oil and gas industry. Do contact me at if you are interested.

Added by Christine on 21 December 2007.
Please re read your comments Carol Charles. By spelling "noone" I can probably advise the spelling you mean is "no one".

Please have more acceptance of people who's first language may not be english.


Added by Arthur on 13 January 2008.
Do you think I'd employ any of the above? I'd ask two questions - what was the Piper Alpha. What might be a safety case?

Added by Brae Apprentice on 01 February 2008.
I have been in the game for about 14 years. Seeing some comments being left asking for help with employment is quite amusing. You obviously have a computer & the internet. Try researching "mining companies", "oil and/or gas exploration" and "engineering recruitment" to give you a start. Check recruitment websites for similar positions & read the profiles. This will give you a head start with knowing what jobs are being offered, the requirements and what companies are looking. Most permanent positions are advertised in large recruiting agency websites. Most casual (shutdown work) is never advertised. Use Google or Yahoo and search. Hint… spell & grammar check prior to posting comments. All the best. Great photos too.

Added by Offshore Voyager on 03 February 2008.
To Mr Brae Apprentice

I don't think so Piper "A" was a good example in this discussion. With Respect to the People who lost their lives over there, the fact is that all POB was native. Arrogancy and lack of selfcriticism. What might be a safety case???

Added by Mroova on 20 November 2008.
I would like to learn name of oil rig equipments/ components, such as platform, derrick, mast, substructure, chrismas tree etc. Please inform us, where we can browsing these photograph clearly. Thank you.

Added by Lutfi Adnan on 23 February 2009.
To anyone with any help on this!
I'm a lecturer in architecture, and I've been looking around the web for any type of tours of any offshore oil rig. For obvious reasons, I know that this is not typical (costs, safety, transit, etc), but I was hoping someone out there knew of a particular platform where a group visit would be possible. Again, any help would be much appreciated!

Added by Architect on 19 July 2009.
Hello, I was in 1974 many times around the Forties field, NE of Peterhead withe the tug Scaldis. The North Sea is not always so calm.

Added by Marc Houtekamer on 28 January 2010.
Nice picture Gerry hope all is right with you just, browsing through a past life.

Lez Bewick Elect Tech

Added by Lez Bewick on 28 June 2011.
Was this field originally called the Beatrice and the oil company BENOC?

[Administrator says: No, they are different fields - the Beatrice Alpha is a similar setup, with a drilling and accommodation platform, and a separate production platform. See picture #2728.]

Added by Tony Easom on 28 August 2012.
No Beatrice Alpha " A" and "D" and also the Beatrice Bravo are totally different platforms...and Beatrice was owned by BNOC/Britoil, , , , I did the Commissioning, ,

Added by Hoopyok on 28 December 2012.
I remember working on the Jacket at Methil. Me and my brother welded all the butts on the bridge. As soon as we finished it we got payed off

Added by David Sneddon on 30 October 2013.
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