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No: 110   Contributor: Craig McKay   Companies: Shell   Year: 2006   Country: United Kingdom

The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) is an integrated development of seven different reservoirs. Four separate fields are operated by BP, namely Marnock, Mungo, Monan and Machar (the M fields); and three by Shell, called the Heron, Egret and Skua fields (the Heron cluster). Located 240km east of Aberdeen in the Central North Sea, all are geographically located within a 35km area.

Behind the platform is an accommodation barge, probably the Polyconcorde.
Picture added on 08 November 2006
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Assuming the photo was taken during the hook-up in 1998 the accomodation barge is the Polyconcord. Can't think of any reason why a barge would have been back alongside since.

Added by J. Scott on 01 August 2007.
One of the first rigs I worked on in the construction phase.

Added by Paul on 28 April 2008.
J. Scott: I was on the ETAP in May, and there was no accomodation barge there then.

Added by Mike on 08 July 2010.
I was the HUC Materials and Logistics Supervisor for the hook up phase. Quickest hook up in History. Well Planned resourced and executed.

Added by Glen on 15 August 2012.
I can confirm that the vessel along side is the Polyconcord. I worked on her and was on board during the ETAP hook up.

Added by Nick Sorrie on 17 April 2014.
Spent a year on the Polyconcord during the Elf Elgin hookup. Great flotel!

Added by Jerry Strang on 24 November 2015.
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