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Judy/Joanne Platform
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No: 118   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Conoco Philips   Year: 1999   Country: United Kingdom
Judy/Joanne Platform

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Picture added on 10 November 2006
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Stumbled on this site while looking for something else then even more coincidentally came across this! I worked on Judy Joanne while she was in the yard at Buckhaven in Fife. (must have been about 1995) I don't know much about the oil industry, but my involvement with this was she was I believe a Gas production platform and was to be either unmanned or very lightly manned and mostly remotely controlled. I put in microwave links to allow the telemetry systems to be tested- I worked for BT at the time on the access radio side. Fascinating to see it "in situ". Believe it was to be towed out to somewhere off the East Anglia coast.

Added by Kenny Halley on 14 September 2008.
I work on the Judy and it's actually sited approx 150 miles off the coast of Aberdeen in a southerly/east direction roughly between the Ekofisk and the Janice fields. And yes it is an oil and gas producer with a normal pob of 50-60 persons.

Added by Oil Ops on 22 October 2008.
Talking about the platform being unmanned, I wonder if Kenny was working on the Jade platform?

I did a couple of commissioning trips on Judy/Jade on the Gamma level insts on the separators... Jade was always planned as unmanned as far as I know..

Added by RobH on 28 June 2009.
Rob's right, the Judy has quite a large complement, and in fact is in the middle of having it's accommodation enlarged at the moment.

Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 28 June 2009.
I was a fabricator on this rig when it was being built in Methil by Trafalgar House Offshore. I left in April 1994 and moved over to the United States. We built the modules (not sure about the jacket).

Added by Raymond Clark on 22 April 2010.
I worked on the Judy/ Joanne hook up mainly on the Nuovo Pignone gas compressor alignment. Stayed on a barge which was alongside and went over a bridge to the platform. Can't remember the name of the barge but remember the food was terrible as was Charlie Simpson the construction superintendant.

Added by Bruce Calder on 20 November 2010.
I also worked on this rig - it was the Safe Scandaniva that was the barge Bruce. The Galaxy was also alongside the Judy. Quite a good rig to work on been on far worse

Added by Karol on 26 January 2012.
Think that barge may have been the rigmar 301?

Added by Mike Smith on 01 February 2012.
I worked on this platform as camp boss and the barge was safe scandia ...i think????

Added by Dannyj on 07 March 2012.
Working on this rig right now new barge here. Cosl Rival. Life's never being so good.

Added by Graeme Matheson on 17 January 2013.
I was on the hook-up and I think the barge was the safe Britannia? I certainly remember Charlie Simpson as well! There were a lot of good lads on the job. Particularly remember Ronnie McQueen the pipey a cracking lad. Billy one punch and John Cleary were also on the job. It started off as 8-9 trips I was on for 18 months in the end.

Added by Ian Smith on 18 March 2013.
My first hook-up I'm sure the barge was the safe Britannia? Had some good laughs good bunch of guys like big Gavin Macdonald, Matt Dillon, Mick McCreadie, Tam Pirie etc Think it was Grootcon we were with ended up doing 6 trips! Been away from it 8 years now and after yesterday's crash at sumburgh can't say I miss it! RIP the 4 who perished

Added by Kevin Eaton on 24 August 2013.
The barge was Safe Britannia and on the other side was the Magellan jack up drilling rig. I was involved in commissioning some of the rotating assets with AVTechnolgy around 1996

Added by David Stevens on 18 January 2014.
i did not work for judy but we made a short visit on our way to jasmine I work there as a plater since mid of may 2013 up to august 31 2013 its a plasure working in jasmine this is JOEL R. SABRA of the philippines just wanna say hi to all my workmates in uk

Added by JOEL R. SABRA on 16 April 2014.
Heading out here in the next couple of weeks. Its the Safe Bristolia Barge thats on its way just now :-)

Added by S M J on 16 April 2014.
I was on the hook-up also.. The barge was the safe britannia and the jack-up alongside was the GSF Magellan...Was a good number..I remember the lottery had just started and they used to call the numbers out on the tannoy!

Added by Dave H on 29 June 2014.
I was back up there last year on the jasmine hook-up and met a couple of lads off the original judy job! One was my old pal steve Wheatley the welder does anyone remember him. ?

Added by Ian smith. on 04 February 2015.
Joel. Hi I am ian the welder you worked with on the jasmine 😃 do you remember Phil the snitch??ha ha. My email is Mail me it will be nice to catch up with you take care pal.

Added by Ian smith. on 05 February 2015.
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