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Elf Elgin Platform
Oil Rig Photos
No: 187   Contributor: Calum Davidson   Year: 2001   Country: United Kingdom
Elf Elgin Platform

A rariety, the Elgin is a production jack-up, allowing her to be easily moved and used elsewhere at the end of her time in the Elgin field.

She is seen here with an accommodation platform to the left and a drilling platform to the right.

See also picture #77.
Picture added on 28 November 2006
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The Jack up is the SF Galaxy 1 and the barge i think is the Poly Concorde,
I worked on the Galaxy one at the time, we were there before the Elgin was towed out so we got to watch it being towed into position and jacked up.
Just behind the Galaxy is the wellhead platform.

Added by Andy. on 19 August 2007.
Your right it's the Poly Concorde previously the Treasure Finder. I was HLO on her first job after being reflagged, renamed and refitted in Norway in 1991. We took her to Brent Delta for a summer project. No photos I'm afraid though.

Added by Gareth on 29 April 2008.
I was on the Poly when that pic was taken, or around that time. Not a bad floatel.

Added by Paul on 10 May 2008.
This barge is now THE SAFE HIBERNIA and is working in the gulf of Mexico, I was chief electrician aboard her in 2006.

Added by Mark Wilson on 27 October 2008.
While the Elgin PUQ was being towed out from Nigg I was on the Polyconcorde coming from Norway to meet up in the field. I had worked at Nigg for the previous two and a half years while the PUQ was under construction and then spent a year on the Poly during the hook-up. Great job, very good flotel!

Added by Jerry Strang on 25 November 2008.
I worked there for a short trip with a rigger Gary from Sunderland ( yes I know what they say about makums )but great bunch of lads - Sean off dayshift. Grub good cabins, and accomadation 5 star. Very relaxed rig. Had been to 15 platforms in 15 trips before that - It's the best one I've come across.

Added by Jimmy King on 10 January 2009.
Worked on this rig at Nigg Bay as plating supervisor - one hell of an undertaking.

Added by Brian Oliver on 26 July 2011.
Polyconcorde - I worked on her during the refit in Norway and then as repairman until she went back to Norway for anchor winch refit in 2003, great memories.

Added by Ian Harris on 01 September 2011.
Worked on the Elgin for 4 years, great accomadation. After the news few month back left it on time methinks.

Added by John Burns on 04 June 2012.
comment faire pour trouver un emploi sur plateforme en mer ?

Added by Bousser on 18 January 2015.
comment faire pour trouver un emploi sur plateforme en mer ?

Added by Bousser on 18 January 2015.
I worked as a welder on the Elgin when it was being built in Nigg Bay by Barmac in 1999

Added by Graham Meek on 28 September 2016.
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