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Nelson Platform and Accommodation Rig
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No: 196   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Shell   Year: 2002   Country: United Kingdom
Nelson Platform and Accommodation Rig

Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Picture added on 30 November 2006
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Accomodation rig is The Borgholm Dolphin

Added by M.Boyle on 04 March 2007.
My dad is working on that rig right now! I feel so proud of him and all the others that have to work so hard out there.

Added by Miss A .Pannell on 17 April 2008.
This is where I'm heading for my first offshore trip, just getting a trip with no future guarantees. I'll happily sacrifice a Christmas day for the chance of a break that will improve the rest of my life. Mind you the nerves are kicking in now, feel like a 16 year old apprentice again on the first day LOL.

Added by Wullie Pitt on 02 December 2008.
Great picture.

I was part of the original Santa Fe drill crew that did the template, went back tied it in etc for the (then Enterprise Oil) Nelson. Good times and good people. I remember it being like a sauna up the derrick when they lit that flare boom. Wonder if they ever fixed that!? Regards to anyone from those days reading this :)

Added by Kevin Avers on 24 June 2009.
This is where I call home for most off the year. Still one of the best rigs I've ever worked on.

Added by Asbo The Chef/baker on 26 July 2009.
I'm on ther the noo, like most Shell platforms, great grub, and net access is fast too.

Added by Monty on 26 April 2010.
I worked on there when the accomodation first opened, and was there 10 years, many good times with some great people.


Added by Mandy Shearer on 01 July 2010.
Great grub 'Monty'?? you must be havin a laff!! That wee chef called Jocky is the worst chef ever I have come across! To call him a chef is an insult!

Apart from that its a great place. spent many happy years there.

Added by Sid on 28 July 2010.
been here 10 years - fine place and great people.

Added by Tiger on 24 August 2010.
Hey Tiger, you must be due for parole soon.

That's not a very nice comment about poor Jocky, he tries his best, makes great pancakes!

Added by Mandy on 25 August 2010.
Aye his pancakes are awright !!!!! Pity the galley looks like a bomb site in the process !!!!!

Added by Asbo on 27 August 2010.
I can second that, Asbo's grub is nae bad at a!

Added by Johny G on 05 October 2010.
I worked on there for 6 years from day 1 as part of CCG catering crew, had really good times, great crew and food.

Added by Kev Shack on 23 October 2012.
Saw the start of the accomodation module built in Norway in 1994 / involved in all the comms, did go offshore with it at first hook up.

Added by Ian Gebbie on 26 March 2013.
One of the team from Scunthorpe doing the comms etc on Drill module and accommodation on Stord Norway, would have liked to see end product, but the world was calling. Halcyon days.

Added by Richard Walker on 11 April 2013.
I was on there for nearly a year, roughneck with Santa Fe. Food was great, accommodation good, all the lads were great
Even the work was good, good times.

Added by Simon England on 09 March 2014.
If I mind right, Kev Avers was "asked nicely" to work light duties for most of one trip after hurting his back.... Mike lost the tip of his thumb on a weatherford casing tool. And I mind getting a bollocking from the toolpusher for going to the medic when I caught my hand in a casing clamp, and also being told "it's all right, just jump in to make it easier with the hose, I'll make sure the safety man isn't coming" by the rig super when cleaning OBM out of the clean drains tank. The safety incentive was worth it though. I was only there for just over a year at the start of drilling, but it was great :)

Added by Craig Russell on 05 May 2014.
The food is bloody awful on here............the bond must be making a fortune selling crisps & nuts to the guys.

Added by Ian Gibb on 04 June 2014.
Craig russell I remember all them things, poor mike with his finger and big kev with his back anything to sit in that t shack all day lol, was a good time on there then had some good laughs 😊

Added by Mandy shearer on 12 June 2014.
I worked on here first in dry dock in Bergen then on the platform during and after hook up for the catering company ccg when it was enterprise oil still got my bottle of port to commemorate 1000, 000 barrels good times wonder where all the guys are now

Added by Paul houghton on 29 June 2014.
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