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Base of the Dunlin Platform
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No: 201   Contributor: Michael Koppenol   Companies: Shell   Year: 1976   Country: United Kingdom
Base of the Dunlin Platform

Shell's Dunlin platform is a concrete based structure. The base weighs over 225,000 tonnes and can store up to 838,000 barrels of oil. Production started in August 1978 with oil going by pipeline to Cormorant Alpha and then by Brent System pipeline to Sullom Voe, Shetland. She can be seen in position in picture #203.
Picture added on 04 December 2006
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There was an education or company movie made building this rig or one just like it. Is there any information that you know of where I could get a copy of that movie...Thanks

Added by Larry Henry on 09 May 2008.
I was working for EMI Electronics when I worked on this platform in Norway, was it Stord? I would also like to see more photos of the constrution of this platform.

Added by Kenneth Horder on 20 February 2009.
I'll be there on Friday....we'll see what its like then eh!!!!

Added by Darren Mason on 02 March 2009.
Anyone got any construction photos showing steel makeup in legs or termination of risers at subsea end?

Added by Clive Harrington on 04 August 2009.
This isn't Dunlin Alpha; Dunlin A is 9*9 cells and the shaft taper is much steeper.

Added by Alan Marson on 12 August 2009.
It was a lot of this condeep at Stord that time. Aker together with Norwegian contractors have made a lot of them. Those were the days, sad but true. In Stavanger at the main site for this condeeps are today appartement houses.

Added by Carl Peter Wiig on 30 December 2011.
Happy memories after all these years. I undertook a study and assessment of the telemetry and control system used for settling the rig on the sea bed in the 1970s. I was commissioned by Noble Denton and traded under the name of Cambridge Applied Technology. The paperwork and reports are still in my loft! Helps with retainign heat!

Added by Norman Sandland on 02 April 2013.
worked down c1 @d1 legs on the hookup 1979/80 as a sparkie for oceanic on nights @the 70 mtre level climbing 104 metres 4 times in a 15 hr shift with s/r 60 ba sets on we had races out of the leg done it once in 13 mins was young @fit then wonder where all the bears are Jackie hart peter bell grahame penny jack casson ricky hill the bald eagle skippy willie boyle syd hughes are many alive if so get in touch like to hear from yous happy days nsts

Added by Ken Leask on 10 December 2014.
I worked for EMI Electronics on the telemetry system for the deployment. I worked on the platform at Stord for about 6 months (2 weeks on, 2 off). I was also on the platform during the tow out. I have some photos somewhere.

Added by Simon Hedges on 16 February 2015.
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