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TW 58, Argyll Oil Field - North Sea,
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No: 2062   Contributor: Andrea Tamagnini   Year: 1980   Country: United Kingdom
TW 58, Argyll Oil Field - North Sea,

Picture taken in June 1980 in the North Sea.
Picture added on 07 March 2010 at 19:49
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Great old Rig

Added by David Sadowski on 19 April 2010.
First rig I ever worked on, I Started March 1979 it was in Nigg Bay then, spent almost two years there.

Added by Derek Adams on 06 November 2010.
I worked on her for COMEX DIVING in Nov. 77!
Terry Gosling, R.C. Leadford, Paul (scouse) Heald
and Mick Hindmarsh where also dive crew in 70's!
Looking for more COMEX DIVERS, Claude Boyer now 58 years old in CANADA.

Added by Claude Boyer on 19 April 2012.
I worked on this rig as a barge operator in 1974.
Was on it when it produced the first oil in the British North Sea sector. Names that come to mind - Phil Smith, Adam Scott. Bob Whetton. George Purdoe, Tommy Burns

Still offshore on the Stena Spey

Added by Dave Spalding (Groucho) on 07 September 2012.
Joined rig in 76 from TW46 in Nigeria spent 11 years in Argyle field had some great times and worked with some great people. Working in Romania at present but overdue for retirement.

Added by Tony Huffer on 29 November 2012.
I worked on the TW58 from 1983 to 1986 on Lee Roy Mckenzie's crew I remember Tony Huffer and George Prudoe, Alex Bolton, Johnny Sim. Dave Sadowski, Charlie Beaty, John Ingles (Diesel) and many more.

Added by John Gallagher on 25 September 2017.
I did a couple of trips on the. 58 with Comex in the 70s, remember the smell of diesel in the accommodation.

Added by Mike Richardson on 19 October 2017.
I spent nearly 2 years on the TW58 with K D Marine 1977/8, Last trip was getting the rig settled on a sand base in dry dock at Nigg Bay, prior to overhaul.

Added by Bob Johnson on 22 March 2018.
My father Kenneth P. Engle also called Chief as he was Chickasaw Indian from Oklahoma was a Driller in 1973 then went on to be the OIM and made trips to the rig until 1982 which was his last trip as Transworld put him on other rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. This was his proudest moments in his 40 plus year oil field carrier and always talked about how great his crews were on the TW58.

Added by Jeffrey P. Engle on 02 June 2018.
Hi. I worked the deck and moved in to the barge control. worked with Harry, Marcus, Ronny, Duncan, Ally, peter, Alon side J.D and Lee Roy Dave john and Phill. Has any one seen Budder or the ghost around? thers a lot of othersbut tha will keep.

Added by Joe Whittle on 23 November 2018.
hi Jeffrey. I remember you dad making knifes and catapults in his spare time on the 58. he even used a life boat to move a waile on that was using owner anchor cables to scratch and clean its self on made the hole rig vibrate, all the best joe. (x barge op).

Added by Joe Whittle on 26 November 2018.
Worked on the 58 1980 to 87 mostly on Lee Roy's crew, retired now a couple of years, went on to work for North Atlantic Drilling mostly in Norway, had some great times on the old tub, last hitch I came off with Joe Whittle, Pete Bell, Feelix Keenan and Tommy Rattery when she got stacked in Methil January 87. Would like to see some old pictures of the rig and guys.

Added by David Sadowski on 12 December 2018.
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