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Drillship Glomar 5
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No: 2919   Contributor:   Year: 2015   Country: United Kingdom
Drillship Glomar 5

Summer of 1972 drilling what was to become the Beryl Field.
Picture added on 10 April 2015 at 12:31
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It must have been very challenging to drill in the North Sea, using such a small drillship. The roll and heave must have been awful. I drilled a couple of wells in the Mediterranean, on a larger drillship, that was difficult enough.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 18 December 2015.
I was AB on the Glomar 5 1972 to 1974 it was rough some times if I remember properly we had 13' draft and about 5' freeboard, controls for the anchor winches were on the main deck, we were soaking wet all day but I was young and stupid then.

Added by Ray Luttman on 10 August 2017.
1980 name changed to petromar 5. worked on it out of Singapore and Indonesia for my good friend Bill griffin. One local man got killed on my shift 2 am very very sad. hard rig to work lots of down time

Added by Brian o connell on 04 January 2018.
I remember Billy Griffin from the Glomar North Sea give him my regards if you see him I sure he will remember me.

Added by Ray Luttman on 04 January 2018.
Thanks ray, sure will. Billy is now a full time artist and have been for many years and is very good at it you can google bill griffin at www.bill griffin artists. kind regards

Added by Brian o connell on 07 January 2018.
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