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North Cormorant
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No: 865   Contributor: Alf Cooke   Year: 1981   Country: United Kingdom
North Cormorant

The crane barge Balder lifting modules onto the North's deck. You can just see the walkway from the stern of the Balder onto the sub frame of the North, that was some climb from there to the helideck maybe 10 times a day, using wooden ladders between decks.
Picture added on 08 April 2008
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I worked on the modules in the yard for Malcolm and Allen and on the hook up with Balfour Kilpatrick and later as maintenance electrician with Dietsmann, cracking wee platform, disconnected the wrong cable one day and dumped all gas to the flare, they reckoned they could see our flare on Cormorant Alpha, the OIM kicked my arse (happy days) cheers

Added by Ronnie Stewart on 25 May 2011.
My name is iain barnes, I worked in galley/messroom for OCS in 1982. I still have the paperweight we were all given with the crude oil in the center.

Added by Iain Barnes on 30 March 2014.
Worked on the NC on ad hoc basis from 1981 to 2010 great place great people but enjoy retirement better

Added by Derek Christison on 05 August 2015.
I worked for H&G on the North Cormorant Process Design, then joined the commissioning team, initially on the Balder. I was on the platform the night the flare was ignited for first oil on 14th Feb 1982. I did 2 weeks on and off for 18 months. It was a great time. I also have the paperweight with a drop of first oil in it.

Added by Tony Bretherton on 01 June 2016.
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