I worked in the oil industry from 1981 to 1999 as an NDT inspector, firstly in onshore construction and later offshore for CAN, a rope access company.
This album shows some of the facilities I worked on or in the construction of.
Northeast of Shetland, the jacket for the Magnus was the heaviest ever built at the time.
The Magnus Platform is in the northern UK sector of the North Sea, about 100 miles north-east of the...
"Whilst working for Can Offshore and BP at the Primorsk yard south of Baku in Azerbaijan in 1993 we ...
Jackets at Primorsk
The Primorsk yard is in Azerbaijan on the Caspian, about 30 minutes drive south of the capital, Baku...
The Claymore Platform in the North Sea is now owned by Talisman. It is in fact two platforms, one fo...
Hook up was just finishing when I was there. See the size of this giant by comparing with the supply...
The Maureen Alpha
The Maureen was one of a kind. A 'Technomara Gravity Structure', the deck was built in the Howard Do...
My Worst Job Ever - 1996
The editor (on the left) standing with colleague Brian James near the bottom of one of the legs of t...
BP Bruce platform, taken in summer 2006
Hutton TLP Deck
Conoco Hutton Deck During Construction - Ardersier Yard 1984. My Father took this Photo when he work...
Heather alpha platform with Broom field riser platform at front.
Bruce Platform, East of Shetland.