Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The next day on the rig K15-FA-1

After a safety induction we desided to go outside and just familise with the location. And there was a supply boad next to the rig wich shipped cargo, food and other stuff.
They use a crane to lift containers "on main deck"
these rig parts are connected with a bridge.
Heavy doors to make cahmbers "gas proof". Imoprtant on a production platform for natural gas.
people sitting in front of the control panel and solving problems. We noticed that there is a new well to be started up and this is not allways so easy.
It is surely very interesting how to start up a gas plant
watching again the trends of production
and alarms, flowrates and all this stuff.
They told us, that this is a new part of this rig. It is called RAT. It stands for "riser access tower"
So we walked to the RAT and there is pretty much technics, hydraulics, pipes, pumps and calbles.
On the end there is a balkon and it is nice to see the waves…
Hey Paul, look back! There is the crane and the tower. What is the tower for?
Well Hans we ask for this later. Let us have a seat on the pipeline.
huge switches they have on here…. Haha
look Hans, screws in stainless steel!
And here we see one of the control systems.
Hey Paul, there is a seal!
Yeah Hans, I heard that here are many of them….. Nice!
another chopper is bringing some parts.
Yes Paul! And the wind from the helicopter has blown my hat away. Shit! Now he is swimming to england and I never will get him back….
Hey Paul, don´t pull the cable, becaus the guys need this havy tool!
OK Hans! In this case I will give Hein a hand and serv him some t-raps!

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