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My ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#1  Postby ironore » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:52 pm

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this is where my 1st hitch was - the Hakuryu 5 mobile offshore drilling unit owned by Japan Drilling Company.

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been hoist up to the rig using the basket. Since the chopper we suppose to hitch a ride had an ignition prob  :icon_rr:
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#2  Postby ironore » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:53 pm

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The system we use onboard Hakuryu 5 Drilling & Production Work Class ROV, 1500m, 150HP, 3Manipulators, 8 cameras,Clump Weight System :icon_rr:

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the drill bit and also Blow out Preventer (BOP), Lower Marine Riser Package (LMRP), Permanent Guide Base (PGB ) :smileinbox:
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#3  Postby ironore » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:55 pm

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image from inside the cabin the control centre, heading, sonar and Pan & Tilt camera monitor.  :icon_rr:

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View of BOP,the best vis we had at 114metes deep. :smileinbox:
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#4  Postby mocha » Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:58 pm

cool bro.... thanx for sharing...btw, u back in KL??
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#5  Postby Scorpenesub » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:00 am

Bonsoir ironore,

Looks like you are going to have great fun with that ROV. Is 114m the deepest that platform can drill? I am assuming it is presently anchored well within Japan's waters and not some disputed blocks with multi claims from China or Russia....
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#6  Postby ironore » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:06 am

yup back in KL oredy bro  :icon_rr:

114m is the seabed depth and they are drilling up to 3600 meters
and the rig is just 18km offshore Onahama Port - 2 hours from Tokyo
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#7  Postby ironore » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:09 am

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spotted - Shibuya Tokyo...  :hello:
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#8  Postby Scorpenesub » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:11 am

ironore wrote:yup back in KL oredy bro  :icon_rr:
114m is the seabed depth and they are drilling up to 3600 meters
and the rig is just 18km offshore Onahama Port - 2 hours from Tokyo

Glad that you are home, ironore. Thanks for the info on the rig.
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#9  Postby HollowMan » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:13 am

Welcome back bro ....thanks for sharing :)
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#10  Postby HoleMaster » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:13 am

wa ironore ur first job...welcome back btw :icon_rr:
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#11  Postby mocha » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:49 am

ironore wrote:Image
spotted - Shibuya Tokyo...  :hello:



mana japs school gal pics?? thurs futsal?? boleh sembang sembang... hehe
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#12  Postby bijan » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:41 pm

woohooo..ironore is back..any weird incidents happened when u were there bro?

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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#13  Postby dp » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:15 pm

selamat pulang pak.


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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#14  Postby ironore » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:52 pm

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aerial view.. magnificent no?
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#15  Postby Scorpenesub » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:57 pm

Bonsoir ironore,

Yes, excellent aerial view of the rig. Strange that with an oil industry over 100 years old now, the industry still haven't found a way to cap those gas blowout. Such a waste.
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#16  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:29 pm

welcome back beb...lets go drink...can show all the pics that you cannot post in the forum..heh...
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#17  Postby LaraCroft » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:45 pm

Welcome home my lil brother irononre! Im glad ur home in 1 pcs.

Let's TT soon. I wanna hear all ur stories.

OH! Btw.. how was ur interview in S'pore? Tell me.. Tell me..
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#18  Postby Snafu » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:39 am

Welcome Back & Welcome to the club bro!!!!

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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#19  Postby babyFin » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:25 pm

hi ironore..me babyFiN here, would like to say hi! welcome back.. nice pics! and ur workplace seems so cool to me.. i wonder how it feels like being hundreds meters down there..  ;) just cant imagine..
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#20  Postby Ery » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:27 pm

hey welcome back bro!
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#21  Postby aquaholic » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:18 pm

scorpenesub wrote:Bonsoir ironore,

Yes, excellent aerial view of the rig. Strange that with an oil industry over 100 years old now, the industry still haven't found a way to cap those gas blowout. Such a waste.




Scopenesub,
The picture is showing a gas flare, not a gas blowout. When you drill for hydrocarbon, you will get it in both liquid and gas form which is then separated using a gas/liquid separator and the hydrocarbon liquid will goes thru another oil/water separator to produce clean "dry" crude oil. Oil platform facilities will typically use some natural gas to generate electricity, heating, etc, the rest will be flared off because they want to maximise  oil throughput via the pipeline facilities. Economics (and sometime for safety reasons during shutdown) plays a role in the decision to flare. Having said this, most oil companies do have environmental targets to minimise gas flaring - however this is self govern and not legally compelled.

You can argue we should pipe the gas to a gas facility. However laying a gas pipeline is expensive and especially so if the gas is not in commercially viable quantities (e.g. primary oil reservoir with little associated gas). The PSC environment dictates a fixed tenure for oil companies to recoup their expenditure and this usually mean all uneconomical expenditure are screened out.

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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#22  Postby najiBEST » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:57 pm

somehow i missed seeing all the pictures posted by ironore before heh :)... anyway glad to see all those pictures, really great and hopefully u enjoy ur stay in Japan Ironore.. i believe there's many more to come :)

scorpenesub wrote:Bonsoir ironore,

Yes, excellent aerial view of the rig. Strange that with an oil industry over 100 years old now, the industry still haven't found a way to cap those gas blowout. Such a waste.


anyway scorpenesub, just to add on what aquaholic mentioned, the main reason they're flaring the gas is because, they simply don't have enough space to store gas on the rig itself.. bear in mind that this is a drilling platform with basic facilities to separate and process the oil and gas and very minimal space to store them.. at least for oil u can store them in the rig's leg.. but for gas it's not such a good idea to do that..

anyway just for ur info.. in the US.. they no longer allow u to flare the gas at all means (unless in an emergency situation) so they would have to find a way to dispose all those gas they got :) (hint..sometimes they just vent the gas heh but this also has limit and other considerations)
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#23  Postby Scorpenesub » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:44 pm

Hi aquaholic and najibest,

Thanks for the enlightening info.
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#24  Postby ironore » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:09 am

My 2nd hitch on board this vessel
FRONTIER DUTCHESS drilling for hidrocarbon in Riau Archipelago Matak Natuna Sea....
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#25  Postby ironore » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:17 am

this time around the task was to monitor hydrocarbon gas bubble that they predicted will erupt as they drill to the depth of 2000 feet.
yup true enough on 2nd october we strike gas... and walla everyone was happy..
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#26  Postby John F SeaDemon » Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:02 pm

All that money and they can't even give the ship a proper paintjob  :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#27  Postby ironore » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:02 am

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landing of the Blow Out Preventer ( needed to put on top of the well head to prevent any blow out in case there is one)

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installation of the riser package and the bullseye by the subsea team before lowering it down to sea bottom

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view of the BOP thru the screen monitor from inside the ROV surface control shack

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upon succesful completion of that task, we were send of for bed space on board Kakap Natuna FPSO standby for 4 days

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where we celebrated eidul fitri.... dendang perantau...

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before proceeding with the last biggest task of landing the Subsea Xmas Tree for the well completion.
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#28  Postby penyelamalam » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:09 am

hi ironore, any group pics of the crew members/ tot i saw someone familiar in buffet pic but pic kinda blur...
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Re: My 1st ROV Offshore Hitch

Post Number:#29  Postby DecLim » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:54 pm

Wow, these really not usual for us, 10s for sharing the experience  ;)
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Post Number:#30  Postby OPu » Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:34 am

wow !! offshore kaki ? nice pics anyway....
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