The hosting costs of websites on this system have historically been covered by advertising. However changes in the way people use the internet, including ad-blocking mean that the revenues no longer cover the expenses. For this reason we will be closing this website within the next two months unless we can find a different model. If any users of the site would be interested in the possibility of taking this incredible archive or pictures and comments over including paying for hosting, please get in touch.
We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree
Librapix Link

Oil Rig Photos

Upload a Picture About this Site | Links | Random Pic | Advanced Search Home | Latest Additions | Contributors | Visitors
 
Robert F Bauer
Oil Rig Photos
No: 2486   Contributor: Pete ODonnell   Year: 2010   Country: Australia
Robert F Bauer

Anybody know what happened to the "Bauer". Worked on her in Australia in the mid 90's one of the worst rigs I think I have been on. But the crew's were brilliant.
Picture added on 03 August 2011 at 22:39
add commentComments:
She was bought by Songa Offshroe, renamed Songa Saturn and was later sold to Saudi/Venezuela companies


Added by Anon on 08 August 2011.
the picture above was taken by myself, in 2010 offshore Equatorial Guinea. At the time she was called the Songa Saturn. Now she is called the PetroSaudi Saturn, and is now working for PDVSA offshore Venezuala.

Added by Robert West on 15 August 2011.
The Saturn was damaged in April or May 2011, in a collision with a tug and a ferry being towed from Trinidad.

Added by Anon on 12 October 2011.
The Saturn was damaged on April 2nd 2011, as the result of a collision with an ex English channel ferry called the Windward II. The collision resulted in failure of Two bow anchors, which resulted in The Saturn being forced off location. This resulted in the drill string having to be sheared. However, we did not have time to emergency disconnect the LMRP. This resulted in severe damage to the rotary table, the catastrophic disconnection of the diverter, damage to the diverter housing and damage to the moonpool area, as well as damage to the slip joint and riser. The BOP ended up at an angle of 22.5 degrees. The damage to the Windward II was even more catastrophic, as she sank very quickly after the collision. As the Driller on shift at the time, I can safely say, that it was an exciting event.

Added by Robert West on 19 April 2013.
I am due on board this thing next week - I wish I had researched earlier!
OMG!
Oh well - I will just have to grin and bear it.....

Added by Marcus on 24 October 2013.
You wouldn't be the Marcus, that was on the Scarabeo 6, as Assistant Subsea. if you are how did you get on, on the Saturn.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 17 November 2016.
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Australia

Atwood Southern Cross Atwood Southern Cross 1976Atwood Southern Cross 1975Darwin harbourPort side craneHome timethrough the V-doorJack Bates Montara platform fire,  Timor SeaOcean Epoch in North West of Australia
My Album Admin Login | Advertise on this Site | Terms & Copyright | Try our site about Oil Rigs