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Drillship Glomar 5
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No: 2919   Contributor:   Year: 2015   Country: United Kingdom
Drillship Glomar 5

Summer of 1972 drilling what was to become the Beryl Field.
Picture added on 10 April 2015 at 12:31
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It must have been very challenging to drill in the North Sea, using such a small drillship. The roll and heave must have been awful. I drilled a couple of wells in the Mediterranean, on a larger drillship, that was difficult enough.

Added by ROBERT WEST on 18 December 2015.
I was AB on the Glomar 5 1972 to 1974 it was rough some times if I remember properly we had 13' draft and about 5' freeboard, controls for the anchor winches were on the main deck, we were soaking wet all day but I was young and stupid then.

Added by Ray Luttman on 10 August 2017.
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