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No: 839   Contributor: Alf Cooke   Companies: Shell   Year: 1976   Country: United Kingdom

Hull number SEDCO702 on long term lease to Shell and named Stadrill.
Crewed by Shell Drill Crew. Was sold I think in or around 1988 to a private company.
Picture added on 07 April 2008
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It became the West Stadrill owend by Smedvig. It.s still worked for Shell though.

Added by Dai on 12 April 2008.
When this rig was taken over by Smedvig from Shell I was tasked to carry out an inspection of the electrical equipment, reporting back to Smedvig Management in Aberdeen. I found the status of the equipment to be in a shocking and unsafe condition. My report was rejected by Smedvig and I was subsequently assigned to the West Stadrill as a Senior electrician. I was extremely concerned about the safety of the rig and raised these concerns with both offshore and onshore management. I raised my concerns through both safety meetings and several meetings with management in Aberdeen where I was accused of being a trouble maker and exaggeration. Having met this brick wall I was forced to raise these concerns with the D.O.E. To their credit they guarenteed my anonimity and promised to investigate. Following their inspections of the West Stadrill it became the first and I believe the only M.O.D.U to be completely shut down on the North Sea for breaches of safety regulations.

There was wide national newspaper comment and a question was asked in Commons. I was of course transferred to the N.W. Hutton where I continued to work for Smedvig for a further 5 years - they knew it was me but couldn't prove it.
Happily neither the West Stadill or Smedvig are present in the British sector of the North Sea today.

Added by David J Webb on 24 January 2010.
I worked on the Stadrill for 3 years after the Smedvig takeover. I also found some safety issues but over time, these issues were sorted out. One thing that I spotted while working on the rig floor was a couple of 1 metre long cracks in the welds at the base of one of the derricks legs.

Added by Luke Ashley on 31 January 2010.
What a happy place it was to work. I was on Stadrill for 8 years from 1980 to 1988 as Radio Operator. I was moved off when Smedvigs took over and was assigned to Tern Alpha. Even after 14 years on Tern, I still missed A8YY. I remember Cookie very well, but I'm not sure if he has the number right. As far as I can remember, it was the Sedco 705 hull. Shell bought it on the stocks whilst it was been built in Halifax (Nova Scotia) and its registered owners was the "Stadrill Trust Company Number 1".

I have some pictures of her from her last visit to Peterhead about 1984/5 (we moved to Invergordon for refit after that). If I can get them scanned in, I will post on here. All the best to any of the old lags that look on here and reminisce about the old days.

Added by David Swan on 02 March 2010.
I had a brilliant time on the Stadrill around 84-87 me thinks, was probley stoned most of the time lol, some of the best years of my life where I met Brian Donald (Rocky) became very good freinds, rest in peace my friend. Now a tubing & casing inspector / supervisor still living in Aberdeen. Anyhow take care guys.

Added by Chris Gibson (Psycho) on 15 July 2010.
I was Radio Op on the West Stadrill from Aug 88 when Smedvig took her over till she went of to the far east in 1993. Had a very enjoyable 5 years there, mostly up on the Cormorant UMC. A great bunch of guys to work with.

Added by Sandy MacCallum on 27 July 2010.
My name is Iain Barnes, The Stadrill was the first and best rig I was on in 1979. I was on night shift with Charlie Bridge, who I was living with and his family. I have a few photos of the Stadrill. The chief steward was Peter Rose from Peterborough, camp bosses were Dave Allum, Paul Stone, Scot Hamilton and there was a wee fat bloke with a cockney accent, can't remember his name, but what a brilliant rig. Enjoyed it when she moved and going to Peterhead. Everybody was great to work for. Where is the Stadrill now, anybody know?

Added by Iain Barnes on 26 August 2010.
I worked on the Stadrill from 1988 till she lost the contact with Shell, I worked for a slickline company called OTIS at the time, (now Halliburton). What a brilliant place to work, if I can remember correctly there was a driller from Arbroath called Stretch, Mince Bill (his proper name was Harold) the camp boss. The old girl is been upgraded again sometime in the mid 90's with iceberg deflectors, she is now afloat somewhere off Singapore.

Added by Chris McNab ---- WAC on 01 September 2010.
Hi guys,

I was on the previous Shell rig called the Staflo -I then transferred to the Stadrill with the rest of the drill crews. I remained with the rig till the dark days of Dan Smedvig. I was going to stay for 6 months transition. However after a few months of a comedy of errors, I left before I murdered somebody.

Added by Davie Smith on 21 January 2011.
Worked as Toolpusher on the pile of s***, remember the cracks in the derrick leg. Also the time 3 ruckers parted within a couple of hours cause forgot to slip and cut. And then the day the incompetant Dutch rig super dropped the BOP 8 hrs after being told it would fall off when pulling.

Added by Jeff on 07 February 2011.
Okey Jeff

What year are you talking about ? Was it with uncle Dan Smedvig or Joe Shell .

Added by Davie Smith on 08 February 2011.
Hey Chris. I remember you. Your last trip sticks in my mind most because I had a good laugh watching you being chased by Alec Ogden all over the rig. Lol.
Some names that are still remembered include. Mike Stewart, Stan the man, Bruce ? Fraser ?
Oh Jeff, that was funny, yeah I remember coming out on shift to find out that the Stack had made It`s own way down to the sea bed for a lie down. The ruckers going, stuck in my mind long enough to alert me on the Neddrill 6 , floorman/subsea trainee. I was sussing stuff out below the rig floor and noticed a couple of slip and cuts were in order. Rig manager was quite thankful I told him about them, unlike the lazy Dutch subsea engineer.

Added by Luke Ashley on 08 February 2011.
Pysco hows it going, I think I remember your last trip sliding down the V door and the company man going bananas at the pusher for letting. I joined the Stadrill around Feb 88/ 91 and was the first rig for me. I Worked with Brian Park (Crane Op) and also alongside Psyco, cool hand luke, Dave Smith and Dave Smith from lossie, Ron McKay , Steve Shay, Rocky, Dykes (Crane op) and a many more. Probably the best rig I worked on for the crack and good bunch of boys.
I'm still in the North Sea as Deck Foreman on a Production unit.

Added by Kevin Mckenzie on 10 February 2011.
I was campboss on the Stadrill for eight years with a company called CCG. One of the best rigs I ever worked on, all Shell drill crew and r/os Dave Swan, Dennis Broadbridge and Mike ?, R/Pusher Dykes Wedderburn, crane/ops Bertie Reid passed away now and Allan Ferguson all great guys.

Added by Scott Diplexcito on 10 February 2011.
I must admit too that the Stadrill was probably the best rig I worked on too. I have never had a greater bunch of lads to work with. I may not have showed it at the time though. Mike Stewart ??? Has anyone heard where he is these days? I`d like to get in touch with him.

Kev, is this you?

Added by Luke Ashley on 11 February 2011.
Hi Kevin and Scott

Davie Smith from Lossie here. I agree wholeheartly with you boys - I am still offshore and the Stadrill / Staflo stand out as two of the best offshore installations I have been on. We did the work without the bullshit. All the best boys.

Added by Davie Smith on 12 February 2011.
I noticed this today and has brought back too many good memories. I was on the Stadrill 1985 until 89 through the Smedvik era and eventually chased by Ogston (wanker) I ruffnecked with Steve Shay and was on shift the day the incompetent dutch pusher (Kluas ?) hadn't latched the upper package correctly and decided to pull the whole stack until it came to the splash zone.
Phsyco I can relate to being stoned most of the time with Rocky for sure. Some laughs and mostly nonsense on the rig but we still got through it. I never forget the water fights with Dykes and Berty.

Added by David Blair on 16 March 2011.
Hello David Blair - were you known as Paddington Bear?

Added by Davie Smith on 17 March 2011.
Aricht Davie? Kevin Mackay here, still married to Ronnie Kelmans daughter. Had a lot of happy times on Stadrill during Shell years, left after Koos dropped the stack, useless twat. Still offshore but Stadrill still remains my best job.

Added by Kevin Mackay on 28 March 2011.
Aye fine tae hear u Kevin---am the same as yersel still offshore --probably till am ninety .

A the best

Added by Davie S on 30 March 2011.
Kevin, were you on the Piper Bravo when I was campboss on there?

Added by Scott Diplexcito on 04 April 2011.
Scott, was on Stadrill when you were there, and on Piper for a while also. How you doing?

Added by Kevin Mackay on 20 April 2011.
I remeber it too and I had the best 3 years of my offshore career there. I have videos of a lot of the guys on that rig now converted to MPG if any of you want them. I have pics too. I am now working and living in Perth, Australia as a directional driller for Halliburton.

Added by Jeff Conway on 06 May 2011.
Hi Davie Smith fit like?
I moved to the West Coast of the USA when Smedvik took over the rig in '88 , having served on Staflo and Stadrill. Happy days!!!

Added by Johnny Walker on 31 May 2011.
Hi Johnny
Am fine glad to hear you. You always said you liked that part of the world. If you read this mail - can you tell me what Ronnie's end name was - I think he was your back-to-back.

Added by Davie Smith on 03 June 2011.
Hi Johnny do you rember when I used to sit round in the control room with you on nights and we used to talk about about black John?

Added by Scott Diplexcito on 04 June 2011.
Hi Davie
His name was Ronnie Macgregor my back to back was Jim Leese.
Did you say you were still offshore.??
Must be a pusher by now.!!
By the way Ronnie passed away some time ago.
I met Hughie Mcnaughton a couple of years ago at the Treetops Hotel and he kinda brought me up to scratch.He told me that Ronnie Mac, tool pusher Ronnie from Strichen, Harry the storeman, the toolie from around Inverness had all passed on.
I live in Idaho now and like it fine. I think I'll be home this year sometime will call Hughie for a beer and some news. He's the only one I have a number for. Do you still live up Nairn way? You still work for Shell?

Added by Johnny Walker on 04 June 2011.
Hi Scot
Yes I remember you fine. How are you ????
Are you still offshore. You can't be retired yet!!!!!

Added by Johnny Walker on 06 June 2011.
Hi Johnny
Aye a few boys have passed in the last five years or so . I still keep in touch with Grigor McKay and John Bruce . Dougie Sedge passed over last year and auld Bill Lamont a whilie before that . Remember John Geddes he s still in the land o the liven---and still taking a dram or twa . I live in the Black Isle now ---top of a hill ( remote )but its good . I work for my mate in his company --its called Total Reclaim Systems . I still do a lot of hill climbing , although I fell off a cliff ten years ago and near wasted myself ! I would fine like to see you again if you get anywhere near the north ---phone No:- 01381 600889

Added by Davie s on 07 June 2011.
Hi Dave
I, ll be up your way about the end of September and will surely give you a call. I don, t know where all the time has gone but it just seems unfair that the years just flash by.
I still fly and flew professionally for about ten years in the US.
So what happened to all the guys who elected to stay with Shell. Were they moved onto platforms .??
I can, t believe I have lived in the US for twenty years now almost as long as I worked for shell.
All the best for now Davies.

Added by Johnny Walker on 12 June 2011.
Hi Gents; here we are! Nearly 30 years later and still having good memories of the Stadrill. Stadrill was my (Dutch cloggie :-) first rig ever and worked as a trainee/assy-driller from '82-'84 above the UMC. As far as I can remember it was the Sedco 705.

Added by Roland van Doorne on 09 November 2011.
The rig Stadrill is in the shipyard in Shenzhen, China now. The name has changed to Nanhai Tiaozhan. I'm an engineer of the rig repairing.

Added by Wang on 22 November 2011.
Nice one Wang ----thanks for that

Added by Davie Smith on 24 November 2011.
worked on the standstill in the 80s.still the best rig I ever worked on

Added by Rochdale Cowboy on 24 June 2012.
My father worked on the Stadrill for a number of years and the Staflo I think it was called. Wondering if anyone can remember him and have any photos of their days together. He was Ronnie Ferguson who passed away in April 2006

Added by Mick Ferguson on 26 June 2012.
Aye Mick
I remember your father weel . He was my roustie pusher on the Staflo and I worked with him on the Staflo---we were both fishermen . I had a lot of time for your father and I am sorry to hear of his passing .

Added by Davie Smith on 04 July 2012.
Hi boys Mike Stewart here I think you're right Davie were all going to be working till we're 90 Hey Luke you still down Dumfries ? Jeff nobody found you out yet ?? Davie thought you were Woking in a suit in Aberdeen ? Me I am over in Denmark still offshore ( OIM ) not as much of a laugh as the old Stadrll days, Luke were you thinking Frazer McLean and Bruce Fraser ?

Added by Mike Stewart on 31 August 2012.
Fit like mike . I think I was on your crew with Brian Park for a while then got made up to crane op on Steve Shay crew. Just feels like yesterday. I just got a couple of photos last week from a bargemaster who has just joined us .he was on it for the last 6 years but the Chinese have trained up all their own people. It has just signed up for another 15 year contract after being in for refit. How long have you been in Denmark and who are you working for. Okay I have to shoot I'm supposed to be working.

Added by Kevin Mckenzie on 02 September 2012.
Hey Mikey. About time you showed up. No mate, I`m living in Wrexham, North Wales now. A couple of birds were in the pub in Moffat when me and my mate walked in. I saw they were writing postcards and when I got eye contact, came up with the line, "Ello darlin, I`ll give ya something to write home about". Cut a long story short, I married one of them in 1995 and now have two boys 11 and 15 years old. I went to work on Neddrill 6 after Smedvig until a random chopper came out to the rig. That was the end of my career offshore. Some years later, I came into a bit of money and got myself the offshore survival and medical and managed to get another job through agency on Ensco 71 I think it was. 3 days into the trip, I was having problems and blaming the rig wash in the laundry. I asked to see my own doctor and after months of tests and different drugs, turned out I had developed Hives, or more accurately Urticarial Vasculitis. Had it for about 3 years. Anyway, now working for a supplier of oak doors and floors etc, in Chester. Looking to get into offshore wind farms and recently applied unsuccessfully for a heavy lift supervisor for the North Wales coast farm. Anyway Mike. Good to hear from you again. So your trawling idea didn`t come off them ? OIM is a lot better me thinks.

Added by Luke Ashley on 02 September 2012.
Hey Wang thanks for the update. Looks like there`s still plenty of life left in her yet.

Although probly not much left of the original Stadrill we all knew.


Added by Luke Ashley on 02 September 2012.
Aye Mike a lot of water under the bridge since I spoke to you last. Yes I had a suit job I was senior recruiting consultant with McPherson Offshore. However my rock climbing hobby put an end to that. I peeled off a cliff face and nearly wasted myself. I took nearly a year to recover from that but luckily we had a restuarant in Lossie at the time so I used that to get myself back on track. I went back offshore in 2003 running filtration tools, then I ran the new tilt link casing by the Canadian company Tesco. I am now an offshore supervisor with a tank cleaning company called Total Reclaim Systems (look it up) we are the best in the business. Never been a dull moment since I left the Stadrill! All the best Mike will speak again.

Added by Davie Smith on 07 September 2012.
Fit like lads,
I was the first subsea engineer on the stadrill can't remember the year I was run off for thumping the barge engineer Martin Low I think his name was, my brotherinlaw was a motorman (Brooner) Ian Brown, anyone remember him?
I remember Dykes the deck foreman or crane op can't remember, and the crazy paint crews one crew were rangers supporters the other we're Celtic supporters mental b***s.
I remember the water fights b***s used to get me every time in the moon pool, anyway lads hope all is well with youz.

Added by Mike Smith on 17 December 2012.
I visited the Stadrill once to fix the Rigserv drilling instruments. I remember the electrician with Wishaws finest on the back.

Added by Steve Newton on 18 December 2012.
Aye Mike I remember Ian Broon awright -Whit happened tae him ?

Added by Davie Smith on 21 December 2012.
IDF mud engineer during UMC days opposite Jesse from Inverurie, still grateful for the topnotch derrickman team who got me through some long days. Do I remember correctly, one of yous was lost along the way?

Added by Colin Macdonald on 26 January 2013.
Yes she may have been a old rust bucket , but still the best rig I ever worked on.

Added by Mark (Rochdale) Goodwin on 11 June 2013.
I managed the 702 off the NW coast of Australia mid 2000, the rig belonged to Transocean. Don't recall Stadrill ever owning the 702 (previously the Sedco 702). To my knowledge Transocean still owns the rig?

Added by Blue O'Shea on 18 June 2013.
Stadrill was actually the Sedco 705. The Sedco 702 was a different rig.

Added by Nessy on 07 July 2013.
On behalf of my late husband - Scott B Diplexcito who passed away 11.8.13. He said best Rig he had ever worked on.

Added by Mrs F Diplexcito on 08 September 2013.
I have uploaded a new photo of the FPS, photo number 2888. The rig went into dry dock in 2011 in Nansha, near Guangzhou (Canton)and returned to the Liuhua 11-1 field in the South China Sea in May 2012. In dry dock received a new derrick and 2 new engines and more work. Has been in this field since 1994.

Added by Nick Cregan on 12 June 2014.
My Father worked on this rig for many years. His name was Malcolm Souter, he was an engineer.

Added by Malcolm Souter on 15 September 2014.
She was actually the SEDCO 705, IMO#8756629, built Halifax 1975 to replace STAFLO. She's now called NANHAI TIAO ZHANI owned by CNOOC CHINA. I worked on her until leaving Shell to be a Mud Engineer with Magcobar in 1979. My Floor Crew had Jim Downie, Dennis Donald, Craig Humphreys, Allan Lamont - (The Clone), Nigel Partington, Captain McGrory was Derrickman, Katy Elder AD. I remember Andy Zaglobis died just after I left, think he caught his head between the V-door post and a Collar & someone also died by standing on the bladder in front of the Pulsation Dampner on pump 1 when they filled it with Nitrogen. Sid Vicious (Gordon) also left a wee while after me.
Fokko Shroeder was one of my Co. Men. You got off a day early if you beat him at Table Tennis. Us Shell punters were on 7 days on 7 days off in those days. Smoking was allowed on the S-61's but not on the "New" Pumas due to the fuel tank being in the cabin. No survival suits in those days. I remember we brought a rusty old mini on for the welder to fix when we were in Peterhead.

Added by Charlie Barton on 15 October 2014.
Hey! Hughie Mcnaughton! Have you finished building that hoose yet?

Added by Charlie Barton on 15 October 2014.
I think Stadrill would have been Sedco 705. There were Sedco 700, Sedneth 701, Sedco 702 (sunk in Rotterdam harbour 1974), 703, 704, 706, 707 etc.
I note the hull is in China being upgraded. Transocean seem to have given up on Sedco 700 (retired).

Added by Gordon C Stalker on 31 December 2014.
I did a year on its predecessor ( Staflo )Then was with the Stadrill for the next 15 years.On the 06/01/2015 was my fortieth year in the offshore oil industry - this is definitely my last year.

My condolences to Mrs Diplexico - I remember Scott well.

Added by Davie Smith on 06 February 2015.
Hi Malcolm, I worked with your Dad on Stadrill, great guy and excellent engineer.

Added by Kevin Mackay on 13 February 2015.
Bob LEWIS Was killed by an explosion caused by immense pressure entering the suction dampner.He was a really good bloke and assissted me regulary when I was derrickman.

As far as I know Andy Zyglobis is still alive and kicking.

Added by Davie Smith on 13 February 2015.
Hi guys, my father worked on the Stadrill for a number ofmany years and the Staflo I think it was called. Wondering if anyone can remember him and have any photos of their days together. He was Ronnie Ferguson who passed away in April 2006

Added by Mick Ferguson on 20 February 2015.
Aye Davie, Andy Zed is still on the go, he's a Rig Manager in Aberdeen, spoke to him not long ago. Charlie's maybe thinking of Brian "Rocky" Donald?

Added by Kevin Mackay on 20 February 2015.
AYE Mick
I remember your dad well he was my Roustie pusher when I first started on the Staflo.

I got on really well with him------all the best Davie s

Added by Davie Smith on 20 February 2015.
I have some photos, but I think they are just of the rig and my Father. I will look them out and scan them on here if I can.

Added by Malcolm Souter on 21 February 2015.
I have some old photographs of my fathers days with Stadrill. I don't know if or how I can put them up here. They are mostly of him pretending to work. haha There is also one on the net of a team of guys. I recognize a few, but can only name My father and Jim Leese who live in Anstruther beside us

Added by Malcolm Souter on 25 February 2015.
Apologies to Andy Z. I think it was Brian the bagpipe player.

Added by Charlie B on 25 February 2015.
Malcolm, your dad Malkie was a gem! He used to come over the Tay Bridge and give me a lift from the Ferry, then pick up a mechanic called Martin Lowe from Arbroath and we're all go up together on the old coast road in his camper van. Park up at the Skea Dhu before checkin in at British Airways choppers. When I left Stadrill in 1981 Your Dad was one of the Motormen. He'd "borrow" me as a roustie when the engines needed de cloaked. Hope your well. Malkie was a great friend to me and a hard as nails wee bugger!

Added by Charlie B on 25 February 2015.
Haha. He used to get all angry just before leaving for work because as 'Hard as nails' as he used to make out, he was a bit scared of the helicopters. He was never the same after leaving Stadrill. I think being stuck on land bothered him. We had a couple of boats after too. He died of lung cancer in 2003, A short illness. Miss him. I have huge shoes to fill.
It's nice hearing these things.

Added by Malcolm Souter on 28 February 2015.
Staflo was a good rig worked on it in the seventies with my brother norman groves

Added by Chris Groves on 12 July 2015.
Worked on the STAFLO as Electrician from 78 to 80. Damn rig tried sink twice off the Congo.

Added by Bryan Roche on 21 December 2015.
Reading through these comments brought back lots of great memories. I worked on Staflo then transferred to Stadrill during the last build stages in Halifax NS was onboard right up till Smedvig took over. Transferred to Smedvig who sent me to the West Kappa a year later. I remember most of the guys mentioned in the previous posts.

Added by Bob Donaldson on 17 May 2016.
Good to hear all the comments brings back lots of memories, how the job has changed since then it's a wonder how anything gets done now with all the red tape, I find myself working for a company doing primarily cement heads and can often be found on the secco 704 operating pneumatic cement heads, the rig always reminds me of the stadrill as they were both same series, I will try and remember and pop back here a bit more often always forget about it..take care guys and good luck with whatever your doing these days ;)

Added by Chris Gibson on 10 July 2016.
Hi all. Anyone from the Staflo or Stadrill who may remember my Grandad, John Banks. I believe he would have been on there in the 70's.

Added by Harvey Goodfellow on 19 November 2016.
Aye Harvey I remember your grandad well he was a mechanic on the Staflo then later the Stadrill. In fact he gave me a bit of information about my grandfather's boat which was wrecked off yarmouth. He told me the location of the boilers which was all that was left of the fishing drifter they were still visible in the seventies. All the best

Added by Davie Sith on 23 November 2016.
The SEDCO 702 left the north sea in 1976 to Brazil and onward to Africa, still as a Sedco rig.

Added by John Robb on 28 January 2017.
Hi folks, just anyone of you guys remember my father William (Billy) Harsveld.? I believe he was the captain of the Staflo and later on the Stadrill.

Added by Marel Harsveld on 13 April 2017.
Thanks Davie, my Grandad John is 88yrs old now. He stills tells me stories of his time offshore, although as you can imagine his memory is not what it was. Great to hear from people that were out there at the same time. All the best.

Added by Harvey Goodfellow on 14 April 2017.
I remember Willy (Willem) Harsveld, who was a Shell toolpusher. He always wore clean, white gloves when he left the accommodation to look round the rig. He preferred to stay in his office.

Added by Gordon Stalker on 14 April 2017.
Hi Marel
I remember your dad well he was my first tool pusher on the Staflo we knew him as Willy Harsveld he was some character - funny thing I was talking about him a week or so ago if I remember right he was a collector of diamonds??

All the best
Davie s

Added by Davie s on 14 April 2017.
Willy Harsveld was Shell toolpusher on a number of Shell operated rigs. I remember him on Sedco 700 in 1975/76. He was a very elegant and pleasant gentleman to work with.

Added by Gordon Stalker on 18 April 2017.
Gordon and many thanks for your replies. Most appreciated. It is always good to hear things like that from his direct colleagues. Never knew he was diamond collector, interesting :)
Unfortunately my father passed away in 1993 after a many years battle with cancer. Thanks gents...

Added by Marel Harsveld on 21 April 2017.
Harvey, give your granddad my regards.A great guy , never phased out and always smiling.We started on the Staflo in December 1967.50 years ago, Staflo was moored up and ready to spud. Johnny was sub-sea mechanic alongside Ray MacKellow and I was an A/D

Added by Tom Rae on 19 December 2017.
I worked on the stadrill late seventies til 90, good times, worked with some great lads

Added by John hayes on 09 February 2018.
Aye John we were in the same crew for a while. I retired from the industry two years ago. Lasted six weeks and nearly went stir crazy. Got a job driving a van for the Royal Mail----All the best John

Added by Davie Smith on 13 February 2018.
Hi guys hope your all doing well, psycho here. Currently on the ocean guardian still working with the pneumatic cement heads keeps me in a job, easy number sit about for days or weeks at a time work for a day then off , money for auld rope, this rig am now is an 700 series not sure which but it’s blowing up a hoolie as storm Amy comes in ROV has shit the bed so they’ll be no cement job tonight be as well go back to my bed, night lads.

Added by Chris Gibson on 19 September 2018.
Worked on Stadrill mid eighties. Baz walker Liverpool. Sorry to here of so many passing.

Added by Baz walker on 21 September 2018.
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