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Old 3rd Jul 2010, 21:26   #61 (permalink)
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They're not going to being taking many people offshore when its BKN 500 at norwich and they have to lug alternate fuel around!
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Old 5th Jul 2010, 16:34   #62 (permalink)
 
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EC135 or EC155 ? more likely to be the latter with the type already based with Bristow at Norwich to operate to decks used by N2 ?

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Old 5th Jul 2010, 20:20   #63 (permalink)
 
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Going def be a EC135 as courses booked and A/C ordered
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Old 5th Jul 2010, 20:25   #64 (permalink)
 
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It is a 135 the 155 is far too big for the small decks in the Viking field.

The 365N2 is only allowed to go onto these decks due to the high experience levels of the present crews

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Old 5th Jul 2010, 21:18   #65 (permalink)
 
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Viking CD, DD, GD and HD (below) are all 10.68m - still undersize for a B0105 (12m) or an EC135 (12.2m).

"365 landing only with wheels within aiming circle, weight limit 4250 kg"

Look at the condition too!



A little bit of the Gulf of Mexico in the British backyard.
How DO the great British CAA sleep at night over these?
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Old 6th Jul 2010, 05:22   #66 (permalink)
 
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For a Dauphin that would be a 0.78D deck!

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"365 landing only with wheels within aiming circle, weight limit 4250 kg"
Nice to see some mitigating weight restrictions applied........

I'm sure the HCA, oil company and the operator have conducted a suitable risk analysis. No need to bother with all that CAP371 and Annex 14 rubbish...

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The 365N2 is only allowed to go onto these decks due to the high experience levels of the present crews
Indeed, and unlike the Leman 27AD there's no crane to smack....
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Old 6th Jul 2010, 09:00   #67 (permalink)
 
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Indeed, and unlike the Leman 27AD there's no crane to smack....
I beg to differ as the Viking Golf has the old sea crane that sits above the level of the deck!

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Old 6th Jul 2010, 17:39   #68 (permalink)
 
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HF thanks for the update on the 135

With all the Health and Safety guff from the offshore companies - that deck should be condemned or restricted , hope the aircrew can hold their breath with all that bird ***t

Time for the offshore operator to spend some money and get it cleaned up

To anyone that flies onto that platform ....... well done

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Old 20th Jul 2010, 09:45   #69 (permalink)
 
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North Sea Oil Rigs

Hi all,

Does anyone have details of where oil rigs are located in the north sea that are served by any airports along the east coast? Is there an online map illustrating their locations/size etc?

Thanks,

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Old 20th Jul 2010, 11:49   #71 (permalink)
 
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That's brilliant - thanks 212!! Never thought of the AIPs.

Cheers, Nimrod
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 12:42   #72 (permalink)
 
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I just thought I would throw this latest Press release (below) out there in order to raise a few opinions/feelings/views about future possibilities or change to the current operation, presently being carried out by BHL . Considering the fact that BHL have been operating from Humberside for almost a year they are still undermanned, having to regularly supplement with Norwich based pilots, still have to aggree roster conditions with the entire Humberside pilot workforce & still have to aggree Ts & Cs for the personnel that TUPEd late last year.
Could we be looking at further contract negotiations for heli support with the new owner?
Would Transfer of employment include support contracts?
Could ex CHC pilots find themselves back where they came from before they're even harmonised?

Release date: 22 February 2011

BP announced today the intention of selling its interests in a number of operated oil and gas fields in the UK. The assets involved are the Wytch Farm onshore oilfield in Dorset and all of BP’s operated gas fields in the Southern North Sea, including associated pipeline infrastructure and the Dimlington terminal.

BP anticipates that the staff currently working on these assets will transfer employment to the new buyer when the divestments are completed.

These divestments will allow BP to focus resources and investment on its diverse central North Sea, northern North Sea, West of Shetland and Norway assets and on successful delivery of its new major projects.
Trevor Garlick, Regional President, BP North Sea said: “The North Sea is a significant business for BP and we are currently investing here at the highest level for more than ten years, with four major new field development projects underway in the UK and two in Norway. The assets we intend to divest are of high value but find it difficult to compete for capital and resource within our North Sea portfolio. We believe they will attract earlier investment and be of greater value to a new buyer.

“Ensuring continued safe operation of these assets will continue to be our priority as we seek potential purchasers and support our staff through the transition process which will follow.”

BP aims to complete the divestments around the end of 2011, subject to receipt of suitable offers and regulatory and third party approvals.

The equity being offered for sale by BP is as follows:

Wytch Farm
All of BP’s equity which is:
  • 67.81% operated interest in the Wytch Farm oil field (covering the Frome, Bridport and Sherwood reservoirs)
  • 67.5% operated interest in the Beacon discovery
  • 67.5% operated interest in the Wareham oil field
  • 100% operated interest in the Kimmeridge oil field
Southern North Sea
  • BP’s interest in the Cleeton stream fields
  • BP’s interest in the West Sole stream fields
  • BP’s interest in the Amethyst field and
  • BP’s interest in the related infrastructure, including the Cleeton Field, the Southern North Sea Pipeline System (SNSPS) and the Dimlington terminal
Asset Interest (%)Operator

Cleeton Stream

ECA Riser Tower 65.00 BP
Apollo 65.00 BP
Mercury 73.33 BP
Minerva 65.00 BP
Neptunel 100.00 BP
Wollaston 66.27 BP
Whittle 66.27 BP
Ravenspurn South 100.00 BP
Ravenspurn North 53.50 BP

West Sole Stream

West Sole 100.00 BP
Hyde 100.00 BP
Hoton 100.00 BP

Newsham 100.00 BP

Amethyst Unit 83.65 BP
Infrastructure

Cleeton Platform 100.00 BP


SNSPS 100.00 BP

Dimlington Terminal2 100.00 BP
Dimlington to Saltend
Condensate Pipeline 100.00 BP



1 BP will acquire 100% of Neptune on completion of an SPA signed with Amerada Hess in 2010.
2 Including the BP Easington Terminal and the Centrica Easington to Dimlington Linkline BP’s net production from these assets is some 40 mboe/d.

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Old 25th Feb 2011, 13:23   #73 (permalink)
 
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I can't see how this will affect the BHL Humberside contract.
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 14:41   #74 (permalink)
 
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BHL were handed this contract as a sweetener for a deal in the Gulf of Mexico.
Allegedly, BP UK had no say in the contract decision and were as surprised as everybody else when BHL were awarded the contract.
BHL have lost contracts recently in the SNS. Surely this must reflect their inability to offer a competitive tender.
After the debacle in Aberdeen & the distrust currently felt between BHL management and pilots, I for 1 wouldn't be surprised if the new operator made a few adjustments to its EOT requirements.
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 14:43   #75 (permalink)
 
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BHL have lost contracts recently in the SNS
What contracts would these be?
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 15:43   #76 (permalink)
 
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Didn't BHL not lose out on the Shell contract which they'd hoped to win?

It would be a fine state of affairs if Centrica were to purchase the BP assets in the Southern North Sea, and CHC already have contracts with Centrica.

I wonder??? I have a feeling that the guy running the CHC southern north sea fleet has more information than is public. Why else would a helicopter company, which had just lost it's biggest contract customer, continue to spend money on the terminal at Humberside, renewing the terminal check in facilities etc, and keeping a new AW139 in place? I believe BP already have a buyer lined up, to put out a press release like that. TUPE tranfers for the pilots who just left? Or would CHC do the decent thing and just accept them back with seniority held in place? Also, if Bristows were to complete the oft talked of 'harmonisation', the ex chc guys all get a considerable pay adjustment, and then they would go back to CHC on more money!! This may just be an interesting year.
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 16:46   #77 (permalink)
 
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Well put Yonez! As someone who takes the 'put up and shut up' line it is beginning to wear a little thin, this continual poor treatment, from rosters to abrasive management. I can count at least half a dozen heads who are more than prepared to walk...

As for harmonisation, I'm not holding my breath. They can't even get the right number of people on site in a given week, let alone tackle the dreaded TUPE equation.

As you say, let's see how the year pans out.
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Old 25th Feb 2011, 18:58   #78 (permalink)
 
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i think it would be natural justice if some of the work came back to CHC, after all the boys at humberside did a great job for BP and didnt deserve to lose it in the first place, local BP didnt want it.

CHC are providing a good service to centrica, so i hope they grow again!
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 00:55   #79 (permalink)
 
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How can you say chc and good service in one sentence! Yes the workers are providing a good service but as for the misguided leaders well
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 09:23   #80 (permalink)
 
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Heard conoco will not be flying out of humberside shortly,all moving to norwich ?????
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