Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Rotorheads
Reload this Page >

North Sea Jigsaw

Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

North Sea Jigsaw

Old 29th Aug 2001, 19:49
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Scotland
Posts: 7
Post North Sea Jigsaw

Aberdeen P & J announces that Bristow have won the bp contract to supply a SuperPuma for an extended SAR trial in the N Sea. What do you all think will be the minimum exp level for a capt for this 24/7 contract when/if it goes to 4 offshore based machines. What should they be paid and what roster would you work.
EFATO is offline  
Old 30th Aug 2001, 20:22
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Hibernia
Posts: 45
Cool

I wouldn't work 15 days on 13 off but would consider 8 on 6 off but pay would have to be around 100,000 to make me put up with the boredom of being on standby with only routine training to look forward to. It is no fun living on a rig, so as there aren't many night qualified SAR Capts about who would want this job the pay should be high as market forces kick in.
Ally
AllyPally is offline  
Old 4th Sep 2001, 00:42
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Darkest Wiltshire
Posts: 124
Post

And having decided how much we're going to trouser.... maybe some congratulations are in order to BHL for winning the contractin the first place? Hmmmm?
Taff Missed is offline  
Old 3rd Nov 2001, 23:14
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: UK
Posts: 452
Talking Jigsaw

I know the contract has been awarded for the trial, but is there any other news?
cyclic is offline  
Old 5th Nov 2001, 03:11
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 49
Post

Yes, the guy running it dropped himself in the s**t with BP by suggesting that the project could or would (? it's that memory thing again) run on into full implementation.
Needless to say, much BP backpeddling was done, as their offshore unions are already at 30,000 feet in a vertical climb over this one.
Ally1987 is offline  
Old 20th Oct 2002, 17:12
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: UK
Age: 66
Posts: 39
JIGSAW bp's SAR Helios

Anybody got any news on how the JIGSAW trial is progressing in the N Sea?

An interested 2STROPS
2STROPS is offline  
Old 20th Oct 2002, 17:40
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Scotland
Age: 41
Posts: 416
I can tell you it hasn't started yet.
simfly is offline  
Old 20th Oct 2002, 18:11
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Norwich
Posts: 238
The aircraft (Mk II Super Puma) is currently down at Bristow HQ in Redhill being fitted with FLIR, Nightsun, SkyShout, winches and allsorts of other expensive toys, not to mention a nice snazzy paint scheme.

Should be up in Aberdeen in November for the crews to play with and provide a few demonstrations and then goes offshore for the real work in February I think.
Special 25 is offline  
Old 10th Jan 2003, 19:55
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Up north
Posts: 687
Question Bp Sar Jigsaw

Saw G-JSAR flying in Aberdeen this week. When and where are the offshore trials going to take place. How many crews are involved?

HF
(a could be interested party )
Hummingfrog is offline  
Old 12th Jan 2003, 15:23
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Hibernia
Posts: 45
It is very quiet. Is there no information to be had on what could be an operation that could employ 50-60 pilots?

AP
AllyPally is offline  
Old 12th Jan 2003, 15:56
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Abz
Posts: 38
Talking

Oh all right then.... The trial has already started and there are 5.5 pilots and about the same number of rear crew involved. Hopefully it will lead on to great things but at the moment, who knows? - that is why there is a trial!
Eurochopper is offline  
Old 12th Jan 2003, 16:07
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 690
Wink

With that paint job is the fence by the top hanger shoulder-to-shoulder with reggie spotters?
zalt is offline  
Old 12th Jan 2003, 17:58
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Aberdeen, UK
Posts: 29
For those who don't know what it looks like a picture is available at http://www.airliners.net/open.file/307211/M/ .
The Missing Piece is offline  
Old 14th Jan 2003, 17:57
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 690
TMP - ta

Who is specifying the objectives of the trial (ie BP, UKOOA or HSE) and does anyone know who is the Trial Manager (are they BP, Bristow etc)?
zalt is offline  
Old 14th Jan 2003, 20:02
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Scotland
Age: 41
Posts: 416
I've heard bits about the trial from crews, and the impression I get is that BP is managing it, and they are currently figuring out the objectives!
simfly is offline  
Old 14th Jan 2003, 21:21
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Up north
Posts: 687
bp has announced the sale of the 40s to Apache. This means that bp has sold 7 N Sea rigs in the last few months with more to follow so there may soon be no rigs left for Jigsaw a/c to be based on.

HF
Hummingfrog is offline  
Old 15th Jan 2003, 16:54
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 690
Flight Ad

Seems a bit late to be looking for objectives. I wonder how close to the rigs they are going to try to demo rescues.

HF - Does cast the super-positive BOH ad in this week's Flight (stating they will start sponsoring pilot & LAE training for their BP contract) in an interesting light. Will they really need all 6 L2s for their BP crew change contract?
zalt is offline  
Old 16th Jan 2003, 08:57
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oop North
Posts: 110
Hi Zalt

The policy of bp at the moment is to sell off the older or less productive fields in the N Sea. So far the 5 40s rigs, Montrose and Arbroath have been sold. This equates to a requirement of 1.5 Pumas per day. If Bond do not win the contract to support these rigs then they are down to 4.5 pumas not 6. There are also very strong rumours that this is just the beginning of the process so in the end the bp-Bond contract could be just for the west of Shetland rigs or 1.5>2 pumas a day.

A year is a long time in the N Sea so we may or may not see Bond at Aberdeen

332M
332mistress is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2003, 15:04
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: UK
Age: 66
Posts: 39
Jigsaw

I'm leaving the RAF in the near future (with ATPLH) having done 10 years SAR on the Seaking. Does anybody know the requirements for employment on JIGSAW or who to contact for details.

Ta

2S
2STROPS is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2003, 17:47
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: home and abroad
Posts: 582
So far, it is only a trial. Should there be a requirement in the future, it probably will have to go out for tender under EU rules, so who knows which operator will get it..

Good luck anyway
S76Heavy is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.