Giant oil rig being thrown around by heavy seas

An oil rig in a rough sea :O

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+8 1. Rathor commented 6 years ago

I bet everyone on that oil rig is puking all over :P
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+19 2. koritheratrat commented 6 years ago

@1 I think even the puke is puking.
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+6 3. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 6 years ago

At least the oil rig wasn't puking :x
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+1 4. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

I thought oil rigs were anchored to the seabed? :|
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+32 5. MindTrick commented 6 years ago

This reminds me of a party i was at once. No no, hear me out. It was fun and all, and i went to bed. The next day, i opened the curtains, and i stared straight onto a huge oil platform. I closed them again thinking "ok, i had too much to drink last night" and did a second take. It was still there. Turns out a platform had driven loose, and it had drifted all the way in to my town, resting against a huge bridge that was lower than the platform. Was quite a sight. Google for "plattform puddefjordsbroen" and check google images, i live right next to the bridge :)
edit: added a link as there wasn't that many pictures after all
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+1 6. torbengb commented 6 years ago

#4 Some are fixed to the seabed, but that requires fairly shallow water. Others are floating, and anchored using, well, anchors and chains.

Looking at these waves, it's quite clear that the water is deep. Otherwise waves of that size would have breakers and *those* would most definitely destroy this rig. I'm also questioning the integrity of this one even with "just" those long waves; there is a LOT of tension going on in that substructure.

#5 damn, what a sight! You must've sobered up quickly :-)
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+8 7. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

That is the Borgholm Dolphin which is a semi-submersible platform anchored with cables in 450 meters of water off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea.
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+4 8. martynbiker commented 6 years ago

There is NO AMOUNT of £££££££££ that would get me on one of those things!
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+5 9. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

That is the Borgholm Dolphin which is a semi-submersible platform anchored with cables in 450 meters of water off the coast of Scotland in the North Sea.

Also , this is not a drilling rig , it is an accommodation platform used for housing up to 274 personnel and storage.
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+1 10. fjwjr commented 6 years ago

What is is being filmed from?
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+5 11. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#10 Filmed by an oil company worker from the nearby drilling platform.
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-3 12. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

My comment (#4) above, was correct. I would love to hear the two reasons for being marked down? :D
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0 13. RetroGrade77 commented 6 years ago

#12 Perhaps your remark was too obvious and/or showed a lack of understanding of the situation. Being anchored to the seabed won't prevent it from rocking. If it is anchored too securely it will either get swamped or the cables will break and then it will be adrift in rough seas and possibly get washed away and dashed on the coastal rocks. The way that it is loosely anchored allows it to rock with the waves like a tree bending in the wind.
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-6 14. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

#13 Oh I SEE, so it's my fault, Oh I get it now! all the time I thought it was their fault, when in actual fact it was my fault. Well I should be punished then shouldn't I? Whoose a naughty boy then...AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH just in case anyone was wondering I did every one of those H's signally, when I could have simply held the H key down! now that's dedication for you, as I was very short of time. I hope they meant more >:)
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-2 15. 1010010010101 commented 6 years ago

#14. Calm down dear.
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-3 17. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

#15 I need my snickers! where the FU*k are my snickers! :D
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0 18. saywhat13 commented 6 years ago

no drilling in this weather off..lets go sun bathing.. oh wait... :'(