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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Second drilling rig off Darwin

There's a second drilling rig off Darwin, closer in than the Stena Clyde. Apparently heaps of fish and squid but security zone restrictions may apply, will post more later.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Hi Matt
I heard about it as well. I think its called Noble Tom Prosser
Latitude / Longitude:-12.18847° / 130.5912°

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Thats it Nomad. It was the last rig I worked on. Matt, I can email the Radio Op if you like to find out exclusion zones?

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Lats, The Stena Clyde is ‘laid up’ and this is ‘active’. Does that mean its drilling?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Active will mean it's ready for deployment. From memory the Stena Clyde is in care and maintenance so i wouldn't expect this new rig to be around for long.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

the site says the Stena is 'laid up'. i know its not operating but was trying to get details on the new ones status. how close can we get without causing grief?


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Lats, if you can get the good oil on the rig so to speak, that would be great.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

They have minimal crew and here until April when their next contract starts. They are not chasing people away. But I'd expect that to change closer to April when they man up and have tenders loading them up

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

They are not drilling. But if they were and hit the jackpot, Inpex would be p...ed off after they just laid thousands of km of pipe to Browse Basin

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Lats wrote:
They are not drilling. But if they were and hit the jackpot, Inpex would be p...ed off after they just laid thousands of km of pipe to Browse Basin


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

You can see the rig from the East Point in the distance.

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

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You can see the rig from the East Point in the distance.

Yep, and from Lee Point. You would be able to see the Stena Clyde from it, so no need for GPS marks.


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

i'm gonna pull some skirts around this Sunday i'll swing by and take a look and see what the life is like on the sounder and maybe have a cast for some Tuna/Queenfish.

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Second drilling rig off Darwin

Let us know how you get on Simmo, i ve heard some say it isnt firing yet, i am heading out that way in a week or so and am curious as to whether or not it is worth a fish.

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