The Mess Known As Nobel Infects Shipyards

Not that it’s Nobels fault but [I][B]89[/B][/I] workers where injured on a Nobel Jackup in Singapore

China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. Ltd.has been notified by Friede & Goldman Marketing BV (“F&G”) to temporarily suspend work on its under-construction rigs’ jacking systems, pending testing. F&G is the engineering firm that has designed the jack-up and supplied the entire jacking system through their own sub-suppliers.

Rig Tilting in Jurong Shipyard

The F&G notice follows a recent incident involving Noble Corporation’s F&G design jack-up rig that is under construction at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. Preliminary findings suggest that one of the jacking mechanisms failed for the rig Noble Regina Allen berthed at the shipyard, causing the main hull of the rig to list to one side, leading to the accident in which 89 workers were injured.

DSIC-Offshore had, reportedly, previously experienced issues with some of the components of the jacking systems of F&G rigs currently under construction at their yard, and was investigating the jacking systems before receiving the letter from F&G.

Delivery delay?

Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A., a drilling contractor which has four jack-up rigs under construction in Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. commented on the matter: “The Company’s first rig, PROSPECTOR 1, was previously expected to be delivered at the end of January 2013 and mobilized to the North Sea for a long term drilling contract. At this time, the Company cannot estimate any impact on the delivery date of PROSPECTOR 1 until the evaluation of the jacking system is complete, which is anticipated to be within the next few weeks. The Company is currently developing a number of alternative solutions to replace any components, which might be found non-compliant, and minimize any delay to the delivery schedule.”

Noble Drilling, whom I could only imagine you are referencing, was in no way responsible, so why would you think you even need to mention that. When your grammar improves, then you can go around casting stones.

[QUOTE=The Commodore;90347]Noble Drilling, whom I could only imagine you are referencing, was in no way responsible, so why would you think you even need to mention that. When your grammar improves, then you can go around casting stones.[/QUOTE]

Because Noble Drilling, epitomizes cheap and cutting corners. And even though it was in shipyard, I am sure the Noble Project Engineers where nowhere to be found! GO NOBLE, BE NOBLE, YOU ARE NOBLE!

[QUOTE=The Commodore;90347]Noble Drilling, whom I could only imagine you are referencing, was in no way responsible, so why would you think you even need to mention that. When your grammar improves, then you can go around casting stones.[/QUOTE]

Much as I find immense glee to disparage Noble Drilling given the opportunity, I decided this event was not one to use. I am only happy that there were no fatalities and hope that of those many who were injured and required hospitalization, that none suffer permanent disability as a result. Any accident like this shows even routine jobs in shipyards are always fraught with risk and shit does go wrong with sometimes catastrophic consequences.

Now with that said, I wonder how wonderfully the BULLY’s and GLOBETROTTER’s are doing these days? Have heard that they are suffering mightily to overcome their shitty cheap assed design and worse workmanship. Been working on Keppel built semis recently and can certainly say that the workmanship on those is an entire order of magnitude better than what I experienced on the NB1. Same shipyard but different clients who actually gave a shit to ensure the rigs they bought were built right. Noble is certainly good to their rep of being a bottom dwelling ooze eating mollusk in the ocean deepwater drilling world.

I certainly wonder what Shell now thinks of their shotgun marriage to Noble? Bet they’re trying to chew their own legs off to get away from that ugly trailer trash hag!

Here she is…Miss Noble Drilling 2012!

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You’d hit it. You know you would.

I’ve done worse… But no shame in a slump buster

Actually things on Noble Bully 1 are going very well, the vessel clean, fresh paint, we got a really good crew, were drilling our asses off, that’s what were paid to do, you know your always going to have a few problems that’s standard for any rig or vessel, but we are such a success we had news crews out here today, they were all very impressed, I’m glad to be a part of this team it’s taken alot of blood, sweat, hard work from all involved, Noble, Shell and all the crews, but we have suceeded in making this rig a success, I’m glad I was here to be a part of it, also ccaptain wish you the best.

and now are only three washers and dryers working out on there and bilge & ballast systems with scarcely a valve which can be controlled remotely? I could go on forever. A ship built with the lowest quality Chinese crap everything. Supposed sixth generation ship with first generation design & equipment. UTTER GARBAGE!

but thanks for the kind wishes gray…there were a lot of fine people there and I count you as one of those. Say hey to the fellows for me (except for certain pusillanimous turd mates who deserved to that their asses get a size 11 steeltoed boot print square on them!)

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one of the workers probably disconnected something to paint it, or the safety instructions were in English, there’s a reason they only get $30 a day

C Captain
is that the old 220v 60hz accommodation and who makes 220v 60hz equipment issue?

[QUOTE=powerabout;90386]C Captain
is that the old 220v 60hz accommodation and who makes 220v 60hz equipment issue?[/QUOTE]

Nah, it was 110v/60hz but you can run any 220v/50hz equipment on 60hz service I believe. It’s just that motors will turn at a different rpm if memory serves me. Just don’t run 110v stuff on a 220v ship. POOF!

[QUOTE=c.captain;90363]Much as I find immense glee to disparage Noble Drilling given the opportunity, I decided this event was not one to use. I am only happy that there were no fatalities and hope that of those many who were injured and required hospitalization, that none suffer permanent disability as a result. Any accident like this shows even routine jobs in shipyards are always fraught with risk and shit does go wrong with sometimes catastrophic consequences.

Now with that said, I wonder how wonderfully the BULLY’s and GLOBETROTTER’s are doing these days? Have heard that they are suffering mightily to overcome their shitty cheap assed design and worse workmanship. Been working on Keppel built semis recently and can certainly say that the workmanship on those is an entire order of magnitude better than what I experienced on the NB1. Same shipyard but different clients who actually gave a shit to ensure the rigs they bought were built right. Noble is certainly good to their rep of being a bottom dwelling ooze eating mollusk in the ocean deepwater drilling world.

I certainly wonder what Shell now thinks of their shotgun marriage to Noble? Bet they’re trying to chew their own legs off to get away from that ugly trailer trash hag!

Here she is…Miss Noble Drilling 2012!

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I am guessing Noble gave somebody the sack! Or are you even more petty that you bad-mouth a company you have never worked for or have any idea about? You are right, this was not caused by the drilling contractor, it was about shipyard risk and quite a few people were injured. Good thing you did not take the opportunity to shit-on a company you do not like because they had a no-inbred policy or something! Your bitterness towards them cracks me up, especially when you pull out pics from your family albumto insult them! Classic unfounded opinionated crap that makes the world love americans!

Wow, way to bring back a dead thread and rail against C.Captain. Wait for the stick to get ya!!!

why methinks I heard a teeny tiny little pipsqueak from somewhere

yup, just an iddy biddy miniscule teeny noise from in the bushes somwhere. A squeak so small it could only come from a mouse with only one microscopic post!