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Offshore Platform

Gannet Alpha Platform

Platform Size - Medium.

Platform Location - North Sea 110 miles E of Inverness in the Central Field.

Condition - Weathered but maintained. Average overall condition.

Hydrocarbon Output - 70,000 - 90,000 Barrels per day +

Maximum Persons On Board (POB) - 70 (est).

Platform Operational - 1992.

Offshore Welfare facilities (Internal) -

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Offshore Welfare facilities (External) - 1 Smoke area is located in an annex room. The facilities are quite good for hand washing here.
Being a shell platform the emphasis is on safety and the personnel who roam about on here are no exception.

Platform Emergency Drills - Evident and carried out weekly (usually on a Saturday).

Overview - Located in the Mid-Northern sector of the North Sea. This static platform is within sight of a few other platforms and FPSOs including the .

The oil company Shell is the owner and operator of this platform. Safety is taken seriously. The platform lies in the Central Field of the North Sea. Safety features include 3 of the standard issue 'Davit' lifeboat system
The primary contracting company that provides personnel for the oil platform is AMEC, Wood Group and PSN. This review is valid as at 8th September 2008.

In August 2011 this platform was the origin for a large oil spill in the North Sea. It was dealt with fairly promptly.

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