TCP2 installed on the fieldSubmarines and other scrap

QP occupied

person by Harald Tønnesen, Norwegian Petroleum Museum
The quarters platform (QP) was ready for occupation in the summer of 1977. Each of the four stories above the bottom deck covered 1 000 square metres.
— The Sikorsky 76C + helicopter has just landed on the QP platform. The "heli crew" ensures that necessary procedures are followed when unloading and unloading both crew and goods. Photo: Unknown / Norwegian Petroleum Museum
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At the topmost level was the helideck, helicopter hangar, station for helicopter fuel, offices for the pilots, and the radio shack. The latter was fitted with systems for communicating with the other platforms, Norway and Scotland. A tropospheric radio system maintained contact with the MCP-01 compressor platform and St Fergus.

The top floor incorporated offices for coordinating vessel traffic as well as a storeroom for first-aid equipment.

A total of 60 two-berth cabins were provided in the quarters section, supplemented by 16 berths on the lower deck.

The central control room (CCR) was located on the upper deck. From there, the whole field – including the satellites – could be remotely operated. In emergencies, all operating functions on the drilling platforms could be shut down and monitored from QP,

Close to the control room was a rest room and offices for union officials, the field manager, the field secretary and the safety supervisor. The recreation centre was split into a section for non-smokers with a reading room and another for smokers with a bar. Next door was the cinema.

The sick bay, mess with galley, food store, laundry and cabins were placed on the middle deck. On the lower deck were a laboratory for gas analyses, gym, fire station, changing rooms and cabins. The bridge to TP1 terminated on this deck.

Offices, including one for the welfare service, were found on the cellar deck, along with a machine for producing fresh water and the water storage tanks.

TCP2 installed on the fieldSubmarines and other scrap
Published April 3, 2018   •   Updated June 29, 2020
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