Offshore Platform - AUK Installation
Platform Size - Small.
Platform Location - North Sea (Approx 155 miles East of Aberdeen)
Condition - Weathered.
Hydrocarbon Output - Approx 2,500 barrels a day.
Platform Operational - 1975.
Offshore Welfare facilities -
The Internet (Two terminals) is a good connection and is about DSL speed.
The accommodation (accm) bunks are small, narrow and cramped. THis is being overhauled and improved soon though (Sept 2008).
Work Area Welfare - Quite good. The work ethic here is relaxed and typically low-key. There are smoking areas outside of the accm. module and the is plentiful locker space.
Platform Emergency Drills - Evident and carried out weekly (usually on a sunday).
Overview - Located in the Central North Sea Zone this oil platform is within sight of one or two other platforms (which include the Fulmer Platform) The platform was constructed and began production in the 1975. Unique point to the AUK is that natural gas is diverted to power the electrical generators thus 'saving' on the fuel bill! A smaller offshore platform than most it weights in at a Jacket/Topside combined weight of 11,500 tonnes.
The oil giant 'Shell' was the owner and operator of this platform. Now Talisman is the owner/operator. The primary contracting company that provides personnel for the oil platform is Wood Group.
OPR Rating - 6.5 / 10. To submit your additional review of the platform click here.