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Offline Rooikoos

Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2020, 07:37:31 am »
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2020, 07:57:07 am »
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
Yes my broer seg so, hy daai sement slab gegooi van daai wat jy opgesit het....
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2020, 08:10:13 am »
Nog so paar:

1. Victoria Dam, Sri Lanka. Die dda mword gebruik vir besproeiing en kragopwekking. Die dam se oppervlak is so 23 vierkante kilometer, en stoor so 720 miljoen kubieke meter water as hy vol is.

2 +3. Ek was nog besig om die system te configure, toe maak hulle die emergency discharge oop, en toe is alles sopnat. ons het so 80 reflectors teen die wal vasgesit om te meet.

4. Die sluise van die dam maak vanself oop as die watervlak te hoog raak. Hulle het net krag nodig om toe te maak. Ongelukkig was ek nie daar toe die water baie hoog was nie, dit is blykbaar nogal iets om te aanskou as die sluise oopgaan.

5. Lake Victoria, Tanzania, geneem uit 'n Cessna Caravan op pad terug van 'n myn af.

6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2020, 08:11:45 am »
Laat ek maar die eerste een wees, hierdie was 'n slope monitoring stelsel wat ons in Desember in Burkina Faso ge-installeer het.
Rooikoos ken jy vir Muis daarso?

Nee ek ken hom nie. Ons gaan gewoonlik net vir so 2 weke op 'n slag na 'n site toe, dan is al die werk klaar. My kantoor is eintlik in Somerset Wes.
Yes my broer seg so, hy daai sement slab gegooi van daai wat jy opgesit het....

Ah OK. is jou broer Marius of James?
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2020, 11:44:46 am »
die groot KTM is n 2stroke ?



 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2020, 11:48:07 am »
die groot KTM is n 2stroke ?
Ek laaik daai inspection opening in die KTM se final drive!! ;) :lol8:
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2020, 08:47:33 pm »
I spent some years in the oil & gas exploration industry (onshore/land based rigs) as a materials and logistics coordinator, mainly in East Africa.

Seem to have lost quite a lot of my pics.

Did a 3 month stint in Bangladesh in 2018 which was quite an experience. First impressions were over-populated, filthy, hectic traffic, relatively backward and extreme poverty.

Corruption is rife and everyone is looking to make a buck. The rural folk were pretty friendly but we were prevented from leaving camp under the guise of bandits looking to kidnap us. Think it was more to keep an eye on us. Predominantly muslim but pretty moderate.

Our rig site was some 60 kms from Chittagong and the road trip took anything from 3 to 6 hrs. Crazy and demented drivers. We were at 32m above sea level and considered to be in the "highlands". It was also monsoon season and at one point had +/- 500mm in 4 days. Temp wasn't high, late 20's to early 30's but the humidity was bad. 

Those videos on You Tube of the packed trains and ship breakage industry are spot on. Chittagong is the main port for ship breakage industry and pretty lethal with guys going at it with cutting torches and angle grinders. There's enough Bangladeshis to keep replacing the fatalities.

HSE wasn't a huge priority on site when it came to locals and their contracts.

Pics of;

short-handled hoe which served for digging and as a spade.
woven basket which served as a bucket in contruction
rubbish truck
monsoon weather
me having a haircut. barber came to site on his motorbike. charged equivalent of R20 but gave him double. 
 

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2020, 11:10:31 pm »
Mark this picture belong in the 'WTF' board!

Nei man that is a standard african Mother board!! :deal: 8:
We call that "tropical wiring".

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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2020, 01:55:09 am »


6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn

Lumwana myn? Ek was daar 2011 - 2012 as medic...
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2020, 07:15:51 am »


6. 'n radar wat ons in Zambia by 'n kopermyn geinstalleer het om die walle van die pit te monitor

7. 'n helse groot KTM by dieselfde myn

Lumwana myn? Ek was daar 2011 - 2012 as medic...

Net so! Well spotted! Ons het in Desember 2012 ons eerste slope monitoring stations ge-installeer by Chimi South pit
 

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« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2020, 12:42:54 pm »
Taken today from my office in Dar es Salaam on a cloudy :-)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 12:43:47 pm by roburt »
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2020, 12:44:28 pm »
What you do there Roburt?
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« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2020, 01:25:47 pm »
What you do there Roburt?
Work in IT here... but when you do IT here its becomes everything that uses elictricity including electricity designs :-)
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« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2020, 01:27:52 pm »
What you do there Roburt?
Work in IT here... but when you do IT here its becomes everything that uses elictricity including electricity designs :-)
Roburt when you retire will you stay in Tanzania or retire where if your not a Saffer?
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« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2020, 11:27:50 pm »
three Tugs towing at all times.

Yoh!! Wow!!Eish!!Bliksem!! :o

dw how much does that rig weigh?

Cant remember exact figures but its around 100 000 tons. thats only topsides then you still have the ballast tanks and the oil tanks. Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels
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Re: African or international work photo's.
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2020, 09:51:29 am »
 Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels

dw how long does it take for the drill to fill those?

I read the other day that the world uses 89 million barrels of oil every day. Scary figures!! :o :o
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« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2020, 07:00:59 pm »
Oil capacity 2,2 million barrels

dw how long does it take for the drill to fill those?

I read the other day that the world uses 89 million barrels of oil every day. Scary figures!! :o :o

Once you start producing there is no more Drill involved.
You have 36 wells that has been drilled prior to production - some still being drilled during production.
It takes about 7 days to produce 2,2 million barrels. that was during the early production of course as that rate falls as you produce.

There is also a TLP (Tension Leg Platform) connected to the FPSO in this case as we made use of Surface Well heads which is part of the TLP.
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« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2020, 07:12:23 pm »
Aerial view of the Hyundai Shipyard and the FPSO hull being built
One of the fish we caught off the deck. Fresh Lunch
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« Reply #78 on: February 04, 2020, 01:40:18 am »
Aerial view of the Hyundai Shipyard and the FPSO hull being built
One of the fish we caught off the deck. Fresh Lunch

Nice bull dorado  :thumleft:

Here in Florida they call them dolphin-fish, or mahi-mahi.  :sip:
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« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2020, 05:36:21 am »
That fish needs a grandpa powder cos he has a headache  :imaposer:
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