Friday, 21 July 2017

Cyprus here I come!

Beep Beep, beep beep.....it's 4.30 am.

Up, into the shower, waking that sleepy head. Dressed, through the last few things into the suitcases and left the room.

Checking out, and into a car and headed for the airport. The suitcases were over weight by about 10Kg, but when I looked at the price on QA website, it was extortion to buy excess baggage, so thought I would take my chance. Check-in and they never even mentioned the weight.

Through security and down to the gate, I was tired and just wanted to chill out before I left.

Boarding time.......and we are off. Next stop Cyprus......

Carry on the adventure on the Cyprus Blog: The Arrival........Day #1

Thursday, 20 July 2017

One last Qatar sleep until Cyprus

Arrived off the platform and into a waiting car from the hotel. Checked-in at the hotel, and picked up my 2 suitcases I had left in storage. This was my first rotation, i.e. not living in Doha. Strange!

Got up to the room and changed, and headed down to the sports bar. Needless to say there were others from work there. They were either moving platforms, or coming and/going, but it a pretty safe bet you'll bump into someone.

Had a few pints and some good old chicken tenders and headed off to my room. Was in the mood to sink a few more, but it would have just ended in tears, considering I was up early in the morning to catch a flight.

Had a shower and climbed into bed....ready to sle....zzzzzzzzzzz

Friday, 14 July 2017

The next chapter! Hello NOC.

Today was the day.......the all change day!

Yes, 14th July marked the day 1 of North Oil Company taking over the operation of the Al-Shaheen oil field in Qatar. I am sure the next 25 years of the license will be as successful as the last 25 years under Maersk Oil Qatar.

Being offshore at the moment, it was odd going to bed working for one company, and waking up in the morning working for the new one.

It did come with its benefits.....for example, the MOQ systems were shut off and access removed at midnight, this meant that all emails had vanished, gone, never to be seen again!

We had feared that we would have woken up in the morning to a lack of internet, wifi, telephones etc. but all was good. It wasn't long before we also had access to the new email system. Now it is just time to get head round all the new documents etc.

Thank you to MOQ for the last 28.5 months and hello NOC to the next however long!