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Old 16th January 2009, 03:02
oceangoer oceangoer is offline  
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I was Marine Super for Atlantic Richfield in Darwin and we had Zapata's "Navigator" drilling Timor Sea targets. I'd previously been Master of SL34 servicing this rig and Sedco 135G which I also looked after and moved. Navigator was a "rust bucket". Wayne xxxxx was the Zapata Manager and he seemed to enhance his income by buying/selling Timor Oil shares in bulk. When Elf-Aquitaine turned up as another JV partner they threw their hands in the air "mon dieu" was the most common shout from their hut.
Lotsa fun drilling offshore in the '70's.
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