DUPLICATING NORTH SEA LIVING QUARTERS SAVES GULF OF THAILAND PLATFORM COSTS
Pierre Guyonnet Total Oil Marine plc London To save costs and increase comfort, the living quarters for the Bongkot, Gulf of Thailand, offshore development project were based on designs proved on the North Sea's Alwyn North project. The Bongkot accommodation platform is about 180 km (112 miles) southeast of the Erawan gas field, 150 km off the eastern coast of Thailand, and 180 km northeast of the town of Songkhla. Bangkok is 600 km to the north (Fig. 1).