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30 Years in the Oilfield and the crew of the Deepwater Pathfinder

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  • Jan 18, 2021
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This is the crew of the Deepwater Pathfinder

 

The vessel has been scrapped now but lots of wonderful memories were had on this rig and many of the other rigs around the world.

 

If you have ever worked on the Deepwater Pathfinder then leave us a comment!

 

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