Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta - Entel

It was a feat of engineering that rallied even Queen Elizabeth’s support. On October 7th, 1970, BP made history when it announced that the company had struck oil 110 miles east-northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland. In 350 feet of water, BP’s semi-submersible drilling rig, Sea Quest, had hit crude at a depth of 11,000 feet.

Named Forties after the sea area in which it lies, the field began producing oil in September 1975 and was officially inaugurated by Her Majesty on November 3rd, 1975. The initial development plan was for four fixed steel production platforms – named Forties Alpha, Forties Bravo, Forties Charlie and Forties Delta. Now, after drilling for more than a quarter of a century, the names of these flagship platforms are indelibly marked on the nation’s consciousness.

For efficiency – and with health and safety concerns paramount – these platforms simply refuse to take risks when it comes to the lifeblood of their operation: their on–board communications. Via one of our Scottish dealers, NETL, Entel is proud to have replaced all of the older types of radio with its HT900 series of intrinsically safe ATEX portables, on all four of these famous rigs.

With their Military Standard construction, superior IP68 submersibility rating and Lithium-Ion battery technology, not to mention Entel’s headstart in bringing ATEX certified products to market, these radios now set the benchmark for safe, secure communications worldwide. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta Entel. All of them pioneers of engineering. All of them leaders in their field.