Life on an oil rig is not at all a bed of roses. Though an oil rig has all the amenities that a five star hotel has, the lifestyle one faces is extremely tough and hostile.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.
Oil major Royal Dutch Shell was handed a 22,500 pound ($33,919) fine by a local Scottish court on Tuesday for a 2011 oil spill in the North Sea that was the largest in more than a decade.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, achieved an important project milestone by installing DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea.
Norway’s Statoil is moving ahead with plans to develop a giant $29 billion oil field, Europe’s costliest offshore energy project, expecting to produce some of the world’s cheapest oil that will be profitable even after the recent price crash.
Watch a terrifying footage recorded by offshore worker James Eaton, showing huge waves crashing against a swaying oil rig, as a severe storm hits the North Sea.
Watch this video of a Scottish Pelagic Fishing Vessel caught in extreme rough weather while crossing the North Sea.
Maersk Interceptor, the world’s largest jack-up rig, is the second in a series of four ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs. With a leg length of 206.8 m the rig is designed for year round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m. Checkout photos and video of the rig inside the article.