5 Biggest Offshore Oil Platforms in the World

This is the biggest oil & gas platform in the world, situated near the Russian coastline facing the Pacific Ocean, near the island of Sakhalin, close to the Japanese mainland. It weighs about 200,000 tonnes and 35 m deep from the seafloor.

Perdido oil & gas platform is the 2nd biggest in the world located near the US Gulf of Mexico. It became operational in 2010 and is operated by one of the biggest oil companies, Shell Oil.

Situated in the Gulf of Mexico, close to New Orleans in the US, Petronius lays at a depth of more than 530 m and was envisaged to exploit the Petronius oil field found in the 1990s.

Hibernia oil rig is roughly 314 Km from St John, Newfoundland, in Canada. It was constructed to exploit the oil reserves in Hibernia and the Avalon, one of the oldest in the world.

Olympus was constructed to exploit the Mars fields in the Gulf of Mexico, 200km south of New Orleans, US. The installation of this platform was part of a project aimed to expand the life of the oilfields till 2050 and further if possible.