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United Kingdom

Most UK oil and gas production takes place in the UK sector of the North Sea, although some production has now started in the North Atlantic, west of the Shetland Islands. Very minor onshore production occurs in southern England.
Cromarty Rainbow Oil Rig Pretty picture of a rig near Cromarty.
Oil rig in the fog On a foggy morning in Cromarty this photo was made.
Vessel passing A cable laying vessel, the Apache, passing a rig anchored in the Cromarty Firth.
Arriving on the Kittiwake Platform In the North Sea everyone flying to or from a platform has to wear a 'survival suit' (yellow here) w...
Brent Bravo Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Frontier Driller This is the Frontier Driller, ex KNV, ex Transocean Explorer being towed out of the Cromarty Firth b...
Chopper Landing on Safe Scandinavia. The Safe Scandinavia was in the news on the 10th February, 2008 when its evacuation was caused due t...
Safe Scandinavia Men disembarking chopper on Safe Scandinavia accommodation barge. The Safe Scandinavia was in the...
Micoperi (Saipem) 7000 The huge crane barge Micoperi 7000 with her cranes up awaiting to lift 2 Monopods from Nigg. The ves...
Maureen Loading Column This was the loading column for the Maureen Platform where the oil was loaded on to Tankers. The Mau...

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