Large Oil Rig Sets Sail for UK’s North Sea

This oil rig, which cost £250 million to build, is the final piece of the largest rig built in 25 years.

An oil rig built in an U.K. yard has set sail to its destination in the North Sea. The rig is the largest oil and gas platform constructed in the last 25 years. The topside structure is the final piece of the £250 million platform and link bridge constructed by OGN.

In 2010, U.S.-based oil and gas company Apache Corporation placed a contract with OGN to construct the rig, which is now being towed up the Tyne River. However, it is reported that British companies are losing money related to North Sea investments, which have increased in recent years.

It is estimated that this year, U.K. offshore oil and gas investments will reach £14 billion ─ £2.5 billion more than last year. 

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
    • PPE: CONSTRUCTION
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
    • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
    • SAFETY & HEALTH
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue