BP reveals new images of Clair Ridge project

BP's Clair Ridge platforms west of Shetland is expected to begin production this year.
The Clair Ridge platforms

BP (LON: BP) has revealed fresh images showing the platforms for its Clair Ridge project west of Shetland.

The two bridge-linked topside modules have been in place for almost two months.

Early in June, BP announced it had completed the installation of the two platforms, and revealed plans to create more than 500 new North Sea jobs.

The project involves the second phase of development of the Clair field, which lies 46 miles west of Shetland and has an estimated eight billion barrels of oil in place.

First oil is expected at the end of 2017.