This image shows the largest structure of the Mariner subsea scope holding up traffic in Norway as it was transported from the fabrication yard.
The subsea structure, which stands four metres high and 16 metres long, weighs 130 tonnes equivalent to the weight of 10 S-92 helicopters.
Last month Statoil revealed a timelapse video which showed the Mariner jacket being loaded onto a barge off Spain’s Cadiz coast.
The jacket, equipped with buoyancy and rigging tanks, weighs 22,400 tons. Without the tanks, the structure weighs in at 19,300 tons, making it the Norwegian operator’s largest jacket on record.
It stretches 150 metres covering an area of 88m by 52m on the seabed – an area larger than Aberdeen Football Club’s pitch.
Statoil’s Mariner project is the largest field development on the UKCS in more than a decade, with a gross investment of more than $7billion.
It is expected to produce more than 250million barrels of heavy oil during its 30-year lifespan, with average plateau production hitting around 55,000 barrels per day.