Maersk Oil has put out a video celebrating the achievement of another key milestone ahead of first gas from its flagship North Sea Culzean field.
All three platform jackets for the £3.3billion project have been put in place on time and on budget.
Installation of jackets for the central processing facility and the utilities and living quarters was completed last week.
The wellhead platform’s jacket was fitted at the site last year.
All three structures were built by Heerema an installed using Heerema Marine’s Thialf crane vessel.
Maersk Oil UK managing director Morten Kelstrup said: “We are now ready for the topsides to arrive mid-2018 and that brings us well on the path to first gas in 2019. This is really a major milestone for us.”
Culzean lies about 145 miles east of Aberdeen and is expected to produce between 60,000 and 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent at plateau for at least 13 years.
Maersk Oil operates Culzean and has a 49.99% interest in the project, while BP has a 32% stake and JX Nippon is on 18.01%.