BP has today renewed its commitment to the North Sea – by announcing the creation of more than 500 jobs.
BP boss Mark Thomas has hailed the west of Shetland the North Sea’s "next chapter of opportunity".
This footage shows the installation of the modules on BP’s Clair Ridge. The project, off the west of Shetland, has been designed to produce until 2050. Watch the footage below to see how the mammoth project all fits together.
These images show a number of modules, which have been lifted and installed as BP's Clair Ridge, marking another another North Sea milestone for the firm.
The Clair Ridge development will have the capability to produce an estimated 640 million barrels of oil over a 40 year period, with peak production expected to be up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day.
BP is one of a trio of oil majors to celebrate North Sea milestones this past week.
BP's Clair Ridge drilling platform modules today began their historic journey to the west of Shetland.
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Cape has won a contract extension worth £9.8million on oil major BP’s Clair Ridge project, helping to secure 170 jobs in the process. The company said the move will see further phases added to its current work over the next 18 months. Clair Ridge, which is 75km west of Shetland, is currently in the second phase of development within the Clair field.
This short clip shows the topside being installed on BP's £4.5million North Sea Clair Ridge project. The footage comes after the oil major revealed three huge topside modules had been installed on the "quarters and utilties" (QU) platform following their long journey from a shipyard in South Korea. BP and its project partners - ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell - aim to produce 640million barrels of oil over 40 years from the field.
BP’s £4.5billion North Sea Clair Ridge project, which is expected to keep the UK producing oil beyond 2050, has taken a giant leap forward. Three huge topside modules have been installed on the “quarters and utilities” (QU) platform following their long journey from a shipyard in South Korea. They were safely lifted onto pre-installed jackets by the Heerema Thialf deepwater construction vessel.
Two of the first topside modules destined for a major oil project West of Shetland sailed away this week from a shipyard in Korea.