The oil and gas industry is known for breaking records – and these mammoth offshore platforms show the scale of some of the challenges the industry is undertaking.
Check out this video to see the world’s largest five offshore platforms in all their glory.
Among the on -screan behemoth builds is the Olympus platform, seen sailing in to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the 37,000 tonne Hibernia platform in the Canadian Atlantic, off Newfoundland.
The deepwater installation Petronius is operated by American majors Chevron and Marathon in the Gulf of Mexico, and comes in at just more than 2,000 ft high.
The Perdido Platform, also in the Gulf of Mexico, he world’s deepest spar, and the second-deepest oil and gas production hub after Shell’s Stones development.
The Berkut Platform in the Sea of Okhotsk on the Russian Pacific Coast is part of a project between Russia’s Rosneft and America’s ExxonMobil.
The drilling platform can withstand a 9 magnitude earthquake, waves of up to 18 meters and temperatures down to minus 44 degrees Celsius, Rosneft President Igor Sechin said.
Berkut can also withstand floating ice up to two meters thick and has an autonomous power supply system. It has the largest superstructure on any rig. Weighing 200,000 tons it can drill a total of 45 wells.
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