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.
The Clair field was discovered in the late 1970s, but it was not until 2005 that it was brought onstream because of the field’s location and geological complexity.
Clair Ridge targets an area to the north and comprises two new bridge-linked platforms and pipeline infrastructure for the export of oil and gas to Sullom Voe in Shetland.
Production and drilling platform topside modules will go on next summer, with first oil expected in late 2017.