Invergordon, Scotland, UK. The Ocean Vanguard Semisub Oil rig and service vessels have lined up in the Cromarty Firth for repair & refurbishement. In the 1970s and 1980s nearby Nigg was known for the construction of these rigs. The yard used for this is now attempting to re-establish itself as a fabricator of large offshore wind turbines and oil rig refurbishment since being purchased by Global Energy Group.

Invergordon, Scotland, UK. The Ocean Vanguard Semisub Oil rig and service vessels have lined up in the Cromarty Firth for repair & refurbishement.  In the 1970s and 1980s nearby Nigg was known for the construction of these rigs. The yard used for this is now attempting to re-establish itself as a fabricator of large offshore wind turbines and oil rig refurbishment since being purchased by Global Energy Group. Stock Photo
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3600 x 2400 px | 30.5 x 20.3 cm | 12 x 8 inches | 300dpi

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10 August 2014

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Cromarty Firth, Invergordon, Invernesshire, UK

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The Ocean Vanguard Semisub is managed by Diamond Offshore Drilling, owned by Diamond Offshore Drilling and became operational in 1982. 'Ocean Vanguard' set to drill 25/9-4 exploration well for Statoil on PL 628......30 October 2013. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 25/9-4, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 25/9-4 will be drilled from the Ocean Vanguard drilling facility at position 59°25’24.4” north and 2°47’15.0” east. The drilling programme for well 25/9-4 relates to drilling of a wildcat well in production licence 628. Statoil Petroleum AS is the operator with a 50 per cent ownership interest. The other licensees are Petoro AS with 20 per cent, Repsol Exploration Norge AS med 20 per cent and Petrolia Norway AS med 10 per cent. The area in this licence comprises parts of blocks 25/6, 25/9, 26/4 and 26/7 in the central part of the North Sea. Production licence 628 was awarded on 3 February 2012 (APA 2011). This is the first exploration well to be drilled in the licence, and the second within the licence area. Wildcat well 26/4-1 was drilled with BP as operator in 1987.