NH7267 : Wilhunter Rig Superstructure

taken 3 years ago, near to Saltburn, Highland, Great Britain

Wilhunter Rig Superstructure
Wilhunter Rig Superstructure
The number of drilling rigs in Cromarty Firth is a reflection of the price of oil, so when the price is high, the firth is empty, when its low, the firth is full. In 2016, there were at least a dozen rigs standing idle along the firth including the semi-submersible rig Wilhunter.

The rigs are huge, especially when you sail close by. This is the superstructure of NH7267 : Drilling Rig Wilhunter in The Cromarty Firth. (See LinkExternal link for more detail of Wilhunter.)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 726 678 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:40.9603N 4:8.2866W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 727 679
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Cromarty Firth  Wilhunter  Semi Submersible Drilling Rig  Offshore Drilling Rig  Oil Rig 

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