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P number: P001391
Old photograph number: TS05182
Caption: Forties production platform at dusk.
Description: Forties production platform at dusk. The Forties oil field is located in Block 21/10 in the northern North Sea. This is one of the production platforms. It is viewed at dusk, and gives a good view of the flares. This was the simplest, cheapest and often the safest method of disposing of unwanted gas collected as a by-product of extraction and processing of oil. Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered in the northern North Sea. Platforms were installed in the fields to extract the hydrocarbons from the subsurface and pump them via pipelines to the shore.
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 132.76 KB; 1000 x 643 pixels; 85 x 54 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 170 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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