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P number: P001398
Old photograph number: TS05205
Caption: Brent Alpha production platform in the northern North Sea.
Description: Brent Alpha production platform in the northern North Sea. The Brent oil field is located in block 211/30 in the northern North Sea. This is one of the production platforms with a smaller semi-submersible drilling rig alongside. Note the gas flares, the gas being a by-product of extraction and processing of oil. Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered in the northern North Sea. After initial geophysical exploration test drilling would occur. With confirmation of exploitable quantities of oil or gas, production platforms would be installed in the fields to extract the hydrocarbons from the subsurface and pump them via pipelines to the shore where they would undergo refining.
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: 158.95 KB; 1000 x 645 pixels; 85 x 55 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 171 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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