Tour the Cygnus offshore platform in Google Street View
See what life is like aboard an offshore platform. Google Street View has launched a tour of Cygnus, the largest gas producing platform in the North Sea
The Cygnus platform is based in the southern North Sea and has been producing gas since 2016. The Cygnus development comprises of four platforms which target 10 wells.
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The tour also includes the ability to click on explanatory notes which provide insightful commentary on sections of the tour, as well as the role of Cygnus in the UK's economy. There are also an array of videos to watch of the workforce talking about their experiences aboard the platform, as well as their jobs and daily routine. The tour includes interviews with the offshore installation manager, lead product manager, medical team and even the resident chef
The Cygnus field is the biggest discovery in the southern North Sea for 30 years. It exports gas via a new 34-mile connection to an existing pipeline, which ends at the Bacton terminal.
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Location: The field is located in the UK Southern North Sea Blocks 44/11 and 44/12, in licence areas P1055 & P1731, some 150km off the coast of Lincolnshire
Discovery date: 1988
Production date: 13 December 2016
Partners: Neptune Energy (38.75%, Operator), Spirit Energy (61.25%)
Reserves: 18 billion cubic metres