Discovery mini series showcases pioneering gas platforms
Discovery will broadcast a brand new two part series, “Mega Rigs”, which follows scientists, engineers and drilling experts as they construct a new generation of state of the art platforms and develop innovative drilling technology, whilst battling the remote and challenging gas fields of the North Sea.
The series features two of Centrica Energy’s pioneering projects: the largest self-installing platform in the North Sea, F3-FA, which celebrated its first year of successful production in February, and the Ensign platform, which uses new drilling technologies to unlock hard to reach gas in the Southern North Sea. The series follows the journey to produce gas from geology and platform design through to construction, drilling and installation. Many companies across the supply chain were involved in the filming including Heerema Fabrication, Petrofac Training, Seaway Heavy Lifting, Schlumberger, Subsea 7 and Noble drilling.
Jonathan Roger, Managing Director of Centrica Energy Upstream said:
“We all look at pioneering new projects such as the Ensign and F3-FA developments with great pride, so I’m delighted that Discovery has been able to bring the offshore industry to life with this series. Projects like these are achieved due to a phenomenal amount of effort by everyone involved to overcome the technical and commercial challenges, which are often difficult to foresee. Everyone in our business should be hugely proud of the programme, which showcases the very best of what can be achieved by the oil and gas industry as we work together to unlock the remaining gas and oil resources in the North Sea.”