Cygnus becomes world's first offshore platform available for a virtual tour

Photo: Spirit Energy.

LONDON -- Cygnus, the largest single producing gas field in the southern North Sea, is now available for a virtual tour.

You can also go behind the scenes and meet some of the team who keep the installation - which produces enough gas to meet the equivalent demand of 1.5 million UK homes - safe and operational.

On, you can walk from helideck, to the accommodation block and right through to the wellheads, going via two bridges linking the three platforms together.

Spirit Energy has a 61.25% interest in Cygnus, which came onstream in December 2016, and contributes 5% to the UK gas production. The field life is over 20 years, excluding future potential developments and tie-ins.

Cygnus gas field was first discovered in 1988. A group led by Neptune Energy were awarded the license in the 20th round. Subsequent subsurface data analysis, innovative geological thinking and leading-edge geophysics enabled this discovery to become the largest gas field development in the Southern North Sea in over 30 years.

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