Located approximately 125km north-west of the Shetland Islands, the Laggan and Tormore fields represent the future of the UK oil and gas industry.
Both fields lie in an area known generically as West of Shetland – a region geographically closer to the North Atlantic than the North Sea – located on the edge of the UK continental shelf. Here, water depths descend rapidly from an average of 120m to 600m and beyond. It’s a uniquely challenging environment in which to operate, but also one with great potential.
That's the huge 151m-long pipe laying vessel, of course, not the infamous American frontier fighter - she died over 100 years ago!