The face of $70 Oil. The Firth filling up with hot and cold stacked rigs, and an increasing number that are planned for scrap. But hey we have been here before, in 30 years looking down the Firth I’ve seen it full and I’ve seen it empty. From an aesthetic viewpoint I’m happier if its full. Better photos as well.
Another old, tired looking rig entered the Firth yesterday, and with a North wind the town echoed to the sound of big heavy marine engines as her anchor handlers laid out her mooring lines. Transocean have two rigs already coldstacked here, and both are for sale as scrap. Other’s are being worked on, and upgraded, but will they have contracts to move on to after their time in the Nigg dry dock, or at Invergordon?
Oh well – lots of photo opportunities.
Snatched as a got home from work last night, just as the rice was on. Twelve minutes to grab the camera and tripod, run to the beach, set up, try a shot, move, try a second shot, then run home just as the pinger was going. I could have done with being 10 mins later, so the moon was centred, and try some ND filters to reduce the “moon burn”, but hey not bad, IMHO.