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Cromarty Image Library

Oil Industry

Rig off Cromarty dwarfing the Ferry - 1998 Up to 16 rigs have been stored in the firth at any one time. The ferry is used to supply some of the...
Nigg Rig Yard - first launch The launch of the first jacket built at the Nigg rig yard. A huge construction, it attracted large n...
Galaxy III leaves the firth - 2003 The Galaxy III jack-up drilling rig sat a few hundred yards off the harbour in early 2003. This pic ...
Galaxy III leaving Cromarty - 2003 The Galaxy III jack-up drilling rig sat a few hundred yards off the harbour in early 2003.
HiFab hostesses - c1973 The christening of Highland 1, one of the oil platforms for the Forties field, was a big affair, and...
North Sutor in January - 2003 The afternoon winter sun can make the North Sutor glow with a deep rich red, highlighted here by the...
ELF Platform launching form Nigg The last big platform constructed at Nigg, the 'Elgin' jack-up platform for ELF. Launched 2nd July 2...
Miller Platform? I think this is the jacket for the BP Miller Platform, which was the last major jacket built at Nigg...
Rig The Drilling Rig "Santa Fe 140" piggy-backed on the Black Marlin getting ready to leave the firth.
Aerial view of Cromarty from the west - 2001 I took this picture from a PLM Helicopter on the 12th January 2001, flying from Invergordon to Aberd...
Float out of the Magnus Platform - c1983 Built at Highlands Fabricators at Nigg, the Magnus Platform was the heaviest structure of its kind e...
Elf Elgin Platform The Elf Elgin Platform - the last major structure built at Nigg - on station. A different view with...

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