VIKING B COMPLEX GETS NEW ACCOMMODATIONS PLATFORM
A new accommodation platform in the Viking gas field, operated by Conoco (U.K.) Ltd. in the southern North Sea, was commissioned Jan. 10. The new facility is equipped with the first freefall lifeboats to enter service in the U.K. offshore oil and gas industry, said Conoco. The platform is linked to the other three Viking "B" platforms by a 65 m bridge. The other platforms are where drilling, production, and compression activities occur.