Next Stop Argentina

A beautiful offshore sunset
Iain McCourt

Thirty three years in the oil and gas industry and I never get tired of watching a sunset. This photo was taken from the helideck of the Ocean Onyx mobile offshore drilling unit which is currently drilling for Beach Energy, offshore Australia. I’m looking out over the Otway Basin and the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean. How far south are we? Well if I was to get in a boat and follow the sun the first dry land I would hit is Argentina! Fortunately if I step in a helicopter and head north, it’s only a 25 minute ride.