Diamond Rig Heads to Falklands

26 November 2009 (Last Updated November 26th, 2009 18:30)

A North Sea oil and gas exploration rig has started its journey from a Highlands deep water port to the Falkland Islands. The Ocean Guardian rig will be used by Desire Petroleum to explore reserves in the North Falkland Basin. Rig owner Diamond Offshore Drilling said the len

A North Sea oil and gas exploration rig has started its journey from a Highlands deep water port to the Falkland Islands.

The Ocean Guardian rig will be used by Desire Petroleum to explore reserves in the North Falkland Basin.

Rig owner Diamond Offshore Drilling said the length of the trip from Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth could change if there was bad weather, reports the BBC.