The Rough field is situated in the Southern North Sea, 18 miles off the coast of East Yorkshire. We have two offshore installation hubs called 3B and 8A, where 30 wells have been drilled through the platforms down into the reservoir thousands of feet below the seabed.
Gas is extracted as a vapour offshore, before being sent via a 91cm (36inch) diameter subsea pipeline to the Easington gas terminal where the gas undergoes several separation processes. Before being sent into the National Transmission System (NTS), which is used to transport the gas throughout the UK before it reaches people homes.
Around 350 staff and contractors are employed within the operation, both onshore and offshore.