The Fuse

Video: In the North Sea, Rigs Stand By with Skeleton Crews

by Leslie Hayward | February 17, 2016

The port at Cromarty Firth in Scotland is seeing the effects of falling crude oil prices firsthand, with the largest number of mothballed rigs sitting idled in years. Some of the rigs are operating with small “skeleton crews,” waiting for production orders, while others are empty and its unclear if they can be reactivated when prices rise.