The Babbage platform and the Ensco 100 drilling rig
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On the North Sea Babbage platform as UK joins dash for gas

25 March 2013 Last updated at 11:28 GMT

The increased price of gas and improved drilling techniques has led to new areas being explored and extracted.

With dwindling supplies and no decrease in demand, smaller, previously economically discounted gas fields are being used.

The BBC's Simon Newton reports from a gas Babbage gas platform in the Southern North Sea.