On October 22, I was lucky enough to be a guest of the Plains Exploration & Production Company for a tour of the Hermosa oil platform, located a few miles off the coast of Lompoc, California.
I will write more soon and give a full synopsis of this special privilege. Needless to say, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and an amazing experience. I've posted a few photos. I will add more and a few videos as well, including some of the helicopter ride and the landing on the platform!
Thanks for looking.