My first visit with bp to the Middle East was to Dukhan Fields in Qatar. We arrived at a remote drilling site late at night at the end of a long desert road. The taxi driver dropped us off, took his fare and sped off into the night. We walked the last 100 yards of so to the Portacabins in the desert which were all deserted. After knocking on the door of the first cabin we walked into a room where there were plates of doorstep sandwiches with a thick layer of cheese. A letter from the German drilling crew invited us to take whatever supper we could find and to meet us in the morning. They were away in the desert drilling at a remote well site. I also painted this scene for Dr Darwish of the National Museum of Qatar in acrylic paint on the meter joint that was left after we fixed a leak in an experimental rotary gas oil separator that we had been sent to commission.
300 gms Watercolour paper, W&N Professional Artist watercolour paint