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11. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

My guess is: as close to prison as you can get. But you get payed, and less unwanted sexual contact.

(Sounds like the work camp I am at... )

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Brendan

(Sounds like the work camp I am at... )

What are you doing at the work camp????

Chipmunk Theater:

Put your hands on your hips... Bring your knees in tight... or...
Put your right foot in... Put you right foot out... Put your right foot in and then shake it all about...

Oooohhhhh, they love that stuff on the oil rigs!!! You'll be famous!!!!!!

13. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Quoting Pardus

I was just sitting here keying numbers and daydreaming when this image of oil rigs popped into my head. I am just wondering if anybody knows what it's like there? It must be pretty isolated and rough... Not that I want to go there, but it has an interesting ring to it in terms of documentary potential.

Life on the rigs isn't too bad, but what were you daydreaming about them for !!!!!
The good side:
a) you get paid well
b) you get your cooking (usually really good food), cleaning, washing/ironing, shopping all done for you.
c) you don't spend any money whilst you out there (unless your on e-bay :))
d) if you do 6 months a year out you don't have to pay any tax
e) you work 12 hrs a day then chill out with a book, gym, DVD/TV etc...
f) when you get back on land you get pissed quicker as you haven't had a drink for the last 4 weeks !!!
Bad side:
a) Don't get to see your family (mind you that could be a good point).
b) you can't just nip down the shops, or anywhere else.
c) fags are too cheap (only able to smoke in certian areas if at all.
d) isolation, you see the same faces all the time.

I've worked on a couple rigs over the last couple of years, but mainly on construction vessels.
Rigs have it easier than vessels.
They don't move about for one !!

14. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 10y

Quoting jase007

Life on the rigs isn't too bad, but what were you daydreaming about them for !!!!!

Was just wondering, it's just that I am collecting ideas as a mental exercise and who knows, if I ever get to work in documentary filmmaking this might come in handy.

But other than that, I like to find out about things, and TP is such a great place to get info.

15. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Fair play.
True TP is filled with loads of different ideas.
For a documentry i'd go for the decomisssioning of a platform - much more interesting. You could do both the heavy lift side (some of the largest cranes in the world (type in Saipem S7000 into google)and the subsea side (ROV work).

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