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14-05-2019, 21:34   #31
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Two questions.

What’s the shortest time you’d need to retrain to fly a space shuttle and blow up an asteroid?

Do you like Aerosmith?
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14-05-2019, 21:37   #32
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Have you read any of Paul Carter's books? If so, is it really like that or is he bullsh*tting?
Never heard of him! but probably bull... its a job like any other, only at sea! can be exciting,interesting, boring..excitement and adventure, first time out, maybe ! helicopter is same as Luas, gets you there. When I was asked to answer Q's on my job I honestly thought "who the fck would want to know!!!!!"
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Never heard of him! but probably bull... its a job like any other, only at sea! can be exciting,interesting, boring..excitement and adventure, first time out, maybe ! helicopter is same as Luas, gets you there. When I was asked to answer Q's on my job I honestly thought "who the fck would want to know!!!!!"
Thanks. It's such an alien life to most of us; it's just fascinating.
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Two questions.

What’s the shortest time you’d need to retrain to fly a space shuttle and blow up an asteroid?

Do you like Aerosmith?
Not too sure, why don't you ask your shrink when he calls to give you your meds before bed time.
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Great thread. Thanks for doing the AMA.

Is it all North Sea or do you go all over the world?
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14-05-2019, 21:53   #36
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Have you ever stood on the edge of the platform and peed into the ocean?
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Great thread. Thanks for doing the AMA.

Is it all North Sea or do you go all over the world?
Just North, Norwegian and Barents Sea's, ten years back, all over the world and various other places
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Interesting AMA

1. What attracts you about this type of work as opposed to working on land at more “sociable” hours.

2. How do you spend all that time off?

3. Do fights occur much between staff? (Cabin fever stuff)

4. Is there much demand for jobs in this sector or do you always find it easy to get the next generation to sign up for such work?
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Interesting AMA

1. What attracts you about this type of work as opposed to working on land at more “sociable” hours.

2. How do you spend all that time off?

3. Do fights occur much between staff? (Cabin fever stuff)

4. Is there much demand for jobs in this sector or do you always find it easy to get the next generation to sign up for such work?
€80,000 + for working 18 weeks a year, that's kinda attractive

Chilling out ! few pints...motorbike...dog...garden...wife, not necessarily in that order !

No not really, people just have to get along and most just accept that.

NO, this generation just don't want it, smart phones banned, and it is a fairly tough job, no way to start out a relationship especially in these days of high demands on relationships.
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Great stuff!

How do you spend the little free time you have on board? Read, Watch TV or just fall into bed?

How many meals do you get a day and how much time do you get for them?

You said the food is 4* i think? What would be a typical offering for breakfast, lunch, dinner etc?

Interesting how you said no beer.... is this just a policy of the particular company you work for or is it industry wide?

Apart from bingo on the Saturday night are there any other social events?

Thanks!
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€80,000 + for working 18 weeks a year, that's kinda attractive

Chilling out ! few pints...motorbike...dog...garden...wife, not necessarily in that order !

No not really, people just have to get along and most just accept that.

NO, this generation just don't want it, smart phones banned, and it is a fairly tough job, no way to start out a relationship especially in these days of high demands on relationships.
Why are they banned? Completely?
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Great AMA - thanks a lot!

Do the rigs sway at lot - and if so - guess you're used to it or is it negligible?
Do you get agoraphobia on open dry land at all?
Do you surf?
Does the gender imbalance get odd at all (I'm a woman working in an almost entirely male dominated environment, and every now and then I get fed up and tell them so. They're always cool about it and know to humour me and let it pass ) but must be colder male on male? Or is the atmosphere more professional / military like?
Do your colleagues tend to just bunker down and sleep during off hours or are there mess halls/are they all secretly writing novels etc?
Do you have any exercise facilities? (guessing no space for treadmills/weight machines)
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Why are they banned? Completely?
No mobile phones allowed offshore...remember you are working on a bomb,gas comes up at enormous pressures, leaks occur, one spark in the wrong place and lots of folk can be incinerated, some platforms under construction might allow them for duration of construction, but when they become "live", leave them in the heli-port lockers.

should have mentioned...gas we bring up has no mercapton to give it a "smell", so its odourless and flammable.

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Looks like there's no wifi connection on the oil rig. All those questions shall remain unanswered forever...
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Great stuff!

How do you spend the little free time you have on board? Read, Watch TV or just fall into bed?

How many meals do you get a day and how much time do you get for them?

You said the food is 4* i think? What would be a typical offering for breakfast, lunch, dinner etc?

Interesting how you said no beer.... is this just a policy of the particular company you work for or is it industry wide?

Apart from bingo on the Saturday night are there any other social events?

Thanks!
socialise in common rooms, smoking or non, cinema (40 seater) but mostly sleep, it can be a long day.

5.30am Breakfast is choice..fry,cereal, fruit.
9am snack 1/2 hr
12 lunch 1 hr..3 choices +salad
3pm 1/2 hr snack
7pm dinner...3 choices +salad
same for night shift.
like a hotel carvery really.

E.G..my last dinner was choice of roast beef, fish n' chips or sweet and sour chicken or salad. Fresh bread always there. good food to keep the troops happy.
all platforms have a no alcohol policy.

apart from bingo, Quiz night we have a cinema, big sport events are shown here and also some of the latest movies and series.
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