Question: Where do workers live on an oil rig?

In offshore operations, workers often work 7 to 14 days in a row, 12 hours a day, and then have 7 to 14 days off. For offshore rigs located far from the coast, drilling crew members live on ships anchored nearby or in facilities on the platform itself.

What is life like living on an oil rig?

Living Conditions Cabins are shared, usually 2-4 to a room, with bathrooms shared by cabins. All cooking and cleaning is done for you, with a canteen providing all meals and snacks. Leisure facilities differ, but modern rigs often have games rooms, gyms and cinemas.

Do people live on drilling rigs?

Oil rigs are close-knit communities and you can expect to share your room with several other engineers, although some oil rigs do offer private rooms. Showers and toilets tend to be shared among a couple of cabins, but most bedrooms do offer a washbasin, and a television.

What are workers on oil rigs called?

Personnel who operate the drilling rig. The crew typically consists of roustabouts, roughnecks, floor hands, lead tong operators, motormen, derrickmen, assistant drillers, and the driller.

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