The world of an offshore oil rig can be a harsh and unforgiving place. The climate where an offshore rig is placed can vary from the tropical humidity of the American Gulf Coast to the Arctic freeze of the North Sea of Europe.
Conditions aboard such rigs are cramped, and stress and tension can rise to a dangerously high level in no time. On top of it all, such rigs are placed miles offshore, with access to power existing only by a slim thread. This is a place where losing electrical power can mean putting lives at risk. Continue reading