Life on board (1/8)
Calling home
    Roughly 24 000 men and women work in oil and gas production off Norway, and about a fifth of these are offshore at any given time. This corresponds to the number of berths available. Each cabin on the oldest platforms used to accommodate six people. Two workers on different shifts sometimes even shared a bunk because there were more crew than berths. Today’s cabins are pleasant sleeping and rest rooms, with en suite facilities and one or two bunks. People change cabin every time they go offshore because of shifts and job rotation. The opportunity to telephone home is important.


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