South China Sea Oil Platform Workers Take Helicopter When Starting/Ending Shift
China’s first independently designed and constructed drilling platform “Ocean Oil 981” has succeeded in its first drilling operation in the South China Sea. Photographers visited and photographed the platforms’ 160 workers, who are required to work 28 days before taking a helicopter back to land to change shifts. The platform has in total 76 living quarters as well as recreational facilities and a communal kitchen.
The drilling platform is currently 320 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong, and workers on the the platform need to take a helicopter for over two hours.
There are 76 living quarters equipped with bunk beds, private bathrooms, televisions, and telephone and Internet.
The laundry room, which has staff responsible for cleaning clothes.
Oil workers are having a meal, consisting of 14 courses.
A chef in the storeroom.
A specialized chef.
The oil rig’s dining hall, every meal includes 8 hot dishes, 6 cold dishes, two kinds of porridge, an egg soup and a nourishing soup [a soup with ingredients considered nutritious and with medical/health benefits], as well as a midnight snack.
The gym and table tennis room, totaling approximately 100 square meters.
On “Offshore Oil 981”, oil workers work 28 days then take a helicopter back to land to change shifts, resting for 28 days before returning to the sea.
Comments from NetEase:
Such good working conditions, work 28 days, rest 28 days.
网易浙江省网友 (responding to above):
Go spend a few days there and see, you’ll understand how hard it is.
满月的晚上 [网易广东省梅州市网友] (responding to above)：
You mean having money but nowhere to blow your load?
There’s a reason for high oil prices.
10 years ago I watched a news report that said Canadian coal mine workers flew on an airplane with their boss when changing shifts.
I want to go too…
With such fucking good working conditions, it’s no wonder China’s oil prices aren’t going down.
Working continuously for 28 days is a good thing too, choosing to exert all your energy on work, otherwise idle hands [leads to sex]…
Not a bad work environment, I like it!
Eating Chinese food yet posing with a knife and fork…
On the oil rig, the days are probably very dull and boring, even when resting its on the oil platform. Young people who go I reckon would be bored to death. Those above [in the pictures] are all already married, yeah? Otherwise if the young workers wanted to seek love, I reckon no girl would be willing to be with them. In one year there would be half a year you wouldn’t be able to see each other.
Could you maintain a relationship of only seeing each other every 28 days?
What do you think? Would you want to work on such an oil rig?