Life on an oil rig is no picnic, and much of what goes on on the rig is a mystery to the common man. Workers on an oil rig can spend weeks at a time on the job, and many rigs employ a 14/21 schedule meaning 14 days on followed by 21 off. Its a tough job, but it can be a very rewarding one. What actually goes on out on the rig is somewhat of a mystery, but thanks to a Washington-based oil company's recent contest, we are treated to a unique look at what life on the rigs can be.
The photos depict a side of life on the oil rigs not typically imagined by those outside of the industry. It appears that while working on one of the most industrial settings there is a surprising amount of wildlife. While workers in the Middle East work to save the life of a trapped sea turtle, others on a bus in Russia have to deal with overly inquisitive bears. It's amazing to see that while working what has to be one of the most demanding jobs, workers are still able to reflect on beauty in their work.
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