Category Archives: Transocean

Namibia!

Before my trainee program comes to an end and I will eventually get a chance to settle down (at least somewhat), I travelled to Namibia in January. Even though I stayed for nearly two months, I did not get a … Continue reading

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got to go, my chopper is arriving…

Most people have a daily routine when getting to work. For some it means driving, others bicycle, use public transportation or walk. I have used either way to get the office… But some days are more fun, especially when “going … Continue reading

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Trapped with 110 men

By the time I will return to shore I will have lived 35 days on an oil drilling rig, “trapped” with up to 119 more men. We stay on here for (usually) 28 days, working 12 hours a day, 7 … Continue reading

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Island of Light

When there is no moon out and the stars are hidden behind clouds, we are like a brightly lit island in the middle of the ocean. Who would have thought a drilling rig could look so amazing?

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One week in Port Gentil

It has been just over a week that I moved to Port Gentil and I am already getting used to the lights flickering shortly before we lose power, followed by the noise our starting diesel generator makes when it starts … Continue reading

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Africa!

After months of back and forth I finally moved to Africa on Monday. I am living in Port Gentil, Gabon to be more precise. It will be my home for about one year. The flight here was a little adventure … Continue reading

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