NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN SCOTLAND
An offshore platform fixed on steel legs anchored directly onto the seabed to house workers and machinery to process the raw oil and gas before it's piped to the shore for further refinement.
Offshore trips to oil-rigs on the North Sea start at the heliports of Bond or Barstow, located along the Aberdeen airport tarmac.
Inside the helicopter with lifejacket and hearing protection.
A helicopter flight takes around two hours in the North Sea basin to arrive at the oil fields which are located on volcanic faults in the middle between Denmark, Norway and Scotland / England.
The stormy and cold North Sea requires a waterproof survival suit, made from neoprene fabric, and many layers of clothing to survive a casualty, like crash landing on water. A few years ago BP introduced personal location beacons, to be worn on the wrist like a wristwatch,
Sometimes you have to do a mask-fit test for the medic on arrival.
Offshore fishing only on platforms in Norway and Saudi Arabia.