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    DescriptionMore toe-curling adventures from the oil fields. Hectic, hellraising and hilarious, world-class rig-pig Paul Carter's at it again: breaking machinery, defying death and causing mayhem - Just another glorious day in the oilfield! This time, he's stuck in the middle of the Russian sea on a rig staffed by a crew from Azerbaijan. The choppers are older than him and can only fly by line of sight, turning back regularly due to the weather which gets particularly interesting when they are past the point of no return with half their fuel gone and are committed to finding the rig in a fog that's thicker than soup. The closest thing to a hotel for miles around is 'the Asylum', a former soviet mental institution that now houses offshore personnel en-route to the rig, where his room mates are Vodka Bob, who drinks Guinness for breakfast when he's not on the rig, Sick Boy, who snores like a pit bull being hot-waxed, and the aptly-named Seal-basher. In his inimitable style Paul Carter regales us with his colourful adventures from the front line of the oil industry and the far side of civilization!


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    Title
    This is Not a Drill
    Subtitle
    Just Another Glorious Day in the Oilfield
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 291 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781857885637
    ISBN 10: 1857885635
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC22: 338.7622338092
    Thema V1.0: KNB, WTL
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
    Publisher
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Imprint name
    NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world, relocating every few years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years, relocating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked, gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England, Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia, Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia, Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be tomorrow ...