This is Not a Drill!: Just Another Glorious Day in the OilfieldsPaperback
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- Publisher: NICHOLAS BREALEY PUBLISHING
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 210mm x 24mm | 299g
- Publication date: 8 November 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1857885007
- ISBN 13: 9781857885002
- Illustrations note: 8pp photos
- Sales rank: 86,923
This is the outrageous sequel to "Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse)" brings more great stories from the far side of civilization - hilarious, full of humour, colourful characters and dramatic action! Just another glorious day in the oilfield for Paul Carter! 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 there fuel gone and they are committed to finding the rig in a fog that's thicker than a Big Brother house mate. 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 'Sealbasher'. 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 civilizaion!
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Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military career had the family moving all over the world. He has worked in the oil industry for fifteen years, re-locating every few years (old habits).When not getting into trouble on the rigs Paul lives in Perth with his wife and two motorbikes, visits his father in the UK and his mother in France, and is constantly flying to all corners of the globe. .