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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 9)

I honestly believe that like sci-fi movies have been preaching from time immemorial, one day, machines will completely take over the world, leaving us in subservience to their every whim and caprice. It is already happening, if you look closely. You’ll want to send a message to your girlfriend, telling ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 8)

Let me tell you a story involving karma and sex. Ehen! I knew it. Children of the world! I know this is the entry you’ll like. I have had to do this because someone came to my inbox and said, “Uncle Stephen, leave all this explanation of offshore life. Give ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 7)

The risks of working at sea lurk at every corner like a predator waiting to prey on your carelessness and take you to the great beyond. Risk is a huge shareholder in the business of offshore drilling, and its powers are curtailed by always allowing common sense and intense safety, ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 6)

What is the food like at sea? This is one of the one-thousand-and-forty-six-point-two-four questions I get and this entry shall attempt to answer it. If food is your problem in this life, then this place is your solution ground. One of the service-hand companies onboard is completely dedicated to cooking, ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 5)

In the last year and half, a pair of gigantic scissors ripped through the fabric of the oil industry, slashing plenty jobs and leaving the industry in bits and pieces. This scissors was wielded by economic logic, as it was no longer viable to maintain such a large industry, seeing ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 4)

Life here reads like Ecclesiastes 3 in the bible. There’s a time for everything. A time to come onboard and a time to go home. A time to come on shift and a time to close. A time to eat and a time to sleep. A time for tea breaks ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 3)

Getting out here is usually by one of two means. Boat rides or helicopters. Helicopters are majorly used for those of us who are drilling deep sea except the location is really close to shore. “Where exactly are you guys?” some ask – to which I reply, “Middle of nowhere.” ...

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The Offshore Diaries (Entry 2)

On a rig, there are several companies carrying out varying tasks, working together to achieve the same goal, which is to drill an oil well. Oil can be found on land, shallow water or swampy areas and deep sea. How they found out there was oil in the deep sea ...

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The Offshore Diaries

So here’s the skinny on what I plan to do with this so called offshore diaries. I plan to tell stories and/or the ramblings on my mind, from the other half of my life. The half spent at sea. You may not glean eureka-like wisdom from whatever I write and ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 18)

FOREWORD: Here’s another open letter from Anyibaba’s pikin to me. Lol. (For the first open letter, click HERE) Enjoy. * Kids need parents, not visitors without gifts. – Anonymous Dear Uncle Shishe, How are you doing? I hope you travelled well? Mummy said your name is spelt as W-A-L-T-E-R. I don’t ...

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