Offshore ID
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Families along the Norwegian coast have always built the rhythm of their days around their members who work at sea. When exploration for and production of oil and gas began in the mid-1960s, many people jumped across from the fishing fleet to a life as offshore workers on rigs and platforms.
Today 24.000 men and women serve on Norway´s continental shelf. They talk about two lives – on land and offshore. The constant shifting between offshore, with its detailed instructions and safety procedures, and the unconditional freedom on land.
There are stories about how an occupation can shape a schizophrenic lifestyle. And how individuals behave as people when they are on an isolated and thoroughly regulated workplace out at sea.