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This is Not a Drill: Just Another Glorious Day in the Oilfield Paperback – 8 Nov 2007
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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!
About the Author
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 . . .
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Possibly not as good as "Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: (She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse)" but not far behind.
Carter is clearly an intelligent individual with a passion for life and cigarettes.
There is no way Paul Carter can match his 1st book (Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs). Enjoyed it just the same, but only give this one 3 stars.
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