Most Dangerous Jobs on a Drilling Rig: The Drilling Rig and its Crew | Eps. 1 | Free Documentary

The Platform – Episode 1: Russia’s ‘Polar Star’ drilling rig and its crew | Engineering Documentary

Episode 2 – Averting a Drilling Catastrophe: https://youtu.be/IjlIHsNfhXs

The Polar Star is among the biggest in the world, and is able to drill to unprecedented depths. The platform’s crew must spend their days handling massive equipment on a man-made island exposed to the elements in the subarctic sea. Fortunes rest on striking gas in just 30 days, before winter closes in. It’s a job that calls for discipline, determination and nerves of steel in an environment that can be deadly.

Russia’s ‘Polar Star’ drilling rig is among the biggest in the world, able to drill to unprecedented depths. The platform’s crew spend their days working with massive equipment on an artificial island exposed to the elements in the subarctic sea. Fortunes rest on striking gas in just 30 days, before the winter closes in. It’s a job that calls for discipline, determination and nerves of steel in an environment that can be deadly.
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