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If you are considering working on an oil rig, then this introductory guide is for you. It begins with a brief history of the development of oil platforms from 1920 until today. Limited technology restricted oil rigs to shallow water and near the coastline.
Another section describes the more common types of platforms in use today. Some have a dedicated purpose while others are multi-purpose.
Also, to keep things in perspective, you should be aware of the risks associated with working on an offshore oil rig. This is the reason these jobs pay so well.