Interviews

Growing as a Professional in the Platforms and Jack Ups Industry

October 7, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

“I haven’t worked in the industry for very long but I have been fortunate to work on some interesting projects. Recently I was a part of the salvage team for the Troll Solution rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Last year the rig collapsed due to a fault in one of its legs and we were asked to recover some of its parts.” Read More
Working in the Belly of the Beast: A Mechanic in the Offshore Industry

September 24, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

For the last 30 years, Henk Schlüter has developed his passion for mechanical engineering into a diverse career in the offshore and maritime industries. After spending the last eight years working through Atlas, Henk has had opportunities to work on some of the industry’s most complex machinery; opportunities that would make any mechanic jealous. Read More
“I’ve never had a situation where someone has said that I can’t do my job because I’m a Woman”: Thorun Watne, a Radio Operator in the Norwegian Sector

June 9, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

For the last 40 years, Norwegian Thorun Watne has dedicated her life to providing help & support as a Radio operator in merchant shipping and on offshore platforms. Since 1998, Thorun has been working on oil rigs in the Norwegian sector. Thorun talks to Atlas about her career and how this male dominated industry has changed its views on women working offshore. Read More
Understanding the Machine: The Mindset of an Offshore Crane Operator

January 14, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

Throughout our network of professionals their varying skill sets and thirst for knowledge is only half of what you need to work in the offshore industry. Experienced crane operator, Joeri Van Den Steen explains how by developing a mindset keeps you focused in pushing your role to the limit. Read More
Anastasija Kikava, Preparing for the Unexpected

January 12, 2015 - Rebecca Baker

“I am constantly three or four steps ahead of any challenge because that’s the life offshore. My job has certainly made me fierce, and emotionally much stronger. Especially as a woman in a man’s industry you need to be tough if you want to function offshore”. Read More

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