Offshore Medicine

Medical Care of Employees in the Offshore Oil Industry

  • R. A. F. Cox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. R. A. F. Cox
    Pages 1-19
  3. R. A. F. Cox
    Pages 43-52
  4. R. A. F. Cox
    Pages 53-78
  5. R. A. F. Cox
    Pages 79-94
  6. R. A. F. Cox
    Pages 95-117
  7. N. Chalk
    Pages 118-130
  8. D. Pyper
    Pages 131-136
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-208

About this book

Introduction

Thirty years' close assocIatIOn with the Oil Industry has been a fascinating and stimulating experience; fascinating because the Oil Industry itself is so full of interest and stimulating because of the challenges which changes in technology have brought about. No longer is oil easily obtainable and no longer can oil be found in exotic regions of the globe. On the contrary, if oil is required it is more likely to be found in the bitter Alaskan ice-fields or in the cold depths of the North Sea, where environments are hostile to man and a challenge to technology. Man's own activities in such hostile environments have created new problems and new hazards. The saga of oil exploration and production in the North Sea has been and continues to be written, but little has been recorded of the hazards inflicted on the men who are faced with the task of implementing this new technology. This book is almost a medical history of the North Sea activities and provides information gained by hard won experience to those involved not only in the North Sea but in any offshore oil operation, wherever it may be.

Keywords

Arbeitsmedizinische Versorgung Bohrplattform Medicine medical history occupational medicine production

Editors and affiliations

  • R. A. F. Cox
    • 1
  1. 1.Phillips Petroleum Company Europe-AfricaLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3307-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3309-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3307-0
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