posted 2 months ago in Relationships
Post # 3
3737 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I thought they often stayed on the rigs themselves. Maybe not though. That’s definitely a question your fiance should be able to answer for you. 

Post # 4
8168 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How odd to be asking internet strangers. Ask him ffs. 

sadbaby09 :  

Post # 5
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

sadbaby09 :  Speaking as someone who lives in a resource-driven state in Australia, where a large portion of the population does fly-in-fly-out work for oil, gas, coal and iron ore, the answer is no. Spouses are not permitted to travel with their partners.

Sucks for those doing 4/1 (four weeks on, one week off) which is pays the most and is thus common as all hell.

Post # 6
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

when my husband worked on the oil platform in the gulf outside of Mobile, Alabama (prior to our marriage), he was actually ON the oil platform for weeks, take a boat in off the platform, and drive the 3 hours up to Birmingham to be home.  There wasn’t really a place for spouses to be.  His little brother now has his old job and he does the same thing Hubby did-maintains a home about 3 hours off the coast and comes home for the days his onshore. 

Post # 7
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

sadbaby09 :  Each job is very different. Why wouldnt you just ask him?

Post # 8
1206 posts
Bumble bee

Was married to one for 25 years. You cannot stay at camp with them. If they are on a live out job, you can stay wherever they independently choose to  pay to stay. But why? Live in a hotel? A rented room? An RV park? 

All they do when not at the rig is sleep n eat so there is zero point to being there anyhow. They do not live at the rig due to safety/other than offshore. 

If you are going to be a rig wife, you basically live two seperate lives until he has his week or two home. 

Don’t expect alot of phone or facetime while he is away. He will be tired abd need adjustment time when.home. You need to be very secure, mature and independent to make it work. 

Post # 9
277 posts
Helper bee

This sounds like a question for your FH, is there a reason you can’t even ask him about something like living together when you’re already engaded?

Post # 10
617 posts
Busy bee

If you don’t know the answer to this, then you either must not have been with him too long or havent really thought about your life together. 

Post # 11
751 posts
Busy bee


Is this a troll post!? undecided

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