I used to think that handset use philosophies on offshore assets was standardized. Then I quit EMEPMI, and the world became more interesting.
At Kerteh airport, you are not allowed to take your cellphone offshore. Full stop, carriage return, end of story. If you have nowhere else to drop it off, there’s a shop there that will hold on to your phone for RM5/phone/dropoff. It’s safe, but the service is not affiliated with the oil companies.
At Talisman’s helibase at Pengkalan Chepa, you are allowed to take your handphone offshore, but they will take the battery out so that you don’t accidentally turn the phone on during the chopper flight. There’s nothing to stop you from turning the phone on once you reach your destination, but don’t expect a line out there.
Anyone know Carigali Hess’s or Shell’s philosophy? Or East Malaysia, esp when you only get on a boat to travel to work, not a chopper.