[Life and work at the petroleum industry in Campos Basin]

Cien Saude Colet. 2009 Nov-Dec;14(6):2181-9. doi: 10.1590/s1413-81232009000600025.
[Article in Portuguese]


In this paper we detach the subject of confinement as a central axle in the activity at maritime oil platforms of Campos Basin, in north region of the Rio de Janeiro state. This work reality that determines for offshore workers, as they are known, a rupture between two different moments in there lives: the period of fourteen days in the sea and the life in land per twenty one days. We adopt as material empiricist, the research carried out on this universe, detaching here the way as these professionals understand the conditions of confined work in which they are submitted.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Extraction and Processing Industry*
  • Humans
  • Occupational Health*
  • Petroleum*
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Isolation


  • Petroleum