Oil Rocks is a full town on the sea: it has 200 km of streets built on piles and landfill and has a population of over 5,000 men (families stay on shore). Most of the inhabitants work on shifts - a week on Oil Rocks a week on shore. There are tall blocks of flats, a bakery, a cinema, a garden, a school.
The facility is poorly maintained, with miles of roads now submerged beneath the sea. Around some worker's dormitories, the waterline now stands at the second-floor windows. Although a full one-third of the Oil Rocks complex’s 600 wells is inoperative or inaccessible, operations have continued without a significant increase in investment.