Base office in Dusavik
The Dusavik base office was established on 1st March 1967 to supply the Ocean Viking drilling rig with necessary consumables once it started work for the Phillips group.
This facility comprised a warehouse with an office and radio room, along with a deepwater quay where supply ships could take on cargo. Initial staffing was only five people.
Since Ocean Viking was drilling for Elf as well as Phillips, breaks occurred in exploration activity. Some of the employees then transferred to the London office to work with developments on the UK continental shelf.
The first Norwegian employees at the base were Ole Magnus Evje Olsen, a trainee driller, Jakob Rugland for procurement, and secretary Kristin Sagen.Swap with Petronord groupOcean Viking drills off Norway
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