Big night for proposals
A romantic wave washed over Ekofisk on 29 February 1992 – the leap day when women are traditionally allowed to propose to a man.
Three of the female workforce independently popped the question that evening – and all were accepted.
First off the mark was a man who received a big package with a letter which he had to read aloud during the carnival festivities at the Ekofisk Complex.
The second received his proposal over the PA system on the Ross Rig drilling unit.
In the third case, a women was smuggled out to her boyfriend’s workplace at the Ekofisk Complex and into a cabin. When the
carnival started, she joined the party dressed as a clown with a green wig and mask. She tossed aside the mask, went down on one knee and proposed – successfully.[REMOVE]Fotnote: PhillipsNytt, no 5, 1992.
Big day for Ekofisk recordsTeam 66
More about history
What caused the Alexander L. Kielland-accident?
The commission of inquiry into the Alexander L Kielland accident submitted its findings on 6 April 1981. On 2 April 1982, the Ministry of Local Government and Labour followed up with a White Paper.
The Bravo Blow out
The “abandon platform” alarm sounded on Ekofisk 2/4 B – the Bravo installation – at 22.00 on Friday 22 April 1977. An uncontrolled escape of oil and gas had begun in well B-14. Large quantities of oil and gas spurted five-six metres into the air before falling into the sea. What should not have happened had occurred. The question was how this could be possible.