This agreement covered joint preparedness analyses and requirements as well as documentation, and collaboration over response drills. An improved overview of emergency response resources in the area and agreement on the division of costs also formed part of the collaboration.
Emergency preparedness for this part of the North Sea covered cooperation in critical circumstances, such as a person falling overboard when working above the open sea.
Other examples included people in the sea after a helicopter crash or emergency evacuation, a collision threat, acute oil spills, fires and personal injuries requiring external assistance.
This collaboration made it possible to reduce the number of standby vessels on Ekofisk from three to two.[REMOVE]Fotnote: EkofiskNytt, no 4, “Beredskapssamarbeid på sørfeltet”, week 17, 2001.Learning from accidentsEarthquake hits Ekofisk