Eldfisk 2/7 A and 2/7 FTP on stream
The Eldfisk reservoir lies in 68 metres of water about 16 kilometres south of the Ekofisk Complex.
It was developed with a total of five platforms. Four – Eldfisk 2/7 A, 2/7 B, 2/7 FTP and 2/7 E – are tied together by bridges to form the Eldfisk Complex. The fifth, Embla 2/7 D, is located about six kilometres north-west of the Eldfisk centre.
A combined drilling, production and accommodation unit, 2/7 A came on stream in August 1979. It was linked by bridge to 2/7 FTP, where all oil and gas processing took place and which came on stream in the same month.
The 2/7 D platform, which produces the Embla field, was tied back to 2/7 FTP by pipeline. Oil and gas from Eldfisk and Embla have been piped to Ekofisk 2/4 R from 1979-98, and to 2/4 J from 1998.
First NGL to TeessideEldfisk 2/7 B on stream
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.