First wedding on Ekofisk
The honour of being the first couple to marry on the field fell to Marie Grøntvedt, nurse on Ekofisk 2/4 H, and Carl Fredrik Larsen, an operator on 2/4 T. Both worked for Phillips.
Completed just after 19.00 on 15 June 1981, the ceremony took place in the cinema in front of 120 invited guests, workmates and journalists.
The wedding was a little out of the ordinary, with both priest and guests arriving by helicopter wearing survival suits. But the administration, and not least the galley staff, did all they could to create the right setting for the happy event – which naturally attracted great attention in the mass media.[REMOVE]Fotnote: Ekofisk News, 01.09.1981Pilot project for waterfloodingSAR helicopter stationed on Ekofisk
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.