Helicopter accident at the Ekofisk Complex
A Bell 212 helicopter with three people on board crashed on 10 August 1991 while attempting to attach a 12-metre-long aluminium pole to the flare stack on 2/4 S.
The rotor suddenly came into contact with the derrick, and the helicopter was ripped to shreds under huge forces. All three on board were killed instantly.[REMOVE]Fotnote: Helgesen, Jan Petter, Start Rotoren. Helikopterets plass i norsk luftfart, Bryne, 1991.
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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.