Providing en suite cabins on the new hotel platform at the Ekofisk Complex made it practical for women to work offshore as well. Norway’s Equal Opportunities Act helped to open to way for this.
The first women recruited in 1978 generally worked in reception, as nurses or in catering, but some female engineers were found also to be found this early on Ekofisk.
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Survived the Alexander L. Kielland disaster
My name is Tony Sylvester. One of the platforms that I was working on was in the Ekofisks, it was the Alfa 2/4 F and I worked for a company at the time that was doing 3 platforms, We’d installed them and hooking up all the pipe work and stuff like that. On that job I was a general foreman and looking after all the trades, installing pipe work, steel work and stuff like that. We’d had an accommodation semi-submersible which was alongside one of the platforms; we was shuttling every day to that platform because there was no accommodation on the platforms we worked at. And that platform was called the Alexander Kielland.