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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The rescue from the fire on Ekofisk 2/4 A
Dave Taylor from Hull in England was a Crane Operator on Ekofisk Alpha 2/4 A when the fire occurred on the platform November 1st, 1975. He was 27 years at that time. Here is his story from the tragic accident when three men died: