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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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.