Ellen Boyer became Norway’s first female drilling supervisor on 7 March 1983 – the day before International Women’s Day – when she was appointed to this post on Ekofisk 2/4 B.
She had worked for Phillips since August 1979, first as a reservoir engineer and then as a drilling engineer.[REMOVE]Fotnote: PhillipsNytt, April 1983.
First Valhall oil reaches EkofiskNegotiations over waterflooding
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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.