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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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.