Pilot project for waterflooding
The first water was injected into well B-16 on Ekofisk 2/4 B at 03.45 on 10 April 1981. That marked the start of the waterflooding project on this field.
Beginning at 5 800 barrels of seawater, the daily injection rate was increased to a maximum of 40 000 barrels. The pilot aimed to determine how much water the reservoir formations could take, and how flooding would affect their ability to produce.[REMOVE]Fotnote: News Brief, May 1981.
WaterfloodingFirst wedding on Ekofisk
More about history
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.