Remote monitoring of 2/4 D
As part of the efficiency improvement process on Ekofisk, the first pilot project with remote platform operation began on West Ekofisk 2/4 D.
The goal was to save NOK 65-100 million per year. Although the platform was no longer manned around the clock, operation was handled by a seven-strong maintenance team which commuted daily from 2/4 H.
One shift could do the same amount of necessary maintenance as two had managed before. That called for a higher level of multi-skilling among the workforce, and for everyone to be able to handle emergency functions.
Reducing operational costs improved the profitability of the platform and made it possible to extend its producing life.New PDOStorting approves Ekofisk II
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.