This new machine became an important component in overall emergency preparedness on Ekofisk. The demand for a permanently stationed SAR helicopter came from the field’s working environment committee after the Alexander L Kielland accident.First wedding on EkofiskFirst Valhall oil reaches Ekofisk
Phillips stationed a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter on Ekofisk in October 1981 as part of its permanent emergency response measures on the field.
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.