SAR helicopter stationed on 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.
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
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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.