The first oil crisis
The first oil crisis erupted as a result of the Yom Kippur war.
This conflict broke out on 6 October 1973 when Egypt and Syria attacked Israel. After the latter received US backing, the Arab nations responded with an oil boycott of the Americans and other countries supporting the Israelis.
The subsequent supply shortage caused oil prices to quadruple within three months. With buyers seeking to reduce their dependence on the Middle East, the North Sea became even more attractive – despite relatively high development and production costs.Helicopter ditches in the seaThe first company union
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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.