Cracks in the concrete gravity base structure (GBS) for Statfjord A were discovered in 1976 during maximum submersion as part of the operation to mate with the topside. This damage had arisen as a result of excessive temperature fluctuations and a weak section in the concrete, and took two months to repair.
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President Carter visits Statfjord A
It is not every day that Norway gets a visit from an American president, but 4 May 1982 was one such occasion. That was when Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn took a trip out to Statfjord A, which was operated at the time by Mobil Exploration Norway Inc (Meni).