5 000 cargoes of oil
Shuttle tanker Evita from Norway’s Ugland shipping company began loading the 5 000th cargo from Statfjord on 28 March 1999.
A total of 4.2 billion barrels had then been lifted from the field since Einar Rasmussen’s Polytraveller took on the first cargo in November 1979.
This meant that a tanker had sailed from Statfjord on seven out of every 10 days after it came on stream. They had loaded an average of 840 000 barrels per consignment.
Statoil Magazine, no 2, 1999, page 39. ”Statfjord cargo milestone”.
To learn more, see the article on offshore loading .Statoil reported to the policeStatfjord north flank on stream
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SAR helicopter in place
A search and rescue (SAR) helicopter has been stationed permanently on Statfjord B since 1983 as part of the emergency response organisation.