The level of discontent on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) was high when pay talks began in the spring of 1981. In theory, the Norwegian Operator Companies Employers Association (Noaf) was responsible for coordinating the negotiations on the employer side. But the reality was that the three foreign operators – Mobil, Elf and Phillips – all pursued their own talks with the Federation of Offshore Workers Trade Unions (OFS).
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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.