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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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).