Additional accommodation capacity had to be provided during commissioning and start-up of Statfjord B. This was accomplished by chartering a flotel – or floating hotel – and stationing it alongside the platform.
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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).