Oil production from the Statfjord B platform began at 00.12 on 5 November 1982 – 26 days ahead of schedule. The storage cells began to fill just over an hour later. The flare was lit as a visible sign that output had started.
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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).