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Wives visit Statfjord A

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The Statfjord Workers Union (SaF) succeeded, after long negotiations with Mobil, in securing agreement for visits to the platform by the wives of employees. Coming in the wake of a heavy media focus on accidents in the North Sea, the idea was that the visitors would take a one-day outing to see where their spouses worked.
— Facsimile from MOBIL EXPLORER: A NEWSPAPER FOR MOBIL EXPLORATION AND PRODUCING PEOPLE IN NORWAY. DES 1980 VOL. 4
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That would give them an understanding of offshore working and living conditions, and what a helicopter flight was like. One goal was to reduce the worries of people left at home.

These visits were conducted during the summer for a number of years, and were a great success. Mobil hired a helicopter to fly 14-15 spouses out to Statfjord for the first time in July 1980.

Sources:
Mobil Explorer , December 1980, pp 6-7. “Meni ektefeller: Bestemmelsessted Statfjord A”.
Mobil Explorer , anniversary issue after 10 years in Norway. Stavanger 1983, p 14.
Bjarne Holter’s website with images from Statfjord

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Published December 3, 2019   •   Updated December 12, 2019
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