First drilling rig in Norwegian sector

ODECO’s Ocean Traveler started drilling for Esso Exploration in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea in 1966:

Ocean Traveler is being towed to the position of the very first “wildcat” on the Norwegian shelf. Photo: Odeco / Norwegian Oil Museum:

On location and drilling:

The first Norwegian oil workers joined as Roughnecks and Roustabouts. They had a steep learning curve.
Here is a video from that time:

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