At last, som thing big happened
in the North Sea!

flamme The 21. of August 1969 Phillips startet drilling at block 2/4 using the Ocean Viking. The bit soon penetrated a shallow gas pocket. Oil and gas gushed up with the mud.To not have a blowout, the well was completly cemented. The rig was moved one kilometer, and once again the 25. of October, drill bit penetrated an oil reservoir. Bad weater made the testing dificult. In November, the rig had to be pulled out, and most of the crew had to be evacuated. But the 7. of December the testing could continue.

When leaving the well the day before christmas eve 1969, many realized that an ''elephant'' was found!
Here you may see some marvelous pictures from the testing.  next