Ekofisk – where did the field get its name from?Core interpretation from one of the Ekofisk appraisal wells. From: NPD.

Ekofisk – where did the field get its name from?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of production from one of Norway’s biggest success stories. But where does the name Ekofisk actually come from?

Back in 1964, Phillips Petroleum was awarded several exploration licences offshore Norway. “In time-honoured Oklahoma fashion, these licences were given imaginative names: Area A, B, up to G,” Leslie Popham wrote in a series of social media posts he dedicated to Ekofisk in 2018. Then, someone had the idea to name the prospects in these […]

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