Name of Statoil employee released


    At 06:11 today, the Norwegian police confirmed that Ole Magnar Kvamme was killed in the accident at Turøy Friday 29 April.

    He was a passenger on the helicopter en route from Gullfaks B to Bergen which crashed outside Turøy in Fjell municipality.

    Ole Magnar Kvamme (born 1955) was educated as an electrical engineer. He had been a Statoil employee since 1988, and most recently worked with plant integrity on Snorre, Gullfaks A and Gullfaks B. He had more than 10 years of operational experience from offshore operations. Ole Magnar Kvamme is survived by three adult children.

    “Our thoughts are first and foremost with Ole Magnar Kvamme’s family and close friends, who have lost their loved one in this terrible tragedy,” says chief executive Eldar Sætre.

    “There are employees in Statoil that have lost a dear friend and colleague, but all of us share the family’s grief and we express our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.”

    In addition to Ole Magnar Kvamme 12 other persons working on behalf of Statoil are also confirmed dead. 7 of these have been named: Arild Fossedal and Odd Geir Turøy (Aker Solutions), Michele Vimercati (CHC), Iain Stuart, Behnam Ahmadi and Otto Mikal Vasstveit (Halliburton) and Kjetil Wathne (Karsten Moholt AS).

    The tragedy will be marked across Statoil Monday 2 May at 13:00 CET with a minute’s silence, and flags will be flown at half-mast all day.



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