Norwegian operator Statoil have paid tribute to their employee killed in a North Sea helicopter crash.
Police confirmed Ole Magnar Kvamme had been on board the flight which was returning from the Gullfaks B platfrom on Friday when it crash close to Flesland Airport.
Educated as an electrical engineer, he had been a Statoil employee for the past 27 years 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.
Statoil chief executive Eldar Saetre said: “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.
“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.”
Ole Magnar Kvamme is survived by three adult children.
There were 12 other people working on behalf of Statoil who have also been confirmed dead.
Statoil said seven 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).
A minute’s silence will be held today across Statoil with flags flown at half-mast all day.