RIG Spotting in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea

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Departure 21. September 2018 at

RIG Spotting in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea was a success!

Edda Adventures RIG Spotting in 2016 was the world’s first organized travelling-experience where people got to see and learn about the Norwegian oil adventure. The Vessel had access right up to the safety zone of 500 meters and storytellers held interesting lectures.

In addition to the RIG Spotting adventures, Edda Fides have had different assignments. Edda Fides served as a floating production base with an American film crew during a movie project in Trollfjorden, Norway. Edda Fides also served as a Hotel in Bodø during the Arctic Race.

In 2016 Edda Fides travelled with approximately 120 passengers from Haugesund and Stavanger in the south, all the way up to Molde and Svolvær in the north. During their stay, the passengers got to see some of the most significant oil and gas installations on the Norwegian continental shelf. The journey was divided into two (one day stop-over in Molde) and  some passengers joined both of them.


RIG Spotting in the North Sea: (Haugesund – Molde) Edvard Grieg, Johan Sverdrup, Balder, Ringhorn, Oseberg: Sør og senter, Troll A, Troll C, Gjøa A,

RIG Spotting in the Norwegian Sea: (Molde – Svolvær), Nyhamna, Draugen, Kristin, Åsgard, Heidrun, Skarv and Norne.


“This was a great trip, fascinating program and a great experience” Jens Bakke, Passenger


“This is an exciting project and a voyage that I would recommend to others!”  Liv Ferkingstad, Passenger


“ A fantastic experience that exceeds the Trans Siberian railway, the Chinese Wall, mountains in Nepal….” Ann Helen Hystad, Passenger


According to the company, the feedback they have received from both their guests and crew has been all positive. Edda Fides is a ship that is well suited for this type of projects, as it possesses the necessary facilities for such adventures.

We are now looking at the possibility to arrange new adventures in 2017. Keep your self updated trough our newsletter and visit facebook and webpage for more information. Please contact us if you have any questions. In the meantime you can read more about the RIG Spotting and activities from 2016 below.





RIG Spotting in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea

RIG Spotting in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea was a success! Edda Adventures RIG Spotting in 2016 was the world’s first organized travelling-experience where people got to see and learn about the Norwegian oil adventure. The Vessel had access right up to the safety zone of 500 meters...

Aasgard field

The Aasgard field consists of Midgard, Smørbukk and Smørbukk South deposits. In addition, the Mikkel and Yttergryta gas fields are tied back to the Aasgard infrastructure. The entire Aasgard field development ranks among the largest developments on the Norwegian continental shelf, embracing a total of 63 production and injection...

Heidrun field

The Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea, has been producing oil and gas since October 1995. Utilizes a floating tension leg platfor design, with a concrete hull. Heidrun was discovered in 1985 by Conoco, which served as operator for the exploration and development phase. Operated today by Statoil.

Norne- and Skarv field

The Norne field and area has a water depth of 380 meters. The field has been developed with a production and storage ship, tied to subsea templates. Gas has been exported from Norne since February 2001. The gas travels through the Norne Gas Export Pipeline and the Aasgard Transport...


Svolvaer is the "capitol" of Lofoten, the main center in Vaagan Municipality. Svolvaer is the home to approximately 9300 inhabitants. This is a good starting point if you want to experience the beautiful islands in Lofoten and Vesteraalen.

Kristin field

The Kristin field is located in the south-west part of the HaltenBank, in The Norwegian Sea. Kristin is a gas and condensate field put online back in November 2005. A total of 12 production wells were developed in the field, by 4 production templates connected to a half submersible platform ....

Draugen field

The field was discovered in 1984. Draugen came on stream in October 1993 as the first field to begin production north of the 62nd parallel, and its opening accordingly represented a milestone in Norwegian oil history. The Operator is Norwegian Shell.

Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg is an oil field located in the central North Sea approximately 180 kilometers west of Stavanger. The field was discovered in 2007, and was named Luno. The oil field changed the name in 2012 from Luno to Edvard Grieg after a suggestion from the operator Lundin.


Molde is a city and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county. Molde and Romsdal is known for attractions like The Trollstigen, The Atlantic Road, The Molde international Jazz Festival and the fantastic Molde panorama.


Haugesund municipality is the regional center of Haugalandet, and is the home to approximately 35.000 inhabitants. Haugesund holds festivals and cultural arrangements throughout the year. The two largest festivals take place in August: Sildajazz and the Norwegian Film Festival.

Gjøa A field

Gjøa is a gas field in the North Sea and was discovered in 1989 by Statoil. The Field started to produce in 2010 and was operated by ENGIE E&P Norway AS. The Gjøa-facility was the first floating platform to get its electricity from the mainland.

Troll field

Troll represents the very cornerstone of Norwegian gas production and is the largest gas field in the North Sea. The Area contains about 40 per cent of total gas reserves on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Oseberg field

The Oseberg Field Centre includes three platforms, Oseberg A, B and D, connected to one another with bridges. The gas export from Oseberg Field Center started in 2000. That was also the beginning of a new era for the Oseberg field and for Hydro as operator on the Norwegian...

Balder field

The Balder Field is one of the smaller oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. The Field has a historical meaning, by being the first oil discovery in 1967. Exxon Mobil is the operator and has 100 per cent ownership in the Balder Field.

Johan Sverdrup field

The Johan Sverdrup field contains between 1,7 and 3,0 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The field will be developed in several phases. The first phase is forecast to have a production of between 315.00 and 380.00 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Approximately 80 per cent of the total...


Stavanger is a city and a municipality in Rogaland County, southwest in Norway. Stavanger is the fourth-largest urban zone and city municipality in Norway with approximately 130.000 inhabitants. The Stavanger region has many Must-See nature attractions: such as Lysefjorden, The Sola Beach and the famous Preikestolen.

Edda Adventures offers a program where knowledge and experiences goes hand in hand.


Experience the oil giants up close. With Edda Fides you will get access right up to the safety zone of 500 meters. Edda Fides passes some of the Platforms at daytime, others in the evening. Both dimensions reflect some of the activity and the effort that is made every day to build the Norwegian welfare. It is up to you if you want to see the giants from the inside of the vessel or outside on deck in fresh air.

Edda Adventures is a unique opportunity to experience the life on board a real high-tech offshore vessel. You will get the chance to be a part of the vessel, almost as a crew and see the floating giants for real. Experience our amazing crew and learn more about how today’s modern fleets operates from the inside.

On the last tour in 2016 three meals daily was included and served in the dining area.

  • Breakfast and lunch buffet: A combination of buffet alternatives and a la carte. To order different dishes prepared by our own Chefs was also possible.
  • Dinner: Todays dinner was presented by the ship`s main chef. In addition to the menu, there was vegetarian/vegan- options.
  • Water, juice, tea and coffee were also included in every meal. Mineral water, beer and alcohol was served by paying an extra charge and was available at lunch- and dinnertime in the dining area. The ship has it`s own bar (Deck C) with cocktails and other drinks throughout the day.

  • Helideck
  • Fitness area
  • Dining area/restaurant
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Pool
  • Etc.

Onboard Edda Fides we have our own person who is responsible for all the activities.  Activity hours will be arranged outside if the weather allows it. Fides Fitness center is open between 06.00 and 23.00.


Edda Fides offer a real offshore experience and facilities similar to what we offer our own crew at work. The vessel is an original offshore vessel and is not suitable for wheelchairs and it is not recommended for children below the age of 12.