Following the oil giant Shell’s acquisition of the UK’s BG Group earlier this year, it was announced that the merger would lead to thousands of job cuts across the global operations to avoid overlapping.
Well, the time has come for Norway to feel the cuts. Namely, Shell Norway announced in May this year that the number of employees would be reduced by 145 positions, and, the company’s spokesperson told Offshore Energy Today in an e-mail, this (cuts) now moves into effect.
This number is not final. The company’s spokesperson for Norway Jan Soppeland said that in addition to 145 staff, Shell would discontinue 110 contractor agreements.
“The reductions are a result of the combination with BG’s Norwegian subsidiary – where many functions were overlapping similar functions in the Norwegian Shell organization. I addition, several major projects are in final phases, and the organization is being adjusted to a lower level in project activities,” Soppeland told Offshore Energy Today.
This is not the only news of job cuts in the Norwegian oil sector. Sysla Offshore on Monday said that FMC Technologies and Aker Solutions would cut too. FMC could slash up to 200 positions, while Aker is set to lay off a hundred offshore workers.
Offshore Energy Today Staff