“We are on strike because the Norwegian Oil Industry Association did not show any willingness to meet us at our moderate demands,” said Industri Energi’s Ommund Stokka.
Norwegian oil workers at Schlumberger Norway; Baker Hughes Norway; Halliburton Norway; Oceaneering and Oceaneering Asset Integrity are on strike.
Environmental management of drilling waste will be stopped as will drilling operations offshore to prevent discharge into the sea. Industri Energi also stated that it will remove computer engineers who work with well monitoring and people that control unmanned underwater vehicles.
In a warning to the Norwegian Oil Industry Association, Industri Energi stated that a there would be an escalation of the strike.
Mediation between the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and Industry Energi took place this week..
Commenting on the effect of the strike, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association said that the walkouts could call a halt to some drilling operations, but would not immediately affect oil and gas production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Norway currently produces around two million barrels of oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) per day. The country’s output of natural gas currently stands at around 1.8 million barrels of oil equivalents.