Jobs axe ‘falls again’ at Halliburton

12 August 2015, News Wires – Halliburton is being forced to let go another 141 staff in Norway as a result of a work drought due to a drilling market slump, according to a report.

HalliburtonThe US oilfield services giant’s country subsidiary is permanently axing a total of 113 jobs, while another 28 workers will be laid off, in its directional drilling and cementing divisions both onshore and offshore, news site reported.

As part of the cutbacks, the subsidiary’s Bergen office that employs eight staff will be shut down, with a union spokesman quoted as saying “there are no rigs to run” from the base on Norway’s west coast.

He added the prospective workload from contracts currently out to tender was not sufficient to support present manning levels, although the company hoped to re-employ laid-off workers if activity improves at a later date.

It follows redundancies reported earlier this summer among the contractor’s more than 2000-strong workforce in Norway.

– Upstream

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