Location of affected unit(s)
Offshore installations and plants onshore at Mongstad and Kårstø
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas

352 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Norwegian oil and gas company StatoilHydro - formed by the 2007 merger of Statoil with the oil and gas division of Norsk Hydro - announced the loss of several hundred jobs by reorganising its offshore and onshore industrial activities. The planning process started in early 2008 while the expected number of job losses was announced in the media in September 2008. The unions have protested fiercely against the announced reduction of 680 workers (out of a total workforce of 5,000 offshore workers) and the number was reduced to 440 in October. Discussions between unions and management continue. StatoilHydro restructured its onshore office activities with the loss of 2,500 white collar jobs in 2007.

After more discussions a revised offshore organization model was decided 22nd of December, and the final job cut turned out to be 352. The new model will be gradually be introduced throughout 2009.


  • 22 December 2008: Dagens Næringsliv/NTB
  • 18 September 2008: Stavanger Aftenblad
  • 18 November 2008: Stavanger Aftenblad


Eurofound (2008), StatoilHydro, Merger/Acquisition in Norway, factsheet number 67372, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67372.