Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09.1 - Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 May 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2010
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Seadrill is an international offshore drilling contractor providing services within drilling and well services, headquatered in Stavanger. The company has increased its staff considerably during the four years since establishment, and the manager announced in an interview on the 16th of May that the company will increase the staff with 1500 during 2010 as ten new drilling rigs will be finished.

The company operates all over the world, and has offices in Houston, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Singapore and Nigeria besides Stavanger. As it is not clear where all the rigs will be deployed, the distribution of new jobs is not decided.



Eurofound (2009), Seadrill, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 68924, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68924.