Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09.10 - Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction

60 - 80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
4 June 2015
Foreseen end date
1 August 2015


Marine service provider DOF Subsea is to cut both onshore and offshore staff in Norway by at least 60 employees.

The company has started the selection process, which will continue through June and July. The drop in crude oil prices and subsequent fall in activity on the Norwegian continental shelf is the main reason that the company is now forced to dismiss employees. Those affected will mainly be ROV (remotely operated underwater vehicle) and survey staff, as there is less need for employees operating the company's submersible vehicles, surveying ocean floor and inspecting underwater installations. A union representative said that while it is a shame the highly competent employees are being dismissed, the company is handling the process well given the difficult market situation. DOF Subsea employs 1850 worldwide, 250 of which in Norway. The Norwegian branch temporarily dismissed 31 offshore employees at the end of 2014, most of which returned to work shortly afterwards. Eight employees on the mainland were dismissed earlier in 2015.


  • 4 June 2015: Bergens Tidende


Eurofound (2015), DOF Subsea Norway, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 83682, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83682.