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

250 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2016
Foreseen end date
30 June 2017


Beerenberg, a company providing maintenance services for the oil- and gas industry, is reducing its staff by a total of 500 employees. The company first announced a restructuring in September with an estimate of 250 positions cut. On 10 October, it was announced that 250 additional positions will be cut, bringing the total to 500. The first cuts were announced when Beerenberg did not get a renewal of a contract concerning the Ekofisk oil field. This first part of the restructuring is planned to be completed by the end of the year, while the additional 250 positions will be cut when another major project is completed in the spring of 2017. The difficult market situation in the wake of falling crude prices and reduced investment in the petroleum sector has affected the company heavily. Beerenberg cut its staff by 150 in the fall of 2014, and by an additional 250 in 2015. The company's employees are mainly located in Bergen and Stavanger, as well as offshore.


  • 10 October 2016: E24
  • 10 October 2016: Sysla
  • 5 September 2016: Sysla


Eurofound (2016), Beerenberg, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 88870, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88870.