Internal restructuring
Norge; Vestlandet;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06.20 - Extraction of natural gas

231 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Petroleum company Shell is cutting 231 jobs in its Norwegian branch, Shell Norge. 75 permanent employees will be dismissed, while 156 consultants/temporary agency workers will not get their contracts renewed. The cuts are due to several larger projects related to offshore natural gas extraction now ending, resulting in less demand for labour in the entire organisation. The majority of the affected workers will be engineers. A large amount of the cuts will be made at the company's site at Nyhamna. The cuts have been considered for a significant amount of time, and unions have been consulted in the process. Shell has previously cut its Norwegian staff (see previous case Norske Shell 2015 NO), and will retain about 600 employees after this round of restructuring. The company describes this as a sufficient and stable number of staff for the foreseeable future. 


  • 29 March 2017: E24
  • 29 March 2017: rbnett
  • 29 March 2017: NRK


Eurofound (2017), Shell Norge, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 90669, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90669.