Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09.9 - Support activities for other mining and quarrying

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 March 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2019
Foreseen end date


The oil drilling contractor Odjfell Drilling is hiring 200 employees offshore in Norway due to the expansion of the Norwegian fleet with two new semi-submersibles, Deepsea Nordkapp and Beacon Atlantic. The new jobs are within drilling, maritime and technical operations as well as administrative personnel to support the growing activity in the North Sea. The company started the recruitment process immediately and it will continue in the following months. 

Odfjell Drilling is an international company with about 2,000 employees and operations in more than 20 countries. Following the new acquisitions, the Odfjell Drilling’s Norwegian offshore fleet consists of five semi-submersible drilling platforms. These are Deepsea Bergen, Deepsea Atlantic, Deepsea Stavanger, Deepsea Nordkapp and Beacon Atlantic.



Eurofound (2019), Odfjell Drilling, Business expansion in Norway, factsheet number 97610, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97610.