Odfjell Drilling To Slash Offshore Drilling Jobs

Published at 08:18PM - 14/01/16

Odfjell Drilling is to slash around 230 offshore drilling jobs from its workforce as it continues to grapple with the downturn in the offshore drilling industry.

The Norwegian based offshore drilling firm confirmed the news Thursday 14th January, saying it was making the cuts to reduce its operating costs.

Offshore Drilling Jobs

Odfjell have said that they are looking to reduce their current headcount by around 230, with sources telling Offshore Post that interviews with offshore drill crews are currently being undertaken on the company’s North Sea drilling rigs.

Odfjell has said that the cuts are due to a reduction in the company’s order book, with a contract on the Wintershall Brage field recently coming to a close.

Job Cuts

The losses come hot on the heels of around 4,000 job losses from BP’s global upstream operations and 160 from Petrofac’s UK operations.