Over 300 oil service employees will be involved in a strike after mediation between the union Industri Energi and Norwegian Oil & Gas Association was not successful.
The Parties brokered for nearly four hours on overtime before it ended in failure.
– We strike because Norwegian Oil & Gas Association did not show any willingness to accomodate us, says local leader Ommund Stokka of Industri Energi.
The first strike withdrawal will apply to about 310 members in five companies: Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Oceaneering and Oceaneering Asset Integrity.
Norwegian Oil & Gas represents 49 oil and gas companies plus 59 contractors on the Norwegian shelf.
The strike will mainly involve environment handling of driling waste, which can cause stoppages in some drilling operations. A conflict will not immediately hit production of oil and gas on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to Norwegian Oil & Gas.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today