Escalation of oil workers’ strike to affect production in North Sea six fields

Johan Sverdrup platformPhoto: Carina Johansen / NTB

The Gjøa platform and five other oil fields in the North Sea will be affected by the trade union Lederne’s expansion of the oil strike on Sunday, according to the employers’ organization Norwegian Oil and Gas (Norsk olje og gass).

On Wednesday, 43 members of the Leaders went on strike at Johan Sverdrup. 

For the time being, production continues as normal.

From Sunday, 18 members will join the strike on the Gudrun field, the Gina Krog field, and the Kvitebjørn field, all of which are operated by Equinor. 

Multiple platforms to shut down

A total of 72 workers are on strike on the Gjøa platform, which is operated by Neptune Energy.

According to Norwegian Oil and Gas, Kvitebjørn and the associated field Valemon, as well as Gudrun and Gina Krog, will have to close down.

Gjøa will also have to shut down as a result of the strike, as well as the associated Vega field, which is operated by Wintershall Dea Norway.

In total, these six fields produce 330,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day. 

The total oil and gas production on the Norwegian shelf amounts to around 4 million barrels of oil equivalents per day.

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2 Comments on "Escalation of oil workers’ strike to affect production in North Sea six fields"

  1. Any way to cut back on fossil fuel production (ergo consumption and pollution) at all is to the good.

    • A single electric-car battery weighs about 1,000 pounds. Fabricating one requires digging up, moving and processing more than 500,000 pounds of raw materials somewhere on the planet. The alternative? Use gasoline and extract one-tenth as much total tonnage to deliver the same number of vehicle-miles over the battery’s seven-year life.

      a Dutch government-sponsored study concluded that the Netherlands’ green ambitions alone would consume a major share of global minerals. “Exponential growth in [global] renewable energy production capacity is not possible with present-day technologies and annual metal production,” it concluded.

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