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Total's North Sea employees complain of "stress and anxiety"

Maersk Oil's sale to Total has taken a big toll on the employees on the Dan F platform in the North Sea, where several staff voice concerns about stress and are looking for new jobs. In an internal document, an employee warned of deteriorating safety.

Arbejdere hos Total i Nordsøen klager over et psykisk hårdt arbejdsmiljø. | Photo: Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix

On March 2, 2018, French oil major Total popped the champagne and celebrated that the competition authorities approved the DKK 47 billion (USD 6.9 billion) acquisition of Maersk Oil.

The transaction meant that Total took over Maersk Oil's activities in the North Sea. As such, Total became responsible for managing the employees on the Dan F facility. But for the employees, the meeting with the French company has been something of a culture shock.

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