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Norwegian offshore in clash with government over massive rescue plan

What was envisioned as a solid aid package for upwards of NOK 100 billion has been received with widespread disappointment by Norway's offshore sector. The biggest oil companies list projects that will be postponed unless the government changes the package.

Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland - Equinor/Digital

As the crisis in the Norwegian offshore sector intensifies for each passing day, dissatisfaction with an otherwise comprehensive aid package that the government formally presented Tuesday grows.

Major players such as Equinor and Kvaerner are now listing a series of large-scale projects that will be shelved, and jobs that will be eliminated, unless a more beneficial package is offered to the country's massive oil and gas sector.

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