Media: 13,500 Norwegian oil jobs in danger

15 drilling rigs could be left without contracts on the Norwegian Shelf in 2015. This development leads to renewed fears of mass layoffs, according to Norwegian newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

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At least 15 drilling rigs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf could be left without jobs next year. This means that 13,500 jobs are in danger, reports Stavanger Aftenblad.

Seven rigs will soon be idled or have been removed from the Norwegian Shelf, and eight additional rigs could be left without contracts during the next year. Another 6 rigs could be unemployed in 2016, according to the newspaper.

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