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Talks under way on oil service agreements

Collective pay negotiations take place this for about 5 000 employees in various oil service companies. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association expects a moderate settlement.
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PHOTO: Anne Lise Norheim/Halliburton

Scheduled for 26-27 May, these negotiations cover two settlements with identical wording ­– the oil service agreement with the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) and the well service agreement with the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).

In the central settlement between the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)/ Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS), agreement was reached on a general pay rise of NOK 2.25 per hour plus an additional hourly supplement of NOK 1.00 for the lowest paid.

That provides an overall financial framework of 2.7 per cent, which the oil/well service agreements now under negotiation and other settlements will relate to.

Agreement on the offshore collective pay settlements was reached earlier this month within this centrally agreed framework.

“We also expect to reach a moderate and responsible settlement for the oil service sector in these latest negotiations,” says Elisabeth Brattebø Fenne, director of organisation and employer policy as well as lead negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas.

“That’s important for ensuring a robust and viable supplier industry in the years to come.”


Facts about the oil service agreements
Just over 5 000 employees are covered by these agreements in various oil service enterprises (which deliver to the oil companies). They are:

Schlumberger Norge, Halliburton, Baker Hughes Norge, Oceaneering, Altus Intervention, Weatherford Norge, Aker Solutions (Ågotnes division), Vetco Gray Scandinavia, Oceaneering Asset Integrity, Subsea 7 Norway, Expro Norway, Franks International, Welltec Oilfield, Cameron Norge, Ramco Norway, PSW Technology, Rely0n Nutec Norway, Enhanced Drilling, IOS Tubular Management, Intertek West Lab, Soiltech Offshore Services, ResQ, Landmark Graphics, Petrotech, Stratum Reservoir Norway, Benor, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge, Speedcast Norway, Altus Intervention Technologies, Nosefo Tau, Nosefo Bergen and TWMA Norge.

For further information, contact:

Kolbjørn Andreassen, communications manager, employer policy and operating conditions, mobile: +47 95 28 28 08

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