Halliburton has reportedly reduced its Norway headcount by 141 positions due to slumping demand for services in the region.

According to, Halliburton subsidiary Sperry Drilling will layoff 16 employees and has also identified 88 redundancies.

Another 25 jobs will be cut within the company’s cementing unit.

The cementing unit will also lay off 12 employees.

The cuts will impact both onshore and offshore workers, said.

As part of the cost cutting, Sperry’s office in Bergen will also shut down.

A union spokesman told the site “there are no rigs to run” from Bergen.

The spokesman added that the company hopes to bring some of the laid off employees back when work picks up again.

Texas-based Halliburton has not confirmed the layoffs yet.

Sperry Drilling provides several drilling and logging services including directional driving and surface data logging.


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