Equinor has initiated a safe shutdown of the Gudrun, Oseberg South, and Oseberg East fields after members of the Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives (Lederne) trade union went on strike from midnight.
The background for the strike is that the members of Lederne in a referendum voted against the mediator’s proposal during the wage negotiations for offshore personnel between the labour organisations and the employers’ organisation, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (Norog).
Total production from Gudrun, Oseberg South and Oseberg East is around 89 000 boepd, of which 27 500 boepd is natural gas.
A further extension of the strike has been notified for the Heidrun, Kristin and Aasta Hansteen fields, taking effect from the night before Wednesday 6 July. To Equinor this means that the above-mentioned installations will perform a controlled shutdown of production, including the Tyrihans field, which is tied to the Kristin platform.
Total production from Heidrun, Kristin/Tyrihans and Aasta Hansteen is around 333 000 boepd, of which 264 000 boepd is natural gas.
A further escalation has been announced from 9 July at Sleipner, Gullfaks A and Gullfaks C. Consequences of this escalation is not yet clear.
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