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Maersk Drilling laying-off staff at head office

Maersk Drilling laying-off staff at head office
As the lower oil price bites in the offshore market Maersk Drilling is cutting 90 staff at its head office.

Maersk Drilling said that in response to lower utilisation and rates for offshore drilling rigs it had started a “cost reduction and efficiency enhancement programme”. As part of this programme it was cutting 90 positions at its head office, with 40 – 50 of these being found through redundancies.

“It is regrettable that we have to scale down the head office, however, under the current market conditions it will be irresponsible not to act. The reduction in positions in the head office will not impact the safety and operational performance of our rigs,” said Claus Hemmingson, ceo of Maersk Drilling and member of the Maersk Group executive board.

Earlier this week Maersk Supply Service announced it was cutting 30 onshore positions.