Employee number in the oil and gas industry in Norway 2008-2018, by sector

In 2014, the oil and gas industry in Norway had the most employees. That year, 38.4 thousand people were working in oil and gas extraction, while 28.4 thousand people were performing in related services. Furthermore, 300 people were running the pipeline transport. In the following years, the number of employees decreased in all sectors. As of 2018, there were 28 thousand employees in the oil and gas extraction sector.

Number of employees in the oil and gas industry in Norway from 2008 to 2018, by sector

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Special properties

employment in companies not fully targeted*

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Employment in companies not fully targeted towards the upstream sector are not included in these figures. This includes the major parts of the oil service and supply industry."

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