On July 16, 1966, the first two Norwegian employees of Schlumberger in Norway rigged up the new cable bridle on the logging unit on the Ocean Traveler rig to log the first well ever drilled in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Well 8/3-1.
Working under contract for Esso also meant the establishment of the first Schlumberger facility in Norway—in a corner of the Esso base in Hundvåg outside Stavanger.
"As we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first well logged by Schlumberger in Norway, our journey of growth continues," notes Atle Nottveit, managing director, Scandinavia. "With our talented team members who are fully committed to innovation and sustainability, we’re ready to support our customers to reduce their footprint and meet the energy demands of the future."
Schlumberger has a history of innovation. Our teams in Norway have contributed to developing technology innovations and manufacturing for worldwide deployment. These innovations include
—Atle Nottveit, managing director, Schlumberger Scandinavia
"These achievements reflect the dedication of our employees in Norway. We are proud of our diversity, with colleagues from 82 different countries, but the majority of our workforce is Norwegian, working offshore or at our facilities on land," notes Nottveit.
"We recruit from Norwegian universities, we have an ongoing apprenticeship program, and we were excited to be recognized as a top employer in the country last year."Learn more about Schlumberger operations in Norway