Norwegian oil pay highest in world
With an average annual wage of USD 175.000 (one million kroner), Norway’s oil employees now earn more than twice the world average, research shows.
According to the survey, one of three oil workers globally expects wages will increase by up to 10 percent this year.
Rig company Seadrill moved its headquarters from the western Norway oil capital to London two years ago among major protests. Another John Fredriksen company is now moving out of Stavanger to Oslo.
Norway's Statoil will be exploring for shale gas together with Sonatrach and Shell.