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National Oilwell Varco – To cut 1,500 jobs

Houston-based oil equipment maker National Oilwell Varco’s Norwegian arm said Wednesday it is shedding 1,500 jobs, or about a third of its staff here, as sales drop on lower oil prices and industrywide spending cuts, a day after Norway’s dominant oil company Statoil ASA announced a similar-sized job cut.Oilwell Varco

National Oilwell Varco Norway said it would shed 900 permanent jobs and 600 contract workers out of a total Norwegian workforce of about 5,000. The drilling equipment maker blamed the downsizing on reduced spending by oil companies and lower sales of new equipment.

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