The offshore cohort

It is known that some of the chemical substances in oil can be carcinogenic. The purpose of these studies is to study the prevalence of cancer among Norwegian Offshore workers and study possible relationships between exposure from the working environment and the development of cancer.
Last updated: 5/9/2021

Ongoing projects: 

Exposure-related risks of cancer in Norwegian offshore petroleum workers

Studies have shown a correlation between offshore work and some cancer types. This project is a continuation of several previous studies from the Cancer Registry on cancer risk among North Sea workers. This study also includes female workers who have seldom been adressed in previous studies.

Benzene-related risk of cancer among offshore workers

There are several ongoing research projects at the Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN) that will investigate cancer risk among offshore workers. This project will look into benzene exposure offshore, and risk of different cancers.