Hundreds of jobs planned for oil firm’s new Aberdeen base

10 Apr 2014 3.51pm

SEVERAL hundred new jobs are set to be created in the North-east.

International energy firm Statoil is finalising its plans to develop a 45,000sq ft facility at Prime Four business park in Kingswells, with the potential to expand to 90,000sq ft.

Construction will begin in November this year subject to planning consent from Aberdeen City Council.

Gunnar Breivik, Vice President for Statoil Western Europe said: “We are in the middle of a significant recruitment effort for our Aberdeen operations centre, as well as for offshore positions”

The new facility will become the operations centre for the Mariner field.

More than $7 billion (£4.5 bn) is to be invested in the project which will be operational for 30 years.

It is the UK’s largest offshore development for more than a decade.

Statoil joins Nexen, Apache and Transocean which are already based at the business park in Kingswells. Construction on the development, that will include offices for Premier Oil and OneSubsea, is due for completion in early 2016.

Mr Brevik said: “We are confident the business park at Kingswells will provide us with valuable flexibility for long term growth and expansion in Aberdeen.”

jm475 More than 1 year ago
I thought the oil was running out? Is it only running out when it suits the point being made?

Sandy Milne More than 1 year ago
So North Sea oil is running out and is a liability if the Westminster government is to be believed is it? So tell me why are Total E&P also redeveloping their Altens site in addition to this?
Gavin More than 1 year ago
Fantastic news for Aberdeen , it's always good to see new companies moving in creating new well paid jobs for the locals & any new incomers , but am sure the usual moaning sods on her will see a downside
CoolT223 More than 1 year ago
It's not moving in this firm has always been here just moving office.
northernlights More than 1 year ago
Their new to area & just in the middle of setting up a operations base for the Mariner development , anyway good news for Aberdeen , just go's to show what a prosperous & vibrant city we are fortunate to love in