A drilling contractor has confirmed 40 of its North Sea workers are at risk of being made redundant.
It comes after Nexen announced plans for its Scott platform, where KCA Deutag is the drilling contractor.
Aberdeen-based KCA said it was consulting crews and “will make every effort to redeploy them” if they need to reduce staff.
A spokeswoman for the company added: “KCA Deutag is the drilling contractor on the Scott platform, which is operated by Nexen. Nexen have notified us that they plan to warm-stack the rig. As a result we are consulting with our crews and will make every effort to redeploy them, should there be a reduction in the number of crew required.
“There are currently 40 positions at risk of redundancy but we have some redeployment opportunities available.”
The Scott platform lies around 116 miles north-east of Aberdeen. A warm stacked rig is one that is idle, but operational.
A Nexen spokeswoman said: “Nexen continues to work with our co-venturers to progress activity in line with our strategy of maximising economic recovery of oil and gas resources in the North Sea.”