North Sea Oil Company Announce Job Cuts

Oil company Taqa has announced it is cutting one hundred jobs because of the "challenging environment" of the North Sea industry.

The company said it is consulting with its workforce over the job cuts, which it expects to be mostly contractors and consultants in onshore positions.

A Taqa spokesperson said: "As part of our focus to ensure Taqa's sustainable future in the UK, regrettably it is necessary for us to scale back the number of people working with us.

"The impact of these changes will predominately be on contractors and consultants.

"We are currently proposing a reduction of around 100 onshore positions, but the process will take a number of weeks and involve consultation with our workforce.

"Our workforce are fully informed on the proposed changes and we will work to support and guide them through the process."

Taqa are the latest North Sea operator to announce job cuts, following BP, Shell an Chevron.


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