Royal Dutch Shell to cut jobs in North Sea

The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is to cut 330 jobs from its operation in the North Sea over the next two years, with most of the posts based at its Aberdeen office.

Leaving around 1,000 people at the site, some of the jobs being lost will be linked to the project of decommissioning of the Brent Charlie platform, which is expected to be completed in the next two years.

The company announced in September that up to 9,000 jobs would go worldwide due to a slump in the demand for oil. However, the company insists that it remains committed to the North Sea and will continue to invest in operations.

The oil industry is already rethinking its future plans as part of the energy transition, and the impact of COVID means companies, like Shell, are accelerating this transition.

 

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