Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 August 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


About 100 jobs are to be created in Aberdeen by oil company Chevron. The international company is to build a new technology centre in the city which will work on offshore research development. A recruitment campaign is due to begin towards the end of this year and it is expected the centre will open next year.

Chevron said Aberdeen was an 'excellent' base for the research operation. Two of the technology centres are being set up, the other being in Perth, Australia. A Chevron spokesperson said: 'We are excited about technology's role in adding new oil and gas supplies and new energy sources to meet the world's growing energy demand. With their robust energy industries, quality and size of local and regional talent pools, and long-standing presence of Chevron operations, Aberdeen and Perth are excellent locations for our new technology centres.'

The company is looking for both experienced personnel and university graduates, including geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum, process and facilities engineers.

Aberdeen North SNP MSP Brian Adam said: 'This announcement quite clearly shows that Europe's energy capital continues to go from strength to strength'


  • 30 August 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Chevron, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63995, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63995.