Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; North Eastern Scotland; Aberdeen City
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

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 October 2007
Employment effect (start)
29 October 2007
Foreseen end date
30 April 2008


British Petroleum (BP), the multi-national oil producer, has announced that it is to cut 350 jobs at its site in Aberdeen. The firm has stated that 250 of those jobs affected will be onshore positions, whilst the remaining 100 jobs will be contractual positions. The job cuts will be implemented by the end of April 2008. The firm has stated that the decision is due to a decline in profit and the need for greater efficiency. Trade Unions have condemned the job losses. Graham Tran of the Unite-Amicus Union said:

'We did expect job losses but clearly nothing on this scale. This is a massive and devastating blow to the employees of BP and a surprise to the industry in general.’

As of October 2007, there is no information on the number employed at the Aberdeen site. BP employs 115,000 internationally.


  • 24 October 2007: BBC Website
  • 29 October 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), BP, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65971, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65971.