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
06.10 - Extraction of crude petroleum

117 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 July 2015
Employment effect (start)
28 July 2015
Foreseen end date
30 September 2015


UK-based offshore drilling contractor, Ensco has announced 117 employees will be made redundant as a result of the decline in world price for oil. The job losses will result from closure of two oil rigs located in the North Sea that have been decommissioned and returned to the company’s Aberdeen based shipyard. The company has commenced formal consultation with staff who were employed on the two oil rigs. The company has said that it will try to minimize compulsory redundancies by implementing a recruitment freeze and by calling for expressions of interest in voluntary redundancy.


  • 28 July 2015: BBC News
  • 28 July 2015: Energy Voice


Eurofound (2015), Ensco, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 84330, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84330.