Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Mining Support Service Activities
09.1 - Support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Oil company Petrofac has announced that it has started collective consultation on plans to shed 160 jobs. The consultation is expected to conclude by the end of January 2016.  These jobs cuts are a response to industry-wide pressures which have seen other oil companies also shed staff.  The company operates sites in Aberdeen and Liverpool and has said that it expects job losses to be shared across its UK operations.  A spokesperson for Petrofac noted that the proposed job losses accounted for 'less than 10% of our entire UK population', which currently stands at 1,900 employees. The time-scale for the restructuring has not yet been announced.  


  • 11 January 2016: The Scotsman
  • 11 January 2016: BBC Website


Eurofound (2016), Petrofac, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86205, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86205.