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
06.1 - Extraction of crude petroleum

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Oil Company Total has announced plans to cut 250 jobs from its workforce in Aberdeen. The decision to cut jobs follows the takeover of French firm Maersk Oil, and the company's decision to review staffing after the acquisition. Currently around 1,500 staff work from the Aberdeen site and it is being reported that the affected jobs are all shore-based. The process of consulting affected employees has already started. Total has said the consultation process will examine possibilities for redeployment of affected staff.

Update: 07/05/2018: On 7th May Total announced that more than 300 of its workers in Aberdeen will be made redundant.


  • 19 March 2018: BBC Website
  • 7 May 2018: BBC News


Eurofound (2018), Total, Merger/Acquisition in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93905, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93905.