Major jobs boost as energy giant looks to North Sea
The North Sea was given another jobs boost yesterday as Norwegian energy giant Statoil said it wanted to employ 1,000 people out of Aberdeen within four years.
It has already launched a recruitment drive for 700 people to oversee a multibillion-pound project east of Shetland, but said it will need hundreds more if plans for a similar huge development go ahead.
Statoil’s ambitious plans centre around the Mariner and Bressay fields, which both represent around £4.5billion of investment.
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