Scottish Oil and Gas jobs

Scotland has been an important part of the UK Oil and Gas industry for over four decades. Aberdeen is an important hub for the oil and gas industry in the north east of Scotland and is often referred to as the Oil Capital of Europe. It is a focal point for the oil & gas industry due to its important ship harbour port serving oil rigs offshore and is also home to the largest heliport in the world.

The majority of oil and gas developments in Scottish waters take place offshore in the North Sea, where the oil & gas produced is shipped or piped to processing facilities on the Scottish coastline. The long term North Sea oil & gas prospects for Scotland remain healthy.

North Sea Oil and Gas locations

There are 15 defined Scottish sea areas, 10 contain pipelines and platforms used in the Scottish Oil & Gas industry. In 2009 oil and gas platforms were located in the following sea areas around the Scottish coast:

  • North Scotland Coast
  • West Shetland
  • East Shetland
  • Fladen
  • Moray Firth
  • Forties

Many of the UK sector oil fields are found in the waters to the north and east of the Scottish mainland. Oil and gas terminals such as the Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland, Flotta terminal, St Fergus terminal found in the north east of Scotland, Cruden Bay pipeline terminal and Kinneil terminal support the oil & gas industry around the North Sea.

Careers in Oil and Gas

Stages in the oil & gas lifecycle include but are not limited to; Exploration, Appraisal, Development, Production, and Abandonment. Each of these stages requires different professional inputs and as a result a wide range of career opportunities exist in this industry.  

Oil & gas engineering jobs and technical positions in the North Sea and off the coast of Scotland include:

  • Mechanical Engineer jobs
  • Cost Control Engineer jobs
  • Pipeline Engineer jobs
  • Drilling Engineer jobs
  • Chemical Engineer jobs
  • Geomatics Engineer jobs
  • Civil & Facilities Engineer jobs
  • Electrical, Instrumentation & Process Control Engineer jobs
  • Reservoir Engineer jobs
  • Health, Safety & Environmental jobs
  • Geological Engineer jobs
  • Environmental Engineer jobs

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