Oil and Gas
Scotland is at the top of the European oil and gas industry, and has been there for the past 35 years.
Aberdeen in the north-east continues to pull in significant levels of investment and is considered Europe's oil capital - rivalling Houston as a world-class centre of Upstream oil and gas expertise. Providing jobs for 150,000 skilled people of all nationalities, oil and gas is at the forefront of Scotland's energy industry.
Scotland's strengths in the oil and gas industry
Scotland's strengths in the oil and gas industry include:
- Subsea engineering
- Drilling, downhole and well technology
- Production and process management
- Education and training
- Research and development
Find out more about Scotland’s strengths in oil and gas.
Working in oil and gas in Scotland
Major engineering opportunities include the decommissioning of rigs and drilling platforms, as well as the technical challenges in maximising recovery from mature reservoirs. These activities will provide many future opportunities within Scotland's oil and gas industry.
Major oil and gas employers in Scotland include:
- BP Amoco
- Exxon Mobil
- Marathon Oil
- SubSea 7
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Education and research in oil and gas
Many of Scotland's universities are trailblazers in the energy research field, including:
- The Oil and Gas Centre at the University of Aberdeen
- The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee
- The Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University
- Centre for Research in Energy and Environment at Robert Gordon University
- National Subsea Research Institute in Aberdeen
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