Oil Rig Maintenance

Oil & Gas

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland have been involved in the international oil and gas industry for nearly four decades. As a result there is considerable expertise being utilised within the area and exported globally either as product or know-how.

The range of activity may surprise:

  • Oil rig inspection, repair and maintenance;
  • Decommissioning of redundant structures;
  • Oil storage and distribution;
  • Fabrication for sub-sea applications;
  • Pipe spooling, bundling and assembly;
  • Supply operations for exploration and drilling sites;
  • Technical support services such as well planning and borehole surveying.

Our sector profiles will provide you with more information about the nature of work being undertaken, the capabilities of the companies resident here and their global reach.

Energy Jobs Taskforce

Scotland’s Energy Jobs Taskforce is a strong partnership of industry, public sector and trade union representatives which formed early 2015 to help tackle the immediate challenges facing the energy sector. Chaired by Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Lena Wilson, the Taskforce meets monthly and reports to the Scottish Energy Advisory Board.

The Taskforce aims to:

  •     retain and grow the talent and skills in the industry
  •     identify and implement support to people who are facing redundancy
  •     enhance partnership and collaboration.

Get involved

The Taskforce would like to hear from all relevant parties with a contribution to make to delivering the aims of outlined above.

The Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government's initiative dedicated to providing support to people facing redundancy. Call the PACE helpline on 0800 917 8000 for advice on the full range of PACE services or visit My World of Work.

If you would like to get in touch, please email oilandgas@scotland.gsi.gov.uk


Further information


For further information including latest news, meeting minutes, membership information and events, visit the Scottish Government's website >



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