The company employs around 3,500 onshore and offshore workers in the North Sea operations, mainly in and around the oil hub city of Aberdeen in Scotland.
Trevor Garlick, regional president for BP North Sea, said the cuts were inevitable due to the “well-documented challenges of operating in this maturing region” and “toughening market conditions”.
“We are committed to the North Sea and see a long-term future for our business here,” he added.
A BP spokesman said that staff were informed today and the cuts would “ensure that our business in the North Sea is both competitive and sustainable for the long term”.
The 200 jobs being cut are all onshore.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Energy giant BP says to cut 300 North Sea jobs – RTÉ News.