US oil giant Chevron is said to have announced a cull of 225 jobs from its operations in Aberdeen.
Chevron suggested this number could be reduced if it moves staff to other sites.
The news comes two days after the UK Treasury announced a review of its tax regime to keep more drillers working in the UK North Sea.
A Chevron spokesperson said: “Chevron is reorganising its business unit in Aberdeen.
“We are hoping to reduce the number of redundancies through other global opportunities for employees, repatriating expatriates, so the exact number of redundancies is unknown,” reported the BBC.
The oil firm has interests in nine offshore fields in the UK.