Headliners: Media MentionsOil giants sign up for business park HQs – The Press and Journal (ABERDEEN)

Three oil and gas industry giants have signed up to a proposed £100million business park in Aberdeen – a move they say will safeguard 1,200 jobs and pave the way for the creation of many more.

Apache North Sea and Nexen Petroleum UK have already submitted planning applications for 100,000 sq. ft. headquarters at the Prime Four energy complex at Kingswells.

Transocean Drilling UK will lodge proposals for a similar-sized British HQ and global training centre within the next few weeks… Adrian Rose, managing director of Transocean Drilling UK, said: “Our staff are currently at a number of locations in Aberdeen and we have been looking for some time at bringing them closer together.

“Prime Four affords us a tremendous opportunity to achieve much better integration while expanding our purpose-built training centre, which will continue to fulfill a global role within Transocean.”

Move hailed as vote of confidence – The Press and Journal (ABERDEEN)

The decision by three major oil and gas players to invest in the Prime Four business park on the outskirts of Aberdeen was hailed as an important vote of confidence in the North Sea last night.

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce chief executive Bob Collier said the Transocean training centre would cement the city’s role as the energy capital of Europe… 

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said the announcement showed there was still plenty of life left in the North Sea, with up to 40% of oil and gas reserves still to be extracted, and well over half of the revenues still to be generated.