Norwegian oil and gas major Statoil has moved its organisation in Aberdeen to its new Statoil House, west of Aberdeen city centre.
Statoil stated that the new building serves as the operations centre and head office for Statoil’s development and production activities in the UK and Ireland.
“We are delighted to take up residence in these modern and practical facilities, built to serve our needs for the long term as an operator on the UK Continental Shelf,” says Tove Stuhr Sjøblom, managing director for Statoil Production (UK).
Located on the Prime Four Business Park at Kingswells five miles (seven kilometres) west of Aberdeen, the new Statoil House has been built to Statoil’s specifications by UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert Mc Alpine under a contract with park developers Drum Property Group, the oil company said.
Statoil was established in Aberdeen in 2013, following the Final Investment Decision for the Statoil operated Mariner field development. The company has been located in Chapel Street in the city centre for the last two and a half years. Construction of the new facilities in the Prime Four Business Park started in December 2014, and the relocation has now taken place.
The Mariner field will in the initial years employ around 700 people, onshore and offshore, including contractors. Statoil expects to start production from Mariner in 2018 and will be investing around £5 billion in the project over the 30 year life of the field.