ENERGY giant Shell is to shed 250 posts from its North Sea operation over the next year.
Employees and contractors will be affected by the cuts, which target onshore positions.
A Shell spokeswoman said: “Shell UK Ltd is reorganising its upstream onshore operations to better serve the needs of its offshore facilities and to build a stronger long-term business in the North Sea.
“Following staff consultation, Shell expects to reduce employee and contractor headcount by a total of around 250 positions over the next year.
“Revisions to the onshore organisation will be implemented by the end of 2014.
“Shell is determined to ensure that it continues to deliver safe, competitive operations in its North Sea portfolio and maximises value from its operated assets.”