ccc, on 07 October 2011 - 01:41 PM, said:
I know nothing about this field but the above interests me.
Whilst this may be true at present - surely this will gradually just shift away from Aberdeen until there is very little left ? Sure it will take a long period of time - however these companies will not all just stay there for the sake of it. One will decide to re-locate then the next then it is all over. Just a question of time really.
Things move and times change. I see no reason why Aberdeen would be any different ? May as well make hay whilst the sun shines though.
The Companies will not just move away from Aberdeen for the sake of it either
Why would the companies move out of Aberdeen when its the global centre of offshore engineering, and the majority of world class offshore Construction/Diving vessels are all managed from Aberdeen?
BP opened their new £50m HQ in Aberdeen in the last few years, an investment like that isnt made lightly, all main oil companies have had a presence in aberdeen for the last 25 years, cant see that coming to an end anytime soon, why would it? Why unsettle a very settled workforce? when the North Sea oil/gas runs out the workforce shall continue working on overseas jobs, just as they are at present, major offshore construction jobs being managed from Aberdeen offices.
All the infrastructure needs to be decommissioned from the North sea, easy 20 years of decommissioning work
Before the decommissioning work kicks off in a major way, theres plenty of new finds thatll keep Aberdeen ticking over nicely:
Not a word of shite, Aberdeen is booming, and its all down to the Oil