Oil major Shell said it has begun discussions with staff in Australia about job losses as part of plans to cut 10,000 roles globally.
The company previously announced the move following the merger with BG Group announced last year.
A spokesman for the company said: “Shell last week commenced conversations with employees about business efficiency and staffing levels – as a result of combining it with the previously BG-owned OGC – a process that will lead to job reductions.”
Shell is currently in the process of integrating assets it acquired as part of its $50billion takeover of gas producer BG Group, includin BG’s Australian subsidiary OGC.
The integration of BG will lead to 2,800 job losses, Shell has said.
This week, Shell announced the closure of BG’s British headquarters by the end of the year and the start of a voluntary redundancy programme for staff in Britain.