Mariner’s job creation is a further boost for the North Sea after a flurry of recruitment announcements by the oil and gas industry.
Last week, EnQuest announced start-up on its flagship Kraken discovery in a project expected to support more than 1,000 jobs in the UK annually over a lifespan of more than 20 years.
And Bilfinger Salamis UK revealed plans to create up to 300 jobs for its work on Maersk Oil’s £3billion Culzean gas project.
This is in addition to roles which are to be filled by staff transferring from Shell following Chrysaor’s acquisition of a package of assets from the British-Dutch oil major.
About 400 staff are expected to move to Chrysaor after the deal completes.
Industrial services giant Cape said recently two new contract extensions worth more than £150million with BP in the North Sea had secured 400 jobs.
BP’s Quad 204 development, which came on stream in May, created jobs for about 450 people, while Centrica announced it was to safeguard 70 offshore roles by breathing new life into the Chestnut field.
Earlier this year, Bilfinger said it had secured 210 jobs after winning a deal to provide a range of support services at the Forties pipeline system facilities at Grangemouth and Sullom Voe terminal in Shetland.
And Semco Maritime announced up to 150 new jobs in Aberdeen to carry out hook-up work on Culzean.