Global energy service giant TechnipFMC has confirmed that 50 jobs are under threat at one of its subsidiaries in Aberdeen.
TechnipFMC said a final decision on the number of redundancies would be made following a consultation with workers at its FMC Kongsberg business in Altens.
Delphine Nayral, public relations director at TechnipFMC, insisted the move was due to market conditions, and not the firm’s recently announced restructuring.
In August, the London, Houston and Paris-headquartered firm unveiled its plans to split into two trading firms.
One would be a technology and service company called RemainCo, and the other an engineering and construction firm, SpinCo.
Earlier this month, the company said that much of its North Sea business would continue to operate under the TechnipFMC name.
The company employs nearly 1,000 people in Westhill, near Aberdeen.
Ms Nayral said the consultancy process was “completely down to the market” and reflected a “slower than expected recovery” in trading conditions coupled with “pressure on margins.”
She said the consultation would be carried out “in accordance with legal requirements”.
She added TechnipFMC still had a strong presence in Aberdeen and other UK locations and was committed to its operations and playing a part in the UK oil sector.
RMT regional officer Jake Molloy said there had been “no let-up” in the pressure to reduce costs being applied to the supply chain by oil and gas exploration and production companies.
Mr Molloy said it was time for operators to “ease up and get real”.