Teekay Offshore has denied claims it told dozens of workers on a North Sea production vessel that they were being made redundant.
A source told Energy Voice that Teekay had informed at least 35 crew members on the Voyageur Spirit vessel that they would be let go.
The source said there was potential for the number of job losses to increase.
A spokeswoman for Teekay said: “No decision has yet been made on redundancies on Voyageur Spirit.
“We will explore all options to use our crew in other parts of our global fleet and towards new projects that we are actively pursuing.
“We are working hard on redeployment options and are in active discussions and study work on opportunities for Voyageur Spirit as well as other potential projects.”
During a meeting with staff, the minutes of which were seen by EV, Teekay said it would seek to “minimise any compulsory job losses by absorbing as many affected employees as possible within the wider organisation”.
Teekay bosses also said talks with another operator, Hibiscus, about redeploying the vessel to the Marigold field, offshore UK, were taking place.
But the company warned that redundancies “could not be ruled out”.
At the time, one worker claimed 80 to 100 jobs were at risk, adding that many were residents of north-east Scotland.
Another of Teekay’s vessels is due to come off CNR’s Banff field, meaning workers on that FPSO would also be competing for internal positions.