An Aberdeen-based subsea engineering and decommissioning services provider is believed to have laid off around a quarter of its workforce.
A source has told Energy Voice that a total of nine positions at Project Development International (PDi), a Tattva Group company, have gone this year, with that number potentially rising to 10.
Seven of those are thought to have been recent losses, while the other two were earlier in the year.
PDI, which did not respond to several requests for comment, is believed to have employed around 32 staff members pre-layoffs, not including contractors.
Thousands of jobs have been lost in the oil and gas sector in the past few months due to the double-edged sword of Covid-19 and the dwindling oil price.
In April, Oil and Gas UK predicted that the crisis was likely to lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs in the sector, along with billions of pounds of investment.
That was followed by a warning from Unite union last month of “imminent” swathes of North Sea redundancies when the furlough scheme draws to a close at the end of this month.
Established in 2003, PDi, which has an office on Gallowgate in the centre of Aberdeen, was acquired by Indian-based Tattva Group in 2016.
In March 2019, the firm revealed it had won £2 million of new orders since the turn of the year and hired 12 new employees, as well as expanding its offering to include concept and front-end engineering services.