A recruitment drive will take place over the next two years by oilfield engineering group Aker Solutions.
This is in response to high activity in key oil and gas regions across the globe.
The company already employs 2,500 people in the Aberdeen area and want to add a further 500 posts to its workforce here, making it one of the largest employers in the area.
Norwegian firm Aker is involved in subsea and drilling technology and in maintaining and upgrading oil platforms.
Most of the jobs will be based in Aberdeen, where Aker has already taken on 350 people in eight months, but the company has also previously announced plans to bring in another 300 people at Portlethen-based Aker Qserv.
Matt Corbin, head of Aker’s subsea business in the UK, said the group wanted to continue adding to its north-east workforce because of the key role the region played in its operations the world over.
We continue to see tremendous growth, both locally and globally, and we believe we are going to need a significant amount of people to meet our customers’ needs.
“We have a history and a legacy in Aberdeen, and outside of Norway it is our biggest hub.
“The skills set both we and Aberdeen offer is pretty much unrivalled — the city still has a big part to play in the future of oil and gas.”