The jobs of 200 North Sea workers are to transfer to Petrofac after the London-listed contractor won a deal to extend operations and maintenance services to six more of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK's North Sea assets.

The workers, who up to now have been employed by Australia's Worley, that work on the Claymore, Tartan, Clyde, Montrose, Arbroath and Bleo Holm assets will transfer to Petrofac after transition.

Nick Shorten, managing director for Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, West, said: “Since our initial appointment in 2016, our scope of support for Repsol Sinopec has grown steadily and the inclusion of this additional asset group demonstrates our client’s continued confidence in our delivery.

"We are delighted and very much look forward to continuing our support of Repsol Sinopec’s late-life strategy, through safe and effective operations.”

Petrofac already provides support at six of Repsol Sinopec’s UK assets under this contract.

It also provides engineering support services as a tier one contractor for brownfield modifications and projects across the operator’s North Sea portfolio.