04/12/2017 Press release
Total E&P UK new Aberdeen office opened by Scotland’s First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon was Total’s special guest to officially open their new Aberdeen HQ today. Before Total moved in, the office had been renovated and refurbished to create a state of the art workplace. Total now enters its fourth decade in the Granite City in offices fit for the 21st Century.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “This is a fantastic new facility which gives Total a modern, fit-for-purpose base for its operations in Aberdeen. It is a signal that the company is committed to a long-term future in Scotland.
“While we realise these are challenging times for the industry and workforce, this investment and expansion from Total is a real vote of confidence in the North Sea’s future.
“Our Programme for Government reinforced our commitment to the sector, clearly stating that harnessing the resources of the North Sea will be vital to the Scottish economy for decades to come.
“We remain committed to maintaining domestic oil and gas production and maximising economic recovery from the oil and gas fields in the North Sea, and working with firms like Total, who have a key role to play in this, to support Scotland’s mixed energy sector and prepare it for a positive future.”
Elisabeth Proust, Managing Director of Total E&P UK said, “Our focus is on the future and I’m delighted that the First Minister is here today to celebrate with us. Total has exciting years ahead of it in Aberdeen and the North Sea and we needed to make sure we had the right office and the right work environment to support that. This new office provides light open work spaces with technology to help bring people together to share new ideas. 2017 has already been a successful year for us; Total E&P UK completed the Edradour-Glenlivet project West of Shetland early and under budget. We also won the Maximising Economic Recovery Award for our work with the OGTC in trialling new technology offshore.”
Total E&P UK’s new office features open plan office space supplemented by informal breakout areas designed to encourage and facilitate collaborative working. Flexible IT infrastructure means employees can easily get up from their desks and work side by side with colleagues to discuss the issues at hand.
Total House was refurbished by Bancon Construction and designed by Covell Matthews Architects. The project was managed by Ryden and the site secured by FG Burnett.