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Oil and Gas

Port of Aberdeen is Europe’s premier port for the oil and gas industry.

For more than 50 years, our expert marine logistics have added value throughout the oil and gas lifecycle, from exploration and appraisal, development and production to decommissioning. We offer a strategic location, modern infrastructure, and direct access to an unrivalled energy supply chain, enabling us to provide safe and efficient vessel turnarounds, long-term project support, and much more.

At Port of Aberdeen, our infrastructure is designed for your oil and gas operations. As Scotland’s largest berthage port, our quayside stretches more than 7,000 metres, accommodating vessels up to 300 meters in length. We provide 2,800 metres of deep-water berths to a maximum depth of -15 metres, extensive heavy-lift capabilities, more than 150,000sqm of flexible laydown space, and ample project areas to support your requirements.


We understand the logistical challenges of oil and gas operations. Our people have the skills, knowledge, and experience to identify and deliver flexible, customer-centric solutions. Solutions that are delivered within a robust quality framework with a strong safety focus. 

Port of Aberdeen supports its customers on their decarbonisation journey through its industry-leading net zero strategy and is investing to reduce emissions through shore power and future fuels. By engaging with Port of Aberdeen at an early stage, we can identify and unlock valuable opportunities to optimise costs and enhance efficiency. Contact us today and discover how Port of Aberdeen can help shape the success of your oil and gas operations.

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“Port of Aberdeen has invested hundreds of millions of pounds to make it even better placed to support powering Britain from Britain.”

RT Graham Stuart
Rt Hon Graham Stuart
Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero

Why choose Port of Aberdeen?

We are a world-class port with decades of experience and excellent understanding of the complex challenges that our customers face. Our facilities, services and commitments set us apart and add value to your operations.

  • Trusted partner

    Unrivalled experience and expertise in supporting the full lifecycle of oil and gas operations.

  • Expert supply chain

    Ensure efficient operations with direct access to an unrivalled supply chain of energy engineering expertise in the North East of Scotland.

  • Strategic location

    Reduced transit times and lower operational costs due to strategic location near North Sea oil and gas fields.

  • Specialised infrastructure and facilities

    Optimal berthing solutions with access to more than 7,000 metres of quayside, expansive laydown areas, heavy-lift capability, deepwater berths, large-scale cargo handling equipment, and warehousing.

  • Efficient connections

    Excellent marine, road, rail, and air connectivity provides swift access to both domestic and international destinations.

  • Strong safety focus

    Protecting people and the environment we operate in across the port estate is our priority. Our robust safety culture, performance, and processes help to reduce the potential for accidents.

  • Delivering decarbonisation

    Significant commitments for investment in green infrastructure will reduce the carbon footprint of both the port and its customers

Unlocking Value Throughout The Oil and Gas Industry

We provide a targeted range of facilities and services to support oil and gas operations, backed by decades of sector experience.

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    Exploration & Appraisal

    Seismic survey vessels, jack-up rigs, drillships, offshore support vessels.

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    Operations and maintenance vessels, floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs), ROV vessels, cable lay vessels.

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    Construction support vessels, pipelayers, cable lay vessels, crane barges.

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    Dive support vessels, construction support vessels, crane vessels.

Vessel maintenance and standby

Two TechnipFMC Diving Support Vessels (DSVs) utilised the new Aberdeen South Harbour early in 2023. One vessel was in for her winter maintenance period and the other for a standby period. TechnipFMC was very satisfied with the port facilities and overall experience. The proximity to its office, client base and supply chain was extremely convenient. It meant the company was able to facilitate a number of value-adding engagement visits to both vessels.

“Based on this good experience, we plan to further use the Aberdeen South Harbour on an ongoing basis. It promises to be a tremendous asset to the Aberdeen area.”

David Maclennan

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We will continue to play a key role in the oil and gas supply chain by:

  • Supporting existing and future oil and gas developments while the industry decarbonises in line with the North Sea Transition Deal and plays a vital role in energy security.
  • Supporting energy operators’ transition to low carbon energy by maximising opportunities in offshore wind and hydrogen.
  • Investing in green infrastructure such as shore power and future fuels to reduce the carbon footprint of the port and its customers.
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Contact Our Oil and Gas Specialists

Talk to our expert team to explore how we can unlock value for your project.