SAN RAMON -- Chevron will shift 800 jobs from San Ramon in the coming few years, transferring the work to Houston, to support the energy giant's fast-growing exploration, development and production business.
Up to 800 positions will be shifted to Houston. The great majority are currently located in San Ramon, where Chevron has its corporate headquarters.
"The positions we are moving support our growing upstream business," said Lloyd Avram, a Chevron spokesman. "Houston is the center of that fast-growing business."
The employees whose jobs are being affected by the transfer of operations have all been notified, Chevron said Thursday.
"As a global enterprise, our various business groups routinely evaluate evolving business needs and deploy employees as needed to markets around the world," Chevron said in a prepared release.
Five company groups are affected: Chevron Technology Ventures, along with Chevron's Energy Technology, Information Technology, Procurement, and Business Development units.
The relocations will occur over the next few years.
San Ramon-based Chevron will provide full assistance for employees who wish to transfer with Houston when their jobs are shifted.
The company will retain its headquarters in San Ramon.
"They all support our upstream business and it does make sense to put them closer to the business that they support," said Morgan Crinklaw, a Chevron spokesman.