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Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch page

The Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, industry and the general public to raise awareness, provide career information and networking opportunities to assist all those working in and studying energy.

The majority of the events programme is held in Aberdeen with additional events planned for Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

There is a programme in place with regular technical meetings and industry site visits, plus the annual fundraising dinner, held on the 9th May 2019. The branch boasts strong student networks at the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and the University of Dundee.

To hear about upcoming events in Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands - sign up to our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2019:

Annual Golf Outing (Craibstone Golf Club) 13 Sep
H2 Aberdeen, Hydrogen Bus Project17 Sep
Asset Integrity Management 20192-3 Oct
Energy Quiz challenge (with EI YPN and SPE Aberdeen)31 Oct
Offshore & Ship classification 12 Nov
Annual Dinner 202014 May

All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. To find out more about membership and chartership go to:

We hope to welcome you to an event very soon!

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email

Rebecca Allison
Position: Chair
Calum Milne
Position: Treasurer
Katrina Dunbar
Position: Branch Manager
Roy Milne
Position: Vice Chair

Events and training

Annual Golf Outing

The Energy Institute Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch would love you to take a team of four (or multiple teams!) for our annual golf day, an ideal chance to network whilst enjoying a great round of golf. 

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Providing expert insight into LOGIC’S latest contracts and highlighting the legal and practical risk

In November 2018, Oil & Gas UK subsidiary LOGIC published the 3rd edition of their General Conditions of Contract for Construction.  In December 2018, a new standard contract to assist companies with offshore decommissioning in the UK North Sea was published followed by the 4th Edition of L...

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Asset Integrity Management

Approaches to upstream asset major accident hazard management with learnings from inside and outside of the oil and gas industry.

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Updates to DNVGL-RP-G103: Recommended Practice for Non-Intrusive Inspection

Safe operation of pressure vessels relies on inspections to assess their condition, including that of the interior. Internal visual inspection (IVI) is widely accepted and understood by Operators and Regulators but often the vessel can only be accessed while off-line. This leads to additional work d...

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Annual Dinner 2020

The Energy Institute annual black tie dinner, hosted by the Aberdeen Highlands & Islands Branch, will take place on Thursday 14 May 2020 at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Scottish Energy Minister joins YPN debate on Scotland’s energy future

The competing interests of Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) of North Sea oil and gas and the binding decarbonisation goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement were under the spotlight at an event held in June by the EI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) in Aberdeen.The Scottish Government’s Minist...

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Major funding for Scottish decommissioning

Some £4mn of funding has been announced to help maximise the economic benefit to Scotland from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure, following the success of previous projects. The money from the Decommissioning Challenge Fund is in addition to the £10mn committed in the first three ...

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‘A modern, diverse energy mix requires a modern, diverse workforce’ says EI President Elect Steve Holliday

The ‘fundamental link’ between tackling climate change and ensuring women are on a level footing with men in the energy sector was at the heart of the speech made by EI President Elect Steve Holliday FREng FEI to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Branch annual dinner in May.Addressing the audience...

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Regulator endorses updated EI corrosion management guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which regulates the oil and gas industry in the UK, has endorsed the EI’s updated Guidance for corrosion management in oil and gas production and processing.Used by professionals the world over as the de facto standard for managing the impact of corrosion on da...

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New reality could unlock £200bn of future business opportunities for UK oil and gas

A sustained focus on cost and efficiencies with ongoing uncertainty in commodity markets marks the new reality for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector, according to Oil and Gas UK’s (OGUK) Business Outlook 2019. The report into industry performance finds continued uncertainty in commodity markets i...

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