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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 to be 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 our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2019:

Asset Integrity Engineering and CPD 12 Mar
H2 Aberdeen, Hydrogen Bus Project 7 May
JFD - National Hyperbaric Centre (site visit) 30 May
Annual Golf Outing (Craibstone Golf Club) 6 Sep
Energy Quiz challenge (with EI YPN and SPE Aberdeen) 2 Oct
Big-Business ‘Digital Transformation and Data Optimisation 8 Oct
Offshore & Ship classification 12 Nov

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

Laurie Mackay
Position: Chair
Calum Milne
Position: Treasurer
Nigel Bradburn
Position: Membership & PD Coordinator


Asset Integrity Engineering

'Well Life Cycle Integrity'.

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EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Annual Dinner

The Energy Institute annual black tie dinner, hosted by the Aberdeen Highlands & Islands Branch, will take place on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Scottish global hub aims to transform decommissioning

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) – a global technology R&D hub focused on reducing costs, extending field life and science-based thought leadership – was officially opened on 11 January 2019 by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland, and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Mi...

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Budget targets Scottish decommissioning hub

In his latest budget unveiled on 29 October 2018, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that the current headline tax rate will continue and stated that the government would launch a call for evidence on plans to make Scotland a global hub for decommissioning.Reported by some i...

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Revised vibration and corrosion guidance published

The EI has published revised guidance helping to underpin the health and safety processes of global oil and gas operations which were promoted alongside both the Middle East HSE and Sustainability Forum in Dubai and the Asset Integrity and Operational Management conference in Aberdeen.Industry exper...

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FID announced for North Sea Arran field

Shell UK (44.57%), together with partners Rockrose Energy (30.43%) and Dyas UK (25%) have announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea. Shell is also to become the operator of the Arran project.This is the fourth FID announcement in the UK No...

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UK offshore industry at crossroads

The UK’s offshore industry is at a crossroad, according to Oil & Gas UK’s recently published Economic Report 2018.The report shows an improved landscape for the sector, with reduced costs, competitive fiscal terms, improved operational performance and more stable oil and gas prices. However, thi...

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