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Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch page

The Aberdeen, Highlands & 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 in May. 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:

We unfortunately had to cancel the November branch meeting due to lack of speaker availability.  The committee is working on a strong events programme for 2020 and we hope to announce this in the coming weeks.

We have nearly 200 signed up for the Annual Dinner and the early bird rate closes on the 6th December so do get in touch if you wish to attend.

Forthcoming events in 2020:

Annual Dinner 202014 May
Joint meeting with Aberdeen ICorr - SETS helping to sustain oil and gas production through innovation, ‘necessity being the mother of invention’28 Jan

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 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

Energy transition centre stage at North East of Scotland events

Is it too late to stop Armageddon? This was the provocative title of this year’s James Attwood Memorial Lecture given by Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Chair of the Climate Group in November.Speaking at the Town House in Inverness, MacNaughton analysed what governments, businesses and the financial sec...

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New guidance for looking after assets

Building on an established body of technical work, the EI has recently published three new good practice publications for the offshore oil and gas sector.Guidelines for caisson life cycle Integrity management, Guidelines for the management of structural ageing and life extension issue...

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Financial support for Scottish hydrogen storage study

Geoscientists from the University of Edinburgh have received funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) for a £1.4mn research project to investigate the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface. The project, HyStorPor (Hydrogen Storage in Porous Media), is designed to in...

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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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