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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 to our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2019:

JFD - National Hyperbaric Centre (site visit) [apologies, postponed due to host's availability] TBC
Asset Management 'An Anatomy', in association with the Institute of Asset Management18 June
Annual General Meeting25 June
Summer Social BBQ – in conjunction with EI YPNTBC July
Annual Golf Outing (Craibstone Golf Club) 13 Sep
H2 Aberdeen, Hydrogen Bus Project17 Sep
Asset Management 20192-3 Oct
Energy Quiz challenge (with EI YPN and SPE Aberdeen)31 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
Katrina Dunbar
Position: Branch Manager


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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Asset 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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Publications and documents

Latest news

‘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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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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