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 2020:

EI LIVE free webinar | Climate change and the Oil & Gas industry's road to Glasgow COP2630 June
Technical Meeting (in conjunction with Step Change in Safety): Major Accident Hazards Awareness Postponed - new date to be announced
Technical Meeting: The Incredible Versatility of Fiber OpticsPostponed - new date to be announced
Technical Meeting (in conjunction with SPE Aberdeen): Women in Engineering TBC September
AGM13 October
Technical Meeting: Offshore Renewable Catapult and ARC MarineTBC October
Behind the Scenes Visit at National Decommissioning CentreTBC November
Annual MSc students competition, RGU & University of AberdeenTBC November
Asset Management Conference10 - 11 March

All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. To find out more about membership and chartership go to: https://www.energyinst.org/membership-and-careers/membership.

We hope to welcome you to an event very soon!

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email aberdeen@energyinst.org

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

Events and training

Annual Dinner 2020

8-10-2020
The Energy Institute annual black tie dinner, hosted by the Aberdeen Highlands & Islands Branch, has been postponed until Thursday 8 October at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen.

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Asset Management

10-03-2021
Future-proofing asset management through latter stages of production operating life into a net zero energy transition model towards greener, carbon neutral industrial model.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Scottish government unveils £62mn fund for energy sector

12-06-2020
The Scottish government has announced a £62mn support package to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of COVID-19 and the oil and gas price crash, and to deliver a net zero future.The Energy Transition Fund will support businesses in the oil, gas and energy sectors over the ...

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Decarbonisation for Scotland projects win funding

9-05-2020
Two Scottish decarbonisation projects have attracted seed funding from UK Research and Innovation to conduct further work on carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction programmes for Scotland. One, led by Aberdeen-based Pale Blue Dot Energy is to receive around £100,000 to develop its plans for deploying CO2 g...

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Turnkey COVID-19 travel solutions for the offshore industry

4-05-2020
SSI Energy, a provider of medical and technical personnel to the energy industry, has partnered with CHC, a global helicopter service company specialising in providing travel to remote and challenging locations, have launched a new partnership in response to the energy industry’s requirements during...

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Hydrogen refuelling station for Scotland

14-04-2020
Edinburgh-based hydrogen technology firm Logan Energy has opened the first public hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) for vehicles in Scotland’s Central Belt. Offering the only refuelling stop between Aberdeen and Sheffield, the station will allow hydrogen-electric and dualfuel vehicles to be ref...

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Support for projects for UK industry and homes

27-03-2020
The government has announced new support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £500mn innovation fund to help develop a series of industrial and domestic energy initiatives. First, it has allocated £70mn of funding for a series of industrial projects, including two ...

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