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:

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 Optics11 June
Annual Golf Outing: Craibstone Golf Club11 September
Technical Meeting (in conjunction with SPE Aberdeen): Women in Engineering TBC September
Asset Integrity Management Conference6 - 7 October
Annual Dinner 20207 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

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

Events and training

Asset Management

6-10-2020
Explore approaches to upstream asset major accident hazard management, with learnings from inside and outside of the oil and gas industry.

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Annual Dinner 2020

7-10-2020
The Energy Institute annual black tie dinner, hosted by the Aberdeen Highlands & Islands Branch, has been postponed until Wednesday 7 October 2020 at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

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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Responding to the energy transition challenge

16-01-2020
The Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has said that the oil and gas industry's ‘social licence to operate’ is under serious threat and there is no scope of a second chance, adding that it must do more to help solve the challenges of climate change and the drive to net zero.A...

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Energy transition centre stage at North East of Scotland events

18-11-2019
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

22-10-2019
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

1-10-2019
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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