Welcome to Capturing the Energy!

The oil and gas industry has been a cornerstone of the UK economy for more than 50 years. It has also shaped the lives of millions, employing hundreds of thousands of people across several generations and defining the recent political and social history of the north-east of Scotland and elsewhere.

Capturing the Energy is seeking to record this success story by working with companies and organisations across the sector - harnessing the power of archives to document the industry’s achievements, increase awareness of its importance, and preserve information about the past and present for the benefit of current and future generations.


OGUK and DBEIS combined logo

Operators, supply chain companies, industry professional bodies and individuals who have been involved in the industry in any capacity can contribute to the development of this unique resource. 

The former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC; now DBEIS as per the logo above) has encouraged companies to work with Capturing the Energy as part of the decommissioning process, and Oil & Gas UK have recognised the importance of the project by funding a Development Officer to work with the industry to grow the archive.

Use the Quick Links on the left, read About Us or check out the Frequently Asked Questions to find out more about this exciting initiative - and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to get involved!

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