About us

The oil and gas industry has been a cornerstone of the UK economy for over 50 years. It has 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 seeks to record this success story and in doing so 

  • 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.

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.

Read more about the importance of Capturing the Energy's goals

Read more about our achievements so far

Read more about the governance and management of the project


Questions? Check the FAQs page or email us.

The images on the website are from the James Fitzpatrick photographic collection and Total's Frigg archive.