Capturing the Energy at EOGAN and DECOM Offshore 2015
Representatives from the project have attended the sixth European Oil & Gas Archives Network conference in Copenhagen and the DECOM Offshore conference in Aberdeen.
The European Oil & Gas Archives Network (EOGAN) is a network of those involved in the preservation and promotion of the use of oil and gas-related records. Members include oil and gas archives, business archives related to oil and gas, museums with an interest in energy and universities and research centres working on topics related to oil and gas. The EOGAN conference serves as a platform where persons working in these institutions can meet and exchange ideas in an informal manner, and the sixth annual conference was held on the 28th and 29th May at Maersk Oil's headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Andrew Macgregor, deputy archivist at the the University of Aberdeen's Special Collections Centre, presented a paper on the use of social media by business archives, based on a paper delivered by Kiara King of the Ballast Trust to the BACS 2014 conference. There were also presentations on Danish energy and research in energy history, and talks from visual artist Sue Jane Taylor, Miles Oglethorpe of Historic Scotland and the Shell archives team.
Capturing the Energy were also represented by Steering Group members Phil Roberts and Sarah Hillyear at Decom North Sea's DECOM Offshore 2015 conference at the AECC on the 27th May.