Our project development officer, Joe Chapman, leaves the team today but Capturing the Energy continues, with some major developments to come in 2018.
Joe is moving on to a records management role elsewhere after a productive time in post, during which Capturing the Energy's profile has increased significantly and some major major initiatives have been completed.
Most notably, following collaboration with CNR International, an extensive collection of records about the Murchison field has been produced, and we hope to make this available via the University of Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Archive in the next few months.
There will also soon be the addition of a new series of oral history interviews with 'pioneers' recalling their memories of the early days of North Sea oil and gas. Among the collection is a set of 4 sessions with the long-serving former MP for Gordon, Malcolm Bruce.
In April this year, Capturing the Energy will be hosting an official launch event for the 'Age of Oil' exhibition by Sue Jane Taylor, which will be on display at the University of Aberdeen's Sir Duncan Rice Library from 23 March to 08 July 2018. Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, will be among the invited guests joining Sue Jane and representatives of CTE.
Moving forward, CTE is looking to work with industry bodies such as the Oil & Gas Authority and CDA to incorporate long-term preservation within forthcoming regulations on the retention of information.
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