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Capturing the Energy secure funding for Project Development Officer post

Oil & Gas UK provide funding for the initiative's new Development Officer, Katy Johnson, who will work with companies to preserve the industry's heritage.

Katy says: "The main focus of my role will be ensuring a record of the groundbreaking work of the UK offshore oil and gas industry is documented and preserved for the future, and encouraging recognition of the significant contribution the sector has made locally in the North East of Scotland, but also nationally and internationally." 

"I will be liaising with operators, trade associations, professional bodies, supply chain companies and other organisations in the oil and gas industry to select historically significant material, both in paper and digital formats, to be added to the existing holdings of the Oil & Gas Archive at the University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections Centre."

The main focus of my role will be ensuring a record of the groundbreaking work of the UK offshore oil and gas industry is documented and preserved for the future." Katy Johnson

"Prior to this post I was employed as an archivist at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and I have previously worked at London Metropolitan Archives and on a cataloguing project at the University of York. I am excited to be working on the Capturing the Energy project and look forward to working with the industry to develop collections which showcase the important achievements and exciting initiatives undertaken in the sector since the first offshore licences were awarded in 1964."

The post has been funded by Oil & Gas UK, for a period of 3 years. Please get in touch with any enquiries about the project via email at katy.johnson@abdn.ac.uk.


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