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Capturing the Energy featured at the Society of Archivists annual conference

Papers were given by Siobhan Convery and David Powell at the Society of Archivists annual conference at the University of York.

Each year the conference attracts an international gathering of archivists, records managers and conservators.

Siobhan introduced the Capturing the Energy project, outlining the Frigg UK Documentation Project and summarising the Lives in the Oil Industry collection. She explained that the future focus of the project would be the supply chain and unions, as well as targetting particular installations. 

David Powell, the BACS Surveying Officer, outlined the work he had done on a scoping survey for Capturing the Energy. This involved categorising organisations in the industry, carrying out surveys on 40 institutions, promoting recordkeeping and identifying what material was already available to the public. 

Siobhan also presented a talk prepared by Christine Jones which looked at Total's motivation for working with Capturing the Energy. Christine had become involved when she realised that records relating to Total's MCP-01 platform on the Frigg Field would be lost if action wasn't taken. Although recordkeeping was a low priority for most oil companies, Christine hoped that projects like Frigg would produced resources that could be used for education and to provide the media with an accurate source of information about the industry. 


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