Benefits of Working With Us

Working with Capturing the Energy can provide the following benefits to your business or organisation:

Taking care of your information assets

The Wood Review and the Oil & Gas Authority emphasise the need to manage information effectively to maximise efficiency - Capturing the Energy can help you do this.

As well as identifying and transferring key historical records to the University’s oil and gas archive, we also offer free support and advice to companies at any stage (including records surveys) to help you understand what you should do with the large volumes and various types of information you hold.

CDA’s Data Management Study also shows that there is a growing understanding within the industry of the value that properly managed information and data can offer to companies. 

Complying with industry regulations

Working with Capturing the Energy ensures you are compliant with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS; formerly DECC), which regulates the decommissioning process. 

The government's Decommissioning Guidance explicitly supports Capturing the Energy and the need to preserve historically significant records: ‘DECC fully supports the scheme […] and would encourage operators to discuss their records and information with the Capturing the Energy initiative’.

The Oil & Gas Authority is also seeking to implement new guidelines for the retention of information, including those that should be retained long after an asset has been decommissioned.

Safeguarding your place in history

Oil and gas is a vital industry in the UK, an economic success story which has made Britain a centre of expertise and skills in exploration, production and construction. It has also had a transformative effect on communities in the northeast of Scotland and across the country.

Although the industry continues to thrive and production from the North Sea is likely to continue for decades to come, the industry must take proactive steps now to preserve a record of its remarkable achievements - Capturing the Energy enables your organisation to be part of that legacy.

Several companies have already seen the value of working with us - why not join them?

Corporate social responsibility

Celebrating the heritage of the North Sea will increase public recognition of the industry and the contribution it has made to Scotland and the UK. Oil and gas is the most significant post-war industry in the UK, and we need to preserve its records to enable future research.

The proper selection of key records will develop a fascinating resource that the wider community can benefit from, and which can inspire the next generation of talented engineers and designers.

Widening research opportunities and enhancing educational programmes can contribute to your company's CSR strategy.

External websites

Managing Business Archives: a website with best practice for managing business records, with case studies and information about benefits businesses can gain from exploiting their archives.

Corporate Memory: a guide to managing business archives produced by the UK National Archives, exploring how businesses can use archives and records collections as a business information asset.

Benefits of Business Archives: produced by the Scottish Council on Archives, the benefits are split into benefits to business and society.