What We're Working On

Capturing the Energy logoSince 2006 Capturing the Energy has completed a number of projects that contribute to its aim of preserving the history of the UK offshore oil and gas industry. 

  • In partnership with CNR International, Capturing the Energy helped create an archive about the Murchison oil field
  • The University is also home to the Lives in the Oil Industry oral history collection, which include scores of first-hand accounts of personal experiences in the industry over the past 50 years, produced in collaboration with the British Library
  • In partnership with Total E&P UK and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Capturing the Energy helped to create an archive about the Frigg gas field and pipeline system, which straddled the UK/Norway border and remains one of the most significant finds in the North Sea
  • Following a scoping survey of recordkeeping in oil & gas commissioned by Capturing the Energy, the Business Archives Council of Scotland produced a report that improved our understanding of which records held across the industry are of enduring historical importance
  • As part of our public engagement work, a mobile app has been produced, featuring stories from the archives that capture the history of the industry and its economic and social impact
  • Capturing the Energy is an active participant in the European Oil and Gas Archives Network (EOGAN) 
  • Supported artist Sue Jane Taylor's exhibition, Age of Oil, at the National Museum of Scotland in 2017 and at the University of Aberdeen in 2018