How We're Structured

Steering Group

Capturing the Energy is overseen by the project’s Steering Group, led by a Convenor, Secretary and:

  • the University of Aberdeen’s Archivist (and any staff employed to work on the project)
  • representatives from professional archive and heritage organisations
  • representatives from individuals, businesses and organisations working in, or allied to, the oil, gas and renewables industry
  • other stakeholders and interested parties.


  • to assist with the development of guidance for the industry on contributing material to the archive at the University of Aberdeen
  • to assist in the identification of potential depositors, the provision of contact details and the facilitation of record surveys
  • to develop ideas for and contribute to promotional activities for the Capturing the Energy project and raise awareness of the archive collections
  • to contribute to the maintenance of relationships with key project stakeholders in the industry
  • to liaise with staff at the University regarding any expenditure of project funds.

Development Officer

Oil & Gas UK generously supported the appointment of a Development Officer to work on the project, based at the University of Aberdeen. The position was held by Katy Johnson and Joe Chapman between 2013 and 2018.