Capturing the Energy is an initiative working with companies and organisations across the oil, gas and renewables sector to ensure that important records are retained for the future.
Working with Capturing the Energy is a great way of protecting the legacy of the sector and your business, and celebrating your achievements.
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 by offering free support and advice to companies in addition to more formal arrangements for transferring material to the archive.
It also ensures operators are compliant with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which regulates the decommissioning process. The government's Decommissioning Guidance explicitly supports and recommends liaising with Capturing the Energy.
Capturing the Energy enables your organisation to be part of the legacy of this remarkable sector, and help inspire the next generation of engineers and managers, as well as the general public. We can also play a role in your company's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Find our more about the benefits of working with Capturing the Energy in the About Us section.
What records are Capturing the Energy interested in?
We collect records that will be of use to researchers studying the industry.
Our list of records gives a general summary of the types of records we would be interested in. We do not collect subsurface data.
There is no fixed charge for working with Capturing the Energy, and we can offer a variety of informal advice and support for free. When it comes to transferring records to the archive, we have two main options for companies, detailed in our process pages.
However, the exact nature and extent of the work and costs involved varies according to the volume of material to be surveyed, the standard of recordkeeping and the amount that is selected for the archive. For example, larger oil and gas fields that have operated over long time spans will produce larger volumes of material, but are often more likely to be of historical interest.
We would be happy to reach an agreement that is tailored to your needs and circumstances - contact us to discuss your particular case.
The archive is held at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen.
For a summary of what we hold in the archive please see here.
The Capturing the Energy Steering Group is made up of members who participate on a voluntary basis. The project is based at the University of Aberdeen, and Oil & Gas UK provided generous funding for a Development Officer post for the project.