Capturing the Energy launches new mobile app
Launched to coincide with Offshore Europe and highlighting stories from the archives that give an insight into the work of the project.
The new Capturing the Energy app features videos and images on four main themes:
- Life Offshore
The app uses augmented reality technology to give users a unique way of finding out about each of these amazing stories.
Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store (WiFi recommended), pick up a flyer* and use the AR Camera feature to scan one of the images and trigger the related video, or alternatively find the videos in the app's Projects section.
The videos -
- tell the story of the legendary Brent field with archive footage and excerpts from Shell's oral history interviews;
- explain the history of CNR's recently-decommissioned Murchison platform and why it was regarded as one of the best platforms in the North Sea;
- compare Aberdeen before and after the arrival of oil using old images and new aerial views captured specifically for the app; and
- give an insight into life offshore with images accompanied by just 2 of the more than 150 voices recorded as part of the Lives in the Oil Industry collection.
CTE's Project Development Officer, Joe Chapman explains:
The app uses augmented reality technology to give users a unique way of finding out about each of these amazing stories."
"Brent and Murchison are two of the major projects we're currently working on, with an exciting collection about the 'Murchie' coming to the University of Aberdeen's Oil & Gas Archive in the next few months, and work already underway on a similar legacy for Shell's iconic field in the years to come.
"The other two themes in the app show what else can be found in the archives at the University and Aberdeen City & Shire, and encourage us to reflect on the economic and social impact and the human experience of the oil and gas industry."
So search for "Capturing the Energy" or Intellicore (the app's developers) in the App Store or Google Play Store to discover our stories from the archives!
* Flyers will be available from the Offshore Engineer stand at Offshore Europe, and will soon be distributed elsewhere including via the University of Aberdeen's Special Collections Centre at the Sir Duncan Rice Library, and the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives at the Town House and Old Aberdeen House.