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Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands

Welcome to the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch page

The Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch works in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, industry and the general public to raise awareness, provide career information and networking opportunities to assist all those working in and studying energy.

The majority of the events programme is held in Aberdeen with additional events planned for Inverness, Orkney and Shetland.

There is a programme in place with regular technical meetings and industry site visits, plus the annual fundraising dinner to be held on the 9th May 2019. The branch boasts strong student networks at the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and the University of Dundee.

To hear about upcoming events in Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands - sign up to our mailing list here.

Forthcoming events in 2019:

H2 Aberdeen, Hydrogen Bus Project - Will be rescheduled due to speaker availabilityTBC 
EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Annual Dinner9 May
JFD - National Hyperbaric Centre (site visit) 30 May
Asset Management 'An Anatomy', in association with the Institute of Asset Management18 June
Summer Social BBQ – in conjunction with EI YPNTBC July
Annual Golf Outing (Craibstone Golf Club) 13 Sep
Asset Management 20192-3 Oct
Big-Business ‘Digital Transformation and Data Optimisation 8 Oct
Energy Quiz challenge (with EI YPN and SPE Aberdeen)TBC Oct
Offshore & Ship classification 12 Nov

All members, guests and colleagues are welcome to participate in branch activities. To find out more about membership and chartership go to:

We hope to welcome you to an event very soon!

Committee contact

To contact the branch, please email

Laurie Mackay
Position: Chair
Calum Milne
Position: Treasurer
Nigel Bradburn
Position: Membership & PD Coordinator


EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Annual Dinner

The Energy Institute annual black tie dinner, hosted by the Aberdeen Highlands & Islands Branch, will take place on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen.

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Asset Management

Approaches to upstream asset major accident hazard management with learnings from inside and outside of the oil and gas industry.

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Publications and documents

Latest news

Regulator endorses updated EI corrosion management guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which regulates the oil and gas industry in the UK, has endorsed the EI’s updated Guidance for corrosion management in oil and gas production and processing.Used by professionals the world over as the de facto standard for managing the impact of corrosion on da...

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New reality could unlock £200bn of future business opportunities for UK oil and gas

A sustained focus on cost and efficiencies with ongoing uncertainty in commodity markets marks the new reality for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector, according to Oil and Gas UK’s (OGUK) Business Outlook 2019. The report into industry performance finds continued uncertainty in commodity markets i...

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Scottish global hub aims to transform decommissioning

The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) – a global technology R&D hub focused on reducing costs, extending field life and science-based thought leadership – was officially opened on 11 January 2019 by Lord Duncan, UK Government Minister for Scotland, and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Energy Mi...

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Budget targets Scottish decommissioning hub

In his latest budget unveiled on 29 October 2018, the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that the current headline tax rate will continue and stated that the government would launch a call for evidence on plans to make Scotland a global hub for decommissioning.Reported by some i...

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Revised vibration and corrosion guidance published

The EI has published revised guidance helping to underpin the health and safety processes of global oil and gas operations which were promoted alongside both the Middle East HSE and Sustainability Forum in Dubai and the Asset Integrity and Operational Management conference in Aberdeen.Industry exper...

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