More than 220 people gathered in Aberdeen for an event celebrating and rewarding the energy sector’s best young talent.
The annual dinner and dance of the Energy Institute Young Professionals Network (EIYPN) was held at the Chester Hotel on Friday night.
The evening brought down the curtain on EIYPN’s 2019 programme of seven free events aimed at helping young professionals learn, network and grow.
They included panel discussions on current energy topics, a workshop on conflict management and a summer BBQ.
Representatives from Cnooc International, Brodies, Chrysaor, Johnston Carmichael, Petrofac, Shell, Wood and Worley, among others, attended last night.
Master of ceremonies for the evening was EIYPN committee member Andrew Tillie.
Speeches were delivered by Louise Kingham, chief executive of the Energy Institute, and Daryll Morrow, co-founder and managing director of UDrafter, a student work experience platform.
A charity raffle was held in aid of Friends of Anchor. Prizes included a four-ball at the Dukes Golf Course in St Andrews, a signed Aberdeen Football Club shirt and dinner, bed and breakfast at the Chester Hotel.
Michael Howie, chairman of the EIYPN, said: “In 2019 we once again delivered a high calibre programme of events, planned by young professionals for young professionals.
“However, these events are not possible without the support of our principal sponsor, Cnooc International, which remains committed to developing the next generation of industry leaders.
“Our events give young professionals a unique opportunity to learn more about the energy industry whilst networking with like-minded peers and experienced industry leaders.
“As the energy transition promises to bring another wave of change to the industry, I along with the rest of the EIYPN committee, look forward to delivering a series of events to help understand what the energy transition means for us.”