A TRAINING event focusing on the energy industry will be held in Aberdeen next month.
Aberdeen University will host the 16th annual Energy Industries Overview event on April 7 and 8.
It will give an introductory understanding of issues and activities in the oil, gas and renewable energy industries.
Senior representatives from major oil companies will take part, alongside government and trade associations and energy experts.
An additional exhibition this year will showcase different energy organisations, including Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group, Opito, Weatherford, Bluewater and K10 Solutions.
John Wils, former director of operations and technical affairs for the UK Offshore Operators Association will take part in the event.
He said: “Over the years, this unique annual event has provided non-technical professionals and those in support roles with the opportunity to learn from experienced managers.
“We have continually updated the programme to reflect the increasing technical challenges to locate and extract the remaining reserves from our offshore fields.
“Changing government policies and regulations will also be addressed together with the importance of the industry from an international perspective.
“This is an excellent opportunity for delegates to increase their knowledge and participate in sustaining this vital industry while our energy needs are progressively replaced by alternative energy sources.”
The training days will take place at Kings College Centre. To register go to www.abdn.ac.uk/energy overview
A Westminster parliamentary committee will visit Aberdeen next week as part of an inquiry into UK offshore oil and gas.
The energy and climate change committee will visit the city on March 19.
It will hold a formal evidence session, including a briefing from Professor Alexander Kemp, of Aberdeen University, and a private briefing meeting with members of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, an independent body which seeks to strengthen Scotland’s competitiveness.
The committee will also visit Subsea UK, which has 170 member companies and represents the British subsea industry, at Bridge of Don.
Additionally, it will visit Oldmachar Academy where pupils are taking part in a “park and stride” scheme.