Oil and gas firms, contractors and operators are to be asked for their views on how coronavirus has impacted the sector.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce will survey the effect the pandemic has had on a range of topics, including revenue, recruitment and business optimism alongside domestic and international activity.
The study will also try to create an accurate picture of how hard firms have been hit by Covid-19, looking at furloughing of staff, redundancies and the cancellation of projects.
There will also be a focus on how the pandemic has influenced future business decisions and diversification plans.
It follows the most dramatic fall in oil prices in 30 years and the halving of gas prices, hitting firms only just starting to recover from one of “the most prolonged and severe downturns” in the sector’s history.
Shane Taylor, research and policy manager at Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said: “The coronavirus, the resulting drop in demand, the most dramatic fall in oil prices in almost 30 years and the halving of gas prices has posed some very serious questions for an industry which was only just beginning to emerge from one of the most prolonged and severe downturns in its history.
“Understanding what is driving the decision-making process for business leaders will provide vital intelligence for the industry as a whole, but previous surveys have also been used by both the Scottish and British Chambers of Commerce to develop a national energy policy so the results are sure to be closely scrutinised and we would encourage all energy firms to contribute and make their voice heard.”