Renowned news broadcaster and councils make short film on north-east energy sector

Aberdeen news

A renowned news broadcaster and two local authorities have joined forces for a new short film on the future of the north-east’s energy industry.

Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils have unveiled the film showcasing how the sector is “leading from the front” despite the low oil price.

Produced in association with Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and supported by various industry bodies, it is part of a wider programme titled “Journey of the Drop”, produced by ITN Productions in partnership with the World Petroleum Council (WPC).

Industry figures Sir Ian Wood, of Opportunity North East (ONE), and Colette Cohen, chief executive of the newly-established Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), discuss ambitions, innovation and skills in the film.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader Richard Thomson and leader of Aberdeen City Council Jenny Laing also take part in the discussion.

It is introduced by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky and will be shown at all WPC events throughout the year.

Councillor Thomson said: “The Aberdeen city region really punches above its weight in the energy industry, and despite challenging times we have retained a forward-thinking outlook, and worked collaboratively to ensure we anchor that vital industry here.”