Sponsors, Art & Books, Useful Links
First Oil is the largest privately owned UK Company producing oil and gas in the North Sea. It has currently interests in 45 Blocks or part Blocks.
Its profit grown has been recognised in 2006 when it was the second fastest growing company in Scotland and in 2007 when it achieved fifth place in Scotland.
From its head office in Aberdeen, First Oil recognises the significant contribution its employees deliver in a fast moving industry and we are very pleased to support the OilCity project
Visit the First Oil Website
Aberdeen City Council is proud of this City’s reputation as the Energy Capital of Europe. Through the City Growth Fund*, we are delighted to support this website celebrating the people who have built the industry, including many Aberdonians. From its early beginnings to the leading knowledge based economic driver that it is today, and on to the transferable skills of the renewables sector, Aberdeen City Council will continue to work in partnership with others to fully develop the ongoing economic potential of its Energy identity.
*The City Growth Fund is administered by Aberdeen City Council and represents a £22.25 million investment over five years by the Scottish Executive in the future of Aberdeen.
Visit the Aberdeen City Council Website
Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd is a leading international provider of facilities solutions to the oil and gas production and processing industries. We provide operations management, maintenance, engineering and construction services, including the service operation and support of around 45 facilities in the North Sea and onshore UK and the management of 11 operating facilities. Based in Aberdeen, we employ around 3,500 people in the UK and on North Sea installations and more than 1,000 overseas.
The company is part of the Petrofac group who, through its three divisions, designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains or manages facilities and trains personnel; and, where return criteria are met and service revenue synergies identified, co-invests with clients and partners.
Visit the Petrofac Website
Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. Through its conferences, training seminars and a comprehensive network of technical publications, IADC’s mission is to promote commitment to safety, preservation of the environment and advances in drilling technology. Membership is open to any company involved in oil and gas exploration and production, well servicing, oil field manufacturing and other rig site services.
The OilCity.co.uk project is sponsored by IADC North Sea Chapter, one of 19 Chapters worldwide, which has been serving the interests of drilling contractors and associated members in North West Europe since 1973.
With regular Chapter meetings and Workgroups established to deal with specific areas such as Safety, Health and Environment, and Training, the Chapter continues to provide a valuable forum for members to discuss and collectively address mutual issues affecting the drilling community.
Visit the IADC North Sea Chapter Website
View the list of IADC Drilling Contractor members
View the list of IADC Service Company members
The Eminent Trading Company was established with the assistance of 20 senior executives from diverse backgrounds, including wholesaling, retailing, exporting, computing and telecoms, construction, oil & gas, insurance, finance and other professional services.
We are experienced people who speak straight-forward language. Being independent of Internet Service Providers and IT service companies, we are able to work more as a trading partner with business owners/managers.
Our corporate objectives are quite simply to create an entity which generates profits by helping others to improve their bottom-line. We aim to achieve this through the pursuit of three complementary activities:
- trading in goods and services over the Internet
- selling project management and consultancy services
- investing in projects related to e-commerce
Please contact us if you would like further information.
The Eminent Trading Company Limited
8 Albyn Terrace
Telephone: 01224 626699
Registered in Scotland (SC203107) at the above address
VAT Registration No. 743 2447 40
The OilCity website is owned and operated by The Eminent Trading Company Limited
Visit The Eminent Trading Company Website
ART & BOOKS
Eric Auld: OilCity
The original painting 'OilCity' is available here: www.ericauld.com
Sue Jane Taylor: Oilwork - North Sea Diaries
"Brings home the grandeur, the danger and the life of those who pioneered North Sea oil . . . moving, graphically descriptive and brilliantly illustrated" – Tony Benn
A copy of Oilwork can be purchased here: Berlinn Publishers
Bill Mackie: The Oilmen
This is the first of two graphic accounts of the industry’s three and a half decades of risk and reward, of drama and tragedy and of a remarkable achievement unrivalled in the industrial history of Scotland.
A copy of The Oilmen can be purchased here: Berlinn Publishers
Bill Mackie: The Klondykers
In this sequel to his bestselling The Oil Men: The North Sea Tigers, Bill Mackie shifts his focus from the wild waters of the North Sea itself to show how the discovery of oil and gas affected life onshore in some of Scotland’s most remote and economically stagnant communities.
A copy of The Klondykers can be purchased here: Berlinn Publishers
Brian Page: A Boy's Own Offshore Adventure
Brian Page didn't know what he was letting himself in for when he applied to work for a North Sea Oil company in the early days of the oil boom - but he soon found out!
A copy of A Boy's Own Offshore Adventure can be purchased here: Brian Page
Corporate Histories - with some reference to the North Sea (including Norwegian and Danish Sectors)
Prelude to Merger: A History of Amoco Corporation, 1973-1998 by J. A. Pratt (Hart Publications, 2000)
Offshore Pioneers, Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil and Gas by J. A. Pratt, Y. Priest, C. J. Castaneda (Gulf Publishing Company, 1997) ISBN 0-88415-138-7
Black Gold and the Silver City, The Oil Revolution in Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, 1965-2000 by J. Cresswell, S. Gibb (Balmoral Group Ltd, 2000)
Phillips – The First 66 Years, 66th Anniversary 1917-1983 by W. C. Wertz (ed.) (Phillips Petroleum Company, 1983) ISBN 0-96111-0-6
History of the British Petroleum Company (vol.3), British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975, The Challenge of Nationalism by J. Bamberg (Cambridge University Press, 2000) ISBN 0 521 25951 7 (hardback) ISBN 0 521 78515 4 (paperback)
Portrait in Oil, An Illustrated History of BP by B. Ritchie (James & James (Publishers) Limited, 1995) ISBN 0 907383 67X
Drops of Black Gold, Statoil 1972-2002 by B. V. Lerøen (Statoil, 2002) ISBN 82-991255-5-3
A. P. Møller and the Danish Oil by M. Hahn-Pedersen (J. H. Schultz Information, 1999) ISBN 87-609-0465-8
A Century in Oil, The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company 1897-1997 by S. Howarth (Weidenfeld & Nicolson London, 1997) ISBN 0 297 82247 0
CONOCO, 125 Years of Energy by U. Banham (Greenwich Publishing Group, Inc., 2000) ISBN 0-944641-38-5
A History of Royal Dutch Shell (vol.2) Powering the Hydrocarbon Revolution, 1939-1973 by S. Howarth & J. Jonker (Oxford University Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0-19-923440-0
A History of Royal Dutch Shell (vol.3) Keeping Competitive in Turbulent Markets, 1973-2007 by K. Sluyterman (Oxford University Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0-19-923440-0
Time & Tide, The Story of the Craig Group 70 Years of Excellence 1933-2003 by J. Cresswell (Craig Group, 2003)
Scotland’s North Sea Gateway, Aberdeen Harbour 1136-1986 by J. R. Turner (Aberdeen University Press, 1986) ISBN 0-08-032463-0 ISBN 0-08-032464-9 (paperback)
The Robert Gordon University – A History by H. Ellington (The Robert Gordon University, 2002) ISBN 1901 085 72 4
HERIOT – WATT UNIVERSITY An Illustrated History by P. N. O’Farrell (Pearson Education Limited, 2004) ISBN 0 273 69605 X
Fool's Gold: The Story of North Sea Oil. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140176128
Please let us know of any publications to add to this list.
Oil and Gas 4U is an online oil and gas industry information portal providing a balanced and unbiased view of the industry and what it can offer an individual.
The Scottish Oil Club is a national forum for the presentation and discussion of views on the economic, industrial, technological and political aspects of petroleum and other energy resources www.scottishoilclub.org.uk
The Norwegian Oil Pioneer Club: http://www.oljepionerene.no/index_eng.php
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