Commemorating Brent History and its People
The Brent Field has been a cornerstone of the UK’s hugely successful oil and gas industry for 40 years. On 10 November 2016, Brent celebrated 40 years of production. Shell is launching a number of projects to reflect on the history of the field, and share the memories of those who have worked on Brent. This includes a memory book, oral history and project involving a local artist.
Brent 40th Anniversary Memory Book
The Brent memory book is an opportunity to submit your short stories, photos or memories from Brent’s rich history. A selection of these stories will be collated and made into an e-book during the first half of 2017 and shared online.
You can submit your story using the form below, or contact Brentinfo@shell.com if you would like further information.
If you would be interested in taking part, please complete the form below or contact Brentinfo@shell.com to find out more.
Brent Oral Histories
The Brent Decommissioning project is initiating a series of oral history interviews to ensure that Brent’s rich history is retained for posterity.
An oral history is the recording of people’s memories, experiences and opinions. It is:
- A living history of someone’s unique life experiences
- A unique opportunity to talk about and record history face-to-face
- A source of new insights and perspectives that may help shape our view of the past
We are seeking stories from former and current employees, contractors and the public.
We will conduct interviews with people who cover different periods in the past 40 years and different types of roles, experiences and perspectives. Our aim is to record a selection of stories that highlight the key accomplishments and share the past of Brent Field. The digital recordings and written summaries will be donated to The Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen so that they can be accessed by anyone who is interested to hear about life in the oil and gas industry.
The Brent Decommissioning project is working with Scottish artist Sue Jane Taylor to help commemorate the people who work on the Brent platforms. Sue Jane will be creating artwork based on her offshore trips to Brent Bravo and Brent Delta during 2016. High quality prints of a commissioned original Brent 40th Anniversary artwork will be available for purchase from late November 2016.
Examples of Sue Jane Taylor’s work can be seen on her website http://www.suejanetaylor.co.uk/.