New energy exploration displays to open at Maritime Museum
Work will start in the new year to upgrade the Energy Exploration displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, thanks to generous sponsorship from a group of oil and gas companies.
The work will mean the museum will close for two weeks from Monday 07 January to allow new flooring to be laid and worked on safely without inconveniencing visitors. The museum will re-open on Tuesday 22 January, although the upgrade work will continue until March and the new displays will be completed in the spring.
The refurbishment of three floors of museum displays relating to North Sea energy has been made possible through the support of 25 Oil & Gas UK companies, which have given over £300,000 to bring the displays about the history of North Sea oil and gas up to date.
The work in January concludes three phases of renovations at the museum, which last year saw the Education Suite completely refurbished thanks to sponsorship from Maersk Oil North Sea UK, and a 3D film tour of the Tern Alpha platform provided by oil firm TAQA. Both projects won commendations from the Arts & Business Awards Scotland in October.
The companies sponsoring the redevelopment are: Talisman Energy (UK); Marathon International Petroleum (GB); Serica Energy (UK); BP Exploration Operating Company; ConocoPhillips (UK); AMEC Group; TOTAL E&P UK; Chevron Upstream Europe; AGR Petroleum Services; Nexen Petroleum UK; Schlumberger Oilfield UK; Centrica Energy; Statoil (UK); Offshore Design Engineering; GDF SUEZ E&P UK; PSN; Apache North Sea; BG Group; Subsea 7 (UK Service Company); Shell UK; Suncor Energy; KCA DEUTAG Drilling; Wood Group Management Services; Peterson SBS; Petrofac.