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Oil and gas conference in Aberdeen focuses on investment and technology

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Industry and government figures have been attending the annual Oil and Gas UK conference in Aberdeen.

Investment, exploration and new technology form the focus of this year's event at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

Scotland's Economy Secretary Keith Brown and UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd were among those in attendance.

Discussion on the EU referendum is also playing a part in the two-day event.

Jobs lost as a result of the downturn in the UK oil and gas sector could top 120,000 by the end of this year, according to a report last week.

Industry body Oil and Gas UK has estimated 84,000 jobs linked to the industry went in 2015, with 40,000 losses expected this year.

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