Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

North-east pupils to create solutions for oil and gas industry

Post Thumbnail

North-east youngsters are preparing to put their maths, physics and engineering skills to the test as part of an oil and gas project.

The TechFest programme has been developed alongside industry professionals from CNOOC, with the global energy company also sponsoring the initiative.

Groups of second year pupils from Turriff Academy, St Margaret’s School for Girls, Robert Gordon’s College, Mackie Academy, Alford Academy and Hazlehead Academy will attend the event at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at Aberdeen University tomorrow.

They will take part in a series of workshops and challenges designed and presented by industry professionals and lecturers.

One of the tasks includes a process engineering presentation and challenge, which asks students to create their own processing plant by constructing a technical diagram.

Finally, the groups will take on a field development challenge with each team tasked to design and build a model platform with help available from industry professionals who can offer advice.

Sarah Chew, managing director of Techfest, said: “This offers pupils interested in maths, physics and engineering the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals from CNOOC and find out about the jobs and career paths available in the sector.

“It’s also a brilliant opportunity for the students to develop their personal skills as the challenges throughout the day require problem solving, teamwork and communication.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in