OPITO is proud to support TechFest's 'STEM in the Pipeline' initiative.

'STEM in the Pipeline' challenges teams of secondary school pupils from across the North East of Scotland to work together and take part in a series of tasks to produce a Field Development Plan for a fictional STEM oil field.

The tasks cover subsurface work, production profiling, process engineering and the calculation of CO2 emissions.

Sponsored by BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, OPITO and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the programme sees teams of senior pupils from 13 schools working with industry mentors over a 4 month period.

Pupils attend a number of workshops in geology, reservoir engineering, process engineering, finance, processing and project management, working in their newly created teams. The final event takes place on December 11th 2019, where pupils will present their solution to a panel of industry experts.

Pupils gain valuable insight into the range of careers the industry has to offer and are eligible for the Silver CREST Award - Britain's national award scheme for work in STEM subjects.

Schools taking part in the 2019 event include Fraserburgh Academy, Westhill Academy, Robert Gordon's College, Portlethen Academy, Banchory Academy, Turriff Academy, St Margaret's School for Girls, Aberdeen Grammer School, Bridge of Don Academy, Cults Academy, The Gordon Schools, Oldmachar Academy and Kemney Academy.

For more information please visit the TechFest website.

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