Scots school pupils dive into subsea careers event

Christine Currie with Aberdeen Grammar School pupils
Christine Currie with Aberdeen Grammar School pupils

More than 100 Scots school pupils had the chance to wear diving suits, control a subsea power turbine and work offshore during virtual reality visit at a recent industry conference.

The pupils experienced diving rigs from the past and present as part of a bespoke exhibition by Interdive; solvde a data analysis probability game with integrity assurance consultancy Astrimar and toured a virtual oil and gas platform with RINA Consulting.

The Energise Your Future event in Aberdeen – now in is 10th year – aims to inspire young people to think about a career in the energy sector and the event provides a chance to get up close with key companies and personnel who can help explain their business as well as roles and routes into the sector.

At the start of the event, speakers included Natali Shaw (Baker Hughes GE), Charlotte Stirton (Subsea 7), Ryan Fernando (Aker Solutions) and Colin McClure (Xodus Group).

OPITO director, Christine Currie, said: “Energise Your Future allows students to gain greater awareness and understanding of opportunities available in various careers, as well as finding out about the fast-paced innovation and technology involved in the subsea sector.”

Meanwhile, the Wood Group – a Scottish global oilfield services company – has won a multi-million pound contract to provide engineering and project management services to develop the Marjan oil field in Saudia Arabia.

13 Feb 2018

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