The 2014 Offshore Technology Conference hosted the largest Energy Education Institute ever this year, attending over 150 teachers and 200 students! With help from the National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) , we were able to get everyone involved to learn more about the oil and gas industry, the future of energy, and the careers available.
Students started their day with activities that relate to energy, oil and gas exploration, and production. They performed experiments about density, core sampling, and horizontal well drilling, to name a few. Next industry professionals took them on the exhibition floor on an energy scavenger hunt. Here they saw the latest technology being used in the industry; spoke to industry professionals, and learned about different careers that are critical to our nation’s energy production.
Teachers came to OTC eager to learn about the industry and what they can do to prepare their students for jobs in the future.
Sponsored by ExxonMobil, the teachers began their day listening to an exciting keynote presentation given by Dr. Helge Hove Haldorsen. Helge talked about the critical role the four “E’s” will play in the global energy demand and supply; Energy, Economics, Environment, and the pillar of all the energy “E’s”, Education. They too were able to tour the exhibition floor and learned how to incorporate hands on energy lessons into their classrooms.
Check out the video from this year’s exciting workshop here, and if you missed out on attending, look for registration to open for 2015 in January. Did you attend this year? Let us know what your favorite part of the workshop was by leaving a comment or visit us on Facebook or Twitter!