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Students from the Gladstone region were the first to participate in a new immersive workshop today exploring all components of the gas industry from exploration to transportation.

The Well to Wharf workshop was delivered by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) with the support of ConocoPhillips as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG).  Over 50 students from Year 7 in local schools participated in the full-day program which revealed the range of roles needed in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry from the gas fields to the tankers for shipping.

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Director of Skills, Education and Diversity, Katrina-Lee Jones said the QMEA team had specifically designed the workshop to showcase the intricacies of the industry and to inspire students to further explore their interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

A commodity like gas features in everyday activities for the students and this workshop gives them the backstory of where it comes from and how it gets into their homes,” said Ms Jones.

“The workshop aligns with the Year 7 science curriculum and gives the students a good understanding of the safety requirements for the industry, pipeline logistics and export management.”

“They will also get hands-on with a gas pressure experiment and have to use their calculation skills to work out LNG tanker energy capacity.”

ConocoPhillips representative Chantale Lane said they were proud to be sponsoring the first Well to Wharf workshop for the benefit of local schools.

“We know how important APLNG is for the regional economy and many of these students will have family members involved in our industry,” said Chantale, Stakeholder Relations Manager.

“This workshop is a great opportunity to provide education on the LNG industry to the students as they start secondary school and may ignite their interest in further studies and even a career with the gas industry.”

Over 50 students from the following schools participated in the workshop held at CQUniversity Gladstone campus this week:

  • Gladstone State High School,
  • Toolooa State High School,
  • Chanel College,
  • Tannum Sands State High School,
  • Calliope State High School

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