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Second Level

Maths

Supply Boat Select & Pack Code: MTH 2-16a Shape

Position the cargo to stack the vessel with essential supplies.

Scott and Susie Chart Dilemma Code: MNU 2-20a Data & Analysis

Data to analyse and a comic-strip format.

Platform Positions Code: MNU 2-18a Co-ordinates

Using (x, y) co-ordinates to position North Sea platforms.

Octagonal Helideck Code: MNU 2-01a Estimation; MNU 2-11c Area.

An area estimation problem.

Logical Lunch Code: MNU 2-20a Data & Analysis

A logic problem set around lunch time offshore.

Three Modern Apprentices Code: MNU 2-20a

A logic problem to determine the home, age and job of each apprentice.

Skips, Containers & Volumes Code: MNU 2-01a MNU 2-02a MNU 2-11a

Estimating then calculating the volumes of 3 different industry containers.

Safe Landing Code: MNU 2-20a

A logic problem involving 3 types of helicopters.

Paint the Helideck! Code: MNU 2-01a MNU 2-03b MNU 2-07a MNU 2-11c

Estimating then calculating the area of this octagonal helideck.

Location, Location, Location Code: MNU 2-17c MNU 2-18a MNU 2-20a

A logic problem with compass points for clues.

Weather Warning! Code: MNU 2-10a Timetables

Bad weather has seriously disrupted flight schedules!

Third & Fourth Level

Maths

The Mathematics of Directional Drilling, Bit by Bit Code: MTH 3-17b Bearings; MTH 4-16a Trig; MTH 4-16b & MTH 4-17a Circles; MTH 4-15a Modelling

In a real-life, industry context this progressive series of exercises plans a directional well to thousands of metres below the sea-bed. CPD available.

Christmas Tree PRIMES Code: MNU 3-05b Primes

A series of Prime Number problems worked around an oil and gas Christmas Tree.

Technology

OPITO Lego Challenge Teachers Scheme of Work Code: 2

Teachers Scheme of Work

OPITO Lego Challenge Pupils Booklet Code: 1

Lego Challenge Pupils Booklet Mechanics in Practice

OPITO Lego Challenge Videos Code: 3

OPITO Lego Challenge Videos

Key Stage 3

Maths

Pipelines Code: Level 7/8

This is a more difficult, geometry, trigonometry, ‘trial & improvement’ investigation. Pupils will investigate angle and distances to plan for a most cost effective route between two points.

They will need to use knowledge of Pythagoras and trigonometry (for right-angled triangles) together with problem solving skills and planning for extended mathematics tasks. The trial & improvement is concerned with balancing the minimization of subsea pipeline vs minimization of total pipeline length.

Oil Rig Personal Transportation Code: Level 6/7

This is a rich, single lesson activity in which pupils will use data handling and analysis skills to solve real life problems of calculating costs for the helicopter flights to oil rigs given various constraints.

Energy Drilling Prospects Code: Task 1 and 2 Level 6+ Task 3 Level 6/7

This is a three part activity in which pupils will use and develop their mathematic skills in exploring some of the real life mathematical applications of energy drilling prospects.

Domestic Energy Prices Code: Task 1 Level 6+ Task 2 Level 5/6+

This is a constructing & interpreting real life graphs based investigation into the pricing systems charged for energy by three well known UK energy companies.

Pupils will construct graphs, and formulas, to help interpret and answer questions based on choosing best value for money energy companies.

Analysing Oil Prices Code: Level 6+

This is a rich, open ended mathematical statistics task. It will provide pupils with a concept of how to approach a statistical challenge and will force them to overcome difficulties inherent in using real life data.

The use of ICT in completing the task is recommended.

Science

Find the Oil - An Interpretation Exercise Code: Level 6/7

Sound waves are vibrations, and the more dense the material is, the closer atoms are together, the easier it is for sound to travel.

In air, which is a mixture of gases, the speed of sound is around 340 m/s, depending on air temperature.

For water the molecules are much closer together, so vibrations pass much more quickly between them. As a result sound can travel at around 1500 m/s – over 4× faster!

In solids, where atoms are really close together, and very tightly attached to each other like in rocks, the speed of sound is even higher - typically 5000 - 8000 m/s. The speed depends on the type of rock.

This task involves Interpreting seismic data to find the oil.

Key Stage 5

Maths

Decommissioning an Oil Rig Code: Part of AS module for Decision and Discrete Mathematics (as part of 4x1 hour lessons)

Nothing is designed to last forever. In most cases facilities are designed to accommodate a commercial life span. In the case of offshore installations i.e. Oil Rigs/Gas production platforms the commercial life is based on the estimated capacity of gas/oil to be extracted by the Oil Rig/Gas Production platform and the time frame for undertaking this.  

As facilities such as Offshore rigs and gas platforms near the end of their operating lifetime the owners of the facility have a responsibility to remove the entire facility back to the original site state.  

Use this resource to complete a decommissioning project.

Key Stage 4

Maths

Decommissioning an Oil Rig Code: Level 6/7 (as part of a 3 lesson enrichment task)

Nothing is designed to last forever. In most cases facilities are designed to accommodate a commercial life span. In the case of offshore installations i.e. Oil Rigs/Gas production platforms the commercial life is based on the estimated capacity of gas/oil to be extracted by the Oil Rig/Gas Production platform and the time frame for undertaking this.

As facilities such as Offshore rigs and gas platforms near the end of their operating lifetime the owners of the facility have a responsibility to remove the entire facility back to the original site state.

Use this resource to complete a decommissioning project.