Getting valuable mineral exports from pit to port was the theme of yesterday’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) event, sponsored by Australia Pacific LNG, operated downstream by ConocoPhillips Australia.
The event was attended by 51 year 7 students from Gladstone, Toolooa, Tannum Sands High Schools and Chanel College.
Pit to Port is one of many workshops run by the QMEA as part of its in-school Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.
Students had the opportunity to call on the expertise and knowledge of industry experts, including Jon Felton – Warehouse Materials Manager, ConocoPhillips Australia, who mentored students in various challenges throughout the day.
Logistics, warehousing, fleet management and workplace health and safety were just some of the topics covered in the day’s activities which saw students and industry work together to source solutions to issues associated with moving minerals from mines onto ships.
Students heard not only from our own staff but also from other local industries including NRG, QER and Gladstone Ports Corporation.
Australia Pacific LNG, operated downstream by ConocoPhillips has been a supporter of the QMEA in Gladstone schools since 2011.
ConocoPhillips’ Manager Communities and Sustainable Development, Rob Gibb said “We’re excited to be part of this valuable workshop, which also helps to demonstrate the many different careers and skillsets needed in our energy and resources sector”.