Aker BP was visited by physics students from Sandvika high school

On Friday December 1st, we invited students from 2nd and 3rd grade physics from Sandvika high school to an informative day at out offices. The plan for the day was to show the pupils some of what we work on at Aker BP to make our everyday life more efficient and optimized.

Topics for the day were drone technology for use on platforms, how we use AI technology in the form of interpretational algorithms for seismic and language models, and our measures to reduce emissions on drilling rigs. We also had a visit from Aker Solutions and Cognite, who discussed the use of robots today, as well as our ambitions around the use of robots on unmanned platforms in the future.

The Lysaker office is also within walking distance of Sollerudstranda, which contains many different geological formations that show how the landscape has been affected by various geological processes over millions of years. At the end of the day, the students were given a guided tour of Sollerudstranda by geologist Jon Halvard Pedersen.

The purpose of this day is to increase understanding and interest in our industry, and to show that you can work with a lot of different subjects at Aker BP, while also having a lot of opportunities for growth and development. The students were also able to hear how the various lecturers have ended up with the position they have today, to emphasize that you are not bound to one field of study for the rest of your life.

– I feel very engaged in this because I think it is extremely important that we, as a workplace and employer, visualize to students what they can actually work with, so that they want to enter our industry. We need young people and we need new engineers of all possible varieties, and so I think that days like these are important, says Tone Rølland, Supply Chain Manager for the Alvheim projects.