Pupil contest is a real gas

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PUPILS from schools across Edinburgh and West Lothian will this week compete to become successful oil and gas operators in the UK heat of a major international competition.

Petrochallenge sees pupils around the world take on the role of oil barons and the competition is designed to encourage students to consider a career in the oil and gas sector.

Around 100 16 to 18-year-old students from schools and colleges across Edinburgh and West Lothian will go head to head in the two-day challenge.

Mike Duncan, managing director of competition organiser OPITO, said: “The competition is an opportunity for youngsters to gain a hands-on understanding of the oil and gas industry.”