Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

15 Dec 2017
Oil and Gas

Oil Rig Scotland 584wWe have been learning about rocks and the structure of the earth in Primary 6 and we have been learning about fossil fuels.  On Monday 4 December, Miss Aslam talked to us about oil and gas: how they are made and how we use them.  You might be surprised at the number of things that oil is used for. We use oil to fuel our city.  We use it for running planes, cars motorbikes and many more things.  We all used oil this morning because of our toothpaste!  Some shoes have oil products in them, and it is also put in medicines, make-up and plastics. Gas is also very useful.  It keeps our homes warm and cosy.  Oil and gas both come from the ground. So how do we get to these useful products we need? Miss Aslam is a geoscientist.  Geoscientists figure out where to find oil and gas and then the engineers actually drill down and bring it up.  They use wells that are supported by rigs.  Wells drill down into the sea bed or onto the land.  If the well is on the sea bed, engineers have to live on the rigs.  It can cost millions of pounds just to get down to the oil field, so geoscientists have to be sure there is enough oil or gas in the field.  If the oil company does not take the advice of the geoscientists, they can lose a lot of money.

One day, we might run out of oil. Oil is formed by dead creatures that fall to the sea bed, and it takes millions of years to form.  It is then stored in sedimentary rocks. The most oil and gas comes from the United Arab Emirates, in the Middle East.  They are lucky because it is in their back yard, so it is easy to find.  Miss Aslam told us that, when she was working on a particular oil rig, they drilled 15 to 20 m per day, it took them 67 days to drill and it was working for 3 years.  If you become a geoscientist, like Miss Aslam, you can travel the world and meet all sorts of interesting people.

By Sofia, P6

News Archive
2018

January

February

March

Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England

Sledging

Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

The Play That Goes Wrong

Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

Revving up the Revision

Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme

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Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

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Netball Success

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Swimming

Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

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Xtreme Karting

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Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

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Tours for the 1988 Old Girls

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The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

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Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

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Choosing a University Course

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International Committee

The Moyra Rushworth Trophy - Ski Race Competition

St George’s Nursery Receives Praise For Early Years Care

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