Phenomenons

Test the laws of physics or Pythagoras’ Theorem experiments. Understand why science subjects are important and how they are linked to products produced by the Aker companies. Through six different stations you will learn and experience the theories behind the art of engineering; such as pressure, buoyancy and gearing.

Pressure

The pressure in an oilfield can be both helpful and dangerous. If a well was left open, oil and gas would pour out like from a shaken soda bottle. Learn about the technology we have developed for controlling the massive pressure.

 

 

Buoyancy

How can enormous platforms of steel and concrete float, in spite of weighing several thousand tons? Check out our installation on buoyancy, and learn more about how this works. Push the button and see how our diving smurf sinks and floats.

 

 

Separation

The well stream from a reservoir can contain sand, water, oil and gas. Before we can use the oil or gas, we need to separate these substances. This process occurs in a separator which can be 20 meters long and weigh more than 100 tons.

 

 

Gearing

How is it possible to lift and load constructions that weigh several tons? It is through the mechanical principle of gearing. Can you tell the difference in the use of power when you hoist yourself up in our three differently rigged chairs?

 

Mathematics

Do you remember Pythagoras’ theorem? Mathematics is the basis of the art of engineering. Engineers working in the oil and gas industry use principles from mathematics every day to create complex platforms and installations.

 

 

Electricity

How is it possible to transport electricity along the seabed? Umbilicals are 19 centimeters thick, can be up to 100 kilometers long, and give life to installations and platforms. Try to create electricity for our five electrical appliances.