KNES secondary students visit KOC
During the month of December, a group of secondary students from Kuwait National English School (KNES) visited the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in Al-Ahmadi. It was an amazing experience. There were incredible miniatures of oil wells, fractional distillation of petroleum in the refineries, the amount of oil tanks a ship can carry and the routes taken by ships to send oil to other countries. It was an exceptionally informative and interesting educational trip for our key stage 4 students.
The oil was found many decades ago in Kuwait. Oil and Natural gas together make up petroleum. Petroleum is a dark, oily substance that is typically liquid, but it can also be solid or gaseous. Petroleum is made naturally from the decomposition of living things. Locating a suitable site for drilling is just the first step in extracting oil. When it comes straight out of the ground, it is called crude oil. Different chemical groups can be separated out at refineries and petrochemical plants. It was a very fascinating and valuable educational science trip for our students. They learned the story of petroleum and the many ways it shapes the world we live in.