Maersk launches computer game to spark student interest in science

April 24, 2014


Maersk launches computer game to spark student interest in science

The educational game has been produced by QVARTZ, Serious Games Interactive and Maersk.

This week the Maersk Group launches a computer game and teaching materials about oil exploration and oil production for Danish secondary schools, technical colleges and higher preparatory examination courses. More than 340,000 players have already tried Quest for Oil, a subsurface oil exploration game via www.QuestforOil.com. The game provides an insight into the global oil industry and the various elements of oil exploration, drilling and production through the oil fields in the North Sea and Qatar. Quest for Oil combines knowledge of geography, physics and earth science, which has attracted the attention of teachers. The Maersk Group now launches an educational package targeted at students and teachers in these particular subjects. Several Danish secondary schools have already signed up for the package.

“We have experienced great interest in the Quest for Oil game and on the request of several high schools we are now launching an educational package. We are pleased that a significant number of students and teachers find oil exploration and oil production interesting, and the educational package will contribute to sharpening student’s understanding in this field of education”, says Birgitte Henrichsen, Head of Group Communication and Branding, the Maersk Group.