A workshop on methods to maintain equipment used for petroleum analysis was conducted at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS).
It was held at the initiative of BİOLAB company (Turkey) for BHOS’ administration, academic teaching staff and students. Chief Executive Office of BİOLAB Ltd. Sinan Vasfi, Head of the company Representative Office in Azerbaijan Bakhtiyar Mammedzadeh, BIOLAB Ltd. Sales Manager in Azerbaijan Kenan Atakishiyev, as well as officials and specialists of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Azerbaijan Republic, SOCAR, BP and other companies.
On December 8, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev received the delegation of Itochu Corporation led by member of Board of Directors, General Executive Director Masahiro Imai.
Welcoming the guests, Mr. Abdullayev marked role of Itochu Corporation, together with other partners, in success of oil and gas projects of regional and global importance implemented in Azerbaijan. He brought to attention that Itochu is one of the first international companies participating in regional large-scale oil and gas projects carried out by Azerbaijan.
Expressing gratitude to SOCAR President for warm reception, the head of Itochu delegation noted that cooperation between SOCAR and Itochu spans over more than 20-year period, and they are partners in a number of international oil and non-oil projects, including Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC). He expressed satisfaction on pace of works within mentioned projects and told that the company represented by him is keen to expand cooperation with SOCAR.
Revealing his satisfaction on long-term efficient operation of Japanese company in Azerbaijan, SOCAR president expressed his confidence in further success of joint projects. He talked about active role of Itochu in construction of STAR Refinery built by SOCAR in Turkey and funding by Japanese banks, and underlined prospective opportunities to develop cooperation with Japanese companies.
Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) is undergoing an assessment of BHOS compliance with international standards, which is conducted by auditors from Turkish Standard Institution (TSE).
Prior to the assessment, a meeting of the Higher School management and academic teaching staff with TSE Representative in Azerbaijan Selim Chelebi and TSE Chief Auditor Volkan Jagin was arranged. Head of the Education, Training and Certification Department of SOCAR Fuad Suleymanov also participated in the event.
Speaking at meeting, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov said that currently Baku Higher Oil School applies three international ISO standards and the BHOS management intends to apply more ISO standards. He emphasised that appliance of the ISO standards contributed to the Higher School development. Rector Elmar Gasimov requested the TSE auditors to conduct a thorough and detailed inspection of all BHOS departments and wished them success in their work.
Representative of TSE in Azerbaijan Selim Chelebi reported that BHOS is a leader among national higher education institutions in terms of compliance with ISO standards. He expressed confidence that Baku Higher Oil School would successfully apply more ISO standards. Selim Chelebi emphasised that cooperation between BHOS and TSE would be mutually beneficial.
Delegation of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) led by the Rector Elmar Gasimov paid a visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the purpose to discuss further development of the bilateral cooperation with management of Heriot-Watt University (HWU) and with the purpose to discuss prospects of cooperation with Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi.
Wide range of questions related to strategic directions for cooperation between two higher educational institutions were discussed at the meeting of BHOS delegation with HWU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Richard Williams and University senior officials. At the meeting, special attention was paid to development of cooperation for implementation of Master degree programs. The parties also signed an amendment agreement to the existing Agreement between BHOS and HWU on Bachelor degree programs.
While in Dubai, the Rector Elmar Gasimov and members of the BHOS delegation attended a graduation ceremony at HWU campus, met with representatives of the university teaching academic staff and visited education facilities, auditoriums, schoolrooms and laboratories of the Heriot-Watt University.
During the trip to Abu Dhabi, the BHOS delegation met with the President of the Petroleum Institute Dr. Thomas Hochstettler and the Institute representatives. At the meeting, ways and spheres of potential cooperation were discussed and a verbal agreement for study of BHOS graduates at the Petroleum Institute was reached. Under the agreement, graduates of the Baku Higher Oil School will have an opportunity to do a Master's degree at the Institute free of charge. The guests from Azerbaijan also received information about teaching process at the Petroleum Institute and visited the Institute laboratories.
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