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21 June 2017

SPM certificates presented at Baku Higher Oil School


Students of School of Project Management (SPM) set up at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) passed course exams and received certificates of successful completion of the first training module. Presenting the certificates, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov expressed his congratulations to each student individually and wished all of them every success in the further studies. Speaking about the Higher School latest events, successes, and developments, he emphasised that BHOS management was committed to improvement of the students’ skills and knowledge. With this view, the staff pays close attention to their professional development and provide them with all necessary support.

The group of SPM trainees consists of staff members of various companies and organisations including SOCAR, BP, Atlantic Waste Solutions, PAŞA Həyat Sığorta ASC and Pasha Holding.

The SPM is a joint public-private partnership initiative implemented with financial support from BP and its partners, organisational support from BHOS and technical support from TwentyEighty Strategy Execution, leading international company providing education in the field of project management. The academic program is taught to professionals in various fields and is comprised of seven training modules. Upon successful completion of the study, the trainees will be awarded master certificate from the George Washington University.

20 June 2017

Baku Higher Oil School received one more ISO Certificate


Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) received international certificate in ISO 10002:2014 standard: Quality management - Customer satisfaction - Guidelines for complaints handling in organisations. The certificate is awarded to the Higher School on the basis of an audit recently conducted by Turkish Standards Institution (TSE). Turkish Ambassador Erkan Ozoral, Head of the Education, Training and Certification Department of SOCAR Fuad Suleymanov and TSE Representative in Azerbaijan Selim Chelebi attended the award ceremony held at BHOS.

Opening the gathering, Rector of the Baku Higher Oil School Elmar Gasimov said that award of the new ISO certificate to BHOS became a vivid evidence of the effective management of the Higher School activities. “Compliance with ISO standards gives our teachers and researchers more opportunities to participate in various international projects,” told the rector.

TSE Representative in Azerbaijan Selim Chelebi expressed his congratulations to BHOS management and staff members on the successful certification in one more ISO standard. He said that Higher School carried out activities in full compliance with the international requirements in terms of quality management and expressed his confidence that fruitful cooperation between TSE and BHOS would continue to develop.

Speaking about the Higher School activities, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral told about BHOS effective international cooperation and partnership relations with foreign institutions. In his words, these major accomplishments can help the Baku Higher Oil School become one of the leading international universities. Head of the Education, Training and Certification Department of SOCAR Fuad Suleymanov praised the Higher School management for the achievements in training of highly qualified specialists and applying international quality standards in the teaching and learning activities.

Then the TSE Representative in Azerbaijan Selim Chelebi presented the BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov with the international certificate in ISO 10002:2014 standard. It provides guidance on the process of complaints handling related to products within an organisation, including planning, design, operation, maintenance, and improvement. Earlier, BHOS became the first higher educational institution in Azerbaijan to receive ISO certification on three standards: ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Safety and Safety Management Systems).

16 June 2017

Open Doors Day held at Baku Higher Oil School


Open Doors Day for more than 50 senior pupils of Baku schools and their parents was held at the new campus of Baku Higher Oil School. It started with a guided tour of the campus. The visitors were shown the main building, a 600-seat auditorium, a swimming pool, two gyms, a 110-seat audience, a stadium with artificial surface, a dining room, classrooms, administrative and service rooms, a library, state-of-the-art teaching laboratories, and a dormitory.

Then Head of BHOS Student Affairs Department Habiba Gajiyeva conducted a presentation with usage of audio and visual materials for the guests at the conference hall. She provided detailed information about BHOS history, recent developments and latest achievements. The Head of BHOS Student Affairs department spoke about BHOS long-term partnership with leading higher educational institutions around the world and local and transnational companies operating in Azerbaijan. Within this cooperation, she said, the companies arrange workshops, training and internship for BHOS students. Habiba Gajiyeva also told about the Higher School students’ life, their social, scientific and cultural activities, and youth societies and clubs operating at BHOS.

The meeting concluded with question and answer session. The schoolchildren also received Higher School’s promotional materials and leaflets, and group commemorative photos were taken.

9 June 2017

SOCAR’s budget payments for May 2017


SOCAR paid AZN 139 million 586 thousand to the State Budget for May of the current year that is AZN 21 million 780 thousand (118,5%) more than the same period of 2016. In general, for January-May 2017, SOCAR transferred AZN 669 million 888 thousand (AZN 107 million 107 thousand or 119% more than the same period of 2016) to the State Budget.

Besides, the Company’s payment to the State Social Protection Fund amounted AZN 12 million 945 thousand in May that is AZN 694 thousand (105,7%) more than the payments for the same term in 2016. As a whole, the January-May payments to State Social Protection Fund totalled AZN 62 million 460 thousand (AZN 5 million 101 thousand or 108,9% more than the same period of 2016).

8 June 2017

Mexica shows interest in cooperation with Baku Higher Oil School


Prospects of developing cooperation between Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP) were discussed at the meeting of the Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini and BHOS Vice-Rector for Training, Science and International Relations Ramiz Humbatov. IMP Head of the Competitive Technical Intelligence Department Victor Gerardo Ortiz Gallardo, visiting Baku to attend the 24th International Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference, also participated in the meeting, which took place at BHOS. Vice-Rector Ramiz Humbatov briefed the guests about development and achievements of the Higher School and provided detailed information about the BHOS academic and educational activities. He also told about the Higher Oil School’s new campus equipped in accordance with the highest international standards and the conditions created there for teachers, students, and staff members.

The Mexican Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini emphasised that cooperation with Azerbaijan, which had achieved impressive successes in the country economic development, was very important for Mexico. He expressed confidence that Victor Ortiz Gallardo’s visit to BHOS would give an impetus to establishing close partnership relations of IMP with the Higher School. The Ambassador reminded that he discussed significance of developing cooperation between two institutions with BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov at their meeting at the beginning of this year.

Representative of the Mexican Institute of Petroleum Victor Gerardo Ortiz Gallardo also expressed IMP’s management interest in building business relationship with BHOS. Speaking about the Mexican Institute of Petroleum, he said that it was the largest public research center and services provider in the oil and gas sector of the country. IMP major activities include applied scientific research in order to develop technologies; services, support and technical solutions; and talent development, formation of human resources, and training personnel for the petroleum industry. These fields, emphasised Victor Ortiz Gallardo, can become areas of future cooperation between the Mexican Institute of Petroleum and the Baku Higher Oil School.

At the meeting, other issues of mutual interest were also discussed.

7 June 2017

Baku Higher Oil School students awarded international certificates


Four-day seminar on Enhanced Oil Recovery completed its work at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). It was arranged upon initiative of INPEX company with organisational support from BHOS and SOCAR UPSTREAM Management International LLC. The lectures and demonstrations at the seminar were provided by Professor of Waseda University (Japan) Masanori Kurihara, Research associate of the Waseda University Utomo Pratama, INPEX Vice President on Asset Management Akihiko Kurashina and representatives of INPEX Takuya Muta and Yukito Nomura.

The best participants were presented certificates of successful completion of the seminar by BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov and INPEX Vice President on Asset Management Akihiko Kurashina.

7 June 2017

President of Swiss School of Higher Education visits Baku Higher Oil School


President of Swiss School of Higher Education (SSHE) Maryam Gamurziyeva, Professor Narmina Garayeva, and SSHE Coordinator for Baku projects Nargiz Nadirova visited Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and met with BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov. Rector informed the guests about the Higher School main activities, international relations, successes achieved within a short period of time, and the new campus, which had recently been opened. As he said, BHOS admits only those prospective students who earn high score at the entrance exams. Elmar Gasimov reported that all five prospective students who earned 700 points at the entrance exams in 1st group of specialities this year selected the Baku Higher Oil School for their further study.

As SSHE President Maryam Gamurziyeva informed, the Swiss School of Higher Education is a private university offering students various Bachelor and Master Degree programs in Management including programs in Oil and Gas Management. At the meeting, prospects of cooperation development between BHOS and SSHE were also discussed.

6 June 2017

Drilling works for May 2017


SOCAR (excluding Joint Ventures and Operating Companies) conducted 13743 meters of drilling works in May 2017. Of this amount, development drilling made up 12277 metres, and exploration drilling - 1466 metres. In general, during January-May 2017, SOCAR (excluding Joint Ventures and Operating Companies) carried out 63339 meters of drilling works including 57896 meters - development drilling and 5443 - exploration drilling.

Drilling of seven wells were completed in May, and 30 new wells were put into operation after the construction since the start of the year.

6 June 2017

Angolan Oil Minister at Baku Higher Oil School


Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov met with a delegation from Angola led by the Oil Minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos. The delegation also included Executive Director of Angolan Oil Company Sonangol, President of Executive Commission Paulino Xeronimo. Having welcomed the guests, the Rector Elmar Gasimov spoke about importance of ties between Azerbaijan and Angola in the field of education and emphasised that rebuilding of the relations between two countries in this sphere would serve interests of both states. He put forward a proposal to initiate education of Angolan students at BHOS. As Elmar Gasimov informed, the Higher School new campus provides all necessary conditions for effective learning and comfortable accommodation of the students. In addition, they have opportunities to undertake an internship at various SOCAR’s facilities.

Angolan Oil Minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos told about scholarship program for Angolan students implemented by the Oil Ministry and the Sonangol company. He expressed his interest in sending Angolan students to study in Azerbaijan. The Minister assured that he would provide all necessary support for implementation of this initiative. José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos also told about a new project launched by the Angolan Oil Ministry. This project aims at establishment of a higher educational institution for training highly qualified engineers for the country oil and gas industry, and experience of the Higher School can be very useful for its implementation, he said.

The visit of the Angolan delegation to the Baku Higher Oil School was arranged within in the course of the guests’ participation in the 24th International ''Caspian Oil and Gas 2017'' exhibition and conference held in Baku.

5 June 2017

BTC transported 2.2 mln tons of Azerbaijani oil in May


2 mln 237 thousand 140 tons of Azerbaijani oil were transported via BTC main export pipeline in May 2017. 10 mln 961 thousand 523 tons of oil were transported via this pipeline in January-May. In general, 332 mln 499 thousand 585 tons of oil have been pumped to BTC since the start of pipeline exploitation until June 1, 2017.

In addition, overall 561 thousand 762 tons of Turkmen oil were pumped via BTC in May 2017.