Elmar Gasimov, Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) met with Nadir Sultanli, one of the three applicants scoring the maximum 700 points in the university entrance examinations on specialization group 1 held by the State Students Admission Commission.
Rector Gasimov congratulated Nadir for this kind of an achievement underlining that intelligent and smart Azerbaijani young people were the proud of the nation and that everybody felt pride of their success. Emphasizing that both teachers and parents have a great contribution in their achievement, Mr. Gasimov said that the prospective students with high results always preferred this higher school for their further studies. He said that Nadir made the right choice selecting BHOS and wished him success in his further studies.
Nadir’s mother Mrs. Shahla Sultanli said that BHOS was a leading higher education institution in Azerbaijan not only from the academic, but also from the recognition perspective. She expressed her joy of Nadir’s choice and thanked the Rector for the warm welcome and congratulations.
Later, Rector Gasimov showed the model of the campus and photos of the students awarded the Presidential scholarship in the previous years.
On July 21, SOCAR delegation led by Vagif Aliyev, Chief of the SOCAR Investment Department, Chairman of Board of Management, SOCAR Turkey Energy, visited the Ministry of Economy of Turkey and met Minister Nihat Zeybekci. Highlighting the projects implemented by SOCAR in Turkey, the meeting underlined the investment projects carried out according to the schedule. It was mentioned that the last events in socio-political life of Turkey had no impact on the development of SOCAR projects and all the projects are implemented as those were scheduled first. As SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev formerly noted, SOCAR represents a family of forty thousand in Turkey and considers this country as the homeland. Minister Nihat Zeybekci welcomed SOCAR as one of the most considerable investors in Turkey and said its projects had a great significance for the Turkish economy. He wished every success to the SOCAR’s activity in Turkey.
On July 21, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev met with an Angolan delegation led by Frederico Ferraz Domingos, PCE, Sonangol Hidrocarbonetos Internacional. Welcoming the guests, SOCAR President briefed them on SOCAR’s history, development and profile, as well as its large-scale projects implemented in the country and abroad.
Frederico Ferraz Domingos expressed gratitude for hospitality and cordial welcome and said he was happy to visit Baku again, 20 years later, as he studied at the Azerbaijan’s Oil and Chemistry Institute (now State University of Oil and Industry of Azerbaijan). He found Baku extremely changed and very beautiful. He said the specialists, who got education in Azerbaijan, made significant contribution to the development of Angolan oil and gas industry. Mr. Domingos made presentation of his company and its projects carried out in Angola and other countries. He underlined their willingness to establish cooperation with SOCAR and said his company considered it important for its strategy.
SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev said Azerbaijan created wide opportunities and good investment environment for the operation of international companies and SOCAR had very useful cooperation with the world’s leading oil and gas companies within the framework of regional and global energy projects and this cooperation was successfully serving the economic interests of our country.
The meeting also focused on other issues of mutual interest.
Petroleum Engineering students of the Baku Higher Oil School are taking internship at Neft Dashlari (Oil Rocks) Oil & Gas Extraction Department (OGED) of Azneft Production Union.
Within the frames of the internship programme, Gochali Mahmudov, Head of OGED, Zeynal Abdullayev, Deputy Head on Social Issues, Zabit Ahmadov, Head of Gas Production and Transportation Department and other members of managing staff met with the students and talked about the available conditions underlining the significance of the practical knowledge for their future career. Also, the students were instructed on the platform wells and safety regulations.
According to the programme, the engineers are familiarizing BHOS 2nd year students with offshore drilling, field exploration, processing and export operations, as well as oil extraction and modern processing technologies. They are working under the temporary working agreement as an engineer or an operator and upon completion of the internship they will be paid for the work based on the fulfilled functions. The students are fulfilling the assigned duties under the supervision of experienced employees.
Moreover, students are accommodated at special dormitories and after 8-9-hour work usually spend their leisure playing volleyball, football, table tennis, billiard, etc. The internship opportunities provided for students by SOCAR and BHOS supports enrichment of their academic knowledge facilitating their development as highly qualified potential specialists with the abilities to further compete in the global labor market.
On July 19, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev received the Romanian delegation consisting of Ramona Nicole Manescu, Member of the European Parliament, Ion Sterian, Administrator-President, Transgaz, Ciprian Octavian Alic, European Funds Accessing and International Relations Division, Transgaz. The meeting highlighted the high developing relations between Azerbaijan and Romania, energy cooperation and SOCAR’s successful operation in Romania. A Memorandum of Understanding signed between SOCAR and Transgaz considers the strengthening of cooperation on gas transportation, as well as opportunities of using Romania’s gas transit and distribution capacity in gas supply from Azerbaijan and Caspian region, cooperation on gas supply and trading in Romanian market, including potential terminals for LNG intake within the framework of AGRI. The sides emphasized that the Memorandum will enable the companies to extend cooperation in the South-East European and Balkan gas markets and expressed confidence in its contribution to the extension of cooperation between the countries.
26 students of the Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS), who will take internship at Petkim, Turkey, and their parents attended the meeting held at BHOS. Elmar Gasimov, Rector of BHOS extended his congratulations and wished success to the students getting internship opportunity at Petkim.
The rector underlined that every year the students take internship at various companies, including SOCAR structures and production units, international companies working in Azerbaijan, as well as Petkim, Turkey with the view to facilitate enrichment of their theoretical knowledge with practical skills. Emphasizing that the students were lucky to get an opportunity to work at such a well-recognized company as Petkim, Mr. Gasimov brought to the parents’ attention that their children would be able to be closely familiarized with the operations of various technological equipment, devices, technological processes, as well as the control and management systems working together with experienced engineers. He also said that the internship would help the students to enrich their academic knowledge with the practical skills acquired at Petkim thus facilitating their further development as highly qualified specialists.
According to the agreement reached between BHOS and Petkim last year, the students get an opportunity to take internship at Petkim during the summer time. This year, the total duration of the programme will last from July 18 to August 29.
Elmar Gasimov, Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) visited the Ethylene - Polyethylene Plant of SOCAR’s Azerikimya Production Association in Sumgayit together with the school’s staff to be familiarized with the work of BHOS students taking internship there. Mukhtar Babayev, MP and Chairman of Azerikimya Supervisory Board, briefed the guests about the projects carried out in the city. The Rector accompanied by the Azerikimya management had a tour in various production sites of the plant and met the students and their supervisors, discussed the plant operations and the internship program. The students shared their impressions about the internship with the rector, who called them to be responsible and take maximum benefit of the opportunities provided by SOCAR and the higher school. Emphasizing that knowledge and experience have always been the main factors for career development of young people, Mr. Gasimov said that they should think of their future career during their studies at universities. Mr. Babayev also spoke about the importance of the capacity building and the collaboration implemented with the leading national higher education intuitions in this regard, underlining the contribution of this mutually beneficial partnership not only for the higher education institutions, but also for the chemical industry and the country.
Mr. Juan Rodrigo Labardini Flores, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to the Republic of Azerbaijan, visited Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and met with Rector Elmar Gasimov.
Briefing about the higher school Rector Gasimov touched upon the mutual relations between the two countries and underlined the importance of the relations in the field of education and research. The Rector also spoke about the advanced teaching methodologies and tools applied at the higher school for training highly qualified specialists, as well as about the effectiveness of integrating theoretical knowledge and practical skills through the internship opportunities created for the students at the SOCAR structures, international companies working in Azerbaijan and local institutions. He expressed the school’s interest in expanding its international partnership relations, including those with Mexican institutions and universities operating in relevant sectors. The Rector also said that BHOS had already started international admission and wide opportunities existed for Mexican students to study at BHOS.
Ambassador Labardini Flores expressed his honor to visit the higher school and extended his gratitude to the Rector for the warm welcome. Underlining that the potentials of the relations, especially in education and research are very promising, the Ambassador expressed his commitment to render his support in initiating comprehensive bilateral relations.
Later, the Ambassador was awarded the Honorary Guest Diploma on behalf of BHOS.
2 489 988 tons of Azerbaijani oil were transported via BTC main export pipeline in June 2016. 14 930 790 tons of oil were transported via this pipeline in January-June. In general, 307 million 606 thousands 179 tons of oil have been pumped to BTC since the start of pipeline exploitation until July 1, 2016. In addition, overall 371 thousands 206 tons of Turkmen oil were pumped via BTC in June 2016.
2 143 thousands 253 tons of Azerbaijani oil were delivered from Ceyhan Port to the world market in June 2016. (1 424 thousands 400 tons of this volume were the oil of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan). 14 774 660 tons of oil were exported from Ceyhan in January-June this year. In general, 305 mln 968 thousands 432 tons of Azerbaijani oil have been exported from Ceyhan Port to the world market since the start of BTC exploitation until July 1, 2016.