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30 September 2015

BHOS student to win “SOCAR-AQS” Scholarship

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Eltun Sadikhov, BHOS 4th year students studying petroleum engineering, won SOCAR-AQS scholarship for the best performance on passed two semesters. Eltun will be granted scholarship of the company in the course of the whole year. Eltun Sadikhov says that it is a great success for him to be a winner of scholarship of SOCAR-AQS company, one of the Azerbaijani companies that complies with international standards. It should be underlined that in 2012 Eltun Sadikhov was admitted to study at BHOS petroleum engineering programme having gathered 676 entry points. That year he also became a winner of the Presidential Scholarship. Eltun took third place during BHOS first scientific conference of students in March, 2013. Eltun Sadikhov also participated at training on petroleum industry equipment “Safety at Sea” organized by SOCAR training, education and licensing structure. He also joined summer internship programme at “Oil Rocks” of SOCAR Azneft Production Union and “28 May” of Petroleum Extraction Structure.

29 September 2015

BHOS meets winners of Presidential Scholarship

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Rector of Baku Higher Oil School Elmar Gasimov met 17 students who enrolled in Baku Higher Oil School with 690-700 points and became winners of Presidential Scholarship. Rector Elmar Gasimov congratulated them and said this was a great achievement of students to win Presidential Scholarship. He also reminded that admittance to BHOS opens new horizons and chances for students’ further development in education and future career. Elmar Gasimov wished all winners of Presidential Scholarship long-term success and said it honored that intellectual youth of Azerbaijan choose to study at BHOS.

17 students of Baku Higher Oil School admitted in academic year 2015/2016 with 690-700 points were granted the Presidential Scholarship according to the Order issued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, on granting the Presidential Scholarship to students admitted to higher educational institutions in academic year 2015/2016. Nine of the students enrolled in Petroleum Engineering Programme, 5 students in Process Automation Engineering Programme and 3 students in Chemical Engineering Programme. In general, out of the total 25 students awarded the Presidential Scholarship in Specialization Group No 1. In academic year 2015/2016, the minimum entrance score to BHOS was 659 points, while the general average score constituted 676 points, which is the highest result among the national higher education institutions. The score indicators improved dynamically for all three specializations. Three of seven young people gathered 700 points in 2015/2016 academic year are BHOS students.

28 September 2015

BHOS to establish relations with Indonesia

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H.E. Mr. Raden Prayono Atiyanto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Mr. Wiratmaja Puja, Director General for Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, visited Baku Higher Oil School. The guests were informed in details about the history of BHOS, successes achieved in the course of four years, contemporary academic programmes and technologies applied to educate engineers, the effective increase of rational combination of academic and industrious processes via organization of internships for students at SOCAR structures, transnational companies and local enterprises operating in Azerbaijan. BHOS is interested in extension of international relations and establishing business relations with higher schools and enterprises engaged in Indonesian fuel and energy sector. Ambassador Raden Prayono Atiyanto highly appreciated BHOS activities and expressed his commitment to promote cooperation between BHOS and Indonesian companies and higher schools. Mr. Wiratmaja Puja, Director General for Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, underlined the necessity of establishment of relations between higher schools in order to realize mobility of lecturers and students. He also informed about organization of exhibition in Baku in October dedicated to achievements of Indonesia.

23 September 2015

SOCAR President receives E.ON delegation

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On September 23, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev received Germany’s E.ON delegation led by the company’s Chief Executive Officer Christopher Delbruck. Welcoming the guests, Rovnag Abdullayev emphasized the importance of high-level visits for the development of fruitful cooperation established between SOCAR and E.ON. Christopher Delbruck said they were also interested in the development of cooperation between the two companies. SOCAR President noted that gas sale agreement signed between SOCAR and E.ON in September 2013 created wide opportunities for long-term cooperation and a basis for deepening relations in the fields of production, technologies and innovation, management trainings, training of young specialists, research and corporative social responsibility. Mr. Delbruck added that in the framework of that agreement SOCAR and E.ON organized summer camps for the children of the personnel of both companies in Germany and Azerbaijan. He thanked SOCAR for hospitality showed to German children in Azerbaijan this year. E.ON’s Chief Executive Officer focused on exchange of information and experiences between the companies in the field of technologies implemented for construction and repair works under high pressure in the main gas pipelines. SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev spoke about efforts for strengthening European energy security and said works toward extension of South Caucasus Pipeline and construction of TANAP have already begun. TAP project is also intensively developing according to schedule. He expressed confidence in transportation of first gas volumes to Turkey within Southern Gas Corridor project in 2018.

23 September 2015

SOCAR and Snam sign Memorandum of Understanding

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On September 23, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev and Snam CEO Carlo Malacarne held a meeting in Baku. In an atmosphere of cordiality and collaboration, they focused on the possible involvement of SOCAR and Snam in sharing their expertise and best practices in the construction and operation of facilities necessary for the transport of natural gas from the Republic of Azerbaijan and other producing countries to the European markets through Italian infrastructures, with the aim of further strengthening diversification and security of gas supplies to Europe.

During the meeting, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on the evaluation of initiatives for the development of the Southern Gas Corridor as a new major route for gas flows to Europe, constituting the frame for further exchange of information and more in-depth assessments.

23 September 2015

BHOS students win BP competition

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Students of Baku Higher Oil School Fidan Salim-zade and Riyad Muradov, Petroleum Engineering, Insafali Samadov, Chemical Engineering, took internship at BP on September 2-10, 2015. Having joined the BP internship programme, the students also participated at “Techo Fest” competition organized by BP, and Fidan Salim-zade and Riyad Muradov took the first and third places respectively. As summer interns, students were invited to present their projects. The main criteria for project assessment were technical excellence, safety and operational risk and business impact. Students were selected accordingly to the mentioned criteria. BP “Techno Fest” contest is a global event which serves to promote innovation oriented ideas in technical field. Techno Fest is an annual technical competition among BP challengers and summer interns. Every year young engineers are given opportunities to present their projects and briefly share the experience and outcomes.

22 September 2015

Presidential Scholarship Granted to 17 BHOS Students

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17 students of Baku Higher Oil School admitted in academic year 2015/2016 with 690-700 entry points were granted the Presidential Scholarship according to the Order issued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, on granting the Presidential Scholarship to students admitted to higher educational institutions in academic year 2015/2016. Nine of the students were admitted to Petroleum Engineering Programme, 5 students to Process Automation Engineering Programme and 3 students to Chemical Engineering Programme.

In general, out of the total 25 students awarded the Presidential Scholarship in Specialization Group No 1. In academic year 2015/2016, the minimum entrance score to BHOS was 659 points, while the general average score constituted 676 points, which is the highest result among the national higher education institutions. The score indicators improved dynamically for all three specializations.

21 September 2015

BHOS Celebrates Oilmen’s Day

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The event dedicated to September 20 - Oilmen’s Day gathered first year students and their parents at Baku Higher Oil School. The higher school rector Elmar Gasimov congratulated the participants and said 21 years have passed since the signing “The Contract of the Century” September 20, 1994. Initiated by National leader Heydar Aliyev this Contract defined the main energy strategy of Azerbaijan turning our country into one of the leading global oil exporters. Elmar Gasimov also briefed on the history of Baku Higher Oil School founded within SOCAR, its activities and achievements. Focusing on President Ilham Aliyev’s order on establishing BHOS, Mr. Gasimov stressed that the goal “We should turn oil capital into human one” had already been achieved. While speaking about Baku Higher Oil School standing out for educating highly qualified, English speaking specialists and its authority, BHOS rector reminded that minimal entry points necessary to be admitted to BHOS for Academic year 2015/2016 made up 659. He also said that one of BHOS goals is to increase the number of Azerbaijani specialists working for oversea companies. Rector underlined that education at BHOS is realized in accordance with Academic programmes of Heriot-Watt University, UK. Mentioning the continuing construction of BHOS campus rector said that BHOS students would study at the campus with the most advanced procurement in the whole region. Mr. Gasimov said that for Academic year 2015/2016, 102 students were eligible to get Presidential Scholarship and out of 25 students, the winners of this scholarship from the first specialization group, 17 ones are BHOS students. Other speakers spoke about broad opportunities offered by BHOS to students. The meeting proceeded by answering questions raised by parents, who also gave their proposals.

14 September 2015

Baku Higher Oil School starts new academic year

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A ceremonial event on the occasion of the beginning of the new academic year 2015-2016 was held at the Baku Higher Oil School. SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Chairperson of the State Students Admission Commission Maleyka Abbaszade, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gordon Birrell, SOCAR vice-presidents and managerial staff, top management of a number of national and international companies, as well as BHOS faculty, students and their parents attended the event.

Welcoming the attendees Rector Elmar Gasimov expressed his pleasure of hosting the guests at BHOS on this remarkable day and on behalf of the faculty and staff expressed his gratitude to them for accepting the invitation to join the event. He also extended his congratulations to the students admitted with high scores to BHOS in academic year 2015-2016. Briefing on the achievements of the school, the activities implemented within the short period of time, as well as the perspectives, Rector Gasimov noted that according to the SSAC indicators, this academic year the minimum entrance score to BHOS constituted 659 points and the average score totalled 676 points. Underlying that this result is the highest one in Azerbaijan, the Rector noted that as compared with the previous year results, the score indicators improved dynamically for all three specializations. Moreover, 3 out of the total 7 students getting the highest 700 entrance points in Specialisation Group No1 were admitted to BHOS. Ten newly enrolled students graduated with gold medal, while the number of those awarded the silver medal constituted two students. Emphasizing the decree on establishment of BHOS issued by Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Rector underlined that the establishment of the school was a vivid example of the motto “We have to transform our oil capital to human capital”. Rector Gasimov expressed his belief in further contribution of BHOS students as highly qualified specialists in oil sector workforce.

SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev extended his wishes of congratulation to BHOS staff, students and their parents on the occasion of the start of the new academic year. He emphasized that within a short period of time, a number of significant measures have been taken to build the infrastructure and improve the capacity of the school established according to the decree issued by President Ilham Aliyev, which paved the way for great achievements. He noted that as in the previous years, BHOS carried out significant activities in academic year 2014-2015. Establishing new partnership relations with international companies, expanding application of advanced technologies to ensure high quality teaching, as well as a number of other high performance indicators had led to success. Mr. Abdullayev expressed his belief that in academic year 2015-2016, BHOS will continue and expand the scope of its activities, and the students will do their best to keep up with this development. He reiterated his congratulations to the newly admitted students and their parents.

Taking the floor, SSAC Chairperson Maleyka Abbaszade congratulated the students for their remarkable results during the examinations and called them to take advantage of the good opportunities created by the government.

Gordon Birrell, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, spoke about the relations between BP and BHOS emphasizing his contentment on the development of mutual partnership. He highly appreciated the role of BHOS in educating highly qualified young specialists. He congratulated the students wishing them every success in their academic life.

Isa Mammadli, who gathered 700 points during the entrance exam, Sanan Eminov, the senior lecturer of BHOS Chemical Engineering Department, who studied abroad within SOCAR Scholarship Program, Natig Abbasov, father of Nihad Abbasov, another newly accepted student and Sevinj Qafarli, BHOS third year student and winner of honorary diploma and money award granted by UK Heriot-Watt University for the best performance in academic year 2014-2015, also shared their opinions and expressed gratitude to President Ilham Aliyev for the efforts directed to educational reforms and conditions available within the education system.

At the end of the meeting, the guests presented students’ cards and computers granted by SOCAR. The students distinguished for various achievements during the last academic year were also awarded certificates and diplomas of honor.

After the ceremony, BHOS faculty and students visited the Alley of Honor to pay tribute to the National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s memorial.

9 September 2015

BHOS held two-day workshop on Public Speech

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Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) held a two-day workshop on Public Speech based on the project developed by Emilya Mammadova, the third year Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Petroleum Engineering student, who won the 6th Grant Competition organized by Azerbaijan Youth Foundation. The workshop was conducted by Zarifa Orujova, the third year Petroleum Engineering student.

Elmar Gasimov, the Rector of BHOS, as well as Farhad Hajiyev, Youth Foundation Executive Director and Seymur Orujov, the Chairman of the New Azerbaijan Party’s Youth Wing attended the event. Welcoming the participants and the attendees, Rector Gasimov emphasized that establishment of the Youth Foundation based on the Decree issued by Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, paved the way to sponsor and turn into projects the ideas of creative young people. The Rector noted that BHOS students also put forward their ideas and initiatives for implementation of such projects, underlying that Emilya Mammadova’s project had quite a specific significance to facilitate the development of public speaking skills, adding that the school was planning to offer public speaking courses for senior students.

Youth Foundation CEO Farhad Hajiyev briefed on the foundation’s mission, vision and the supported porjects, underlying that the foundation was established with the view of supporting the realization of young peoples’ creative ideas and that the application process was fully transparent and made online.

NAP Youth Wing Chairman Seymur Orujov noted that BHOS took the lead among most of the other old national universities and establishment of the school brought fair competition into the higher education area, which in turn would always lead to development. He emphasized holding of various social events and workshops to support students’ public speaking skills as one of the advantages of BHOS.

It is worth to mention that the main goal of the Public Speech Project is to develop public speaking abilities in English, foster leadership skills, and improve students’ abilities to apply advanced presentation methods on different topics, as well as hold discussions on various social activities of young people. On the first day of the workshop, Project Coordinator Emilya Mammadova and trainer Zarifa Orujova made presentations on “How to make effective presentations and Public Speech” topics, while the second day continued with students’ presentations.

A total of 66 students took part in the workshop and were awarded participation certificates by Rector Gasimov and Emilya Mammadova.

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