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.
Opening the workshop, the BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov welcomed the guests and told them about BHOS’ work, prospects successes in its activities. He also emphasized the importance of the students’ involvement in internship, on-the-job-training and scientific activities. The rector informed that 17 first-years students at BHOS are Presidential Scholars. “This is a great achievement for our students,” he said. Elmar Gasimov also told about effective cooperation of the Higher School with international companies.
Speaking about BIOLAB, the Chief Executive Officer of the company informed that BIOLAB has 30-year experience in procurement, commissioning, installation and maintenance of the equipment for analysis of oil and oil products, and conducting trainings in this field. The company is headquartered in Ankara and supplies necessary laboratory equipment BP, Shell, Exxon, Turpash and other companies. “One sphere of our activities is holding discussions and consultations about systems for maintenance of the equipment for oil and oil products’ analysis for youth education and industry development,” he said.
At the meeting, a Cooperation Agreement between BHOS and BIOLAB company was signed. According to the agreement, BIOLAB will provide opportunities for BHOS students’ internships and on-the-job and professional development training courses within the Higher School’s Lifelong Learning program. The company shall also work with BHOS in organizing research and practical conferences, workshops and lectures. In addition, the agreement stipulates joint usage of library and information resources of two organizations by both BIOLAB employees and BHOS’ teachers and students.
The workshop participants received detailed information about main methods and technologies used for oil analysis and their advantages for production companies and facilities. They were also informed that it is very important to conduct oil quality monitoring and use modern equipment for oil elements’ analysis. At the end of the meeting, the company representatives answered questions asked by the workshop participants.