BP Regional President visits Baku Higher Oil School (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
Regional President of BP in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey Gordon Birell visited Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS), the BHOS said Dec. 9.
While opening the event, BHOS rector Elmar Gasimov briefly told the students about the long-term activity of Birell in Petroleum Engineering and his appointment in 2012 as the regional president of BP in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
While greeting the guest, Gasimov stressed that upon the order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Birell was awarded with the order of "Dostlug" ("Friendship") for his contribution to the development of the oil industry in Azerbaijan and on the 20th anniversary of the "Contract of the Century".
Rector Gasimov spoke about the development of the oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan.
He said that the promising opportunities created in the oil strategy of the country raise the young people's interest in BHOS. The rector also said that the training of the English speaking highly qualified personnel in BHOS is a priority in the development of Azerbaijan's oil and gas sector. BHOS establishment, the development of cooperation with foreign oil and gas companies and attracting the specialists to the educational process in BHOS can be cited as an example.
Birrell made a presentation for students on the theme "20 years of successful oil route."
At the presentation, he spoke about the 20-year activity of BP in Azerbaijan, the progress made in the oil and gas industry of Azerbaijan in the period after the signing the "Contract of the Century", Azerbaijan's role in international projects, the need for specialized personnel to implement these projects and the work done in this direction, the economic importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, as well as the successful oil strategy implemented in the country. Birell has also informed the students about the career and training opportunities for young people.
Then, Birell answered the students' questions.
Rector Gasimov thanked the guest for an extensive presentation to the students and presented him a BHOS diploma "Guest of Honour".
The Cooperation Agreement between BHOS and BP was signed in November 2013.