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31 October 2017

SOCAR-BP partnership marks 25th anniversary


An event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the partnership between SOCAR and BP was held in the House of Lords of the British Parliament. Opening the event, Lord David Evans said that such meetings had already become tradition and served to further strengthening of relations between the two countries. In her speech, SOCAR Vice President Rafiga Huseynzade gave detailed information about 25-years’ SOCAR-BP cooperation and spoke about successful projects implemented in the past period. Afterwards, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey Gary Jones said that establishment of the ''Contract of the Century'' by Heydar Aliyev and its extension by his successor President Ilham Aliyev to 2050 was a very remarkable event.

The event was attended by members of the House of Lords, lords Richard Risby and David Evans, SOCAR Vice Presidents Rafiga Huseynzade and Tofig Gahramanov, British Minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan, BP Regional President for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey Gary Jones, Vice President at BP office Emily Olson, BP Head of Operations Gordon Birrell, BP AGT Vice President Joe Murphy, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tahir Taghizade, UK Ambassador to Azerbaijan Carole Crofts, as well as ambassadors of many countries based in the UK, and other officials.

The meeting was continued with mutual discussions and evening banquet.

23 October 2017

Process Automation Engineering estimated most prestigious specialty at BHOS


Process Automation Engineering, which is one of the most prestigious and much-in-demand professions today, is one the specialities acquired by students of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). The most talented, smart, and knowledgeable young people want to become specialists in the field. This year, seven out of 15 prospective students earning 700 points at the entrance exams to national higher educational institutions, conducted by State Examination Centre, have chosen to study at BHOS. Five of them selected to be Process Automation Engineering students.

The Higher School occupies the 2nd place in the country for the number of students granted with the Presidential scholarship this year: there are 24 Presidential scholars among the first-year students at BHOS. 21 of them chose to study Process Automation Engineering. In total, 40 undergraduates including 12 girls and 28 boys became the first-year Process Automation Engineering students. To become a student in this field, it was necessary to earn 685 points as minimum at the entrance exams. The average score earned by the prospective students made up 691 points. According to the State Examination Centre, Process Automation Engineering is the most popular field of study for young people and has become a speciality of the year.

Below is a table showing dynamics of the average score gained by prospective Process Automation Engineering students in 2013-2017.

Year ---------------- Average score

2013 -------------------- 669

2014 -------------------- 684

2015 -------------------- 685

2016 -------------------- 681

2017 -------------------- 691

19 October 2017

Elmar Gasimov met with Rector of Middle East Technical University


Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov paid a visit to Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey. During the visit, Elmar Gasimov and BHOS Vice-rector for General Affairs Rashad Hasanov, who also participated in the trip, met with METU President, Professor Mustafa Verşan Kök and Vice Presidents, Professors Dr. Dilek Sanin, Dr. Mehmet Zeyrek, and Dr. Meliha Altunişik.

At the meeting, the participants discussed a wide range of issues related to prospects of development of cooperation between the two higher educational institutions. They reached an agreement to set up new departments at BHOS on the basis of Electric & Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering departments of Middle East Technical University. Prospects of implementation of joint projects, including student exchange program and dual diploma program, were also discussed at the meeting.

BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov invited METU President, Professor Mustafa Verşan Kök to visit the Higher School in the nearest future. The President and Vice Presidents of the Middle East Technical University highly praised successes achieved by BHOS within a short period of time and expressed their interest in familiarisation with, and learning more about, activities of the Baku Higher Oil School.

18 October 2017

Day of Independence commemorated at Baku Higher Oil School


Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) hold a meeting dedicated to the Day of National Independence of Azerbaijan, which is celebrated on October 18. The meeting gathered BHOS management, teachers, staff members, and students. Opening the gathering, Rector of the Higher School Elmar Gasimov said that October 18 was one of the most remarkable dates in the history of modern Azerbaijan. He dwelled on the significance of this holiday, which symbolises successful struggle of Azerbaijani people for freedom of their motherland. Only after 70 years, after a short period of the state independence, which was gained in 1918, the republic managed to restore its status as an independent state, said Elmar Gasimov. He reminded that on August 20, 1991, Azerbaijan made clear its intention to become an independent nation once again when the Declaration on the State Independence of Azerbaijan was adopted by the Parliament. On October 18, 1991, the Constitutional Act ''On the State Independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan'' was approved and adopted by the Supreme Council of the country. Speaking about achievements attained by the republic in political, social, and economic spheres as well as in international affairs, Elmar Gasimov emphasised that they were results of the wise state policy and strategy developed by the national leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

Associate professor of BHOS English Language and Humanitarian Disciplines Centre Alamdar Shahverdiyev made a detailed report about milestones in the historical development of Azerbaijan as an independent state. At the meeting, the Higher School students made presentations dedicated to the Day of National Independence.

In conclusion, Rector Elmar Gasimov once again extended his congratulations to the meeting participants and all Azerbaijani people on the 26th anniversary of the state independence of the republic and expressed his confidence that Azerbaijani people would successfully move alone the chosen way.

17 October 2017

SOCAR’s budget payments for September 2017


SOCAR paid AZN 117 million 330 thousand to the State Budget for September of the current year. In general, for January-September 2017, SOCAR transferred AZN 1 billion 165 million 678 thousand (AZN 140 million 833 thousand or 13,7% 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 600 thousand in September. As a whole, the January-September payments to State Social Protection Fund totalled AZN 112 million 426 thousand (AZN 5 million 263 thousand or 4,9% more than the same period of 2016).

16 October 2017

Chairman of the Council of Rectors of the Universities of Bulgaria at Baku Higher Oil School


Chairman of the Council of rectors of the Universities of Bulgaria at the same time rector of the university of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” prof. Lyuben Totev and head of Consular Section of the Embassy of Bulgaria to Azerbaijan Mr. Kiril Apostolov visited Baku Higher Oil School. BHOS vice rector on training, science and international relations prof. Ramiz Humbatov opened the meeting organised in order to establish cooperation and friendly relations between universities and informed the guests about BHOS structure, activities and achievements gained by the higher school within the short period of time. While taking interest in the statistic information on knowledge level of BHOS students, prof. Lyuben Totev highly evaluated the mentioned knowledge level.

The guests who demonstrated keen interest in BHOS and its activities talked about possible joint and diverse cooperation fields. In conclusion of the meeting the guests made acquaintance with BHOS more closely while walking within the building of the higher school.

13 October 2017

BHOS to cooperate with Poltava National Technical University


Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov received a delegation from Poltava National Technical Yuriy Kondratyuk University. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues related to developing cooperation and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between two higher educational institutions. The delegation included the Rector of Poltava National Technical University Vladimir Onyshchenko, first Vice-rector on scientific and pedagogical work Bohdan Korobko, Vice-rector for international cooperation Svetlana Sivitskaya and other members of the University Academic Board.

The guests told about history and activities of the Poltava National Technical University, which was established in 1930. The University representatives expressed their interest in establishing partnership relations with the Higher School and extended their congratulations to Elmar Gasimov on BHOS attainments and successes achieved within a short period of time after it was set up. The Rector expressed his gratitude to the guests for their appreciation of the Higher School achievements. Elmar Gasimov also said that he would be very pleased to see Poltava National Technical University among higher educational institutions cooperating with BHOS and expressed his confidence that this bilateral partnership relations would be mutually beneficial.

12 October 2017

Five students of Baku Higher Oil School go to study to Greece


Five fourth-year Process Automation Engineering undergraduates of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) go to continue their education in Greece within Erasmus+ program. Selected for their excellent performance, awards in various student contests and other achievements, Amiraslan Bakhshili, Ramziya Garazade, Gulshan Hajibalayeva, Eltun Ibragimov and Medina Shukurlu will study during an autumn term of 2017/2018 academic year at Piraeus Technology University (PUAS) in Athens.

BHOS signed a cooperation agreement with Piraeus Technology University within the Erasmus+ program in 2016. It is aimed, among other objectives, at developing bilateral exchange programs and enhancing partnership relations between Azerbaijan and Greece in the field of science and education.

10 October 2017

Ambassador of Greece visits Baku Higher Oil School


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Azerbaijan Nikolaos Kanellos visited Baku Higher Oil School and met with BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov. Having welcomed the honorable guest, the Rector told him about history, achievements, activities and international ties of the Higher School. He emphasised the importance of BHOS cooperation with transnational companies operating in the country and leading universities around the world. Elmar Gasimov also informed that five fourth-year Process Automation Engineering undergraduates of the Higher School would study during an autumn term of 2017/2018 academic year at Piraeus Technology University in Athens within Erasmus+ program. The Rector expressed his confidence that bilateral relations between two higher educational institutions, which signed a Cooperation Agreement in 2016, would continue to develop effectively.

The Ambassador of Greece to Azerbaijan Nikolaos Kanellos extended his gratitude to BHOS Rector for a warm reception. He emphasised that Greece places development of successful cooperation with Azerbaijan in many fields, including science and education, as a high priority. The meeting participants also discussed prospects of enhancing partnership relations of BHOS with Greek universities, conducting joint scientific and research activities and exchange programs, and other issues of mutual interest.

6 October 2017

BTC transported 2.2 mln tons of Azerbaijani oil in September


2 mln 264 thousand 511 tons of Azerbaijani oil were transported via BTC main export pipeline in September 2017. 20 mln 326 thousand 791 tons of oil were transported via this pipeline in January-September. In general, 341 mln 864 thousand 853 tons of oil have been pumped to BTC since the start of pipeline exploitation until October 1, 2017.

In addition, overall 491 thousand 931 tons of Turkmen oil were pumped via BTC in September 2017.