BHOS, Mexican Institute of Petroleum discuss cooperation prospects

Baku, June 6, AZERTAC

Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to Azerbaijan Juan Rodrigo Labardini and Director General of Mexican Institute of Petroleum (IMP) Ernesto Ríos Patrón. Rector Elmar Gasimov highlighted the latest developments and recent activities of BHOS. He informed that the Higher School currently admits Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and plans to start offering Ph.D. programs to those young specialists who want to conduct scientific research.

Pointing to the development of oil and gas industry and oil companies operating in Mexico, IMP Director General Ernesto Ríos Patrón noted that the Mexican Institute of Petroleum, which was established in 1965, is the largest public research center and services provider in the oil and gas sector of the country. “IMP major activities include applied scientific research, development of new technologies, and professional training of personnel for the petroleum industry,” he said.

The meeting participants discussed prospects of establishing bilateral cooperation, which could include exchange programs for students and teachers and joint scientific and research work. According to Ernesto Ríos Patrón, the Mexican Institute of Petroleum is ready to share its specialists’ expertise with BHOS teachers and provide necessary support to them in developing new textbooks, curriculum and training materials.

The guests then toured the Baku Higher Oil School campus and were acquainted with its infrastructure and conditions created there for students. They visited training laboratories and classrooms where advanced technologies are applied, the sports complex and other facilities.

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