History

Reflecting a dynamic field and institutional mission, Khazar University’s Department of Petroleum Engineering emphasizes: robust instruction; individualized programs; problem solving; real-world experience; professional development; industry alliances; information exchange; and cooperative ventures with prominent international universities.

The Department nurtures strong relationships with major global and local oil companies [SOCAR, Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC), BP, Schlumberger, Bos Shelf, Halliburton, Baker Hughes,  Bahar Energy, SOCAR-AQS, etc..] operating in Baku, professionally engaging staff and students.

In cultivating these partnerships, the Department leads the university in industry relations, securing BP and SOCAR scholarships for outstanding students. Beyond financial support, students are also eligible for BP, SOCAR, Halliburton, Bos Shelf, Bahar Energy  internships and future employment opportunities.

Since 2011 Khazar University has fruitful collaboration with Schlumberger on development education and researches in Petroleum Engineering. In framework of this collaboration, the Schlumberger donated licenses of special professional following software packages   to  the “Oil and Gas Fields Simulation Laboratory”  of the Department of Petroleum Engineering, in order to develop a department’s scientific-research and educational processes with modern software technology. Faculty members of the department graduated special training courses on mentioned software packages   by Schlumberger and these software packages currently    are implemented in practical/lab classes of major courses and in conducted research works.

Department faculty, students, and others within the School of Engineering and Applied Science are members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and European Association of  Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE). These professional organizations invite scientists, engineers, visiting professors and specialists from preeminent universities and oil companies. These events, promote academic excellence, disseminate the latest developments, and encourage the vital flow of scientific ideas.