Total E&P Bulgaria signs cooperation agreements with Bulgarian Universities
Total E&P Bulgaria concluded framework cooperation agreements with the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” and Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” at a ceremony held in its Sofia office. The agreements serve as platforms for long-term and strategic cooperation in education, research and innovation in the domain of oil and gas exploration and production.
Initially, Total E&P Bulgaria will finance missions of lecturers from the Total Professors Association to come and teach relevant geosciences and engineering courses at the two universities. The first two courses this spring will cover the subjects of offshore drilling and log analysis. Other courses will follow in the autumn.
The trainings will contribute to developing the skills of Bulgarian students and professionals in the perspective of future exploration projects or petroleum developments in the country.
“Total E&P Bulgaria recognises that skills development is essential for Bulgaria’s economic growth. We are honoured to open this relationship with the University of Mining and Geology St. Ivan Rilski and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski as they show willingness to enhance the education they offer through the injection of high level technical and scientific expertise. It is also an additional opportunity for them to open up to the corporate world, and to share Total’s values of excellence, progress, diversity and development of human capital”, explains Total E&P Bulgaria General Manager, Xavier Faugeras.