Partnership formed to deliver oil and gas lessons to students

Business Wednesday 27/June/2018 14:42 PM
By: Times News Service
Partnership formed to deliver oil and gas lessons to students

Muscat: Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production (OOCEP) has joined with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to develop a series of lessons from the ‘Oil and Gas: Exploration to Production’ digital book.
The E-book contains chapters aimed at school students that cover the main aspects of the oil and gas industry. The development and programming of the book was sponsored by OOCEP.
The programme is a part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and seeks to provide students with insights into the chemistry behind the selection of materials and processes routinely used in the oil and gas sector.
“We are happy with the continuous partnership with the Ministry of Education that has led to the formation of sustainable educational initiatives. Oil and gas significantly influences every aspect of our economic framework, hence, it is crucial to enhance our understanding of this field, its processes, challenges and opportunities,’’ said Ashraf Al Mamari, Director of Corporate Affairs.
“This will not only lead to creating new ways of promoting this major sector and reap its many benefits, but also open doors to new opportunities,” he added.
The lessons will be held for 12 days, with three lessons on a daily basis. Through the programme, students will be exposed to scientific knowledge about the oil and gas industry and learn about its associated functions, economic importance, as well as introduce methods and processes by which the final product is made.
“We, at the ministry, are devoted to making a difference through opportunities and interventions that help enhance learning capabilities of young Omanis. With the support of OOCEP, this initiative will contribute in developing our students’ knowledge in one of the most important sectors,’’ said Dr Maya Said Al Azri, Director of Innovation and Scientific Olympiad at the Ministry of Education.
“The scientific aspects and technologies used in the sector will be harnessed to broaden horizons for students, leading them to innovate,” she added further.