Staff ReporterThursday, March 14, 2013 - Islamabad—Dr. Asim Hussain Advisor to the Prime Minister on Petroleum & Natural Resources and Mr. Awad Ahmed Algeez Minister of Petroleum Sudan inaugurated OGDCL Institute of Science & Technology (OIST). The ceremony was graced by H.E Alshafi Ahmed Ambassador of Sudan in Pakistan, Vice Chancellor of Quaid-e-Azam University Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, and Mr. Masood Siddiqui MD/CEO OGDCL and Chief Executives of other E&P Companies were present on the occasion here today.
The Institute is starting an MS Petroleum Engineering Programme and Geosciences soon. Oil & Gas Training Institute of OGDCL, is a premier institute of petroleum industry in the country which was established in 1979 with technical assistance from Canadian International Development Agency and now upgraded for higher education and training. This institute has been elevated to a degree awarding institute through affiliation with Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad and renamed as OGDCL Institute of Science & Technology (OIST).
A high level Sudanese delegation visited OGDCL Head office on March 12, 2013. The Advisor for Petroleum and Natural Resources welcomed the delegation to Pakistan and highlighted that Sudan is one of the promising upcoming highly prospective country which has a lot of potential to monetize oil and gas resources. Further there exist a number of joint venture opportunities which can both be materialized by OGDCL and PPL jointly.