Abu Dhabi, February 08, 2017: The Petroleum Institute (PI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) to conduct research on its oil and gas exploration and production in Sharjah. The agreement aims to exchange knowledge between the PI’s research team and SNOC’s E&P experts and to provide Msc and PHD internship opportunities for the PI students for research purposes, among other areas of collaboration such as summer internship.
“This MOU reflects the PI’s long-standing commitment to working with world-class organizations and identifying opportunities that strengthen the UAE’s human capital while helping those organizations improve their business results,” said Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Director of Collaborations and External Affairs. “We look forward to developing a rewarding and long-term partnership with the Sharjah National Oil Corporation, and working with them to ensure the UAE’s oil and gas sector includes the best talent.”
“Sharjah National Oil Corporation is proud to partner with the Petroleum Institute in oil and gas exploration and production research.” said Hatem Al Mosa, CEO of SNOC. “This is aligned with SNOC’s core values of People, Innovation and Continuous Improvement. This is also aligned with SNOC’s social agenda of supporting higher level education and research within the UAE.”
Masoud Al Hamadi, E&P Manager, said: “SNOC, which operates mature gas fields in the emirate focusing on its producing assets and surface processing facilities, has now progressed to include more detailed evaluation of the subsurface away from the existing fields. Our collaboration with the Petroleum Institute will go a long way to helping deliver SNOC’s E&P vision to excel in all technical disciplines such as geo-science, petroleum engineering and R&D.”