4 decades of efforts to develop scientific centers and cultivate human capital in the oil industry

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4 decades of efforts to develop scientific centers and cultivate human capital in the oil industry

In the years after the Islamic Revolution, the Ministry of Oil did not ignore studies and researches related to energy economy, management and human resources in the field of oil industry and strategic management of technology at the macro level of this industry, and for this purpose significant measures were taken in He has done the creation and development of research and research centers.
According to the Shana reporter, the review of the performance of the Ministry of Oil in the years after the Islamic Revolution indicated that the Ministry paid attention to the development of scientific, research and research centers with the aim of cultivating capable human capital in the oil industry. From the establishment of the Institute of International Energy Studies to the establishment and development of the Petroleum Institute in the country's top universities.

Establishment of the Institute of International Energy Studies

The Institute of International Energy Studies affiliated to the Ministry of Oil was established in 1370 in order to respond to the study and research needs in the field of energy economy, especially oil and gas, in order to serve the policy makers and planners of the country. In 1375, this institute succeeded in obtaining a license from the Development Council of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology for research and educational activities at the postgraduate level and was included among the scientific research institutes of the country. The Institute of International Energy Studies has completed more than 430 study and research projects in the last 10 years alone.

Development of Oil Industry University

Educational activities at high levels in Iran's oil industry officially started in 1318 with the establishment of Abadan Technical College. With the development of this school, its name was changed to Abadan Technical College and then to Abadan Institute of Technology. Due to the expansion of the educational activities of Abadan Oil College and the country's need to train specialists in the oil and gas industries, this college was promoted to the University of Petroleum Industry in 1368.

In 1368, after the end of war conditions in the country, with the issuance of a license to establish the University of Oil Industry by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education, all the educational institutions in the Ministry of Oil came under the umbrella of the university. In order to achieve the desired goals of the industry and based on the regulations of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution and the permission of the Development Council of the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education, the Ministry of Oil also established other scientific, educational and research centers at different levels, while covering the educational units in the oil industry. did Among them, we can mention the establishment of Abadan Shahid Tandgoyan College of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering in February 1370 at the former site of Abadan Oil College and the Research Center of the University of Oil Industry in 1371 at the site of Ahvaz Oil College.

Development of oil industry research institute

The Research Institute of Oil Industry was established in 1338 under the name of "Research Development Department of Iran National Oil Company" and its primary purpose was research in the field of the use of petroleum products. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the name of this organization was changed to "Research and Scientific Services Center" and it developed activities in line with the desired goals. In 1368, according to the basic agreement of the Development Council of the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education, this center was named "Oil Industry Research Center" and continued its activities with the aim of conducting basic, applied and developmental research.

The strategy of the Oil Industry Research Institute is to create added value through the production and commercialization of technology with the principle approach of conducting research for the development and internalization of new technologies, and the activities of the research institute are in three sets: "Research and Development Campus for Upstream Oil Industries", "Campus "Research and Development of Oil Downstream Industries" and "Energy and Environment Research and Development Campus" are followed. In the last 10 years, the Oil Industry Research Institute has managed to register 110 international patents and 46 international technical knowledge.

The research center for increasing extraction from oil and gas reservoirs was established in 1328, which was upgraded to the research center for increasing extraction from oil and gas reservoirs by obtaining a license from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in early 2003. More than 30 research projects have been completed in this center in the last 10 years.

Establishment of oil industry management development center

This center aims to identify managerial capacities and talents, to hold managerial positions by experienced and experienced people, to nurture and develop competent people, as well as to prepare a database of managers for future appointments, following the general policies of the administrative system announced by the Supreme Leader. Knowledge orientation and meritocracy based on Islamic ethics in the installation and promotion of managers" in order to develop management in the oil industry and training and introduce a new generation of managers in this industry, started in 2013.

Determining the target jobs at the level of the oil industry, leveling management jobs and determining the conditions for each of them, determining the behavioral competencies, required specialized knowledge and personality traits for each of the jobs, announcing a public call to all people working in oil industry related to each job, evaluation and measurement of candidates, educational planning, personal development, internship, monitoring and coaching, implementation of programs tailored to the status of each category of accepted, issuing professional certificates, Career planning and career development, monitoring a person's work resume in the designed career path, and performance evaluation and career correction are part of the processes that are on the agenda of this center.

Creation and development of oil faculties

In order to train the manpower needed by the country in the upstream fields, in the early 1380s, through financial support, provision of laboratory equipment and training of scientific staff, with the coordination of the Ministry of Science, the Ministry of Petroleum established petroleum engineering faculties in first-tier universities. Among these measures are the creation of a petroleum institute in the technical faculty of Tehran University, the creation of a petroleum engineering faculty in Amir Kabir University of Technology, and the transformation of the chemical engineering faculty of Sharif University of Technology into an engineering faculty.