OMV Offshore Bulgaria
OMV is an Austria based integrated, international oil and gas company.
OMV is one of our partners in the Han Asparuh Block. OMV was operator of the project for the seismic data acquisition phase.
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski"
Total E&P Bulgaria and its partners on the Han Asparuh exploration have established a long-term relationship with Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" – the oldest school of higher education in Bulgaria. This is in line with our policy of supporting academic institutions in the country and educating qualified Bulgarian specialists in the oil & gas field. Already in 2014, a donation was made for the equipment with 11 microscopes of a laboratory for petrography in the Geology and Geography Faculty.
To formalize this relationship Total E&P Bulgaria signed in 2015 a framework cooperation agreement with Sofia University. An example of our commitment under the agreement, are the specialized geology courses organized with the help of Total Professors Association which secured experienced international lecturers. In the last three years six courses were held in SU with more than 70 students. We are also happy that we supported a field practicum for the geology students. Total E&P Bulgaria is planning further activities in cooperation with Sofia University as it shares our values of excellence, progress, diversity and development of human capital.
Donation of 11 microscopes for the laboratory of petrography
University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski"
The University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” is a learning and research center based in Sofia where engineers in geological, mining and electromechanical specialties are being prepared. Total E&P Bulgaria has signed a framework cooperation agreement with the University for strategic partnership in education, research and innovation in the domain of oil & gas exploration and production. The objective is to boost the employability of local talent in an increasingly competitive international environment.
The offshore drilling and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) courses with lecturers from Total Professors Association were the first initiative we implemented jointly in 2015 for the students. We have also supported the Annual International Conference of the University where we presented an update of our activities to the scientific community. Total’s commitment contributes to improving the competences of Bulgarian specialists in the perspective of future exploration projects and potential petroleum developments in the country.
Annual International Conference
Total is partnering with Repsol in the joint operation of the Han Asparuh exploration project.
Repsol is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies based in Spain with operations in more than 40 countries.
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
In July 2017 Total E&P Bulgaria signed a framework cooperation agreement with Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
It will serve as a platform for long-term and strategic cooperation in education, research and innovation. Main objectives of the agreement are to promote within Bulgarian students and specialists modern technologies, best practices of offshore industry, the corresponding Health, Safety and Environment standards and to elaborate research programs and academic content related to hydrocarbon Exploration & Production activities.
After 4 years of successful partnership with universities in the capital, the company has found a new academic partner in Varna – “the Black Sea capital”.
Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy is the oldest technical educational institution in Republic of Bulgaria with a history of 136 years and numerous present achievements. Its mission is to develop highly qualified leaders for the Bulgarian Navy and the maritime industry and to prepare them for the challenges of the global maritime economy.
Signature of the agreement