Our Group, which has partnered with a variety of Greek upper education institutes to support Postgraduate Training Programs with a focus on the Energy Sector, technically and educationally supports the development of this innovative Postgraduate Program which started in April 2019.
This post graduate program aims to cover the market needs in Refinery subjects, through a modern and rich curriculum designed by the University’s academic staff with the contribution of experienced Group executives from the Oil Transport Operations, Technical Support, R&D and Refinery Transformation Departments.
Signing of the Cooperation Agreement with the Western University Attica (WUA) and implementing mutual Technical and Educational support, serves the main goal of the HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group to expand its cooperation with the University community in order to facilitate interconnections between research and the production process and to develop links and the necessary attractive conditions for investing in “knowledge” that will ultimately boost competitiveness, growth and employment.
Empowering the 'Knowledge Triangle' (Education-Research-Innovation) is at the heart of our Strategy.
During the program there was and will continue to be a two-way collaboration in teaching courses, educational on-site field trips, internships and diploma research theses.
As part of this collaboration, the first semester of study, completed in the summer of 2019, included HELPE / UWA Refinery Technical / Educational Mutual Support Training for the following thematic units:
A) BASIC PROCESSES OF OIL REFINERY UNITS
Lecturers include the R&D, Refinery Efficiency and Transformation Department Manager - Mr. A. Stefanankis, R&D and Transformation Manager – Mr. A. Paspaliaris, Aspropyrgos Industrial Complex Maintenance and Mechanical Equipment Assistant Manager – Dr. B. Bouras and the Executive Member of the BoD of Asprofos Engineering – Dr. S. Lattas.
Also note that during the course of the program, a postgraduate on-site field trip to the Aspropyrgos Refinery took place.
Β) PROCESS SAFETY AND RISK ASSESSMENT IN HYDROCARBON UNITS – OIL REFINERIES AND NATURAL GAS UNITS
Technical Services Department Assistant Manager – Dr. Thomas Tsolakis covered the entire thematic unit and carried out a second on-site field trip to the Aspropyrgos Refinery (visiting the Control Rooms, the Distillation and Conversion Unit areas and Firefighting for theoretical and practical presentation of firefighting means).
Note that within the context of the broader strategic partnership, through the Corporate Social Responsibility program “360o Actions”, our Group for 3 academic years has been subsidizing this Postgraduate Program (MSc) for the newly established University of West Attica. This is already being implemented, on the one hand with 10 scholarships per year for postgraduate students (5 based on high performance and 5 for our Group’s employees, so that they can study without tuition in this postgraduate program), and on the other hand in order to enhance its research and teaching goals.