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    1st Class of the "Oil and Gas Surface Facilities" program in Saudi Arabia

    January 27, 2014

    21 students of the 1st session of the "Oil and Gas Surface Facilities" Master program (OGSF) were awarded a degree on 5 January 2014 at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), in Saudi Arabia.

    The graduation ceremony took place in the presence of Khalid Al-Falih, CEO of Saudi Aramco, Olivier Appert, CEO of IFP Energies nouvelles and Jean-Luc Karnik, CEO of IFP Training.

    It is the first academic partnership between a Saudi Arabian university and a foreign institution to receive accreditation from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education to deliver a co-signed (KFUPM and IFP School) Master's degree.

    This program was launched in 2011 as part of IFP School's policy to develop off-site programs in collaboration with IFP Training, KFUPM and Saudi Aramco. It is taught in English and covers the field of surface facilities for upstream and downstream activities. Participants on this program are young engineers from Saudi Aramco selected by IFP School on the basis of a competitive exam and an interview. The off-site policy aims to enhance local competences through training programs delivered in oil and/or gas producing countries, together with a local academic partner and an industrial sponsor.