Friday, August 27, 2010
H.E. Mr. Kasit Piromya signing the new AIT Charter
Signing the charter, the minister congratulated AIT and stated that “AIT is recognized as a center of excellence in research and knowledge in Southeast Asia.” The Foreign Minister stated that the Royal Thai Government fully endorses the new Charter and that the Charter will be open for signature for one year from today, and it will become effective when the fifth country deposits its instrument of ratification with the Royal Thai Government.
Today, 12 countries and one intergovernmental organization signed the new AIT Charter. They include People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of India, Japan, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Philippines, Republic of Seychelles, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Thailand, Democratic Republic of Timor Leste and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
Former minister of foreign affairs, H.E. Dr. Tej Bunnag, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AIT, thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and stated that the new Charter is the most significant development in the five decade long history of AIT. Dr. Tej, said the move is the fulfillment of the dream of the founding fathers of AIT, who had envisioned the creation of an international institute of higher learning in Asia.
Prof. Said Irandoust, President AIT thanked all partners for their continuous support and stated that AIT foresees itself playing a lead role in ensuring that Thailand emerges as a top destination for international students.
News of new AIT Charter was displayed prominently in the Breaking News section in The Nation newspaper. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Royal Thai Government has also prominently featured the news on their website.
News about AIT's new Charter can be found at these links:
The Nation, Thailand, Breaking News
The Nation, National Section
Ministry of External Affairs Sri Lanka
Associated Press of Pakistan
Business Recorder, Pakistan
The New Nation, Bagladesh
Source: AIT News (http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2010/news/ait-attains-status-of-international-intergovernmental-organization/view)
Thursday, August 12, 2010
This course aims to give a better understanding of the practical side of the oil and gas exploration and production operations to the students. The course will be a combination of lectures, seminars as details below. The teaching of the course is largely carried out by the invited industrial experts.
§ Lecture 01: Overview of E&P Operation: from Bidding to First Oil
§ Lecture 04: Wireline Logging Operation and Petrophysics
§ Lecture 05: Petroleum System Analysis
§ Lecture 06: Integrated Interpretation of Geological, Seismic and Well Logging Data
§ Lecture 07: Drilling and Well Completion
§ Lecture 08: Reservoir Management
§ Lecture 09: Production Technology
§ Lecture 10: Future E&P Activities in
Course description: Practical works of petroleum geology and geophysics: seismic stratigraphy; petroleum reservoir management; petroleum drilling operation; petroleum production technology; project works.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The International Symposium
|Hanoi Geoengineering 2010|
| Theme |
"Urban Geoengineering, Earth Resources and Sustainability in the Context of Climate Change"
|22-23 November 2010 |
Le Van Thiem Conference Hall
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
19 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi, Vietnam
With the support and collaboration of:
- Global Center of Excellence (GCoE) Kyoto-AIT
- Vietnam Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE)
- Vietnam-Norway Co-operation Programmme on Geohazards (VINOGEO)
- Vietnam Geotechnical Institute (VGI)
- AIT Center in Vietnam (AITCV)
- Asian Technical Committee, ATC 12, ISSMGE
- The Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP)
- Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
- Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG)
- Hanoi Water Resources University (HWRU)
- Vietnam Association of Egnineering Geology and Environment (VAEGE)
- Vietnam Association of Geophyscists (VAG)
Please send enquiries to
The Workshop Secretariat HANOIGEO2010
Department of Geotechnics & Geoenvironment
Hanoi University of Science, HUS-VNU
334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4 5587060; Fax: +84-4 5571347
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Dr. Pham Huy Giao
P. O. Box 4, Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120, Thailand.
Tel. 66-2 524 5529, Fax 662- 254 5509
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
VPI and AIT to offer Professional Master's in Geoexploration and Petroleum Engineering
Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to develop and offer a one year year Professional Master’s program in Geoexploration and Petroleum Engineering (GEPG). The MOU was signed by Prof. Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Dr. Phan Ngoc Trung, General Director of VPI on 15 June 2010.
VPI is a research and development institute and a member of the Vietnam National Pil and Gas Group (Petrovietnam). It was founded in 1978 to carry out scientific and technologies studies application, basic surveys and scientific consultancies and training in the field of petroleum exploration, production, transportation, storage, distribution, processing, safety, environment, economics and management for Petrovietnam and other organizations related to petroleum industry in Vietnam and the region.
Delegates from VPI included Dr.Nguyen Hong Minh, Director of Science and Technology Strategy Division of VPI. Representatives from AIT included Dr. Nitin V. Afzulpurkar, Dean, School of Engineering and Technology (SET); Dr. Pham Huy Giao, SET; Ms. Tiamkare Thitithamtada, Program Officer, ERCO and Ms. Tripti Rajbhandari, Program Officer, SET.
From left to right: Dr. Nitin V. Afzulpurkar, Dr. Phan Ngoc Trung, Prof. Said Irandoust, Dr.Nguyen Hong Minh and Dr. Pham Huy Giao.
Source link: http://www.ait.ac.th/news-and-events/2010/news/vpi-and-ait-to-offer-professional-masters-in-geoexploration-and-petroluem-engineering/view
Monday, June 28, 2010
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with
The Professional master program in Geo-Exploration and Petroleum Geo-Engineering (PME-GEPG) of AIT has been offered beyond the
AIT Professional Master Program is planned to complete in minimum one year. Students will take 33 credits, consisting of 24 credits of course work and 9 credits of research. In the first two semesters (8 months), the student will take courses equivalent to 24 credits. In the remained months student will carry out a research project equivalent to 9 credits.
- Fundamentals of Geosystem Exploration 3(3-0)
- Petroleum Reservoir Engineering 3(3-0)
- Decision Analysis and Risk Management for O&G Industry 3(3-0)
- Drilling and Well Completion Operation 3(3-0)
- Exploration Geophysics 3(2-3)
- Petrophysics 3(2-3)
- Production Technology 3(3-0)
- Petroleum Geochemistry 3(3-0)
- Workflow in Oil and Gas E&P Operations in
(a seminar course) Vietnam
The students need to spend about two weeks per month to attend two the classes as scheduled below:
§ Monday: 18h00 – 21h00
§ Tuesday: 18h00 – 21h00
§ Wednesday:18h00 – 21h00
§ Thurday: 18h00 – 21h00
§ Friday:18h00 – 21h00
§ Saturday: 09h00 – 12h00 & 13h00 – 16h00
The faculty are professors from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and well-known universities in the world, i.e., Oklahoma (USA), Herriot-Watts (UK), Clausthal (
The Professional master program in GEPG at AITCV, HCM City had successfully started in August 2008, with the students from various oil and gas companies in Vietnam such as Cuu Long JOC, Hoan Vu JOC, Thang Long JOC, Lam Son JOC, Con Son JOC, Phu Quy POC, Truong Son JOC, Chevron, Nippon Oil, Salamander Energy, Pearl Oil, etc.
Teaching Language: English
To be eligible for admission to the AIT Professional master's program, an applicant must:
- Hold a Bachelor degree (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of study.
- Have undergraduate grades significantly above average.
- Have good command of English
- At least three year of working experiences
English Entry Requirement: AIT is an international institute with English as the sole language of instruction. Admission to AIT requires proof of English language proficiency which may be satisfied in any of the following:
- IELTS (4.5)
- TOEFL (Paper -based: 500; Computer - Based:173; or Internet - based: 61)
- AITEIT (4.5). Applicants can apply for English Test offered by AIT at AIT-VN. English Test fee: 20 USD.
English Training Program: AIT-VN will conduct 7-week intensive English Training for those who need more English and Academic Skills before joining the program. The English Training Program also guide participants how to conduct AITEIT.
Admission schedule :
First Deadline for application (for those who needs English training): 30 May
First Entrance Test and Interview for admission to the Master Program: 2 - 13 June
Intensive English training: 15 June - 31 July
Second Deadline for application submission (for those who do not need more English training): 30 July
Second Entrance Test and Interview for admission to the Master Program: 1 - 6 August
Start of class: August/September
Fee & Scholarships:
Total tuition fee is $US 13,800 including fee for an international field trip. Tuition fee is paid for 3 installments as below:
- 1st installment: Registration fee: 500 USD & Tuition fee: 350 USD X 12 credits = 4,200 USD
- 2nd installment: Tution fee: 350 USD X 12 credits = 4,200 USD
- 3rd installment: Tuition fee: 350 USD X 9 credits = 3,150 USD
International trip fee is $US 1,750 including air ticket (round trip), travelling, and accommodation. This fee can be used for the trips of students to AIT,
Contact person :
Ha NoiMs. Kieu Phuong Ly
Building B3, University of Transport and Communications, Lang Thuong Ward, Dong Da Dist, Ha Noi.
Tel: (84-4) 37669493 (ext. 131)
Fax: (84-8) 37669492
Ho Chi MinhAIT-Viet Nam
3rd Floor, CMARD 2 building, 45 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist 1, HCMC
Tel: (84-8) 3910 7423 (ext.113)
Fax: (84-8) 3910 7422
Tuition and Fee Structure: 6 semesters, 84 credits (36 months)
(Fixed Rate in USD$ with exchange rate 1 USD$ = 33 Baht at the time of announcement)
Two Stage Doctoral Program
AIT Regular Doctoral Program
First stage in AITCV Vietnam (waive 5 credits)
Second Stage in AIT (waive 12 credits)
6 semesters with 84 credits
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