A dearth of qualified and committed human resource is a major issue of the Exploration and Production (E&P) sector globally. As a frontline E&P company, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)’s accelerated exploration and development programme requires qualified geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers to integrate new learning based on latest research and technology and enrich institutional capacity.
Though PPL continues to recruit suitably qualified and competent geoscientists and petroleum engineers, the company also offer merit-based scholarships to eligible candidates with excellent academic record for higher studies towards a masters at prestigious foreign universities.
PPL initiated the Foreign Scholarship Programme nearly five decades back to enable the company to develop a cadre of highly qualified professionals trained in reputed international academic institutions. The programme sponsors students strictly on merit through a transparent screening and selection process. The pool of human resource trained under this programme has not only served PPL but also provided qualified professionals for the E&P sector in Pakistan.