PTTEP Petch S1 Scholarship project
The PTTEP Petch S1 scholarship is a long-term scholarship awarded to the underprivileged high-school students in S1 operations area who have passed the entrance examination to enroll with public university but their families cannot afford the Tuition fee. In order to provide support to these underprivileged students and to invest in human resources development, PTTEP therefore initiated the PTTEP Petch S1 Scholarship Project in 2002.
The PTTEP Petch S1 scholarship which includes tuition fee for Undergraduate Program and living allowances, are given to the underprivileged high-school students in Lankrabue District in Kamphaengphet Province, Bangrakam District in Phisanulok Province and Kong Krailat District in Sukhothai Province at 10 scholarships per year. Since 2002, the scholarships have been granted to 108 students. Up to 2017, 76 students have accomplished Bachelor’s Degree whereas 32 students are studying. At present, 2 scholars under this project are working with PTTEP.
PTTEP has carried out analysis on Social Return on Investment (SROI) of this project by measuring the social impact of the program with the financial quantification calculation (monetization). This method is intended to measure the value of the financial impact of the program that compares to the value of the impact to the cost of the program that has been invested into. It appears that the value of the SROI ratio is 3.64 : 1
Scholarship for PTTEP Recruitment Project
PTTEP implemented the “Scholarship for PTTEP Recruitment Project” since 2005 for the selected high school students to study in Petroleum Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering in United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. Our strategic partner, the Office of Civil Service Commission, works with us on the screening and selection processes to award scholarships to successful candidates. So far PTTEP has granted 31 scholarships in total and 18 scholars who have finished their study are working with PTTEP.
PTTEP has carried out analysis on Social Return on Investment (SROI) of this project by measuring the social impact of the program with the financial quantification calculation (monetization). This method is intended to measure the value of the financial impact of the program that compares to the value of the impact to the cost of the program that has been invested into. It appears that the value of the SROI ratio is 3.19 : 1
High Vocational Certificate Scholarship for Students in Myanmar
PTTEP recognized the importance of skill and capacity development in Myanmar in order to support business growth. The company therefore collaborates with companies in the PTT Group to support the 4-year high vocational certificate scholarship program for students from Myanmar in the field of machinery (English program) at IRPC Technological College, Rayong Province, Thailand. The criteria and student qualifications for the scholarship were jointly established by PTT Group and Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Since 2013, the project has granted over 150 scholarships in total. 83 students have graduated from the program, 20 of which are currently working in PTTEP’s Myanmar production and technical operations. Another 60 students who received scholarships from 2014 to 2018 are currently pursuing their studies
Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)
Recognizing the importance of Science and Technology Education and Researcher Development which forms a solid base for country development, PTTEP together with PTT Group has set up the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), the first Graduate Research Intensive University in Thailand, with an aim to enhance the country’s competitiveness for ensuring sustainable development of Thailand. VISTEC aims to grant 60 scholarships per year. In 2015, the first batch of 56 successful candidates have enrolled for Master-Ph.D. Program. In addition, PTTEP grants 2 PTT-Vidyasirimedhi scholarships for Undergraduate Program.
Ten scholars who finish their study under this program work with PTT Group in 2018.
Furthermore, PTTEP and VISTEC collaborate on a technology research and development to increase its competitive advantage and in turn contribute benefit to the energy sector of the country. Samples of projects include
CO2 Conversion to Carbonate-based Product
A research on catalyst development and process design to convert Carbon Dioxide to carbonate based product that can be used as a feedstock for plastic and petrochemical industry and also help reducing greenhouse gas emission. The project aims to develop the production to commercial scale.
Multifunction chemical for hydrocarbon extraction/ recovery
A research on the demulsifier development for oil/water separation in crude oil production under low temperature using low cost recoverable Ionic Liquid (IL). The project aims to enhance oil/water extraction process and reduce operation cost.
Advance Coating by Graphene on Metal Substance
A research on the graphene coating on low cost metal such as carbon steel, stainless steel to protect erosion in pipeline and production equipment. The project aims to apply the coating method to reduce the operation cost.
Direct Methane Conversion to Methanol
A research on the process development to convert natural gas to methanol directly, instead of conventional 2-step approach for small-scale natural gas conversion application.
Lithium-Sulfur Battery Development
A research on the Lithium-Sulfur battery development which has higher energy density than the current commercial technology in order to apply for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and robots.