First Session of Training on “Self-Improvement; Communication Skills”

Balochistan Energy Company Limited conducted the first session on Communication Skills of In-house Training  “Self-Improvement”. The target audience were management staff of BECL, officials from Energy Department and sister Departments of Government of Balochistan. The keynote speaker was Syed Firasat Shah; CEO BECL. It was two hours long session, the presenter elaborated the topic in very detail by using industry related examples. 

Content of session were:-

 تعرف (Introduction)

 مہارتِ گفت وشنیدوتبادلۂخیال (Communication Skills)

 ربط سازی  (Relationship Building)

 متناسب ہمہ جہتی  (Proportional Well-Roundedness)

 کمال پرستی سے اجتناب  (Don’t be Perfectionist)

 صحت اور جسمانی طہارت  (Health & Hygiene)

 حکمت و حاضردماغی  (Wisdom and Mental Alertness)

 اختتامی لکیر تک پہنچنا (Reaching to the Finish Line)

 ذہنی توجّہ مرکوز کرنے کا فن (The Art of Mental Focus)

 خوش رہیں مگر کیسے؟  (Be happy but how?)

 ذاتی نشونما سے متعلّقہ چند اہم نکات  (Some important points regarding Self Improvement)


Renewable energy technologies in Balochistan: Practice, prospects and challenges

Global energy demand is increasing with the rapid urbanization, development, usage of new technologies and expansion of users’ net. Many developing countries are facing energy crisis including Pakistan, where energy infrastructure is old and energy sector is facing challenges of supply, demand and distribution. Considering the situation, renewable energy technologies are used across the country including Balochistan province to solve the energy problem. Renewable energy sources, especially solar and wind energy are getting more popular in the province. This paper provides the overview of existing practices of using RE technologies in Balochistan. Moreover, the paper presents the prospects and challenges regarding RE technologies, institutional setup and organizations involved for the dissemination of knowledge and skills regarding RE.

CEO-BECL briefed on challenges of energy sector in Balochistan

Provincial Secretary Energy Department GoB Shehryar Taj and newly appointed expert for Energy Naeem Malik were also there in the meeting. Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan welcomed the newly appointed officials and briefed them on the priorities of provincial government for Energy sector. He also briefed them on his vision and challenges of energy sector in Balochistan.
According to the official press note released from chief minister secretariat matters related to the Oil and Gas sector, renewable energy, power and electricity supply were discussed. Sui Mines Leasing extension, investment for the economic and financial progress of Province Balochistan, Margand Gas reservoirs discovery at Kalat and power distribution matters were also discussed. Talking with the delegation Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan assured that Balochistan Energy Company will utilize all its energies to attain all the benefits of the province. Former Managing Director Pakistan Petroleum Limited Syed Firasat Shah has joined Balochistan Energy Company Limited BECL. According to the official sources Syed Firasat Shah will be the first Chief Executive Officer of BECL. Syed Firasat Shah was selected as CEO of Balochistan Energy Company Limited through open competition. Earlier from 2012, charge of Chief Executive Officer of BECL was under the jurisdiction and authority of the Secretary Energy.

Syed Firasat Shah is experienced well rounded as oil and gas professional with a demonstrated success history in the E&P sector. Skilled in Business Development, Asset Management, HC Exploration, Geophysics, seismic data processing, Geology. A Master of Science – MS focused in Earth Sciences from Old Dominion University, Virginia and one focused in Geophysics from Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad.