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On Monday 18 November, the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny of Yamoussoukro (INP-HB) signed an agreement with IFP Training and IFP School to create the École supérieure du pétrole et de l'énergie (ESPE).
The ceremony was attended by Christine Travers, Dean of IFP School; Loïc du Rusquec, Sales and Marketing Director of IFP Training; Amadou Gon Coulibably, Prime Minister of Ivory Coast; Abdourahmane Cissé, Minister of Oil, Energy and Renewable Energy of Ivory Coast and Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Minister of Higher Education of Ivory Coast.
The agreement is part of an initiative of the Ministry of Oil, Energy and Renewable Energy. In association with the INP-HB, the ESPE will train engineers from the oil and gas sectors and will open its doors in September 2020.
It will offer a 14-month training program awarded with a Master's degree co-signed by IFP School and INP-HB. There will be a choice of two Master’s degrees: one in hydrocarbon exploration and production, and another in the field of hydrocarbon processing and petroleum products’ distribution.
The training courses will be taught in English by IFP School and INP-HB teachers, IFP Training instructors and industry professionals.
This agreement strengthens IFP School's international position in the training of future actors in the Energy Industry.