Best Educational Programs: OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING


Department of Oil and Gas Field Development and Operation,

Department of Oil and Gas Well Construction

Bachelor’s program


VASILEV, Vladimir Andreevich

Program Director



DIMITRIADI, Iulianna Konstantinovna

Program Director


Awards and achievements of the educational program. The program is included in the Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia (since 2013), the teachers of the department developed their own educational standard (has been introduced in the educational process since 2015), professional-public accreditation (the accrediting authority – the Association for Engineering Education of Russia, 2017).

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Teaching staff. Two departments in the following fields: Operation and Maintenance of Oil Production Facilities; Operation and Maintenance of Gas and Gas Condensate Production and Underground Storage Facilities; Construction and Repair of Pipeline Transport; Oil and Gas Well Drilling. The teaching staff include 10 Doctors of Sciences and 33 Candidates of Sciences. V. Vasilev received the N.K. Baibakov Award (2015).

University partners within the educational program. Oil and gas production companies: RN Stavropol Neftegaz, RusGas Engineering Company Group, NefteHimProekt, SevKavNIPIgaz, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, NEOLANT Service, the Stavropol Undeground Gas Storage Directorate of Gazprom UGS and with the Stavropol Directorate of Well Testing, Development and Workover of Gazprom UGS.

Students’ and alumni’s achievements. Fifty percent of Bachelors go for a Master’s degree program. Students come from over 30 countries. Students annually participate and become prize winners and laureates in different contests, olimpiads and conferences (the Oil and Gas and Mining Engineering Forum hosted by Perm National Research Polytechnic University, the Olympiad at Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, the conferences on oil and gas engineering held by Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas for young specialists of the Rosneft oil and gas company and the Gazprom energy company in Rydzvyany village, Krasnodar, Neftekamsk, Stavropol, and Moscow).

Facilities and resources. NCFU has all the facilities required to offer the students high quality of life and a proper learning environment.

Opportunities for students. Students get their field placement at the institute with specialized well sinking and hydrocarbon production and transportation enterprises. Individual education plans allow students to go on for further studies at the top universities of Russia and the world and participate in academic mobility programs (Scotland, Malaysia, Norway, and other countries).

Employment prospects. Engineer, service engineer, operator, compressor operator, pumper, process engineer, drilling site supervisor, oil and gas production operator, foreman, laboratory technician.

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