Majors: Oil and Gas Well Drilling; Operation and Maintenance of Oil Production Facilities; Construction and Repair of Pipeline Transportation Facilities; Operation and Maintenance of Gas and Gas Condensate Production Facilities and Underground Gas Storage Facilities
Institute of Earth Sciences
Vitalii Belozerov, Acting Director of the Institute
+7 (8652) 94-62-11
Accreditation. The program successfully underwent state accreditation in 2020.
Awards and achievements. The RFBR grant. The first place in the Professional Internships 2.0 project (Sakhalin Energy, Irkutsk Oil Company, and other organizations). The third place in the regional contest for young entrepreneurs. The youth award of the Russian Union of Scientific and Engineering Public Associations “Hope of Russia.” The first place in the all-Russian contest for international students. In 2022, the program was ranked 15th in the subject ranking as part of the Three University Missions ecosystem according to RAEX (Expert RA).
Teaching staff. The program is delivered by over 30 teachers. Over 10% of the staff are heads and employees of specialized enterprises.
Facilities and resources. Oil and gas well workover and development laboratory. Oil and gas production, collection and processing laboratory. Pipeline transport laboratory. Drilling muds and cement slurries laboratory. Simulation technologies are used.
Education. Distance learning technologies, multimedia technologies, the project method are used.
Research is conducted in two areas. Researchers take part in international and all-Russian research and practice conferences, contests, forums.
Competitive advantages. The educational program for international students in Operation and Maintenance of Oil Production Facilities is taught in English. The institute also delivers in-demand professional retraining and continuing education programs. Students have an opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree.
Employers and employment. Possible professions are oil, gas and gas condensate production engineer, drilling supervisor, drilling engineer, gas facilities equipment operation engineer, oil and gas pipeline operation engineer, gas distribution plant operator, gas transmission equipment operator, underground gas storage facility equipment operator, process engineer for underground gas storage facilities, oil and gas facilities quality control and diagnosis inspector, well researcher, pipeline transport facilities construction and repair specialist, oil and gas well workover specialist. The major employers are RN-Stavropolneftegaz, Gazprom transgaz Stavropol, SevKavNIPIgaz, Gazprom UGS, NEOLANT Service, and others.