Over 900 specialists including representatives from Shell, Novatek and Gazprom participated in "Hydrocarbons. Look into the Future" online conference that took place at the Mining University.
The main topic - what does the future hold for hydrocarbon industries?
There are large oil reserves in Ecuador but not enough specialists who know how to work with modern technologies. Therefore locals, if an opportunity emerges, choose to study abroad.
Life has become a success story for a young man from Côte d'Ivoire. As a child, he used to help his family on corn plantations. Some 15 years later, he is a PhD student at St. Petersburg Mining University who got a chance to shake hands with a Nobel laureate in physics.