Development and Operation of Shelf Hydrocarbon Deposits
21.03.01 Oil and Gas Engineering

In the process of training in this speciality, students get acquainted with the basics of oil and gas production onshore and in offshore areas, which include: the search for and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf, drilling of oil and gas wells at sea, the development of oil and gas fields, the development of offshore deposits, methods of operating wells at sea

Reasons for choosing a course
  • A wide range of knowledge in many areas of industry
  • Employment opportunities in foreign companies
  • The guarantee future employment; interesting and well-paid jobs in the oil and gas industry
  • Widespread demand in the market of specialized personnel for the positions of engineers, technologists, etc
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities while studying at St. Petersburg Mining University

21.03.01 Oil and Gas Engineering
Mode of attendance
4 years
Admission tests
Mathematics, Physics, Russian
Number of contract-based openings
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunities
Graduates of this speciality are in demand in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Classical technical training offers graduates wide career prospects. After graduation, they can begin their work as operators of oil and gas production, operators of routine maintenance and overhaul of wells, process engineers, specialists in oil and gas production at the fields of Rosneft (RN-Yuganskneftegaz, RN-Purneftegas), Gazprom (Gazpromneft Shelf, Gazpromneft Sakhalin), Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. It is also possible to enter Master’s degree program, and then, if they wish, continue studies in postgraduate school and find a place in the field of education or in research institutes
Field of study
  • Underground hydromechanics (oil)
  • Physics of oil and gas reservoirs
  • Offshore hydrocarbon production
  • Offshore oil and gas exploration
  • Offshore field development
  • Maintenance and overhaul of offshore wells
  • Computer modeling in the oil and gas business
  • Technology and technique for improving oil recovery in offshore fields
  • Hydrodynamic methods for the study of wells and reservoirs in shelf deposits
  • Basics of oil and gas engineering and the history of the development of offshore fields
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Skills in formulating and solving practical problems arising during staff meetings and in monitoring the production process
  • Skills in using instrument readings, instrumentation data and geological and technical research data to assess the progress of the production process of drilling wells
  • Ability to execute official documentation with an accurate description of the signs and types of complications arising during well drilling, the actions of the drilling crew and the results of the elimination of complications and accidents
  • Ability to identify and assess possible risks of deviation from design decisions in the process of oil and gas production on the shelf and make operational decisions to minimize them, as well as correct the progress of the production process of oil and gas production on the shelf

Additional opportunities
Learning foreign languages (English, German, French) in addition to studying Russian
University departments invite foreign lecturers to teach courses or deliver lectures on particular topics. These courses are taught in foreign languages.
Acquiring skills in working with modern software complexes and equipment
Research activities under the guidance of department professor and associate professors