Operation and Maintenance of Gas Production Facilities, Gas Condensate and Underground Storage Facilities
21.03.01 Oil and Gas Engineering

In the process of training in this speciality, students get acquainted with the basics of gas and gas condensate production on land, which include: search and exploration of hydrocarbon deposits, drilling, development and operation of gas and gas condensate fields, engineering and methods of operating gas and gas condensate wells, routine and overhaul wells

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Employment opportunities with foreign companies
  • Acquisition of a wide range of competencies in many areas of industry
  • The possibility of future employment with an interesting and well-paid job in the gas industry
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University
  • Great demand in the market of specialized personnel for the positions of engineers, technologists, etc.

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 careers as gas production operators, process engineers, specialists in gas production at the fields of Rosneft and Gazprom or to continue education in 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
  • Oil and gas field equipment
  • Oil and gas well operation technology
  • Computer modeling in the oil and gas engineering
  • Maintenance and overhaul of wells
  • Underground hydrodynamics
  • Methods of increasing gas recovery
  • Development and operation of gas and gas condensate fields
  • Gas-hydrodynamic methods for the study of wells and reservoirs
  • Intra-field assembling and preparation systems for downhole products
  • Technology and technique for improving oil recovery in offshore fields
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Ability to formulate and solve practical problems arising during staff meetings (planning meetings) and in monitoring the production process
  • Ability to develop new technologies in the prevention of complications and accidents in gas production, protection of the subsoil and the environment
  • Ability to use the readings of instrumentation (I&C) and data from geological and technical studies to assess the progress of the production process for gas and gas condensate
  • Ability to make operational decisions to correct the course of the production process for gas and gas condensate
  • Skills in identifying and assessing possible risks of deviating from design decisions in the process of gas and gas condensate production and making operational decisions to minimize them, as well as correcting the course of the production process of gas and gas condensate
  • Skills in preparing official documentation with an accurate description of the signs and types of complications arising during the extraction of gas and gas condensate, the actions of the overhaul team and the results of the elimination of complications and accidents.

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