Operation and Maintenance of Transport and Storage Facilities for Oil, Gas and Refined Products
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 engineering, the history of the development of transport and storage of oil and gas, the fundamentals of the construction, operation and repair of gas and oil pipelines, gas storages and methods for protecting them from corrosion, the principles of operation and safe operation of oil and gas equipment, the basics of the operation of gas and oil pipelines, pumping and compressor stations , oil depots and gas stations, diagnostic methods for pipelines for emergency and major repairs; they learn the basics of legal support for oil gas business and the development of the oil and gas industry, mathematical methods of analysis of processes of transport and storage of hydrocarbons, new technologies in the pipeline transport of oil and gas

Reasons for choosing a course
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University
  • Possibility of included studies at foreign partner universities with the issuance of internationally recognized diplomas.
  • An integrated approach to training, which includes the theoretical foundations of the oil and gas engineering and modern teaching methods for all the necessary practical skills in this field
  • Broad demand on the market for specialized personnel with in-depth knowledge of the features of technological processes for transporting and storing oil, oil products and gas

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 get jobs in the leading companies in the fuel and energy complex involved in the transportation, storage, processing and sale of gas, gas condensate and oil, selling gas as a motor fuel, rendering services in the field of transporting oil and oil products through the main pipeline system, and conducting preventive, diagnostic and emergency recovery work on trunk pipelines. Such companies include Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Transneft, Rosneft Oil Company, as well as subsidiaries. In these companies, graduates work as the heads of the oil pumping station, engineers of the production and technical department, engineers of the technological design department, design engineers, gas equipment operation engineers, gas compressor station engineers, oil and gas pipeline operation engineers
Field of study
  • Operation of gas and oil pipelines
  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Operation of oil depots and gas stations
  • Operation of pumping and compressor stations
  • Hydraulics
  • Operation of gas supply systems
  • Diagnostics of objects of transport and storage of oil and gas
  • Energy conservation in the pipeline transport of hydrocarbons
  • Legal support of the oil and gas business (mining law)
  • Maintenance and repair of the linear part of gas and oil pipelines
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Skills in drawing up technical and technological documentation for the operation of oil and gas equipment
  • Skills in performing technical work in accordance with the technological regulations of transport and storage of hydrocarbons
  • Skills in operation and maintenance of technological equipment used in pipeline transportation of oil and gas, underground gas storage
  • Ability to carry out technological processes of pipeline transport of oil and gas, underground gas storage, storage and marketing of oil, oil products and liquefied gases

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