Overhaul and Maintenance of Wells
21.03.01 Oil and Gas Engineering

In the process of training in this speciality, students receive knowledge in oilfield geology, engineering and technology for oil and gas production, study the surface and downhole equipment of production wells, aggregates, equipment and tools used for overhaul and maintenance; the technology for repair work and oil recovery enhancement, the organization of labor for overhaul crews and the economics of repair work. Great attention is paid to the protection of labor and the environment

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Integrated learning approach
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University
  • Options for studies at foreign partner universities with the issuance of internationally recognized diplomas
  • Broad demand on the market for specialized personnel with in-depth knowledge of the features of well overhaul at oil and gas industry enterprises

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 employed at leading oil and gas companies in Russia as engineers and technicians involved in the overhaul of oil and gas wells and the repair of their equipment
Field of study
  • Oil and gas well-drilling technology
  • Coiled tubing technology
  • Maintenance and overhaul of wells
  • Well injection
  • Basics of oil and gas business
  • Geology of oil and gas
  • Formation physics
  • Chemistry of oil and gas
  • Theoretical and applied mechanics
  • The fundamentals of petrophysics and rock destruction
  • Installation and operation of drilling and oil and gas equipment
  • Intensification of production during the repair and development of wells
  • Fundamentals of automation of technological processes of oil and gas production
  • Economics and organization of oil and gas production
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Basic training in overhaul of wells
  • Skills in the organization of emergency responses
  • Experience with lowering and lifting equipment
  • Skills in servicing gas lift equipment
  • Experience with a packer shutoff valve and shutoff valve
  • Stable skills associated with the restoration of the performance of casing strings, cement ring, bottom-hole zone

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