Lateral Drilling
21.04.01 Oil and Gas Engineering (Drilling)

In the process of training under this program, students take part in conducting, processing and interpreting applied scientific research on problems arising in the process of well construction. They gain skills in controlling various operations when drilling wells in oil and gas fields. They develop technical and working projects of technological processes using design automation tools, as well as design solutions for quality management in the oil and gas industry.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Strong market demand for specialized personnel for engineer, technologist, etc. jobs
  • The possibility of future employment in an interesting and well-paid position in drilling and oil and gas companies, including foreign ones
  • Acquisition of a wide range of knowledge in the oil and gas industry in general and drilling in difficult conditions in particular.
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities during training at St. Petersburg Mining University

21.04.01 Oil and Gas Engineering (Drilling)
Mode of attendance
Full time
2 years
Admission tests
Field-specific entrance test, diploma grade-point average, final qualifying work grade
Number of contract-based openings
State-financed openings
Tuition fees
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunities
Graduates of this program are in demand in the oil and gas industry. After graduation, they are are engaged in production, technical, scientific, design or management activities as technologists, engineers, chief engineers, heads of production, scientific and design organizations.
Field of study
  • Mathematical modeling in the problems of the oil and gas industry
  • General theory of dynamical systems
  • Challenges of the global oil and gas market
  • Oil and gas design methodology and project management
  • CAD systems
  • Economics and management of oil and gas production
  • Lateral drilling
  • Modern concepts of oil disperse systems
  • Complications and accidents when drilling horizontal wells
  • Inclined and lateral well injection
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Knowledge of the methods of scientific study, analysis and generalization of experience in the relevant field of research, the methodology of various types of research
  • Ability to develop particular teaching materials under the guidance of a supervisor
  • Creating new and improvement of existing modeling techniques and calculations necessary for the design of technological processes and technical devices when drilling wells
  • Skills in analyzing and systematizing information on research, as well as patent research
  • Skills in working with software packages that allow mathematical modeling of the main technological processes and technologies used in the development of deposits by drilling, including on the shelf, using modern energy-saving technologies
  • Ability to develop technical proposals to improve existing equipment and technology
  • Competencies in the fundamentals of marketing research
  • Skills in analyzing information on the experience of using innovative technologies in field conditions in the RF and abroad

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