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Geophysical Methods of Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits
21.05.03 Geological Exploration Technology


Overview
In the process of mastering this specialization, students become acquainted with physical fields of various origins: the natural fields surrounding us and artificially formed using specialized equipment. The study of the structure of physical fields allows us to solve a wide range of tasks, such as: studying the global geological structure of our planet, searching for mineral deposits (oil, gas, gold, diamonds, ore deposits and others), studying the geotechnical space of plots for future construction of buildings and structures for various purposes, the search for aquifers, monitoring and assessment of the state of geotechnical objects, and much more. Students gain knowledge about the propagation features of electromagnetic, acoustic, magnetic, gravitational and other fields, get acquainted with modern equipment used to perform geophysical research, the method of processing geophysical information in the latest software systems, methods of constructing physical and geological models of the studied objects.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Specialists of this specialty are in demand in the market of geological and geophysical research for solving various geological and technological problems
  • Specialists are trained to work with modern equipment and software systems, which increases their professional capacities
  • Specialists know the content of regulatory documents and can conduct project documentation in various fields of exploration and geophysics
  • The opportunity to engage in scientific activities at St. Petersburg Mining University along with training
  • The possibility of included studies in foreign partner universities with the issuance of internationally recognized diplomas

Направление
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21.05.03 Geological Exploration Technology
Degree
Specialist's
Mode of attendance
Full time
Duration
5 years
Language of training
Russian
Admission tests for international students
Mathematics, Russian language
Number of contract-based openings
3
Tuition fees
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunities
Graduates of this specialization work in such positions as geophysicist engineers, leading engineers, mining engineers at Gazprom, Rosneft, Bashneft, and Yuzhmorgeologiya; geophysicists, leading engineers, mining engineers at Norilsk Nickel, Geotechpro, Polyus Gold, TechnoTerra; geophysicists, mining engineers at Inzhgeo, Spetsgeoservis, Fertoing; 1st and 2nd category engineers, leading engineers at research and production organizations of VSEGEI, MAGE, VNII Oceanangeology, etc.
Field of study
  • Exploration geophysics
  • Electrical intelligence
  • Seismic exploration
  • Radiometry and nuclear geophysics
  • Well logging
  • Interpretation of gravitational and magnetic anomalies
  • Rock physics
  • Exploration geophysical equipment
  • Comprehensive interpretation of seismic and GIS data
  • Methods and techniques of field seismic surveys
  • Earth physics
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Ability to carry out the selection in geophysical fields of elements of the occurrence of geological bodies
  • Ability to identify regular signs of oil and gas, gold, coal and other mineral deposits based on geophysical studies
  • Ability to carry out field geophysical surveys using modern equipment
  • Ability to carry out processing of geophysical information in specialized software systems
  • Ability to build maps and sections of geophysical fields
  • Ability to carry out the preparation of technical reports based on the results of geological and geophysical studies

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