Educational programs

Educational programs

Educational programs

Oil and Gas Geology
21.05.02 Applied Geology


Overview
In the process of training in this specialization, students study the formation and accumulation of hydrocarbons in the earth’s crust interiors with the aim of scientifically based prediction of the location of oil and gas deposits; the selection of a rational set of methods for their search, exploration, estimation of reserves and the optimal development mode. Specialists of this speciality are in demand in organizations conducting exploration work, and do not experience problems with employment after graduation. In general, more than 90% of all graduates are employed in accordance with their specialty.

Reasons for choosing a course
  • Widespread demand in the labor market and the possibility of employment in almost any region for positions with high wages
  • An integrated approach to training, which includes a classical approach to studying the technology of open cast mining and modern teaching methods for all the necessary theoretical and practical skills
  • Getting skills in working with software products for general and special purposes (Roxar, Surfer, etc.)
  • Conditions for practical training and internships in the largest Russian companies
  • Conditions for conducting research activities during training at Saint-Petersburg Mining University

Направление
подготовки
21.05.02 Applied Geology
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
2
Tuition fees
130 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunities
Graduates of this program take part in expeditionary exploration and research work on oil and gas, monitor field development, perform field geological and geophysical studies, carry out geological substantiation of field development, evaluate resources and reserves of hydrocarbon raw materials. Such specialists are now extremely in demand on the labor market. University graduates with a degree in Oil and Gas Geology work in the geological departments of large oil and gas companies, such as Gazprom, Rosneft, Surgutneftegaz, Lukoil, Tatneft, Rusneft, NOVATEK, as well as in various production and scientific organizations. The graduates hold positions of engineers, researchers, etc.
Field of study
  • Geology and geochemistry of oil and gas
  • Sedimentation and facies
  • Oil and gas provinces of Russia and foreign countries
  • Geophysical well research methods
  • Geochemistry of rocks of oil and gas basins
  • Oil and gas geology
  • Mathematical modeling methods in geology
  • Estimation of reserves and estimation of oil and gas resources
  • Basics of oil and gas field development
  • Theoretical foundations of oil and gas surveying and exploration
Our alumni
Graduate professional skills
  • Ability to search and explore oil, gas, gas condensate
  • Ability to isolate reservoir rocks and tire rocks
  • Competencies in the assessment of resources and the calculation of reserves of oil, combustible gases, gas condensate
  • Ability to provide geological support for the development of oil and gas fields
  • Knowledge of physical and chemical mechanics for the implementation of technological processes for the collection and preparation of products for oil and gas fields

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