OverviewIn 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
21.05.02 Applied Geology
Mode of attendance
Language of training
Admission tests for international students
Mathematics, Russian language
200 000 RUB per semester
Career opportunitiesGraduates 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
Ilya Yu. Vinokurov
Position Deputy Head of the Department of Deep Geophysical Research, Center for Deep Geophysics, VSEGEI
Biography Vinokurov graduated from St. Petersburg Mining Institute in 1995. From 2007 to 2016, he worked as a chief geologist at the Sevmorgeo, St. Petersburg Federal Research and Production Enterprise for offshore exploration. From 2016 to the present, he has been working at the Center for Deep Geophysics, VSEGEI. Currently, he is lecturer at the Department of Geology of Oil and Gas.
Dmitry V. Nalivkin
Position Russian Soviet geologist and paleontologist
Biography Born in 1889 in St. Petersburg into the family of a geologist. After graduating from the Tenishevsky College in 1907, he began working as a collector in the Geological Committee, then as an associate geologist and geologist of that institute. In 1915, he graduated from the Petrograd Mining Institute. He stayed at the institute and worked there for more than six decades: assistant professor, teacher, from 1920 - professor, from 1930 to 1982 - head of the Department of Historical Geology.
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
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