Level of education: Master programme
Type of instruction: Full-time
Duration: 2 years
Language of instruction: Russian
Main academic courses
- Conceptual Geological Modelling
- Petrophysical Core Analysis
- Oil and Gas Lithology
- Well Information as a Basis for Modelling Hydrocarbon Systems
- Technical and Economic Analysis of Hydrocarbon Development Projects
- Modelling of Oil and Gas Bearing Systems and Natural Oil and Gas Reservoirs
- Drilling, Downhole Work and Geomechanics
- Development of Deposits and Cost Engineering
- Geological Uncertainties, the Value of Information and the Chance of Geological Success in Asset Valuation
- Oil and Gas Exploration
- Geological Monitoring of Hydrocarbon Deposit Development
- The programme has been designed with the support of PJSC Gazprom Neft with the involvement of specialists from the Science & Technology Center Gazprom Neft. The programme is aimed at training oil and gas specialists who are able to successfully solve assessment problems and predict changes in field properties.
- The programme combines traditional fundamental sciences with geological and geophysical disciplines. Such a combination will make it possible for future specialists to successfully evaluate and find solutions to the most sophisticated tasks. Graduates will receive a unique ability to combine knowledge of reservoir geology and methods for predicting its development.
- The programme provides the study and use of geostatistical methods for constructing two-dimensional and three-dimensional geological models, estimation of uncertainties and their influence on the forecast of oil and gas potential.
- In addition to the theoretical foundations the programme includes practical exercises in: petrophysics; interpretation of seismic prospecting; geological and hydrodynamic modelling; and uncertainty assessment. Multidirectional training modules make it possible for students to assess their personal propensity to study certain disciplines and the possibilities of a comprehensive field assessment.
- Students can use the opportunity to take part in various student exchange programmes within the framework of international agreements of St Petersburg University and international academic mobility programmes: Campus Europae, Eranet-Mundus, Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU), Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme (FIRST). They can also take advantage of international scholarships and grants (Posco Russia Fellowship, Fulbright, etc.).
- Productive partnership relations have developed with universities and scientific institutions in Germany, Switzerland, France, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, and Korea.
Main areas of research
- Integrated analysis of the conceptual geological structure of deposits
- Seismic data interpretation
- Integrated interpretation of petrophysical investigations
- Multivariate estimation of reserves and resources of oil and gas fields
- Core Material Studies and Reservoir Model Building
- Modern Approaches to the Interpretation of Downhole Geophysical Surveys
- Sedimentology of Terrigenous and Carbonate Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
- Integrated Geological Modelling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs