Petroleum Engineering

Master of Science Program

Skoltech CHR

The main scope of the Petroleum Engineering program is to train students in the fields of exploration and development of hydrocarbons, with a focus on fundamental knowledge and competency to carry out experimental and theoretical research to develop new technologies relating to hard-to-recover and unconventional reserves.

Key information


 

Program starts
September 2017
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Modes and duration
Full time:
2 years
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
 for the applicants who pass the selection process

Application dates
All applicants:

Open: December 16, 2016
Close: July 16, 2017
Selection round dates: July 28-29, 2017


Awarded degree
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Language of instruction
English
 

Entry requirements
Petroleum related bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent in IT, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Degree information


Overview
The Petroleum Engineering program was developed to prepare scientists and engineers to be able to produce novel technological solutions for enhancing recovery of the existing hydrocarbon sources (secondary and tertiary recovery methods) and developing new methods for recovering unconventional hydrocarbon reserves (tight oils, heavy oils, bituminous sands, oil shale, gas hydrates, etc.). 

Content
The master’s program includes student immersion into the oil and gas production industry, execution of real-life projects in production and service companies, execution of scientific research in the Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery together with its partners: leading universities in this sphere from Russia, Europe, USA, Canada and Great Britain.

Petroleum Engineering MSc Program Structure

Learning & Professional outcomes
A successful graduate of the program will know and be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the technology in terms of the petroleum engineering areas;
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • Function in multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Identify, formulate and solve problems in Petroleum Engineering;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.

Careers


 

Career opportunities and paths
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering are in great demand throughout the international Oil&Gas market.

Career paths:

  1. PhD positions in academic & research institutions
  2. Specialist positions such related economy sectors:
  • Petroleum Industry 
  • Research and Development
  • Consulting
  • Skolkovo resident companies and startups

Faculty

Program Director
mikhailspasennykh
Mikhail Spasennykh Professor of the Practice, Director, Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery
Program Coordinator
alexeycheremisin
Alexey Cheremisin Associate Director for Experimental Research

Research
Main research areas:

  • Geophysics, Petrophysics and Geochemistry for unconventional hydrocarbons
  • Geomechanics
  • Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery
  • Reservoir fluids, gas hydrates
  • Numerical Simulation

 

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