Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Training for Oil & Gas Industry Specialists: Best Practices of Successful Sandstone and Carbonate Acidizing 

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For the first time in our brief history, Skoltech will be offering and hosting a training on “Best Practices of Successful Sandstone and Carbonate Acidizing”. The training is scheduled to be hosted at Skoltech, on September 15-26, 2014. Organizers include the Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery (aka Hydrocarbon Recovery CREI), and the Skoltech Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) in collaboration with TRIAS – an energy consulting company.

The agenda includes two education modules: both are focused on the basics of acid impact on various seams, matrix acidizing design, best world practices and pioneering technical solutions in the field. Participants will  analyze the main difficulties of using acid compositions. This will be the first time that Skoltech hosts a training on this subject which will bring together established Russian oil&gas companies and internationally renowned experts from Texas A&M University. Professors Hisham Nasr-El-Din and A. Daniel Hill will coach the training, which will be delivered in English.

September 15-19 – Module 1 – Acid treatment of sandstone reservoirs.

September 22-26 – Module 2 – Acid treatment of carbonate reservoirs.

Anyone interested is welcome to join, as long as a registration request will be sent by September 1, 2014. For furtherinformation please email at: .


* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

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