Oil and gas engineering

Oil and gas engineering is one of the most demanded applied technical areas in Russia, having studied which, the graduate will have systematic knowledge and practical skills in operation and maintenance of technological equipment used in the industry, planning and organization of work at wells, control over compliance with industrial safety measures and environmental legislation norms in oil and gas production and transportation.

What the graduate will be able to do:

  • Design, construct, diagnose, maintain pipeline transport and storage facilities for hydrocarbon raw materials and products.
  • Justify their design solutions from technical and economic points of view.
  • Identify factors determining the efficient and safe operation of systems and equipment, monitor pipeline conditions, ensure environmental safety of operations.
  • Organize corrosion protection works on internal surfaces of oil and gas equipment.
  • Develop technical and technological documentation when performing emergency recovery and repair works at oil and gas facilities.

The benefits of education:

  • A new program designed with the latest trends in mind
  • Modern oil and gas technology studies
  • Annual updating of courses
  • Guest lectures, master classes, business cases
  • Organization of field trips to oil and gas production facilities and infrastructure

Relevance of education:

The oil and gas complex in the Russian Far East is developing very rapidly. The need for specialists is trying to be met by inviting specialists from western regions of Russia, which does not always work out.

One of the priorities of the modern Russian oil industry is to diversify directions and ways of supplying to world markets. The Far East is a key region for Russia's access to fast-growing markets in countries (the Asia-Pacific Region), where an export transport infrastructure is now being formed. The development of production (extraction, processing) and transport infrastructure is not only the most important task for the socio-economic development of the Far East regions and ensuring Russia's energy security, but also serves Russia's geopolitical interests.

Pipelines are present in almost every region, and where they are not yet present, there are definitely facilities for the storage and sale of oil products and gas. Gasification of regions and facilities, construction of new refineries, and expansion of existing enterprises require a significant increase in professional staff. Therefore, specialists in the oil and gas industry are in great demand, and employers are ready to take on young specialists with little work experience on good starting conditions.

What kind of work will I do?

Our graduates are welcome in the oil and gas industry as:

  • process engineers
  • plant operators
  • dispatchers
  • technicians
  • geo-ecologists
  • pipeline inspectors
  • technical support engineers
  • production project managers, etc.

And also in companies from a wide range of sectors: oil and gas, transport, defence industry, mining and processing, commerce, engineering, etc.

Why study at VVSU:

  • highly qualified teaching staff (professors, doctors and candidates of sciences; practitioners) - true professionals in their field!
  • advanced practical laboratory facilities (computer diagnostics and instrumental control laboratories, assessment of the technical condition of vehicles) ;
  • organization of practical education at the largest companies in the industry;
  • implementation of real projects in the course of education, which allows the formation of in-demand skills in the labor market;
  • practice-oriented model of education, recognized by the leading universities in the world, in order to gain professional and business experience in the enterprises of the real sector of economy in the process of study at the university;
  • the use of e-learning technologies (face-to-face classes + students' independent work with e-learning courses and other educational resources placed in the electronic educational environment of VVSU).

Language of education: Russian

Duration of study: 4 years

Qualification: Bachelor

State certification: yes