Department of theoretical foundations of oil and gas field development

By the decision of the Academic Council of Moscow State University of 18 June 2012, and by the order 852 of 16 August 2012, the Department of theoretical foundations of oil and gas field development was organized within the structure of the Faculty of Geology. The department sets the following goals: 1. To train professional personnel for oil and gas companies 2. To strengthen ties with oil and gas companies 3. To rendering services to oil companies in R&D area, including monitoring, modelling and analysis of oil field development. Head of the Department: Valentin V. Shelepov, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Central Oil and Gas Section of the Central Committee for Hydrocarbon Feedstock, Deputy Chairman of the State Reserves Committee Rosnedra, Honored Worker of the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of the Russian Federation, Honorary Oilman. The department trains bachelors and masters in the field of petroleum wells development, monitoring, modelling and analysis of deposits. Students of the department have the following specialized courses and academic disciplines: Development of oil fields; Physics of oil reservoirs; Design of oil and gas field development; Geological and physical fundamentals of oil and gas mechanics; Features of the development of gas and gas condensate fields Estimation of oil and gas reserves; Methods and technologies of oil and gas production; Three-dimensional digital geological and filtration modelling of deposits; Methods of enhanced oil recovery and production; Economic justification for the development of oil and gas fields, as well as a number of other specialized courses Leading specialists of the oil and gas complex, including representatives of the largest oil and gas companies, take part in the training process. Training field works are organized. For the first- and second-year students, Crimean geological field works are conducted by lecturers from the departments of the Faculty of Geology on the Crimean scientific-educational geological base named after Professor A.A. Bogdanov in the Bakhchsarai district of the Crimea. Third-year students have special educational oil-geological and drilling field works on the base of PJSC "NK" Rosneft in Krasnodar region. Students of the third and subsequent years are sent out to their field placements at the largest geological enterprises. The Department has at its disposal modern unique computer equipment and software designed by leading industry developers. The partners of the Department are major oil and gas companies, such as: PJSC "Lukoil"; PJSC "NK" Rosneft " PJSC Tatneft; PJSC Gazprom Neft; OJSC SurgutNefteGas; Emerson (Roxar), Federal State Budgetary Institution "All-Russian Scientific Research Geological Oil Institute" Perm National Research Polytechnic University.


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