Industrial University of Tyumen (Russia) launches the new master course “Geosteering” in the English Language. The course is aimed at developing professional skills and work experience in a progressive and innovative area of petroleum engineering – geosteering.

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Why geosteering?

Increase of the oil and gas production efficiency, especially in complex deposits, is an increase of development well rates and injective capacity of wells. This result can be reached through the use of geosteering technology due to the optimal location of the wellbore in production zone in terms of  resource exploitation.  

Geosteering is the science of positioning a wellbore in the rock strata in the process of drilling, in regard of navigational, technological and geophysical information obtained in real time.

Geosteering is dynamically developing, and specialists of this sphere are extremely in demand. To date, there are very few of them, not only in Russia, but also abroad. They are highly appreciated and their work is well paid. The geosteering application scope in other industries is expanding, so the demand for such specialists will constantly grow.

What will you learn?

  • to plan the location of wellbores in productive layers;
  • to calculate the trajectories of the planned wells;
  • to control well trajectory;
  • to control drilling modes;
  • to correct layer models basing on geophysical survey data during drilling process;
  • to position of wellbores with regard to corrected layer models as well as technical and technological limitations of drilling process;
  • to form final formation models basing on drilling results

Course Content

  • Well Drilling
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Petrophysics
  • Geology & Geophysics

Course Advantages

  • Leading scientists and experts in the oil & gas sector
  • International scientists and experts teaching in English
  • Computer simulators allowing to control the well construction process
  • Industrial placements

Career Prospects

Leading Russian and foreign oil & gas companies: Rosneft, Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Surgutneftegaz, Novatek, BP, Total, Shell, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, etc.

Start date: 1.09.2017

Application available: from 15.05.2017 till 30.07.2017

Contact information

Yury V. Vaganov, associate professor, PhD

Head of Oil and Gas Wells Drilling Chair

Tyumen, ul. Melnikayte, 70, of. 1310

Tel.: +7 (3452) 390-363


Raisa N. Khvoshch, associate professor, PhD

International Training Programs Department

Tel: +7 (3452) 28-37-23


Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionIndustrial University of Tyumen
Begin date01.09.2017
End date-
Registration deadline30.07.2017
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEngineering and engineering trades (others)Mining and extraction
Teaching placeTyumen
Teaching term2 years, full-time
Tagstechnologystudy abroadsiberiarussiaengineeringoil and gas
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