Offshore Drilling

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

Through a combination of theory and practice we will teach you about offshore drilling technology and offshore well-casing. The course develops high levels of professional competence in the key areas of well construction on the Arctic shelf and well construction design in the shelf area.

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Why offshore drilling?

The future of oil & gas sector belongs to it!

The recoverable reserves of the Russian shelf make up 20% of the world's oil and gas reserves. The bulk of them is the Arctic shelf. Its development is comparable to the conquest of space or the atomic revolution.

By 2020 the shelf of Russia will see the implementation of 100 projects for exploration and production drilling. The number of mobile drilling platforms will grow from 15 to 30. Gazprom, Rosneft, Lukoil and Gazprom Neft are among the main stakeholders.

This explains the sharply increasing demand in highly-skilled specialists in constructing wells at the offshore hydraulic structures.

What will you learn?

  • to plan the research, design and operational activities
  • to conduct analytical experiments while performing these activities
  • to solve a wide range of professional tasks related to the wells design and construction in the shelf area
  • to manage the oil & gas production

Course Content

  • Well Construction Design in the Shelf Area
  • Well Casing in the Shelf Area
  • Well Construction on the Arctic Shelf
  • Offshore Drilling Technology
  • Control of the Offshore Well Drilling Process and Simulator Training
  • Well Construction in Frozen Rocks

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: PAO “Gazprom”, OOO “Gazprom flot”, PAO “Rosneft”, PAO “Lukoil”, PAO “Gazprom Neft”, AO “Zarubezhneft”, BP, Shell, 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
Tagsstudy abroadsiberianatural resourcesengineeringpetroleumoil and gas
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