Russia, Nizhnevartovsk

Geology, Petroleum Engineering and the History of Russian Oil Producing Industry

when 22 August 2016 - 4 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 630

Nizhnevartovsk Affiliate of Tyumen Industrial University is glad to present its "Samotlor Summer School 2016" within the DAAD "Go-East Summer Schools 2016” program at Foreign Universities in Central Eastern, Southeastern, Eastern Europe and CIS. Our summer school will deal with some questions of Geology, Exploration and Production of hydrocarbons and the incredible experience of Samotlor Oil Field
development lasting over 50 years.
Samotlor is the biggest oil field ever found on the territory of the former USSR and modern Russian Federation. It is famous all over the world. It was discovered in 1960s and played the tremendous role in the economy and history of the region and the whole state. Never before Soviet oil producers dealt with drilling wells in the region
of endless swamps, aside from civilization or any roads and settlements. Extremely low temperatures kept half a year and desperate need for new revolutionary technologies did made Samotlor special oil field. History of its discovery and exploration as well as geological and technological specific, its past and present
development and modern state become the object of “Samotlor Summer School-2016”. Therefore, we are glad to warmly welcome university students whose research and career interests are quite close to geology and
petroleum development, as well as the history of science and technology and Russian area research.
The summer school will take place in Nizhnevartovsk – the closest town-satellite of the famous oil field. It was founded in 1972, seven years after the first well of Samotlor had been drilled. Nowadays the town has an international airport and the population over a quarter of a million.
Samotlor Summer School students will be able to
- get unique information at first hand while attending a dozen of lectures on History of Russian oil production industry, Geology, Petroleum development and Drilling technologies and equipment;
- visit some oil production industrial establishments and units;
- see some historical, cultural and ethnical monuments located in the town of Nizhnevartovsk and suburbia;
- study and practice Russian language;
- meet Russian students and become acquainted with the Russian educational system.
Taking in consideration the fact that the summer school will last from August 22 to September 4 summer school students will have the opportunity to meet and celebrate specific Russian traditional holidays. Both are surprisingly close to students' life and oil production specialists: The Russian Knowledge Day (The 1st of
September) and The Day of the Employees of Oil-Producing Industry (traditionally annually celebrated on the first Sunday of September).
The preliminary program includes:
- 4 lectures on the history of Russian oil production industry (“Oil Producing Industry in Pre-revolutionary Russia”, “Oil Producing Industry in the Soviet Union”, “Samotlor and its Value”, “Sanctions in The History of the
Western-Siberian Fuel-Energy Complex”) delivered by professor of history Victor Maul and associate professor Olga Drokonova;
- 8 lectures on oil geology, petroleum development, drilling technologies and equipment (“Geological Structure, Oil Reserves and the System of Development of Samotlor”, “The Trends of Development of the WesternSiberian
Fuel-Energy Complex Over the Last 50 Years”, “The Conditions of Hydrocarbons’ Formation and Accumulation in the Earth’s Interior”, “Oil and Gas Features”, “The Criteria of Estimating of Oil and Gas Reserves”, “Development of Oil Fields With Hard to Recover Reserves in the Western Siberia”, “Problems of Development of Oil Fields at the Modern Stage”, “The Problems of Import Substitution of Oil Field Equipment in the Russian Oil Producing Industry”) delivered by associate professor Nadezhda Krivova, associate professor Mikhail Korabelnikov, senior lectures Sergey Polischuk and Vitaly Ustyancev;
- 10 practical lessons of Russian language delivered for beginners and intermediate-level students;
- the discussion “Systems of Education in Europe and Russia” with participation of local and summer school students;
- 5 excursions to the Samotlor’s oil production industrial establishments and units (Depository of geological samples of core (Public Corporation “Nizhnevartovsk Scientific Research and Project Institute of Oil”); Integrated
Gathering Oil Station #3; Multiple Oil Well Platform; Drilling Rig; Oil Field Equipment Repairing Company);
- 3 excursions to the historical and cultural monuments, the ethnical complex and places of interest of the region (Nizhnevartovsk local history museum, Memorials and places of interest of Nizhnevartovsk, Exhibition
ethnological complex “Khanty Settlement” (Environmental Education Center «Khutorok») and a short motor ship trip down the longest Russian Ob River;
- 2 fascinating celebrations unifying Russian students’ life and oil production as the part of cultural program (the Russian Knowledge Day and The Day of the employees of oil-producing industry).

Course leader

Olga Drokonova, PhD., Associate Professor at Nizhnevartovsk Affiliate of Tuymen Industrial University

Target group

Students of Petroleum Geology, Petroleum Engineering, History of Science and Technology, International Energy Economics and adjacent fields

Course aim

to give our summer school students the oportunity to get unique information at first hand while attending a dozen of lectures on History of Russian oil production industry, Geology, Petroleum development and Drilling technologies and equipment; visit some oil production industrial establishments and units

Credits info

4 ECTS
2 ECTS in "Geology, Petroleum Engineering and the History of Russian Oil Producing Industry" + 2 ECTS in "The Russian Language"

Fee info

EUR 630: Studying materials, lectures, excursions

Scholarships

DAAD "Go East" program