Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Introduction

The history of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University goes back to 1956 - the year of establishment of the academic consulting post of Ural Polytechnic Institute (located in the city of Yekaterinburg) in Tyumen. This institution later on joined the Tyumen Industrial Institute. It happened in 1963, when the rapid exploration of the West-Siberian resources started. In that year it was decided to establish a specialized university in Tyumen, which would prepare specialists for the petroleum complex in Siberia.

The contemporary history of the institution began with a new status and new name acquisition - Tyumen State Oil and Gas University. New perspectives have opened for the University, the important of which are the following: the university education system establishment, education programs variety broadening, which means an opportunity of higher education acquisition in a number of fields - from the technical and natural-scientific to the humanitarian ones.

The social-economic changes, which recently took place in the Tyumen region, caused a necessity of a unique multi-level structure development in Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, which would be oriented on meeting the regional labor market requirements in preparation of creative, multi-functional, and highly qualified specialists.

TSOGU at present is one of the largest scientific-educational complexes of Russia, including all educational levels, starting from the secondary education, elementary and secondary vocational, higher professional education, ending up in post-graduate education, Doctoral studies, skills improvement and personnel retraining. The University provides the educational services in 74 specialties in higher education, may perform training in 69 elementary vocational education programs, 63 secondary vocational education programs of the basic and advanced level, 279 professional training programs. The University performs its activity in 23 Bachelor's Degree programs, 10 Master's Degree programs, and the MBA program, oriented on the preparation of highly professional practical managers, capable of efficient implementation of management of a business field organization. the total number of educational programs, including the post-graduate, doctoral, skills improvement, vocational training, and other programs is 650.

The TSOGU structure includes 9 academic institutes in Tyumen (Technological, Transport, Oil and Gas, Geology and Geoinformatics, Management and Business, Humanities, Service and Management, Cybernetics, Informatics, and Communication, and the Institute of International Educational Programs.

There are 20 affiliates in the TSOGU structure, which are located all over the Tyumen Region. One of the affiliates is located in the city of Pavlodar, the Republic of Kazakhstan. The largest affiliates have the status of institutes.

The up-to-date material and technical basis, including 466884 m2 of academic-laboratory area, telecommunication infrastructure, which unites about 400 personal computers and provides a high-speed connection to the corporate, regional, and global information resources for the students and teachers. The simulation centers, virtual laboratory complexes, capable of modeling technological processes of oil and gas extraction, enable the running of academic classes at a high level. In June of 2006 TSOGU passed the external Russian and international audit and received a certificate of compliance of quality management of the ISO 9001:2000 standard.

The number of students, taking into consideration all educational levels, implemented at the University, is more than 60 thousand. The University prepared more than 70 thousand specialists. Among the University's alumni there are well-known politicians, ministers, governors, heads of the largest petroleum companies of Russia.

TSOGU has a strong scientific potential, which was forming for several decades. Within the scientific corps there are more than 200 Doctors of science, professors, more than 700 Candidates of science, Associate professors. Among them there are 3 academicians, 4 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Science, and more than 100 acting and corresponding members of Academies of science, several laureates of various prizes and awards.

The previous scientific generation is substituted with young and talented scientists, who keep doing the business of their teachers honorably. Only in 2007 there were 67 dissertations defended, from which there were 11 Doctor's ones. At present there are 423 post-graduate students and 363 of those, seeking for the academic degree in 42 specialties.

There are 17 research institutes and centers within the University structure. There is a scientific complex created collectively with the institutions of the Russian Academy of Science, which comprises 2 academic chairs and 7 research institutes.

There are more than 1000 technical solutions patented by the University scientists. Only for the last 5 years there are 200 invention and 65 useful models patents received.

A new conception of Technopark is adopted at TSOGU. According to this conception there is an innovational group of scientific-production enterprises and organizations. Here is an experimental-production scientific-technological center "Perspective technologies" created, as well as design-construction and design-technological institutes, oriented for the large-scale orders of oil and gas production companies.

TSOGU keeps the partnership relations with the largest domestic petroleum, transport, and service companies for many years. The collaboration of the University and the enterprises is of a mutually profitable character. The University is one of the largest Russian supplier of highly qualified specialists for the enterprises of fuel-and-energy complex of the Russian Federation, the countries from near and far abroad.

Recently such transnational companies as "Schlumberger", "TNK-BP", "Halliburton", "Deutag Drilling", "Repsol", etc. have broadened the borders of their activity.

The "Halliburton" company in collaboration with TSOGU there was a training center created, where the personnel retraining and specialists skills improvement is implemented for the company subdivisions, located all over the world. On the TSOGU basis there is a training center established for preparation of Masters of petroleum geoscience, certified in terms of the Russian and European programs (TSOGU - Royal Holloway University of London - TNK-BP).

The efficient implementation of new program activities, models and contents of continuous education improve the academic mobility of the students, alumni, and teachers of TSOGU within the international continuous education system.

At present there are about 700 students from the former Soviet Union countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkmenistan) and from far abroad (United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Germany).

Since June of 2007 the issue of the European diploma supplement was officially initiated for the full-time study mode alumni and for the teachers.

The unique social infrastructure is created at TSOGU today, including the modern dormitories, sanatoriums, medical care system for the students and teachers, cafes, canteens, gymnasiums, and recreation centers. The efficient system of motivation for the University's employees is developed. The mortgage program is working successfully. The non-state pension coverage project is also implemented.

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University initiates the students' traditions in our region. The first student construction groups have appeared here, a tradition appeared to carry out the student talent show "On the spring keys", as well as a tradition to grant diplomas to the alumni in a ceremonial manner on the main city square. One more tradition appeared in 2008 - a grand ceremony of awarding the winners "Intellect Neftegaza" contest. The contests like "Miss Neftegaz (oil and gas)", Mister Neftegaz" are run regularly. The TSOGU students are winners of international sports competitions, World and Europe Champions.

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Programs

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Courses

Summer/winter discussion school “Energy of the future”

Campus Full time 1 week June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Theoretical studies, trainings, discussions and preparation of individual projects [+]

Summer/winter discussion school “Energy of the future” Format: Theoretical studies, trainings, discussions and preparation of individual projects. Program: - Limited fossil energy sources that are polluting the environment if are used as the main energy electric energy sources; - Global warming and climate change; - Environment pollution and risk for health. Reducing of fossil fuels consumption and CO2 emissions; - Stimulation of renewable energy sources and alternative energy kinds use; - Effective use and rational energy consumption. Transport electrification. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: one week [-]

Summer/winter multidisciplinary school “Oil and gas leader”

Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Summer/winter multidisciplinary school includes theoretical and practical classes (including various psychological trainings), preparation [+]

Summer/winter multidisciplinary school “Oil and gas leader” Format: Summer/winter multidisciplinary school includes theoretical and practical classes (including various psychological trainings), preparation and presentation of the suggested project. Program: - Upstream technologies; - Search and exploration of oil and gas fields; - Drilling; - Oil and gas fields’ development; - Downstream technologies; - Oil and gas refining; - Marketing of refined products; - Economics and organizations of oil and gas production; - Basics of strategic management; - Human resources management; - Development of oil and gas company marketing strategy; - Information systems and oil and gas company management; - Oil and gas industry and environment. Environmental politics and international HSE standards; - Legal support of oil and gas business. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: three weeks [-]

Summer/winter School: History of West Siberian Oildfields' development: the stages of the complex path

Campus Full time 1 week June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University is the only university of its kind in Siberia and Far East. It was established in 1956. Today about 60 thousand students study here in 70 departments. During the 50 years of its existence the university [+]

Summer/winter regional studies school “History of West Siberian oilfields’ development: the stages of the complex path” Format: Summer/winter school includes familiarization with the history of West Siberian oil and gas fields development in XXth century and today. Program: - Review lectures on the history of the Russian North development, meetings with the discoverers of West Siberian oil and gas fields; - Visits to the TSOGU laboratories and scientific centers; - Meetings with SPE and EAGE student chapter members; - Meetings with oil and gas companies experts (including foreign ones); - Visit to The geological and mineralogical museum; - Visit to TSOGU drilling training ground; - Visit to the core storage facility; - The unique minerals collection exposition. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: one week [-]

Summer/winter school: Transportation in harsh conditions

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

The school includes theoretical and practical aspects on “Exploitation of transport in harsh conditions”. The course on this special discipline is supplemented by the course [+]

Summer/winter school “Conquering the North: Efficiency enhancement of transport in harsh conditions” Format: The school includes theoretical and practical aspects on “Exploitation of transport in harsh conditions”. The course on this special discipline is supplemented by the course “Russian as a foreign language”, and by a rich cultural program. Program: Lectures: - Theoretical bases of vehicle adaptability; - Influence of severe operation conditions on vehicle efficiency and quality; - Influence of low ambient temperature on temperature conditions of units, fuel consumption and engine life; - Expert questioning in the field of adaptability; - Expert questioning in the field of adaptability, data handling; - Space-time approach Quantitative estimates of adaptability; - Adaptability-level determination Severe conditions; - Methodology and methods оf theoretical bases аnd applied research Severity determination; - Mathematical models of adaptability Severe conditions; - Methodology and methods оf theoretical bases аnd applied research; - Driving in winter, in very hot weather, at night; - Stopping distance, transporting passengers safely, driving safely; - Mountain driving, types of brakes, driving emergencies Influence of severe conditions on vehicles’ efficiency; - Space-time conception of vehicles’ efficiency formation under severe conditions; - Methodical recommendations “Fuel consumption and lubricants norms at motor transport”. The course of Russian as a foreign language (optional) Cultural program (optional) Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists. School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English). Duration: two weeks [-]

Summer/winter school “Exploration and production of oil and gas”

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Theoretical and practical classes covering the whole process of oil and gas fields development: from exploration to production using resources of big [+]

Summer/winter school “Exploration and production of oil and gas” Format: Theoretical and practical classes covering the whole process of oil and gas fields development: from exploration to production using resources of big Tyumen research centers. Program: Lectures: - Geological-geophysical characteristics of the reservoir; - Modern geotechnologies; - 2D and 3D seismics and well logging; - Numerical geological models; - Sedimentary basis and oil and gas systems analysis; - Reserves and resources calculation methods; - Systems and technologies of oil and gas fields’ development. Recovery coefficient; - Basic principles of oil and gas fields design; - Economic estimation of the projects in exploration, drilling and production; - Net cash flow estimation. Analysis of cash flows; - Workshop on the wells exploitation simulator equipped with an electric centrifugal pump; - Visit to the drilling training ground; - Visit to the core storage facility; - The unique mineral collection exposition. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: two weeks [-]

Summer/winter school “Hard-to-produce reserves” / “The epoch of hard oil”

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Theoretical and practical classes using the resources of big Tyumen research centers, team-work on the project. Program [+]

Summer/winter school “Hard-to-produce reserves” / “The epoch of hard oil” Format: Theoretical and practical classes using the resources of big Tyumen research centers, team-work on the project. Program: - High viscosity oil fields development: - High viscosity oil production; - Mining method of oil production; - Cold methods of oil production (“Chops”, “Vapex”); - Heat methods of high viscosity oil production; - High density oil: perspective of using: from metallurgy to balneology. - Shale deposits development. From Baken to Bazhen: - Bazhen formation as a global reserve of hydrocarbon resources; - Clay-bituminous reservoirs of Bazhenov formation; - Calculation of recoverable reserves in the deposits of Bazhenov formation. - Development of the oilfields with low-permeability reservoirs: - Peculiarities of low-permeability reservoirs and multi-phase filtration; - Methods of production intensification of low-permeability deposits in low-permeability clastic and carbonate reservoirs; - Modeling of technologies of oil displacement from low-permeability reservoirs; - Identification of the processes of oil displacement from low-permeability reservoirs; - Justification of the effective technologies of gas condensate fields’ development. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: three weeks [-]

Summer/winter school “Meet: petroleum geoscience”

Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

“Basics of general geology” – gives the participants an idea about the structure of the Earth, geological processes going [+]

Summer/Winter school “Meet: petroleum geoscience” Format: Theoretical and practical classes using the resources of big Tyumen oil and gas research centers. Program: First module “Basics of general geology” – gives the participants an idea about the structure of the Earth, geological processes going on beneath and above its surface; about the processes leading to the formation of the mineral deposits of the various types; about the search and exploration methods. Second module “Basics of oil and gas field development” – gives the participants an idea and characteristics of general definition of the discipline: oil and gas reservoir, oil and gas field, characteristics of the wells categories, oil and gas resources and reserves. The module makes participant familiar with the systems of oilfields development, and with production intensification methods. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: one to two weeks [-]

Summer/winter school “Oil and gas projects management”

Campus Full time 2 - 3 weeks June 2017 Russia Tyumen

Interdisciplinary summer/winter school includes theoretical and practical classes (including team trainings), preparation and presentation of the [+]

Summer/winter school “Oil and gas projects management” Format: Interdisciplinary summer/winter school includes theoretical and practical classes (including team trainings), preparation and presentation of the complex project Program: Modules: - Present day condition of oil and gas industry and its perspectives; - Geology, geophysics, reserves calculation; - Drilling, oil and gas fields’ development, oil and gas equipment; - QHSE and environmental protection; - Decision making and investments estimation; - Peculiarities of tax legislation and reporting in oil and gas industry; - Negotiating and team management. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists. School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English). Duration: two to three weeks [-]

Winter carrier guidance school “The oilman of the future” / “Lift into the future”

Campus Full time 2 weeks January 2016 Russia Tyumen

The school gives an opportunity to get familiar with the stages of the professional development of an oilman; it will also let the participants build their own trajectory of the successful carrier on the example of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University [+]

Winter carrier guidance school “The oilman of the future” / “Lift into the future” Format: The school gives an opportunity to get familiar with the stages of the professional development of an oilman; it will also let the participants build their own trajectory of the successful carrier on the example of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University as the center of highly qualified personnel training. Program: - Initial meeting of the participants – welcome speech of TSOGU administration and review presentation of the University; - Visit to TSOGU Oil and gas college, familiarization with the specializations of the secondary vocational education; - Visit to Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Production and Institute of Transport, familiarization with higher professional education specializations, visit to the laboratories and familiarization with the possibilities for scientific activity; - Meetings with TSOGU SPE and EAGE student chapter members and familiarization with the chapters work; - Presentation of additional professional education and professional retraining programs; - Meetings with TSOGU graduates, participants of the exchange and double diploma programs presentations about the possibilities of additional education outside the University; - Meetings with the representatives of oil and gas companies working in Tyumen and Tyumen region (including foreign ones); - Visit to TSOGU training polygon; - Visit to the core storage facility; - The unique minerals collection exposition. Target audience: student of foreign universities/companies specialists School language: depending on the group content (Russian/English) Duration: two weeks Event schedule: February Application deadline: November 14 [-]