Petroleum Engineering
Master of Science Program

We train a new generation of scientists and engineers capable of dealing with the key challenges of the oil and gas sector, and creating innovative solutions for enhanced oil recovery from the existing sources and development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves. The program combines high-level engineering training with teaching of mathematical modeling and data analysis and gaining field experience through research and industry projects.
Modes and duration:
2 years (full-time)
Application deadline:
July 16, 2018
Tuition fees:
no tuition fee for the applicants who pass the selection process
Language:
English
The program aims to teach its students to effectively address complex challenges
of hydrocarbon recovery:
The program was designed jointly with leading universities from Russia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other European countries
The curriculum is built around major oil production issues, including development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves, such as heavy oil, shale oil, and offshore oil fields
Our graduates gain insight into how the oil and gas sector works and learn to identify and solve its outstanding issues
We teach how to use mathematical modeling, mathematical physics and data analysis techniques in oil and gas projects
Students apply their knowledge and skills in joint research and industrial projects with the industry's leading corporations and international labs
Industrial partners:
What makes Skoltech stand apart from other universities
is its extraordinary environment that will make your MSc studies
a major life milestone:
Education
Lectures and practical classes are given by world-renowned experts. Students can refine and focus their own specific path, by choosing from a variety of courses.
Science
Science is firmly integrated into the education process: each student conducts his/her own research projects.
Real-life experience
We provide industrial immersion summer projects: 8-week projects at leading industrial companies, where students turn their knowledge and skills into action.
Entrepreneurship
We supplement your academic training with courses that provide the skills and knowledge to commercialize ideas
and research findings.
Mobility: over a third of our students participate in various academic mobility programs working as trainees or researchers at such leading universities as MIT, Harvard University, National University of Singapore, University of Calgary and many others.
Global environment: the student body is from 40+ countries, together with professors and researchers from internationally renowned labs and universities. The working language (and instruction) at Skoltech is English.
Life: once enrolled, you will get a chance to attend major international conferences, participate in science and student competitions, and work on your own projects and initiatives outside of the curriculum.
Student package: Skoltech students are entitled to a monthly scholarship starting from 40,000 RUB (around 550 EUR) and health insurance.
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from variety of career opportunities
in industry, science and business:
Industry
Landing specialist positions in industry. Students are in demand among Russian and international oil and gas producers and service companies and succeed working for research and consulting.
Science
Landing PhD positions and continuing research at leading Russian and international research entities.
Startup
Starting a business on their own or through the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem with its extensive pool of experts, partners, consultants and investors.
The program has a renowned faculty with international experience
and broad network of collaborations:
Program Director:
Mikhail Spasennykh
Professor of the Practice, Director of Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery
Program Coordinator:
Alexey Cheremisin
Associate Professor of the Practice, Associate Director of Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery for experimental research
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Program Structure:
The 2-year program comprises compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, wide set of elective courses (depending on research and professional needs of the student), entrepreneurship and innovation component, research activity and 8 weeks of industrial immersion.

A
Track A:
Exploration and development
of unconventional reserves
B
Track B:
Advanced Simulation and Data Science
in Petroleum Industry

Track А
Track B
Compulsory and Recommended elective courses (36 credits)

Compulsory courses:
Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
Petrophysics and Reservoir Engineering
Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Exploration and Development

Recommended Electives:
Petroleum Geophysics
Geomechanics and Hydraulic Fracturing
Geostatistics and Reservoir Simulation
Methods for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Gas Hydrates and Flow Assurance
Geological and Economical Risks in Offshore Reservoirs Development
Introduction to Data Science
Mathematics for Data Science
Optimization Methods
Machine Learning
Thermal Fluid Science
Deep Learning
Stochastic Modeling and Computations
Advanced Reservoir Simulation

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (12 credits)
Innovation Workshop
Ideas to Impact: Foundations for Commercializing Technological Advances
Intellectual Property and Technological Innovation

Research and MSс thesis project (36 credits)

Industrial Immersion (12 credits)
Entry requirements:
Education:
Relevant bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Petroleum Engineering and IT.
English language:
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Applications are accepted till July 16, 2018 inclusive.
The admission and enrolment process includes several steps:
1
Application
Prepare all documents and submit your application by filling in the form on Skoltech's web site.
2
Online selection
Take a profile online test. You will be notified by e-mail about your specific date and time.
3
Final selection
The final round takes place in Moscow. You have to pass TOEFL ITP exam on site or present a valid TOEFL certificate, and pass an interview. Extra written examinations are possible on some programs within the same selection weekend.
4
Enrollment
Based on the results of each applicant's overall performance, we will make a list of students to be enrolled free of charge.
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Applications are accepted till July 16, 2018 inclusive:
Contact us by phone/e-mail or visit us:
e-mail: admissions@skoltech.ru
phone: +7 (495) 280-1481
address: 3 Nobel Street, Skolkovo, 143026, Russian Federation
(We are more than happy to meet visitors Monday through Friday from 9:0018:00. Please arrange a visit at 48 hours in advance by writing us an email at admissions@skoltech.ru).