PETROLEUM
ENGINEERING
Master of Science
in Petroleum Engineering
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.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skoltech is a new global research university created in collaboration with MIT. The new campus, designed by Herzog de Meuron, is home to 40 world-class labs with best-in-class equipment, globally renowned professors and students from 40+ countries.
Mode, duration:
2 years (full-time)
Language:
English
Fees:
no tuition fees for those who successfully pass the selection
Student pack:
monthly stipend (40 000 RUB), medical insurance
Apply:
competitive selection application period for 2022 is now open, the final deadline is on July 10
Education
The MSc program is 2 years long: the first year is to strengthen your theoretical background, and the second year is to focus on research. Students have the freedom to choose courses and extracurricular activities to shape their individual trajectory, acquire soft skills, and gain entrepreneurial skills to prepare for employment.
Lectures and practical classes conducted by world-renowned professors and experts.
Students' individual research projects carried out at Skoltech laboratories.
An 8-week summer industry immersion program at leading companies turning knowledge and skills into action.
Courses on entrepreneurship and innovation that provide skills, as well as knowledge, to commercialize ideas and research findings.
+ Academic mobility at leading global universities (on a competitive basis)
OUTCOMES
STUDY
RESEARCH
FUTURE CAREER
ADMISSIONS
Skills and knowledge essential to effectively address complex challenges of hydrocarbon recovery
Ability to effectively address in major oil production issues, including the development of unconventional and hard-to-recover reserves, such as heavy oil, shale oil, and offshore oil fields
Insight into how the oil and gas sector
works, ability to identify and solve its
outstanding issues
Using mathematical modeling, mathematical physics and data analysis techniques in oil and gas projects
Experience of application of these knowledge and skills in joint research and industrial projects with the industry's leading corporations and international labs from Russia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other countries
Program structure:
The 2-year program comprises of compulsory and recommended elective courses on the most important topics, a wide set of elective courses (depending on the research and professional needs of the student), components of entrepreneurship and innovation, research activity and 8 weeks of industry immersion.

Main research areas:
  • Thermal conductivity and rock properties
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomechanics
  • Geology and Geomodelling
  • Gas hydrates and permafrost
  • Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery (EOR)
  • Flow Assurance
  • Petroleum Data Science
  • Molecular simulations and machine learning for EOR
Industrial partners:
  • GazpromNeft Science & Technology Center
  • Lukoil
  • Lukoil Engineering
  • Rosneft
  • Zarubezhneft
  • Tatneft
  • Total
  • Novatek
  • Schlumberger
Our graduates shape their own futures by choosing from a 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 universities and 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.
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 English, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
APPLICATION PACK:
  • Your CV (ENG)
  • Motivation letter (ENG)
  • 2 recommendation letters
  • Diploma or transcript
  • Your certificates and awards, achievements and other materials for portfolio
Selection process:
1
Prepare your portfolio
Prepare your application materials.
2
Submit your application
Upload your materials into the application system and submit your application.
3
Online testing
Every candidate must take an online profile test. You will be notified by email about the specific date and time of your test.
4
In-person interviews
The final selection stage takes place in Moscow. You have to pass the English exam on site, or present a valid proof of English proficiency, pass an in-person interview and entrepreneurship challenge. Extra written examinations may be required for certain programs during this time (you will be notified in advance). In case you're not from Moscow, we can accommodate you in the Skoltech dorms for the selection weekend period.
Exam sample:
Keep in mind that the structure of exam can be changed
following the decision of program committee.
what our students say
Faculty
The program has a globally renowned faculty with international experience
and a broad network of collaborations:
Research / Labs
Every program dedicates time for students' independent research as a core part of their curriculum. Skoltech hosts more than 25 world-class laboratories. Students have full access to the facilities throughout their studies and can conduct research based on their interests.

Feel the spirit of Skoltech campus and take a look inside petroleum engineering labs.
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phone: +7 (495) 280-1481_ext.3387
address: 30с1 Bolshoi boulevard, Skolkovo, 121205, Russian Federation, Room E-R3-2030

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