Summer School - Samotlor, 27 August - 8 September 2018, Russia


August 01, 2018


Event Date:

August 27, 2018 - September 08, 2018

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International Summer School in Petroleum Engineering “Samotlor-2018”

The II International Summer School in Petroleum Engineering “Samotlor-2018” is organized by the Industrial University of Tyumen(Nizhnevartovsk branch). If you want to learn more about oil and gas production and petroleum industry and have amazing holidays in Western Siberia, the most extraordinary region of Russia, simply join the summer school! The course provides a comprehensive overview 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 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 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 focus of “Samotlor Summer School2018”.

It will take place in Nizhnevartovsk – the closest town-satellite of the famous oil field, which 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 over a dozen of lectures on History of Russian oil production industry, Geology, Petroleum development and Drilling technologies and equipment;
  • visit oil production industrial companies and units;
  • see historical, cultural and ethnical monuments located in Nizhnevartovsk and the capital of the region – Khanty-Mansiysk;
  • meet Russian students and get acquainted with the Russian educational system.

Taking into consideration the fact that the summer school will last from August 27 to September 8 the participants 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).

Cultural Program

The cultural program includes:

Bus city tour for students to get acquainted with the history and monuments of the city; Excursion to the Khanty-Mansiysk museums of Geology, Oil and Gas; Ethnographic Open-Air Museum "Torum Maa"; Cultural and Tourist Complex "Samarovsky ostanets. Archaeopark»


Undergraduates, graduates and young professionals with a background in oil & gas or energy studies can apply for this Summer School.

Professors and lecturers

Industrial University of Tyumen professors and guest lecturers from companies

Program partners

“Rimera-Service” (Rimera Group), “Sibur Tyumen Gas” (PJSC SIBUR Holding), “Vareganneft” (PJSC Rosneft Oil Company)

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 600 € (tuition fee, study materials, accommodation, the cultural programme included). Visa fee is not covered.

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Publish Date
May 16, 2018
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