Department of Geology and Oil Field Development

A/Prof. Bronislav B. Kvesko

PhD, Head of the Department 

+7 (38-22) 42-62-70 

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Degree Programmes offered
  130100 Geology and Exploration of Minerals
  131000 Petroleum Engineering
  131000 Petroleum Engineering
  25.00.09 Geochemistry, Geochemical Methods of Exploration
  25.00.12 Geology, Exploration of Fuels
  25.00.17 Exploration and Operation of Oil and Gas Fields

About the Department

This Department was opened in 1952. Since 1956 it prepares mining engineers in the field of Oil and Gas Geology (1,218 full-time specialists and 465 part-time specialists were trained). The educational programme Exploration of Oil and Gas Drills is offered to engineers of both full-time (487 specialists) and part-time (347 specialists) educational forms. Bachelors and masters are offered Oil and Gas Studies (197 bachelors have graduated since 2004; and 10 masters since 2005). There are 37 teaching staff members, which include 8 professors and 14 associate professors. 

Both educational forms provide retraining courses for oil-and-gas specialists on Exploration of Oil and Gas Drills and Oil and Gas Studies.

Research is focused on the lithology of oil- and gas-bearing complexes, oil and gas geochemistry, drill hydrodynamics, underground hydrodynamics, methods for oil and gas exploration and development of electronic teaching systems.