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ArticleName Perspectives of petroleum engineering education in Western Yakutia
DOI 10.17580/em.2016.01.10
ArticleAuthor Goldman A. A., Tomsky K. O., Ivanova R. P.

Mirny Polytechnic Institute (branch) of Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University:

Goldman A. A., Candidate of Philological Sciences, Director,

Tomsky K. O., Candidate of Engineering Sciences, Associate Professor,

Ivanova R. P., Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor,


The article deals with the oil and gas industry in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia and petroleum engineering higher education in the Mirny Polytechnic Institute (branch) of the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU). The core of the Yakutian oil and gas complex is in Western Yakutia, as the majority of the positive reserves of hydrocarbon crude are located in the western and south-western parts of the Republic. The largest oil and gas fields Chayandinskoye, Talakanskoye and Srednebotuobinskoye are situated in western Yakutia. The discovery and exploitation of petroliferous deposits resulted in the opening of Petroleum Engineering major in the Mirny Polytechnic institute of NEFU. The Mirny Polytechnic Institute is located in the industrial centre of western Yakutia, Mirny city, the heart of the diamond mining centre of Russia and the centre of the oil and gas industry of the Republic. Specializing in the field of petroleum engineering, the Mirny Polytechnic Institute’s portfolio of programmes has been specifically tailored to meet the demands of the oil and gas employment market in the area and offers specializations in the operation and maintenance of oil fields; and the operation and maintenance of gas, gas condensate and subsurface fields. The Institute provides high-quality education through modern laboratory facilities as well as actual practice in the working fields within the conditions of permafrost. The curriculum is intended to prepare graduates to operate the latest equipment and to follow a research approach to work. Students can analyze real oil and gas equipment and apparatus indicators to make calculations. Final year individual student projects are designed to be relevant to the needs of the local oil and gas mining industry; many are carried out in collaboration with companies, which benefit from the student’s innovative thinking while providing them with experience of real-life challenges. Today, the Mirny Polytechnic Institute is the prominent educational, scientific and cultural centre of western Yakutia, always at the forefront of innovative education and research.

keywords Mirny Polytechnic Institute, petroleum engineering, industrial enterprises, oil and gas, education, pipeline, East Siberia, Yakutia, research, oil and gas laboratory

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