The tenth-anniversary International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress «Oil and Gas Horizons» took place in Gubkin university


International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress «Oil and Gas Horizons» took place from the 19th to 22nd November 2018 in Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. 80 students and postgraduates from 29 universities and 17 countries took part in the Congress this year.
The sponsors of the event were companies Schlumberger, PJSC «Tatneft» and JSC «Rosgeo». The partners of the Congress were PJSC «Lukoil» and Russian National Committee of the World petroleum Council. Informational support was provided by such magazines as ROGTEC,, OGEL,, «Automatizacia IT», «Energia Modernizacii», «Ingener I Promyshlennik Segodnya», «Catalog Mineralov», «Mir Nefteproduktov», «Optima Study», «Tochka Opory», Petroleum World, Oil and Gas Eurasia, «Sphera. Oil and Gas», «PravoTEK», The Way Ahead, Young Petro and ECHO.
During the opening ceremony the participants were greeted by Vice-Rector for Academic Work Vladimir Koshelev, VP Commercial Sales of company Schlumberger Artem Karapetov, President of SPE International 2018 Darcy Spady, Director of Regional SPE Projects Francis Avril, the head of Moscow SPE chapter Anton Ablaev, Regional activities specialist SPE Yaroslava Orlova and the chief organizer of this year congress Polina Letkova. The congress program continued with the plenary session. The main topic of the session was «Digitalization in Oil and Gas Industry». Specialist of Schlumberger company, vice-director of oil and gas research Russian Science Academy university Nikolay Eremin and the President of SPE International 2018 Darcy Spady represented their reports. After that there was a panel session with Darcy Spady. He told about his professional career and answered on participants’ questions. The main activity of the Congress was the technical sessions. Participants presented their works in 9 different sections: Geosciences; Drilling and completion; Oil and gas field development; Oil and gas chemistry; Health, safety, environment; Petroleum economics and management; Young professionals paper contest; “Smart” technologies for oil and gas industry. Poster session has taken place in the lobby of House of Culture Gubkinec. 8 participants introduced their works there. Also, there were some excursions around Gubkin university. Participants visited offshore drilling simulator, virtual refinery, lithology museum, and hydrocarbon geochemistry laboratory. Thanks to HR-training from Delloite company, students learned how to make a CV better and get ready for the interview. Program of the Congress included two games: economical «Oil rush» and intellectual «PetroOlympic Games». During these games, participants competed in knowledge, logic and teamwork skills. Delegates from 17 universities discussed already established ways of cooperation and suggested some new ideas for the further development of interaction during international and regional round tables. After that, participants took part in Schlumberger company case, which helped them to cooperate and to demonstrate their good teamwork skills. The final event of the Congress was Career Pathways Fair where participants of the Congress could communicate with real specialists who represented them 8 directions of work in oil and gas industry: industrial and environmental safety, geological prospecting, oil and gas transportation, drilling and completion, business analytics, commercial analysis and consulting, development and exploitation of oil and gas fields, HR. During the closing ceremony winners of the technical sessions, intellectual and economic games were rewarded by the head of International Relations Office Oleg Isaev, Vice-Dean of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics Faculty, a member of Young Scientists and Specialists Council of JSC «Rosgeo» Ilnar Hasanov, Recruiting and University Relations Manager at Schlumberger Konstantin Mazaev, the head of Moscow SPE Chapter Anton Ablaev and the the Student Programs Coordinator of SPE Moscow Section Vlada Streletskaya. At the end of the closing ceremony, the President of SPE International 2018 Darcy Spady and Regional Director of SPE Russia and the Caspian Ayzhana Zhusupbekova congratulated participants and organizers with successful holding of anniversary congress.

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