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Rosneft and BP Russia Train Petroleum Engineering Double Degree Master Programme Students

16 July 2020

Rosneft and BP Russia jointly with the Kazan (Privolzhsky) Federal University and Imperial College London are training highly qualified personnel for the Petroleum Engineering master’s programme. It is a two-year programme aimed at training specialists in integrated field development management. The training is in English. In 2020, nine students will be enrolled for the first year of study.

Professors from Imperial College London and senior specialists from Rosneft and BP take part in the educational process along with leading teachers of the Kazan University. Among the lecturers of the course are Professor Martin Blunt--the Head of Petroleum Engineering Programme at Imperial College London, one of the leading international specialists in the field of filtration processes in porous environments--and Adriana Paluzhni, a leading expert in the field of fracture formation modelling.

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will receive two master’s degrees in Oil and Gas from the Kazan (Privolzhsky) Federal University and Imperial College London.

Master’s students of the Petroleum Engineering Programme have a unique opportunity to receive prestigious training at one of the world’s best universities, Imperial College London. It ranks among the top 10 best universities in the world according to the reputable rating agencies QS and THE. Imperial College London’s Master’s Programme in Oil and Gas has international accreditation and is one of the most prestigious in the world. Its graduates are leading specialists and managers of major oil companies.

Information on enrolment rules, application deadlines and organization of Petroleum Engineering Master’s Programme can be found on the website of the Kazan (Privolzhsky) Federal University at

Note for Editors:

The Kazan (Privolzhsky) Federal University, hereinafter referred to as the Kazan University, is a partner university of Rosneft Oil Company subject to the Cooperation Agreement. The Parties shall develop partnerships in the areas of training and retraining of personnel, scientific and innovative activities, organizational and financial support.

The proposal for cooperation in the field of joint educational projects came from the President of BP Russia David Campbell. Taking into account the Company’s need for highly qualified specialists for its subsidiaries, including those implementing joint projects with foreign partners, the parties identified the Kazan University, which cooperates with Imperial College London, as a partner institution in the creation and joint implementation of the Master’s programme.

July 16, 2020