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Rosneft and BP Russia Provide Scholarships to Students for Education in Kazan and London

16 September 2020

Nine young men and women from various regions of Russia and neighbouring countries will receive education under the master’s programme of a double degree in Petroleum Engineering. This educational project is implemented with support and financing from Rosneft Oil Company and BP Russia in association with Imperial College London. The scholarship committee includes representatives of Rosneft and BP Russia. The selection process was conducted at the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (the Kazan University).

The master’s programme is aimed at training highly-skilled professionals for the world-class oil-and-gas industry with expertise sufficient to implement the most ambitious technological projects in Russia and abroad. Upon successfully completing the Petroleum Engineering programme, graduates will receive two separate degrees of the Kazan University and Imperial College and will secure job opportunities at Rosneft’s subsidiaries.

During the enrollment campaign, the Kazan University accepted more than thirty applications from prospective students. Within a week scholarship candidates provided portfolios and passed examinations upon the results of which 17 were chosen. Following an online meeting, nine of them were selected for the master’s programme in Petroleum Engineering.

Training under the programme is conducted in English for two years: the first year in the Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, and the second year – in Imperial College London. First commissioners for master’s training under such programme are the Company’s subsidiaries, including Verkhnechonskneftegaz, RN-Vankor, RN-Yuganskneftegaz, Samaraneftegaz, Orenburgneft, RN-Middle East company, and Petrolera RN Ltd.

Note for Editors:

The Kazan (Volga region) 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.

September 15, 2020