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EnerGenius case marathon ended in St. Petersburg


20.07.2020

Its participants were high school students from St. Petersburg, Nizhnevartovsk and Izluchinsk, who presented to the experts their projects for the development of an offshore hydrocarbon field.


On Monday, July 20, the final stage of the EnerGenius ​​case marathon took place at Mining University. Within its framework, twelve school students who reached the finals assembled models of offshore oil and gas platforms and then defended their work completed during the preliminary stages in front of the jury. The latter consisted of members of the RF Presidential Administration and regional authorities, experts from the professional community, and rectors of foremost Russian universities.


In order to win the competition, young people, divided into four teams, had to demonstrate to the jury a whole set of specific knowledge and skills. Those included the ability to assess potential production volumes and predict the economic efficiency of deposit exploitation, schedule construction and installation works, and, most importantly, team working.


During the opening ceremony of the final stage, the rector of Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko reminded the school students that in the next 20-30 years our country will live primarily at the expense of its raw material potential. However, in order to fully disclose it, it is necessary to attract talented youth to the industry, increase their motivation to choose this profession, show how their knowledge can be implemented when working with subsoil reserves.

Modern technologies used in the mineral resource complex are comparable to space technologies. In connection with their constant improvement, the importance of computers and software is growing. But, no matter how progressive they are, in order to adapt them to the system of working with subsoil, it is necessary to have extensive competencies to interpret the data obtained. And those are to be formed yet at high school.

Rector of St. Petersburg Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko

Valery Yazev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council, stressed that the case marathon started three months ago. It was conducted in the format of a business game combined with online training. Mentors were assigned to each team, who consulted the participants and were in constant contact with their mentees.

Our mission is to help attract talented young people to the industry. In particular, due to the acquaintance of high school students with real enterprises of the oil and gas sector. For example, during the winter schools that preceded the case marathon, they visited Nizhnevartovsk and Norwegian Stavanger. There, the guys took an educational course aimed at expanding their understanding of the industry.

Valery Yazev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council

It should be noted that the event, which took place on the site of St. Petersburg Mining University, was organized by the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council with the support of the executive authorities of Yugra and St. Petersburg, Gubkin University and the International Competence Centre for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO.


It was also attended by the Aide to the Head of the RF Presidential Administration Kirill Molodtsov, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Irina Potekhina, Deputy Governor of Ugra Yuri Yuzhakov, Rector of Gubkin University of Oil and Gas Viktor Martynov, heads of specialized committees of the St. Petersburg Administration and the government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, specialists of the Gazprom Neft company and other experts.

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