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.