Gubkin University and the University of Stavanger organized the international winter school in Norway

On 4-8 February 2019, within the framework of the UTFORSK bilateral agreement a winter school was held at the University of Svalbard in Spitsbergen, Norway. It was organized by Gubkin University and the University of Stavanger (Norway).

Fifteen students from seven countries, enrolled in the program “Offshore Engineering in the Arctic” at Gubkin University and the University of Stavanger became participants of the winter school. The Head of the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Stavanger, Professor Tor Hemmingsen and the Professor of the Department of Oil Field Development and Operation at Gubkin University Anatoly Zolotukhin opened the winter school.

The winter school program included such topics as underwater robotic systems, international norms and standards in the field of offshore development, advanced shelf development technologies, transportation and storage of Arctic gas, as well as environmental issues.

The lecturers of Gubkin University – Anatoly Zolotukhin, Professor of the Department of Oil Field Development and Operation; Alexander Yermakov, Professor of the Department of Computer Aided Design of Oil and Gas Industry Facilities; Maria Khaidina, Associate Professor of the Department of Gas and Gas Condensate Field Development and Operation; Elena Fedorova, Associate Professor of the Department of Oil Refining and Gas Processing Equipment; Vlada Streletskaya, Assistant Professor of the Department of Offshore Oil and Gas Field Development as well as professors from the University of Stavanger Tor Hemmingsen, Dimitrios Pavlou, Hirpa Lemu, Ove-Tobias Gudmestad and Arnfinn Nergaard delivered their lectures and presentations during the winter school.

In addition to the academic activities, faculty members and students familiarized themselves with the unique life of the inhabitants of the polar island, saw the northern lights, ice caves and tried themselves as dog-team drivers.