Gubkin University and Amur State University to cooperate in training specialists for Amur Gas Processing Plant

On 16 January 2020, the Rector of Gubkin University Viktor Martynov, Director General of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC Yury Lebedev and the Rector of Amur State University Andrey Plutenko held a working meeting at Gubkin University. The event was aimed to discuss training of qualified personnel for Amur Gas Processing Plant.

The parties discussed in detail the roadmap for training qualified specialists for Amur Gas Processing Plant at Amur State University (AmSU) – the largest regional university.

“It is important for the youth of the Amur Region to acquire high-quality professional education in their own region, – said Yury Lebedev, Director General of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC. – We will do our best to captivate talented people with the latest gas processing technologies”.

The relevant areas of cooperation between two universities include training of AmSU faculty members in specialized disciplines at Gubkin University, target training of specialists, development of the program of additional professional education “Helium supply chain at Amur Gas Processing Plant”, joint implementation of the discipline “Technology for helium production at Amur Gas Processing Plant” within the Master's degree program in chemical engineering, development of teaching aids, providing laboratories with equipment and organizing research and development activities.

“We, as the leading university of the oil and gas complex, have gained vast experience working with regional educational institutions on development of a training base for gas industry specialists. Our faculty members are ready to actively engage in work with Amur State University,” – said Viktor Martynov, Rector of Gubkin University.

“Amur State University and Gubkin University have already established at AmSU a scientific and educational center, which is involved in development of higher education programs in chemical engineering. It is also expected to introduce the optional course “Helium Production Technology” specifically for AmSU students who plan their employment at Amur Gas Processing Plant,” – said Andrey Plutenko, Rector of Amur State University.

The action plan for cooperation also implies recruiting of successful AmSU graduates during the state final certification by representatives of Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC and Gubkin University for Master’s degree studies under target training agreements.

Since the beginning of 2019, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC has been recruiting personnel for start-up and commissioning activities at Amur Gas Processing Plant. After the plant reaches its design capacity, about 2,500 employees will be able to get a job there.