From the 10th to 12th of May, 2017, the delegation of students from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas took part in the International Student Petroleum Symposium “Black Gold”, organized by Bashkir State University SPE Student Chapter.

The “Black Gold” Symposium is held annually on base of the Geophysics Department of Bashkir State University. The objective of the event consists in sharing of knowledge and experience between students, postgraduates, young specialists, and developing interaction between SPE student chapters from Russian and foreign universities.

The Symposium agenda included numerous events, both professional and cultural. On the first day, observing city tour was organized for participants, where all the guests had a chance to get acquainted with the main sights of Ufa.

The second day started with the opening ceremony, at which organizers of the Symposium and professors of Bashkir State University performed with words of welcome. After the opening ceremony, the student paper contest was held. Representatives of Gubkin University, Valentina Milovanova and Denis Vorontsov successfully performed in the section “Petroleum Refining and Transportation”, Bulat Kuzyashev presented his scientific research in the section “Development of Oil and Gas Fields”, Aleksei Kishankov won the 3rd place in the section “Oil and Gas Service”.

After that, the round table was held for representatives of SPE student chapters of Russian and Caspian Region. At the round table students told about activities and achievements of their sections. On the same day, the representatives of Kazan Federal University SPE Student Chapter held the team competition, assessing knowledge in the sphere of petroleum industry, entitled “Oil Barrel”. Students from Gubkin University participated in the tournament and, as a result, the team of Aleksei Kishankov won the 2nd place, the team of Denis Vorontsov won the 1st place. Furthermore, on the second day, Soft Skills lectures were held by students and young specialists, also there were presentations of petroleum companies. In the end of the official program, case-championship, entitled “In Search of Efficiency” was organized by representatives of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University. The case was devoted to perspectives of the Arctic petroleum fields development. As a result of the championship, the team with participation of Valentina Milovanova, Denis Vorontsov, Aleksei Kishankov gained the 3rd place, and the team, which included Bulat Kuzyashev and Albert Salimgaraev, won the 2nd place.

On the third day of the Symposium, the field trip was organized for the participants. The guests of the event had a chance to admire unique natural sights of the Republic of Bashkortostan: the Blue Lake and the Holy Springs of Krasnousolsk.

The members of the Gubkin University delegation would like to express gratitude to the organizers of the Symposium for the perfectly held event and the intensive program. The delegation is also grateful to the administration of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University), SPE Moscow Section and SPE Regional Office for making it possible to participate in the Symposium.