Since its foundation, the Ukrainian Association of Geologists implements educational projects and participates in similar projects of its partners. The Association carries out educational activities in two main areas: Training and professional development and Educational programs for young people.
Training courses are carried out in the following areas: HSE, Economics, Law, Geology, Geophysics, Logging, Drilling, Bore wells development, Extraction, Professional English.
Starting 2009, UAG has been successfully implementing the program ‘Professional development of specialists of oil and gas industry of Ukraine for international cooperation and work in Western companies’. The program is carried out thanks to the constant sponsorship of the NADRA GROUP, as well as under support of Shell, Halliburton, Regal Petroleum, Discovery Drilling Equipment, Ukrainian specialized institutions, organizations, public and private companies, international public organizations: AAPG, EAGE, SEG.
Since 2012, the scope of activities and the list of participants have been expanding due to launch of The Program on Employment and Adaptation to the Market Economy of Exploration Industry Specialists in order to Preserve the Human and Intellectual Potential of Ukrainian Geology. The program was initiated by the Ukrainian Association of Geologists supported by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The initiative contributes to the training of Ukrainian geologists according to the requirements of employers. Thanks its implementation, companies that need experts in geological specialties are constantly monitored.
In order to attract advanced technologies to Ukraine, in accordance to UAG program Technological days for Ukrainian production and mining companies, specifically, ‘The Day of the Latest Exploration and Production Technologies’ in 2013 and ‘Integrated Services in Cased Wells’ in 2016 were held.
Since 2017, training programs on project management and MS Project products (13 programs in total) are carried, with preparation for passing the IPMA exam (IPMA – International Project Management Association).
An important area of educational work of the Association under the Tutkovsky Institute program is the organization of scientific conferences. A total of 80 conferences were held with a wide range of scientific topics, covering the problems of lithology and stratigraphy of sedimentary basins, problems of ore and oil and gas, including unconventional hydrocarbons, ore-bearing Precambrian and Phanerozoic, environmental problems and preservation of geological heritage, demonstration of new technology on geological and geophysical research and production of energy and mineral resources, and the like.
The Association considers one of its main tasks to perform education in respect to the environment, dissemination of geological knowledge and raising the prestige of professions related to the study and use of the geological environment. Therefore, since 2001, the Ukrainian Association of Geologists has begun to revive the country's children and youth geological movement. Educational activities for young people are carried out through school geological and environmental education, organization and support of clubs and schools, printing of popular science literature aimed at teenage audiences.
According to the program of training and retraining of personnel of Ukrainian research, service and mining enterprises ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western companies’, 30 lectures and seminars were held with the involvement of world oil and gas companies (Shell, Marathon, Vanko) and international sectoral public organizations (AAPG, SEG, EAGE).
The Institute conducted 36 two-week professional training courses in the field of effective and balanced use of natural resources. 454 students received state diplomas. Thanks to the educational programs of the Institute, 2000 students from more than 100 companies, institutions and organizations deepened their professional knowledge. 424 people took part in scientific conferences organized by the Institute.
On the basis of the Tutkovsky Institute, a training program ‘Professional Development and Consulting on Project Management in the Field of Natural Resources’ was launched. Specialized training courses ‘Geophysical Researches of Wells by the Use of Modern Technologies’ were conducted in the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute (Kharkiv, 2017-2018).
Leading Ukrainian and foreign specialists are involved in the educational process. Among them are lecturers from the Ukrainian Association of Geologists, AAPG, SEG, EAGE, and other partners. In addition to lecturers from the above-mentioned international specialized public organizations, specialists in the study and use of a wide range of natural resources through the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) are invited. The events are organized on the basis of the Tutkovsky Institute, as well as scientific institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, other institutions and organizations, service and mining companies.
Main performed activities
|Date||Event or activity|
|December 4-8, 2017||‘Geophysical Research of Wells through the Use of Modern Technologies’, professional development courses. Lecturers of Tutkovsky Institute: O. M. Karpenko, Professor of Geology Department, Oil and Gas, ESI Institute of Geology, A.O. Kasyan, General Director of Tutkovsky Integrated Solutions LLC, A.V. Starostin, Director General, JSC Ukrgeocentr". Venue: Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute, Kharkiv.|
|November 14, 2017||Discussions in the context of joint research within the framework of the international Ukrainian-Slovak project and lecture by Igor Brosky ‘Accessory Minerals - Granitoids of the Northern Carpathians’. Event participants: Institute of Earth Sciences of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation (the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Tutkovsky Institute. Venue: the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation (the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).|
|December 15, 2016||Technology Day of the Tutkovsky Institute (Kyiv city): Integrated Services in Cased Wells. At joint presentation of Halliburton together with the TUTKOVSKY International Hub of Natural Resources there was presented a new technology of geophysical research in production wells, monitoring and evaluation of reservoirs, geological and technical measures in wells under pressure, logging cased wells with real-time transmission of information, assessment of cementing, wells service through active fund, perforation on tubing, perforation on the cable, the simulation of the perforation, the use of shaped charges, stimulation of well inflow, pipe diagnostics, maintenance, and well repair.|
|October 28, 2015||A lecture by Ray Leonardo (AAPG) titled ‘The Changing World of Natural Gas: Forecast of Industry Development Till 2030’ was held at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and organized by the Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Tutkovsky Institute, the UAG and SE Naukanaftogaz in the framework of the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists of the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|June 17, 2015||The Tutkovsky Institute organized a seminar titled ‘New Modeling Technologies of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Using the Software Package PETREL’. The lecturers were Shybetska, a geologist of the Schlumberger Services Ukraine LLC, and Ustenko, a geophysicist of Schlumberger Services Ukraine LLC.|
|October 08, 2014||In the framework of the international conference ‘Modern Problems of Lithology of Sedimentary Basins of Ukraine and Adjacent Territories’ (Institute of Geological Science, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv), Vitor Correa, the President of the EFG, gave a series of lectures such as ‘Pan-European Standard for Reporting on the Results of Exploration, Mineral Resources and Reserves. United Nations Framework Classification’ and ‘Popularization of Professional Geology in Europe. The Role of the European Federation of Geologists’.|
|June 18, 2013||The professional development training ‘Unconventional Hydrocarbons: Cavities Hydro Stimulation, Seismic Monitoring, the Possibility of MPD’ was attended by about 20 specialists of LLC Region, the research and design institute of JSC Ukrnafta and Nadra Group of companies. Lecturers: Tyapkin, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, and Kashyba, a candidate of geological sciences.|
|April 24, 2013||An advanced professional development training ‘Modern Geophysical Methods in Search, Exploration and Monitoring of Unconventional Hydrocarbons Production’ was attended by 20 specialists of JV Poltava Petroleum Company, PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannya, Regal Petroleum and the Group of companies NADRA. Tyapkin, programme manager, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, member of the European Academy of Sciences (EAS), of the American Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG) and EAGE, spoke at the same.|
|March 27, 2013||Paradigm’s presentation in the following areas: ‘Paradigm Modern Technologies for the Construction of Deep Images of the Environment’, ‘Preparation and Quality Control of Seismic Data and MPD Data for Inversion Transformations’ and ‘GEOLOG7 Software Complex for Processing and Interpretation of MPD’. Lecturers: Leading specialists of Paradigm Erchenko, Inozemtsev and Izyumova.|
|March 15, 2013||The following seminars were held at the Tutkovsky Institute with the support of AAPG: ‘Cavity and Variations of Stress State in the Structural Traps of the Huff Formation, the Eastern Shelf of Saudi Arabia’ and ‘Paradigm Changes in the Interpretation of the Genesis of Cavity and its Impact on the Productivity of Carbonate Reservoirs at Deep Depths. Study of Deep Permo-Triassic Reservoir Rocks in Saudi Arabia’.|
|March 12, 2013||‘Peculiarities of the Use of Cable-Free Equipment FairfieldNodal on Land and Sea During the Search for Oil and Gas Fields’ seminar. Spokesmen: Tomashyn, Head of FairfieldNodal agent division in Moscow, Shepherd Dudley, technical manager of FairfieldNodal (USA) and Gorbachov, Chief geophysicist of LLC LARGEO. More than 20 participants of the seminar got acquainted with the history of FairfieldNodal company which is a leader in the field of modular seismic technologies, with the world’s only completely cable-free ZNodal system for use both on land and at sea.|
|July 20, 2012||The first two-month semester of corporate English courses for employees of geological and geophysical companies in the framework of the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists in the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’ ended.|
|April 03, 2012||Presentation of the Paradigm Sysdrill program (operations with well bores, analysis of well bore collision prevention, review of engineering modules of the system, such as analysis of torques and forces acting on the BHA, hydraulic analysis of cementing, etc.). Lecturers: Leading specialists of Paradigm Erchenkov, Fedoseev and Izyumova.|
|March 29, 2012||‘As an Idea of Gas Source Rocks Gave Impulse to the Search for Shale Gas - Geological and Petrophysical Evaluation of Rocks Enriched with Organic Matter’ lecture was held with the support of the AAPG. Lecturer: Quinn Passy, senior consultant on oil and gas potential assessment at Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company (URC). The program was attended by 65 specialists from the NJSC NADRA Ukraine, SE Naukanaftogaz, NTP Burova Technica LLC, LLC Burova Tekhnika Rudis, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University of Kyiv, PJSC NADRA Data Processing Center, Institute of Geological Science, the National Academy of Sciences of of Ukraine, LLC Yusein, LLC Cadogan Ukraine, LLC Eurogas Ukraine etc.|
|March 16, 2012||Visit of the third President of the Association since the conclusion of the cooperation agreement between the UAG and AAPG. Two previous presidents of the Association – Roberta Gris and Peter Rose – were also guests of the UAG. A series of four lectures by AAPG President Paul Weimer was held at the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – ‘New Life of Old Fields – Management of Hydrocarbon Reservoir’, ‘Advanced Methods of Exploration of Traditional Deposits of Explosives’, ‘Unconventional Resources: Gas in Superdense Sandstones’ and ‘The Future of the Oil Industry’.|
|March 06, 2012||Professional development training on the topic ‘From Seismic Imaging to Inversion’. The information was presented by Jan Jones, doctor of philosophy in geophysical signal processing and senior advisor in geophysics at the British Company ION GX Technology. This was held within the framework of the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists of the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’ with the support of Shell.|
|February 14, 2012||Shunko, candidate of geological and mineralogy sciences of the Geological Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, spoke on the topic ‘Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Geology’.|
|November 23, 2011||Seminar for media workers of Ukraine ‘How Geologists are Looking for Minerals’ under the patronage of Tutkovsky Institute with the participation of the UAG. The seminar participants received copies of the book written by R.S. Furduy ‘The Brother of the Sun and Wind’ with the author’s autograph. The tour at the plant of PJSC Geophysical Equipment NADRA was conducted by the сhairman of the Board Volodymyr Karmazenko and his first deputy and chief engineer of the enterprise Volodymyr Rybak. It was stressed that the Tutkovsky Institute and the UAG will continue to organize thematic seminars for the media and anyone who wants to know more about geology, minerals of Ukraine and the world, our environment and the planet.|
|September 29, 2011||Paradigm seminar also took place on 25 years of innovation in the oil and gas industry. Lecturers: Leading specialists of Paradigm Erchenkov, Olneva, Inozemtsev and Izyumova.|
|July 19, 2011||The presentation of LMKR GeoGraphix software for geological interpretation, petrophysics and map mining was opened by Peter Chalcraft, President of LMKR GeoGraphix; the detailed introduction to the program was given by Morozov, Director of the Department of Business Development in Europe and CIS firm LMKR GeoGraphix. The event took place in Kyiv in in the classroom of the Tutkovsky Institute in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|June 14–15, 2011||Lectures of Dr. Yapp Mondt (AAPG) titled ‘What Geophysical Data is Still Not Being Used’ and ‘How to Combine Different Types of Geophysical Data’ were held in the classroom of the Tutkovsky Institute in the framework of the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists in the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|May 27, 2011||The presentation of the new perforating system of Halliburton was attened by JV Poltava Petroleum Company, Cadogan Petroleum, LLC Krym Petroleum Company, GPE Poltavagasvydobuvannya, JSC Naftogazvydobuvannya, Regal Petroleum, Naftogazgeologika, JSC Concern NADRA, CJSC Ukrnaftogazgeofizika and employees of exploration and surface de-gassing service of Zasyadko Coal Mine. The presentation was held by the leading engineer on PVR of the MDP Department and PVR of Halliburton S. Makeev.|
|May 17–20, 2011||Wolfgang Nachtman, manager of RAG company projects in Ukraine, spoke on ‘Search and Exploration of Oil and Gas. Industrial Geology’ organized by the Tutkovsky Institute in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|May 12, 2011||Ditmar Neuhaus, technical director of Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production, spoke on ‘Prospecting, Exploration and Development of Shale Gas, Gas in Tight Formations, Coal-Bed Methane’ organized by the Tutkovsky Institute together with Shell in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|March 30, 2011||Professor Peter Kukla (AAPG) spoke on ‘Deformation Mechanisms and Limitation of the Shielding Ability of Rock Salt: Comprehensive Multi-Level Approach of Evaluation of the Salt Pool’ and ‘Evaluation of Reservoir Properties of an Unusual Internal-Salt Carbonate Sections: Late Proterozoic-Early Cambrian Formation of the South Oman Salt Basin’ organized by the Tutkovsky Institute in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’. The training was attended by 48 representatives of CGTD Ukrnafta, Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of of Ukraine, SE Naukanaftogaz, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, UKRSGRI, JSC Concern NADRA, Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production, the Prychornomorsk State Regional Geological Enterprise, etc.|
|November 29, 2010||‘Aspects of Modern Exploratory Well Methods and Design of Production Wells’ seminar was organized with the sponsorship of Shell Ukraine Exploration and Production together with the Tutkovsky Institute.|
|November 01, 2010||‘Economic Attractiveness of Methane-Coal Projects in Ukraine’ seminar was successfully hosted by Discovery Drilling Equipment Ltd, whose activity is the development and production of complete drilling rigs and components for drilling and maintenance of oil and gas wells.|
|October 27, 2010||I.P. Gafych, a candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, Davydenko and O.I. Gafych spoke on ‘Analysis and Risk Assessment of Exploration for Oil and Gas’ which was organized by the Tutkovsky Institute in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’. The training was attended by 28 participants including SC Ukrgazvydobuvannya, SE Naukanaftogaz, OJSC Ukrnafta, NIPI Ukrnafta, Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute, LLC Cadogan Ukraine, LLC Petrokonsaltyng and JSC Concern NADRA.|
|May 26–27, 2010||‘Processing of Seismic Information and Construction of Seismic Images of Geological Environments’. Lecturers: Candidate of physico-mathematical sciences and head of Seismic Exploration Department of JSC Concern NADRA Lisnyi, head of the Computer Center Renkas and chief geophysicist Makovenko. Organized by the Tutkovsky Institute. The workshop was attended by 20 representatives of SE Naukanaftogaz, LLC Cadogan Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, SE Ukrgazvydobuvannya and JSC Concern NADRA.|
|April 30, 2010||Kashuba, candidate of geological sciences, and Fedoriv, candidate of technical sciences, gave a series of lectures on ‘Complex Interpretation of Materials of Geophysical Studies of Open-Hole Wells, Principles and Achievements’ which was organized by the Tutkovsky Institute in the program framework ‘Professional Development of Specialists of Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’.|
|April 26, 2010||A lecture series ‘Application of Seismic Anisotropy in the Oil and Gas Industry was organized by the Tutkovsky Institute with the sponsorship of Shell and Rudis.|
|November 11–12, 2009||Frans van Buchem (AAPG), spoke on the following topics devoted to the problem of oil source rocks and carbonate rocks: ‘Baremsk Aptian Carbonate System of the Eastern Arabian Plate as Part of the Global Stratigraphic Reference Model’ and ‘Stratigraphic Peculiarities of Distribution of Oil Source Carbonate Rocks on the Example of the Inner Shelf of the South Arabian Plate in the Cretaceous Period’.|
|November 04, 2009||Presentation of the program ‘Professional Development of Specialists in the Oil and Gas Industry of Ukraine for International Cooperation and Work in Western Companies’ at the international exhibition of oil and gas industry ‘Oil and Gas 2009’. Among those present were representatives of SE Ukrgazvydobuvannya, JSC Ukrnafta, Institute of Geological Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian State Geological Research Institute (UKRSGRI), State Regional Geological Enterprise Pivnichgeologiya, Kyiv Geological Prospecting College, Ukrainian Association of Drilling, Shell, etc. The educational process under the program is carried out by involving leading Ukrainian and foreign specialists in lectures and specialized courses.|