Petroleum Learning Centre — Heriot-Watt University Approved Learning Partner
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Founded in 2001, the Petroleum Learning Centre is a joint project of Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) and Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia)


internationally recognised postgraduate programmes of Heriot-Watt University in petroleum engineering


short courses and continuing professional development programmes for petroleum industry professionals


multi-disciplinary research projects delivered in various areas of geosciences and petroleum engineering


corporate business partners in Russia, including Gazprom, Gazprom neft, Rosneft, Lukoil, Novatek and Surgutneftegas

Postgraduate study

Heriot-Watt University postgraduate programmes equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and solve the most complex problems in today’s petroleum industry.

Short courses

Our range of short courses in petroleum engineering and geology is the perfect opportunity to gain or improve your knowledge and benefit from the expertise of our tutors.

Research projects

Our multi-disciplinary research activity is driven by delivering real results in various areas of petroleum engineering and geosciences while working closely with business and industry.

Our rankings

QS World University Rankings 2022


Tomsk Polytechnic University ranked 1st in Russia in Petroleum Engineering


Heriot-Watt University ranked 13th worldwide in Petroleum Engineering


Tomsk Polytechnic University ranked 19th worldwide in Petroleum Engineering