Petroleum Learning Centre / Tomsk Polytechnic University
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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)


newly updated postgraduate programmes in petroleum engineering and geosciences starting September 2022


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

The programmes equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand and solve the most complex upstream 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.

Our rankings

QS World University Rankings 2023


Tomsk Polytechnic University ranked 1st in Russia in Petroleum Engineering


Tomsk Polytechnic University ranked 14th worldwide in Petroleum Engineering​


Heriot-Watt University ranked 12th worldwide in Petroleum Engineering