Faculty of Oil and Gas Production

Oil and Gas Engineering

The Department of  “Oil and Gas Engineering”  was established on February 5, 2016. The new unit is part of the former “Development and operation of oil fields”, “Drilling of oil and gas wells”, “Development and operation of gas and condensate fields”, as well as hydraulics (former hydraulics), and parts of oil and gas transportation.

Temporary Acting Head of the Department - Doctor of Technical Sciences Professor Salavatov Tulparkhan Sharabudinovich was appointed head of the department of "Oil and Gas Engineering" on the basis of the competition from 08.04.2016 for a period of 5 years.

The full-time staff of the Department of “Oil and Gas Engineering” for the new 2019/2020 academic year is 26 professors and teachers - 10 people and the teaching staff - 3 employees with 0.5 employees and 4 employees from external organizations.

The Department of  “Oil and Gas Engineering”  approved the state budget for scientific research in the profile “Development and operation of oil fields” in the direction “Development of technologies based on progressive energy saving and innovative approaches to the development of fields with hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves”.


Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering Department is in collaboration with various companies and organizations such as SOCAR, BP, Schlumberger, Baker-Hughes, Halliburton, Total, Roxar, Petex, Kappa, SPE Azerbaijan and others. This is done to increase the quality of education.


The department students have an opportunity to get familiarized with and get educated to modern software including geomodelling, PVT-analysis, PTA analysis and interpretation, production and injection system optimization, optimum well performance, etc.

The software available to the department is widely used in the energy industry by the leading companies.


ROXAR has kindly provided the following software for free of charge:

IRAP RMS – integrated modular 3D geomodelling system capable of building and maintaining the geologic models of the reservoirs under development stage

TEMPEST – integrated 3D reservoir simulation software.


Petex (Petroleum Experts) has donated IPM (Integrated Production Modeling) software package of the equivalent of £1,072,970.00 to the University.

The package includes the following modules:

PROSPER Well Modelling and Design;

MBAL Reservoir Analytical Simulation; 

PVTP Fluid Characterisation;

GAP Multiphase Network Optimisation;

REVEAL Specialised Reservoir Simulator & Near Wellbore Reservoir Simulator;

RESOLVE Integrated Production Controller.

IPM allows modeling of the entire production flow process (reservoir, wells, distribution of oil, gas, and water) and optimizes the development of petroleum fields.

This package gives students the opportunity to practice in petroleum engineering and field development management.


Kappa provided Ecrin software package for free

Saphir – PTA analysis;

Topaze – decline analysis and forecasting;

Diamant – downhole permanent pressure gauge data analysis;

Emeraude – production logging analysis and interpretation;

Rubis – numerical modeling.

Kappa is one of the leaders in well testing and well performance software development.


Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering Department is thankful to Roxar, Petex, Kappa for the unique opportunity of utilizing their respective software in the educational process.