USTU Students Present Graduation Projects at Transneft North

Date of publication: 22 June 2020

Transneft North has held the presentation of graduation projects of Ukhta State Technical University (USTU) students. For the first time, bachelor and master students defended their projects during a joint online event.

Six university graduates who had completed their Bachelor Degree studies and two Masters-to-be presented their projects. The State Examination Commission included specialists of the company and university professors.


The graduates majored in Oil and Gas Engineering, the Department of Design and Operation of Oil and Gas Trunk Pipelines, four of them are Transneft scholars. The graduation projects are dedicated to solving specific issues of enhancing the efficiency of oil pipeline industry facilities, including the facilities of Transneft North.  According to the results of the defense, four graduates received excellent marks, and four persons received good marks.


USTU is the main alma mater of employees of Transneft North and other Transneft subsidiaries. This year, under the targeted agreement, 18 university graduates are assigned to work at the company’s facilities. More than 600 people of the 2,800 company employees graduated from this university. In total, Transneft subsidiaries employ more than 2,000 USTU graduates.


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Transneft North provides assistance in strengthening the facilities and resources of the university. USTU has a complex of 17 laboratories and classrooms built and outfitted by Transneft, which are effectively used in the educational process and for scientific research.

The main areas of cooperation between Transneft North and the university are training of engineering personnel and scientific research on oil trunk transportation issues. Employees and teachers of USTU annually improve their professional qualification at the company’s facilities; grants are given to young teachers and students to support scientific research in the field of oil pipeline transportation.