Program “Technologies of Hydrocarbons Processing” | Siberian Federal University

Program “Technologies of Hydrocarbons Processing”

Specialized English-Taught International Semester Program of Master’s Level.

The Semester Program gives the information about general technologies of oil refining, technologies of refining low-quality oil and means of significant increasing of oil refining depth.

The aim is to provide students with knowledge of modern means of crude oil refining.


  • to provide students with development prospects of technologies of first crude oil processing, secondary processing and polymers production;
  • to give an overview of modern oil refining technologies;
  • to develop innovative approaches in solving extraordinary tasks of integration of the latest scientific achievements into oil refining industry.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • use acquired knowledge in solving real tasks in hydrocarbon processing industry;
  • construct and describe different technological schemes of petroleum refining processes and also calculate the material balance of technological units;
  • select the necessary equipment for deep processing plants, determine the quality and reliability of technological machines;
  • evaluate modern conditions of oil and gas industry.

Teaching methods

The course includes lectures, home assignments and a final exams. Independent learning implies studying informational resources recommended by a teacher and performing individual tasks.

Career prospects

Students who successfully passed the module may continue their education in Master’s Program ‘Petroleum Chemistry and Refining’, and further continue studying to earn a PhD SibFU Degree.

This Semester Module of Master’s Level is designed for current and future employees of oil and gas companies. The program provides students with means of promotion.

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Currently, the worlds’ main sources of energy are hydrocarbons. Processing of hydrocarbons allows synthesis of a wide range of different valuable products such as motor fuels, liquefied gases and petrochemical products.

There is a tendency of gradual depletion of traditional light oil. During the module, the problems of production of clean fuels and accordance with clean fuel regulations are considered. The module is especially focused on processing heavy oils and oil residues.

This International Semester Program “Technologies of Hydrocarbons Processing” is offered by School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Siberian Federal University (SibFU). School is positioned as the modern scientific and educational complex on preparation of highly qualified specialists of all levels for oil and gas branch of Krasnoyarsk Region, Eastern Siberia, the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries.

Partners School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering are Rosneft, Gazprom, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science and other.

Fedor A. Buryukin

  • PhD in Chemistry, Associate Professor
  • Head of Department of Chemistry and Technology of Natural Energy Carriers and Carbon Materials

Tel: +7 391 254-54-43
E-mail: Fburyukin [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
CV: in russian

Buryukin F. is the author of more than 100 scientific papers. He participated in various international conferences in Spain, China, France, Switzerland, Malaysia, Canada, and Singapore.

Research interests: technologies of petroleum processing and etc.


  • 2011 — Internship Nanyang Technological university (Singapore) “Introduction to Micro and Nanotechnologies”
  • 2013 — Internship Vinci Technologies (France) “Pilot plant”
  • 2013 — New methods in the analysis of petroleum and petroleum products, (Switzerland)
  • 2016 — IFP Training “Petrochemicals overview & Heavy Cuts” (France)


Laureate of the corporate grants JSC NK “Rosneft”, JSC “Achinsk Refinery”, JSC “Vankorneft” for achievements in science and education.

2013 Diploma of the Administration of the Oktyabrsky borough of Krasnoyarsk for many years of conscientious work and high professionalism.

2012 The letter of thanks of the Ministry of Investment and Innovation of the Krasnoyarsk Territory for his great personal contribution to the development of nanotechnology.

Recent Publications

  • Kuznetsov P. N., Obukhova A. V., Kuznetsova L. I., Buryukin F. A., Pavlenko N. I, Kolesnikova S. M., Kamenskii E. S., Perminov N. V. Thermal Dissolution of GZh Coal in Different Paste-Forming Agents // Solid Fuel Chemistry 52(5), 2018. p. 296-301
  • Buryukin F., Kuznetsov P., Obukhova A., Kuznetsova L., Kositcyna S. Composition and structural characterization of the extractive pitches as compared with the commercial reference pitches of different origins // International Review of Mechanical Engineering 12(4), 2018. p. 334-340
  • Kuznetsov P. N., Kolesnikova S. M., Kuznetsova L. I., Buryukin F. A., Perminov N. V., Kamenskiy E. S., Pavlenko N. I. Thermal Dissolution of Coking Coals in the Anthracene Fraction of Coal Tar // Coke and Chemistry 61(2), 2018. p. 49-56
  • Minakov, A. V., Zhigarev, V. A., Mikhienkova, E. I., (...), Buryukin, F. A., Guzei, D. V. The effect of nanoparticles additives in the drilling fluid on pressure loss and cutting transport efficiency in the vertical boreholes Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 171, 2018. p. 1149-1158
  • Medvedev, A. I., Zhigarev, V. A., Neverov, A. L., Matveyev, A. V., Buryukin, F. A. Investigation of methods for regulating the filtration and strength characteristics of an open borehole International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology 9(10), 2018. p. 260-269
  • Zhigarev, V. A., Neverov, A. L., Lukyanov, V. V., Minakov, A. V., Buryukin, F. A. Study of the flow structure and hydraulic pressure losses in a well with a retrievable core receiver International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology 9(9), 2018. p. 1527-1536
  • Minakov, A. V., Mikhienkova, E. I., Neverov, A. L., Buryukin, F. A. An Experimental Study of the Effect of Nanoparticle Additives on the Rheological Properties of a Suspension Technical Physics Letters 44(5), 2018. p. 367-370

Lecturers and Contact Information

Vladimir Safin
Associate Professor at School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Siberian Federal University
Room 313 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Tel: +7 391 206-28-79; +7 919 635-29-77
E-mail: VSafin [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Elena Lesik
Ph.D., Associated Professor at School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Siberian Federal University
Room 315 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 391 342-85-83,
E-mail: elesik [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Vladimir Bukhtoyarov
Ph.D., Associated Professor at School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Siberian Federal University
Room 205 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 983 150-54-64,
E-mail: vbukhtoyarov [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Mikhail Rybkov
Senior lecturer at School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Siberian Federal University
Room 211 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 905 086-01-15,
E-mail: MRybkov [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Olga Almabekova
PhD., Associate Professor at School of Business Process Management and Economics, Siberian Federal University
Room 506, 26/B, Kirenskogo Str., Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 391 291-27-13,
E-mail: OAlmabekova [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Alexander Tretyakov
Students coordinator, Research Assistant at School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Siberian Federal University
Room 323 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 965 896-01-50, aetretyakov [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Tatyana Nefedieva
Research Assistant at School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Siberian Federal University
Room 325 82/6, Svobodny prospect, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Tel: +7 965 896-01-50, tnefedeva [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
Duration: 1 semester (30 ECTS)
Starting date (each year): April, 1
Language: English
Entry requirements:
  • BSc degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics
  • good command of English (certificate or other official document)
Application deadline: December, 1
Tuition fee (per semester): 130,000 rubles. The cost does not include accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available in double and triple-occupancy rooms (€ 20 per month).
Practicalities: Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University
Semester Program ‘Technologies of hydrocarbons processing’ Total
‘Deep oil refining processes’ ‘Ensuring quality and reliability of technological equipment’ ‘Technology of processing heavy oils, bitumen and residue’ Elective course 1 Elective course 2 Elective course 3 30 ECTS credits

Study Plan

Course Title ECTS credits
Deep oil refining processes 5
Ensuring quality and reliability of technological equipment 5
Technology of processing heavy oils, bitumen and residue 5
Feedstock evaluation and composition 5
Recycling of resources 5
Natural gas processing 5
Project management 5
Lean production 5

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Please contact our Department of International Educational Programs, SibFU

e-mail: study [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-39-28
fax: +7 391 206-21-66
address: 82/6 Svobodny pr., room 427, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia

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