Université de Lorraine, France
KAZ-NU Al-Farabi University at Almaty
KZ-NTU at Almaty
French École nationale supérieure de géologie

















Objectives, Subjects of Study, Professions


The objective of this Master program is to train specialists for combined engineering and scientific careers. The strong professional engineering specialisation determines the difference of this master from all other scientific programs in this domain. At the same time, the parallel strong scientific specialisation makes this master distinct from all other professional programs.

SRE trains students in the following domains:

  • Hydro-thermodynamic processes during the exploitation of different types of subterranean energy reservoirs.
  • Engineering methods of predicting, controlling, modelling, and optimising recovery scenarios;
  • Simulation and 3D-modelling of reservoir geological structures and reservoir dynamic processes.
  • Reservoir geology and geophysics.

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Oil, Gas, Uranium, Unconventional & Renewable GeoEnergies



- Oil, Gas, Gas-condensate


- Gas storages (CH4, CO2, H2)


- In-situ leaching of uranium ors


- Reactive transport and multiphase flow in geological media


- Geothermy


- Unconventional oil: heavy oil, bitumen, shale oil


- Unconventional gas: hydrates, shale gas, tight gas, coalbed methane

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• Reservoir Engineering (and Reservoir Geology):

- methods of forecasting, controlling and optimising recovery scenarios;

- data acquisition;

- data treatment;

- 3D geological modelling

- Hydro-thermodynamic modelling of reservoir processes



• Research in subterranean fluid mechanics and porous media



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Graduate students from SRE are recognized and recruited worldwide by major industrial and service oil-gas companies and research centres, such as Total, Schlumberger, Beicip-Franlab, Gaz de France, CGGVeritas, Paradigm, Exxon-Mobile, Shell, Chevron, EMGS, Statoil, Geoproduction Consultants, Soultz Geothermy, Geostock, BRGM, Gleencore/KazZink, Katko/Areva, and others.

Graduate students can also work in non-petroleum areas related to the problems of aquifer management, geothermal energy, CO2 storage, radioactive waste storage, mining engineering and various aspects of environment.

The SRE master diploma also offers the possibility to follow a research career via doctoral studies in international research centres.