Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery (SCHR):

Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery (SCHR) has been created following the decision of Skoltech Board of Trustees made in December 2013. The main goal of SCHR is to provide world-class research, education and innovations in the area of exploration and production of  hydrocarbons. Our aim is to establish Skoltech as a leader in developing technology and people for Russia’s future needs in the area of exploration and production hydrocarbons.

Main areas of SCHR activity in research, education and innovation are geomechanics, enhanced oil recovery, geophysics & petrophysics of reservoirs, thermal petrophysics, gas hydrates and advanced reservoir simulations. We focus our research efforts on the development of new technological solutions for exploration and production of hydrocarbons at such geological objects as brownfields, tight oil, heavy oil,  oil fields in polar regions and Arctic shelf.

Following Skoltech strategy, SCHR develops collaboration with world-leading universities including Texas A&M University, USA, University of Calgary, Canada, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland and others. Among our university partners are famous Russian universities and including Moscow state university, Bashkir state university, Russian state university of oil and gas, and the institutes of Russian Academy of Sciences.

MS education program was developed in collaboration with university partners and is focused on disciplines important for exploration and production of hydrocarbons including enhanced oil recovery, geomechanics, high-performance computing and other.

Research facilities of SCHR include computational laboratory and experimental laboratories focused on research in the areas of advanced petrophysics and geochemistry, geomechanics, enhanced oil recovery, and gas hydrates.