On the 14th of April 2016, Ukhta State Technical University opened its doors to participants at the VI National Youth Innovation Convention "Youth - the future of the Republic of Komi".
The Convention is aimed at identifying and supporting talented youth, creating conditions for them to display their creative abilities, enhancing youth participation in science and promoting scientific and technical creativity of the youth. The organizers of the convention were the Ministry of Education and Youth Policy of Komi Republic and FSBEI HE «Ukhta State Technical University».
At the Convention 130 projects were submitted under the five disciplines available: natural sciences, engineering sciences, information technology, social sciences and humanities and economic sciences. Educational institutions present included; Ukhta State Technical University, Syktyvkar State University named after Pitirim Sorokin, Syktyvkar Institute of Forestry, Syktyvkar Commerce and Technology College, Syktyvkar Humanities and Education College named after Kuratov, Syktyvkar College of Forestry, School №1 for the in-depth study of specific subjects (Syktyvkar), and Schools №2 and № 10 (Ukhta).
USTU SPE Student Chapter performed a great and difficult job in creating an exhibition stand. At first, the idea of the USTU SPE Student Chapter exhibition stand seemed almost impossible as the idea was conceived exactly ten days before the start of the convention. But our team so determined to realize this ambitious project went ahead and made it a reality. We faced a lot of difficulties and problems right from the first phase of the project but each and every one of us understood that we had no room for error. Virtually, the team worked round the clock leaving no chance for an unsuccessful completion. Thanks to our clearly stated objectives, efficiency and well-coordinated teamwork, we managed to create a great professionally manufactured exhibition stand as confirmed by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov USTU SPE Student Chapter President.
The exhibition stand attracted a lot of attention from experts, participants and guests not only for its fresh design but also for the innovative projects presented by student members of the USTU SPE Student Chapter and professional members of SPE Timan-Pechora section. The overall project theme was "Technology and equipment for the development of hydrocarbon reserves in the Arctic Shelf and the Far North". Recognition of outstanding projects took place at the end of the convention. Successful amongst them was one of the projects of our exhibition stand; "Development of land based drilling facilities for drilling horizontal wells using ERD technology on the Arctic Shelf," by Ovchinnikov Vyacheslav Alexandrovich and Gomzyakova Raisa both students of Ukhta State Technical University. Also during the exhibition, discussions and talks took place with representatives of companies and organizations with regards to joint projects and future plans.
The USTU SPE Student Chapter exhibition stand was established with the support of the SPE Timan-Pechora Professional Section with financial support also provided by OOO "Research and Design Institute of Oil and Gas USTU".