SPE STAR Scholarship and Fellowship


Each year SPE grants 2 scholarship for students, $2,500, and 2 for postgraduates, $2,500 per year in Russian and Caspian region, scholarship can be received up to 4 y


  • Submission deadline – 15 April 
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  • For full time students only
  • Recommendation letters are required
  • Essay and research statement are required
  • Must be an SPE member
  • Graduation date not earlier than 9 month after submission

2015 STAR Recipients:



Pavel Markov

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia

Pavel Markov entered Tyumen State University as a mathematician in 2006 and graduated with high honors in 2011. In 2010-2014 he worked in Tyumen Oil and Gas Institute as a petroleum engineer and a head of hydrodynamic modelling sector where he was responsible for modelling and designing of development of oil and gas fields in Western Siberia. In 2011 he entered master's degree courses and in 2013 the PhD corses in Tyumen State University with a specialization in mathematical modelling.
He was awarded the Schlumberger Scholarship for the academic year 2011/2012, the Russian Federation President Scholarship for an abroad education in 2014 (Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh) and  the Tyumen State University Rector Scholarship for the 2015/2016 academic year.
His scientific work is intended to develop a multistage upscaling technique using the pore network modelling approach and continuous symmetries theory for difference schemes of multiphase flow in porous media which are for efficiency and speed increasing of hydrodynamic modelling.


Alexey Vikhrov

Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia

In 2011 Alexey Vikhrov entered Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and in 2015 he finished it with Bachelor's degree and entered there the master's degree courses.
Alexey joined SPE Gubkin Student Chapter in 2012 and in one yesr he became its President. 
Alexey Vikhrov actively participates in various activities related to oil and gas inductry, e.g. he was awarded at the 6th International Student Scientific and Practical Symposeum “Oil and Gas Horizons, "Oil & Gas 2014" Conference.


Balagardash Bashirov

Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan

After finishing school Balagardash Bashirov got admitted to Chemical Engineering at Qafqaz University without university entrance examination score because of successful previous studying and participation in many scientific Olympiads. During university he became the SPE member and attended Young Talents Program in BP. In 2013 and 2014 he has also been a team leader of Azerbaijan team in International Junior Science Olympiad.


Almagul Zakaryayeva

Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Almagul Zakaryayeva is the 4th year student of Kazakh National Technical University. She is an active SPE Student Chapter member since 2013. In 2015 she was one of the organizators of the 12th International Youth Oil and Gas Forum.

2014 STAR Recipients:

2014 Star Scholarship Winners:

Vadim Dovbysh, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
Ramiz Shakhmaliyev, Azerbajian State Oil Academy

2014 Star Fellowship Winners:

Ekaterina Krasnova, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
Adeliya Mustafina, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas