International oil and gas conference success for a student of Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas

photos from private archive of Wojciech Labuda

Wojciech Labuda – currently pursuing a degree programme in Mining and Geology at AGH UST’s Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas – presented a paper during the ‘Young Professionals’ session of this year’s edition of international student oil industry conference (held in Moscow). Additionally, together with his team Wojciech won second place in the oil industry knowledge quiz which accompanied the major event.

Our student presented a paper on Abandoned Mine Methane – Bridge between Old and New, assessing economic viability of extracting methane from defunct coal mines in the Polish region of Upper Silesian Coal Basin. The study was completed under the supervision of Wojciech’s academic adviser – mgr inż. Jacek Hendel of the Department of Natural Gas Engineering at the Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas.

The ”Petro Olympic Games” oil and gas knowledge competition, which was held together with the conference, takes the form of a quiz involving a number of international teams. Our student was a member of the second-best team of the event alongside students from Russian and German universities.

The costs of Wojciech’s trip and participation in the conference were financed from the “Najlepsi z Najlepszych 2.0” project operated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education within the framework of ‘Wiedza Edukacja Rozwój’ Operational Programme co-financed by the European Social Fund.

The 9th International Youth Scientific and Practical Congress ‘Oil & Gas Horizons’ was held in Moscow at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. The event attracted several students from over 20 countries and 35 universities who presented their research findings in one poster and seven paper sessions.