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Andrei Osiptsov

Assistant Professor
Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery

I am leading the Multiphase Flow Modeling Team.  We have a number of openings for experienced scientists and PhD students on my team, with expertise in applied math, numerical methods, multiphase flow modeling and data science. Experience in hydraulic fracture simulation, drilling, or well testing is a plus.  Please send CV at


  • 2016 – present: Assistant Professor,  Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery, Skoltech.
  • 2005-2016: Research Program Manager & Principal Research Scientist, Schlumberger.
  • 2005-2014: Associate Professor (part-time), Mech&Maths Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Academic Degrees & Education:

  • 2017: D.Sci. (Habilitation) in Fluid Mechanics, Institute of Hydrodynamics, SB RAS.
  • 2006: PhD in Fluid Mechanics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • 2005: MSc in Continuum Mechanics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.


Scientific interests of Dr Osiptsov lie in the field of asymptotic methods, multiphase flow modeling, suspension flows, and new technology for oil and gas industry, in particular hydraulic fracturing. He has more than 50 publications, including ~30 papers indexed in Scopus and 6 granted patents. Dr Osiptsov is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Reviewer for a number of professional journals. 
At Skoltech, Andrei Osiptsov is involved in research projects in collaboration with Russian oil & gas companies and academic institutions on themes related to multiphase flows, especially in wells and hydraulic fractures, with the general application to new technology for the oil and gas industry. Dr. Osiptsov is also engaged in supervising students on fundamental and applied aspects of mechanics of multiphase media.

  • Fluid Mechanics,
  • Multiphase Flow,
  • Particle Transport,
  • Hydraulic Fracturing

Selected recent papers out of ~30 total (full list via Scopus / Scholar Google / ResearchGate links on the left above):

Patents granted:

  1. .A. Boronin, A.A. Osiptsov, Method of hydraulically fracturing a low-perm subterranean formation, RU patent N 2402679, granted Oct 27, 2010.
  2. Osiptsov and S. Boronin, “Method for hydraulically fracturing a low permeability subsurface formation” US patent 8327940 granted on 11.12.2012.
  3. Osiptsov and D. Koroteev, “Method for hydraulic fracturing”, RU patent N 2464417 granted on 20.10.2012.
  4. Osiptsov and D. Koroteev, “Method Of A Formation Hydraulic Fracturing “, US Patent 8,967,251 granted on 03 March 2015.
  5. Starostin and A.Osiptsov, “A method for improving accuracy of multiphase mixture flow rate measurement in a pipeline”, RU patent 2554686, grant date is April 9th, 2015; priority date is October 18th, 2013.

2015: Principal level in Schlumberger research career ladder (top 1% of Schlumberger technical population).

2014: Conrad Schlumberger prize for Technical Depth for a paper at Schlumberger Production Symposium (w/co-authors).

2006: Winner of young scientist contest at Moscow State Uni. for a series of journal papers.

2005, 2006: Winner of Conference-contest at Institute of Mechanics, MSU (40+ participants).

2004: Academician G.I. Petrov Medal for a research work validated vs experiments.

I have an opening for a Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist on my team, with expertise in multiphase flow modeling. PhD degree required. Experience in hydraulic fracture simulation, drilling, or well testing is a plus. Please send CV at 

Igor Garagash
Principal Research Scientist
Sergei Boronin
Senior Research Scientist
Albert Vainshtein
Senior Engineer
Dmitry Derbyshev
Research Intern
Renata Mutalova
Research Intern

ФИО: Осипцов Андрей Александрович
Занимаемая должность (должности): Старший преподаватель
Преподаваемые дисциплины: механика многофазных сред в нефтегазовой отрасли
Ученая степень: доктор физико-математических наук (2017)
Ученое звание: нет
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: физико-математические науки
Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет
Общий стаж работы: Более 14 лет
Стаж работы по специальности: 14 лет