From May 1 to May 7, 2018, the Russian National Committee of the World Petroleum Council (WPC) held a selection of applications of young specialists and students to participate in the WPC Mentoring Programme 2018-2020. 

The aim of the Programme is to provide young people with an opportunity to directly engage with senior industry experts and leaders to discuss industry issues and draw upon their experiences, expectations and suggestions in a non-corporate perspective.
During this period, 28 applications were received from 11 companies and 8 universities.

The selected candidates were:
Anton Baranov – Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
Lesana Kurbonshoeva – Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (NRU)
Maxim Belik – company ROSTRADEGROUP
Marina Tkachenko – Ingenix Group
Maria Morgunova – Royal Institute of Technology KTH
Shamil Islamov – Saint Petersburg Mining University
Yuriy Raiskiy – Shell

The next stage is the transfer of applications of selected candidates to the World Petroleum Council for further consideration. Candidates who successfully passed the final selection will represent the Russian Federation in the 4th WPC Mentoring Programme 2018-2020.