A delegation of 17 managers and specialists, representatives of various departments of Rosneft, visited Kazan Federal University. During a two-day visit the guests got acquainted with the capabilities of the laboratories of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies, A.M. Butlerov Chemical Institute, as well as of the research Center “TRIZ Modeling “, one of the priority areas in the field of oil production, refining and petrochemistry. During the visit, the delegation held round table talks on the problems of “Perspective developments in the field of increasing the efficiency of hydrocarbon production and transportation” and “Modern methods of data processing and development of deposits with hard-to-recover reserves”. It is worth noting that one of the initiators of the meeting was a specialized institute for the development of high-viscosity oil and natural bitumen deposits SamaraNIPIneft.
Danis Nurgaliyev, the Vice-Rector for Research and Director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of KFU said: “In September last year, Kazan Federal University became the Basic University of Rosneft company. Today, KFU, together with the subsidiaries of the company is actively discussing research and educational projects. Signing an agreement on providing joint Master’s program with Rosneft and British Petroleum is expected to be a great event. The students will be given a good chance to study at the Imperial College in London for one year. ”
Albert Amirov, Hea of Samaraneftegaz Field Development Department, noted that the company is interested both in training its employees at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies at KFU, sharing experiences, and in implementing joint research projects in the field of high-viscosity oil extraction.
“For the last two years, the Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing of IGPT has trained more than 150 employees from 13 subsidiaries of the company on 45 different programs”,shared Ildus Chukmarov, the director of the Center.
Summing up the meeting, Ivan Kireyev, the Deputy Head of SamaraNIPIneft thanked the staff of Kazan Federal University for the warm welcome, fruitful work and willingness to continue cooperation to achieve shared goals.