KFU scientists presented their projects in Abu Dhabi for the first time in the history of the event
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) is the world’s most influential oil and gas exhibition. Traditionally, it unites representatives of more than 100 countries from all over the world. However, this year broke all the previous records – more than 2000 companies had registered, and the total number of participants exceeded 100 thousands. Among them were researchers of StrAU “EcoOil” delegation headed by KFU vice-rector for scientific activities Danis Nurgaliev.
Danis Nurgaliev said: “ADIPEC is like Mecca for oil and gas industry. To attend it and to take part in these discussions is considered a big success. And Kazan federal university made it. Just recently we came back from a grand working trip to Latin America and China, and, to be honest, we had a hard time with another “journey”. But it was worth it. Once again KFU scientists made names for themselves around the world. It’s a small step, but it also is a priceless experience and, more importantly, new contacts”.
As for the new acquaintances, there really were many of them during ADIPEC-2016. KFU delegation held talks with companies from Oman, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia. In particular, further negotiations were conducted with Saudi Aramco – the university first greeted the company in the mid-October when its representatives visited KFU. We should remind that during the visit the world-leading oil producer took interest in nanoscale catalysts and the in-situ combustion technology. Also, KFU researchers presented breakthrough projects in geological modeling as well as unique education programs.
“ADIPEC is not only about the new high-level technologies. There were a lot of companies whose main focus were education and training of specialists for oil and gas industry. Many of them had their own unique programs. That’s why it was really useful for us to meet them and share experience. We even managed to agree upon joint collaboration with some of them. It’s just a beginning, but at this point it’s important to reach a general consensus”, – commented the director of KFU Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies’ Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing and the director of the StrAU “Ecooil”’s Center for Advanced Training Ildus Chukmarov.
Deputy Director for innovation technologies at Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies Vladislav Sudakov added: “It’s a comfort to know that our technologies are able to meet competition not only in Russia but abroad as well. Many companies took interest in our advances in modeling, monitoring and researching of core samples and challenged reserves. Of course, every country has its own peculiarities but they see us as potential partners”.
It is necessary to note that apart from attending the exhibition and the conference the KFU delegation also visited Core Lab – one of the leading companies in the exploration of core sample.