Cuban Masters returned to IGPT after completing their internship and are preparing to Thesis Defense

Cuban Masters returned to IGPT after completing their internship and are preparing to Thesis Defense

At the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of Kazan Federal University, a meeting was held with a group of 18 specialists from the state oil company of Cuba (CUPET), who recently returned to Kazan from Cuba, where they had a 2 months summer internship.

At IGPT, Cuban masters were greeted by Deputy Director for Marketing, Director of the Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing (CdoGEO) Ildus Chukmarov.

“I am glad that your summer internship was successful and you managed to get the necessary data to defend your diploma,” says Ildus Adgamovich. Now your task is to meet with your curators, discuss a further work plan and start scientific research in the production interests of CUPET. Let me remind you that your goal is to study not only to get a diploma, but in order to produce more oil with less costs with this knowledge ensuring Cuba’s energy independence and create a new quality of life for the Cuban people. «

The Director of CdoGEO also said that he plans to invite the management of CUPET to the Thesis Defense of the Cuban masters.

“In the summer we had an internship at CUPET,” says Isaili Kuelia. — During this time, each of us acquired the data necessary for research, for example, I have maps and well logging data. I want to get started soon! This year is very responsible — the thesis defense is ahead”.

Ildus Chukmarov invited Cuban masters to conduct research in the laboratories of IGPT KFU, participate in conferences, and publish their articles in scientific journals. In addition, CdoGEO provided an opportunity for masters to become students of additional professional education programs conducted for Russian companies.

It should be reminded that 18 specialists of the state oil company of Cuba are studying for a master’s degree in the framework of a project implemented by order of CUPET. The project consists in training young specialists in the field of «Petroleum Engineering». Cuban colleagues are studying on a two-year master’s degree program «Hard-to-recover and Unconventional Reservoirs Development.»

It should be noted that the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies maintains long-standing friendly relations with the Unión Cuba-Petróleo (CUPET). In 2018, 17 CUPET specialists successfully completed their master’s studies in «Petroleum Engineering» at IGPT KFU. Most of the graduates of the master’s program have already completed their professional development in Havana as part of courses at CdoGEO.

Today IGPT KFU cooperates with the state oil company of Cuba in all directions. In 2018-2019, CdoGEO successfully implemented a contract for the provision of advanced training services for two hundred managers and specialists of the foreign enterprise in 11 different programs. This is the largest international agreement in the history of Kazan Federal University in the field of additional professional education. The result of this work was the decision of the CUPET management to conclude a new contract for 2022 and 2023 and implement 15 professional development programs.


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