KFU and Russian oil companies expand online cooperation in the face of restrictionsЛейсан Зиннатуллина
For the second month, the Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing of the Kazan Federal University has been implementing exclusively supplementary professional education programs exclusively online. And the new week was no exception. Today, thirty managers and specialists of the oil and gas industry from all over Russia have begun distance learning at the Center by three continuing education programs: “Basin modeling to assess the prospects of oil and gas potential”, “Economic evaluation of projects” and “Modern methods of engineering and geological surveys and determination of physical and mechanical properties soil in the field and laboratory conditions”.
Employees of RN-BashNIPIneft LLC, Tatneft PJSC and structural divisions of Zarubezhneft JSC (including the Office for work with Russian-Vietnamese projects and the Project Development Office in the Republic of Cuba) listen to webinars from leading KFU teachers and industry experts, they will study electronic educational resources and pass final testing at the KFU site.
Director of Center Ildus Chukmarov told about the programs themselves, the teachers, Kazan University, its history and current state, who also noted that with the companies Zarubezhneft JSC, Tatneft PJSC and Rosneft PJSC, Kazan Federal University, and Directly, the Center has its own history of cooperation.
“We have been cooperating with Tatneft for many years. Many of our graduates occupy leading positions in the company. We not only prepare personnel for her day, but also annually increase their competence in our Center. At present, thirty surveying service employees are undergoing vocational retraining programs. We have a large number of research projects, developments and unique technologies that employees of KFU and PJSC Tatneft worked on. With Rosneft, within the framework of an agreement on cooperation, we regularly implement both educational and research work. We train unique specialists for the Master’s program in Petroleum Engineering, conduct research on the order of Rosneft, and of course improve the qualifications of managers and specialists, including remotely. It is gratifying that both Zarubezhneft and Cupet added to the list of our regular customers and partners. By the way, this is the largest group this week – 22 employees will study the program “Economic evaluation of projects” and will be the fourth group in two months from the company Zarubezhneft JSC. And we are very proud of our joint work in Cuba. The technology of KFU scientists is used in the development of the first horizontal well of the Boka de Haruko field”, – said Ildus Adgamovich.
In addition, in his presentation, the Director of the Center noted that back in 2018, a delegation of KFU consisting of vice-rector for scientific activities of KFU, director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies Danis Nurgaliev, director of the Center Ildus Chukmarov and head of the REC “Modeling TRIZ” Vladislav Sudakov visited the main divisions of the oil and gas production and science sector of Rosneft PJSC of the Republic of Bashkortostan, and a large number of employees of Rosneft subsidiaries based there are trained at the Center.
A year earlier, Danis Karlovich and Ildus Adagmovich visited the Boka de Haruko field, laying the foundation for cooperation between KFU and Zarubezhneft JSC, which today shows excellent results.
In addition, Zarubezhneft JSC successfully implements international projects in Vietnam. In March 2019, Danis Nurgaliev and Ildus Chukmarov visited the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The visit program included meetings with the management of the joint Russian-Vietnamese enterprise Vietsovpetro and representatives of Rosneft Vietnam. “I would like to note that our joint work with Zarubezhneft JSC in Cuba may have a good continuation in Vietnam. We hope that when the situation in the world stabilizes, we will be able to realize our plans”, – said Ildus Adgamovich.
The best teachers of the Kazan Federal University and experts – partners of the Center participate in the implementation of current programs. Welcoming remarks during the introductory webinar were also made by the head of the analytical research department of ANO VO “Innopolis University”, associate professor of the department of state and municipal management of the Institute of Economics, Management and Finance of KFU Elena Makarova, who is the main lecturer of the program “Economic evaluation of projects” for employees JSC Zarubezhneft. Elena Vladimirovna noted that listeners are waiting not only for theoretical lectures, but also for the analysis of real cases, practical exercises and elaboration of tasks.