Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting 2021 has started at IGPT KFU

Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting 2021 has started at IGPT KFU

The International Conference Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting 2021 dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the establishment of the Permian System has started at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of Kazan Federal University.

It is not by chance that the conference bears the name of the great scientist. Nikolai Alekseevich Golovkinsky (1834–1897) is one of the authors of the empirical law on the regular sequence and age sliding of facies in the sedimentary basin. This law (the Golovkinsky-Walther law) underlies the modern concept of sequence stratigraphy. Nikolai Golovkinsky was the first professor-geologist at the Kazan Imperial University and the founder of the Kazan Geological School.

It should be emphasized that the Center for Advanced Training, Quality Management and Marketing (CdoGEO) of IGPT KFU offers more than 100 advanced training and professional retraining programs, among which the “Lithological-facies analysis of oil and gas bearing strata” course is especially popular.  Ildus Chukmarov, Deputy Director of IGPT for Marketing, Director of CdoGEO, is proud that our students have the opportunity to study lithological-facies analysis of oil and gas bearing strata at the university, where in 1868 N.A.Golovkinsky discovered the Golovkinsky’s Law of Facies.

It should be noted that students from Vietnam underwent advanced training under the Seismic Facial Analysis Program.

Due to the epidemiological situation, Kazan Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting 2021 is held in a distance format.

The conference was opened by Danis Nurgaliev, Vice-Rector for Petroleum Technologies, Environmental Management and Earth Sciences Director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of the Kazan Federal University together with Jorg Schneider, Professor of the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. 

“The Permian system is the only geological system first established on the territory of Russia,” emphasized Danis Nurgaliev. “The Permian deposits of Russia have a long history of study and contain huge reserves of hydrocarbon and mineral raw materials of great economic importance.”

During the conference, participants from different cities of Russia and countries of the world will made their reports. Head of the Department of Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies of the Kazan Federal University Vladimir Silantyev, together with the co-chairman of the organizing committee, Professor of the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology (Germany), Jorg Schneider, prepared a report dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the Permian geological system.

“The Permian period ends the Paleozoic era and includes two global mass extinctions of the biota,” says Vladimir Silantyev. It is noteworthy that the Permian system has been studied in detail on the territory of Tatarstan. This is the great merit of the KFU geologists. In recent years, geologists from Kazan University, together with their Russian and foreign colleagues, have been actively studying the events of the Permian period in the Urals, Siberia, and the North-East of Russia.”

The conference will run until October 22.

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