President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov visited the laboratories of IGPT KFUAleksei Stepanov
On July 30, the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov held a meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Kazan Federal University. Before the start of the meeting, the head of the republic, the rector of the KFU Ilshat Gafurov and the director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies Danis Nurgaliev visited the IGPT laboratory complex.
The first point in the program of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan was the visit of Modeling Center. Rustam Minnikhanov visited the laboratory of physical modeling of enhanced oil recovery methods with installed “Combustion pipe”, a unique installation designed to simulate and study the processes of oil displacement by various methods of enhanced oil recovery (steam, polymers, chemicals, in situ combustion), as well as assessment their applicability in field conditions.
After that, Rustam Minnikhanov visited the new office of the World-class Research Center (WCRC) “Rational development of the planet’s liquid hydrocarbon reserves”. It should be reminded that such centers are created within the framework of the “Science” national project to carry out research and development in priority areas of scientific and technological development of Russia. Kazan Federal University won the competition for the establishment of the WCRC in the direction of «Environmentally friendly resource-saving energy, efficient regional use of mineral resources and biological resources» becoming the parent organization in a consortium with the Ufa State Petroleum Technical University, the Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University И.М. and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The new building will house laboratories for PVT analysis, sample preparation, oil displacement, and geochemistry. The President of the Republic of Tatarstan was shown a new “Honeycomb” project, which is a new tool of the center of distance education consisting of eight classrooms, where teachers can simultaneously conduct distance learning classes.
“Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov noted the high level of IGPT KFU laboratories and the huge potential of ongoing research, which is promising for the development of the region,” says Danis Nurgaliev, director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies. The President of Tatarstan was especially impressed by the Combustion Pipe, which is a unique installation in Russia, which was made taking into account Russian realities. We told what processes we are investigating on this device and with which companies we work — these are PJSC TATNEFT, PJSC LUKOIL, NK Rosneft and others. Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov also met with Ancheyta Juárez Jorge, a scientist invited from Mexico who works with us in the framework of the RSF mega-grant and conducts research of catalytic upgrading of viscous oil processes directly in a natural reservoir.”