Tag - Laboratory of In-Situ Combustion

Center for Advanced Training and CUPET draw up plans for 2024

Cuba Petróleo Union representatives - HR Director Tania Pérez Delgado and Head of Training and Development Mario Miranda Márquez - visited on 22 February. The sides discussed further cooperation. So far, the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies has graduated 25 CUPET employees from a master's program in petroleum engineering. Furthermore, 267 employees received short-term advanced...

Irek Mukhamatdinov on why oil is being recovered in the ocean

Senior Research Associate Irek Mukhamatdinov, winner of the 2023 Russian Presidential Award for Science and Technology, gave an interview to the National Projects of Russia YouTube channel. Here is a full transcript. -- Is it true that oil comes from dinosaurs? -- There are two theories of the origins of oil - organic and inorganic. Dmitry Mendeleev...

Petroleum scientists receive Tatarstan State Award in Science and Technology

The team comprises employees of Kazan Federal University, the Institute of Earth Physics (Russian Academy of Sciences), and Tatneft, one of Russia’s biggest oil companies. The ceremony was held on 2 February in Kazan Kremlin and featured Rais (Governor) of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Two awardees represent the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies – Senior Research Associate Eduard Ziganshin (Laboratory...

Surfactant adsorption studied in digital core models

A paper appeared in Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Scientists of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies have obtained new results in the field of physicochemical hydrodynamics, characterizing the influence of surface tension and boundary wetting angle on the adsorbed amount of surfactants. Understanding the role and strength of factors affecting adsorption of surface-active agents (surfactants)...

Amine Khelkhal: “Russia is the best country in the world for me”

Senior Research Associate of the Laboratory of Enhanced Oil Recovery and the Laboratory of Catalytic Aquathermolysis gave an interview to Open Talk about Russia, a popular YouTube channel featuring conversations with persons who have immigrated to Russia from various countries and found their calling here. Amine shares that he didn’t initially think about Russia when he graduated from the...

Fourth test conducted with UniCat catalyst in Samara Oblast

The In-Situ Combustion Lab continues its field testing in Samara Oblast. Commissioned by RITEK, KFU scientists arrived at Aksyonov oil field on 22 November to organize a field test of a catalyst precursor based on iron, nickel, and cobalt. Lab Head Alexey Vakhin comments, "The effectiveness of this catalyst precursor in regard to oil refining was...

Center for Liquid Hydrocarbons developing nanotechnology for oil recovery

The Laboratory of Enhanced Oil Recovery has studied the influence of sodium metal nanoparticles on oil recovery. Unfavorable geological conditions and low economic efficiency of oil production intensify innovation activities for the creation and further application of new technologies. Among the technological innovations are nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, in particular, organic dispersion of metallic sodium nanoparticles. It...

Institute projects represented at RAO/CIS Offshore in Saint-Petersburg

The forum took place on 26 - 29 September. The conference on oil and gas projects of the Russian Arctic and offshore areas is organized on odd years. It features representatives of governments, businesses, and research centers of the Commonwealth of Independent States. KFU's sizable delegation comprised Vice-Rector for Earth Sciences Danis Nurgaliev, Deputy Director of...

KFU team continues research of copper-based catalysts for in-situ oil upgrading

A new paper saw light in Energy & Fuels. “We have obtained an effective catalytic composition based on a copper compound using an organic compound as a ligand. This catalyst accelerates the oxidation of heavy oil in porous media, reducing its viscosity and the content of heavy compounds in its composition,” says co-author Seyedsaeed Mehrabi-Kalajahi, Junior Research Associate...

First in the world monograph on catalytic underground oil refining published by Kazan Federal University

A press briefing was held on 10 August at Tatar-Inform agency. The briefing featured Vice-Rector for Earth Sciences Danis Nurgaliev, General Director of Tatarstan Petroleum Chemistry Investment Holding Rafinat Yarullin, and co-authors of the book, Chair of the Department of Petroleum Engineering Mikhail Varfolomeev, Invited Professor Jorge Ancheyta, Senior Research Associate Irek Mukhamatdinov, and Senior Research Associate Jose Guillermo Felix Lugo. Director...