New technologies of petroleum and geothermal energy recovery and their potential were discussed during the webinar organized by Gubkin University and Montanuniversität Leoben

On 25 March 2019, within the framework of the cooperation agreement between Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria) and LUKOIL-Engineering, the webinar to present and discuss new developments and technologies of petroleum and geothermal energy recovery and their potential was held at Gubkin University. The webinar was organized for students for the Department of Modeling of Physical and Technological Field Development Process. The lecture was delivered by Herbert Hofstätter, Head of the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery, Professor at Montanuniversität Leoben.

Montanuniversität Leoben is the centre of academic and scientific excellence for the mining and metallurgical industries of Central Europe. In the framework of cooperation agreements between Montanuniversität Leoben and Gubkin University, in 2018 LUKOIL-Engineering initiated a project aimed to organize a series of scientific and educational lectures for students and young specialists interested to get acquainted with the trends in the development of technologies in petroleum production.

Mikhail Chertenkov, Deputy General Director for Field Development Technologies at LUKOIL-Engineering opened the webinar and thanked colleagues for supporting this project. The lecture was held in English. During the webinar, the participants discussed the issues related to the intensification of petroleum production, including environmentally compatible fracturing technology, application of ultrasonic waves, inside surface treatment of pipes, Sucker Rod Anti Buckling System (SRABS) and Sucker Rod Pump Optimization by Smart Wire Ropes, neuronal networks for production optimization etc.

The technical support to the webinar was provided by the Center for Distance Education of Gubkin University.