Gubkin University lunches a world-class scientific center

Within the framework of the national project "Science", Gubkin University, as part of the consortium of four institutions, will establish a world-class scientific center "Sustainable development of liquid hydrocarbons of the Planet”.

On 28 August 2020, during the meeting of the Council of State Support to the Establishment and Development of World-Class Scientific Centers, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov reported that 60 applications had been received this year. 11 consortia were recognized the winners of the competition.

The status of a world-class scientific center was obtained by the consortium of four institutions, including Gubkin University, Kazan Federal University, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

The experience in conducting research in the key areas of the center, the research program, human resources, and the availability of scientific infrastructure became the defining criteria for the competitive selection. The innovative base of the University, its integration into international science and the expected contribution to priority areas of the development of Russia were also taken into account.

Professor Mikhail Silin, Head of the Department of Technology of Chemicals for Oil and Gas Industry at Gubkin University, mentioned that the University will be engaged in the development of technologies for working in the fields at a later stage of their development. The research program is designed for five years. As a result, it is expected to carry out a wide range of studies and develop six technologies for oil recovery enhancement and production stimulation.

“The research center will definitely strengthen cooperation between Gubkin University departments dealing with the stated topic: physical and colloid chemistry, lithology, organic chemistry and petroleum chemistry, applied mathematics and computer modeling, development and operation of oil fields, technology of chemicals for the oil and gas industry. It is planned to widely involve young people in promising scientific research,” said Mikhail Silin.