Gubkin University hosted the Scientific and Practical Conference «Russian Petroleum Engineering: History, Present and Future»
On 30 September 2021, the Scientific and Practical Conference «Russian Petroleum Engineering: History, Present and Future» dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the petroleum engineering and the 150th anniversary of Ivan Gubkin was held at VDNKh in the Oil Pavilion in Moscow.
Professor Viktor Martynov, Rector of Gubkin University, welcomed the conference participants. «Despite the current decarbonization agenda, conventional resources, including oil and gas, will remain dominant in the industry worldwide for a long,» – emphasized Professor Viktor Martynov.
Academician Alexey Kontorovich from Novosibirsk delivered an online presentation about Ivan Gubkin and outlined the most important stages of his biography, work and contribution to the development of geology, geological exploration and oil and gas education in Russia. Mr. Alexander Matveychuk, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Deputy Chair of the Council for History of the Oil and Gas Industry under the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, spoke about the milestones of development of the petroleum engineering in Russia.
As part of the conference, a competition of student papers was organized. It brought together students from nine universities. Based on the competition results announced by the Program Committee, the winners received awards and valuable prizes. Ms. Polina Stolyarova, a student of Gubkin University, became second. As a result of the competition, 30 student papers were published. In addition, the winners of the competition of student papers received the opportunity to participate in the conference.