Kazan Federal University

World-Class Research Center for Liquid Hydrocarbons

Organizational structure

News of the Center

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As part of the National Project in Science, Kazan Federal University became one of the co-founders of the World-Class Research Center for the Rational Utilization of Global Liquid Hydrocarbon Reserves in 2020. The Center is headquartered at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies. The three other partners in the consortium are:

  • Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology;
  • Ufa State Petroleum Technological University;
  • National University of Oil and Gas “Gubkin University” (Gubkin University).

The main objective is to provide the domestic market with cost-saving and eco-friendly technologies of oil production for non-shale and non-traditional reserves.

Research areas

Research of hydrocarbon basinsRemote sensing and drone technology in hydrocarbon explorationProduction, transportation and storage at old and non-traditional reservoirs
Satellite imaging
Heat flows
Carbon isotope record
Sedimentation basins
Evaluation of reserves
Air, water, and ground prospecting and exploration
Drone surveillance
Big data and AI in geological modeling
„Pseudo“-core samples
Microfluid research
Exploration on depleted reservoirs
Eco-friendly and cost-effective drilling technologies
Utilization of associated petroleum gas for enhanced oil recovery
Oil displacement mechanisms
Enhanced oil recovery (ionized water, surfactants, polymers, gels)
Catalysts for viscous oils
Express analysis of composition of oil and oil products

Research supervisors

Danis Nurgaliev

Professor, Vice-Rector for Earth Sciences

Kazan Federal University

Shamil Sultanov


Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

Mikhail Spasennykh


Skoltech University

Mikhail Silin


Gubkin University

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