Kazan Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting\Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies - Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
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Kazan Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting

25–27 October 2017, Kazan, Russia

Upper Palaeozoic Earth systems: high-precision biostratigraphy and geochronology, and petroleum resources


Upper Palaeozoic successions of Russia have a long history of study, and host fuel and mineral resources of huge economic importance. Excellent outcrops provide unique insights into the stratigraphy of both terrestrial and marine settings. However, correlation of marine and non-marine successions is still problematic due to the lack of precise biostratigraphic control and unambiguous interpretation of interacting geo- and biosphere processes. Deciphering the causes that led to the most severe of all mass extinction events at the end of the Permian and analyzing the preceding events that changed ecosystems on land and in the sea, is still a challenge and demands global interdisciplinary research.

Past, present and future studies of the Upper Paleozoic sedimentary basins

Nikolai A. Golovkinsky (1834 – 1897), first professor and leader of the Kazan School of Geology, laid some of the earliest foundations for the study of Upper Paleozoic sedimentary deposits in the Volga-Kama basin of Tatarstan. The Upper Paleozoic sedimentary basins display a wide variety of facies, as their evolution was associated with immense paleogeographic and biotic changes in space and time. The climatically-driven increase in bioproductivity and the formation of extensive reef complexes led to the formation of oil and gas deposits in Russia and all over the world, hugely increasing the importance of multidisciplinary studies of the entire suite of biotic and abiotic processes in marine and non-marine ecosystems.

In this context, in 2014 Kazan Federal University established a joint working group on“Stratigraphy of oil-and-gas bearing reservoirs of the Late Paleozoic” headed by Jörg W. Schneider, Vice-Chairman of the International Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy. The meetings of this research group were held at the Kazan Federal University during Kazan Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting – 2014 from October 20 to October 23, 2014 and the XVIII International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian, Kazan, August 2015.

The meeting will cover all aspects of Upper Palaeozoic stratigraphy, biotic and abiotic events and the evolution of sedimentary basins at that time, and their resources. The meeting aims to provide a platform for discussion of research fields and for international exchange of ideas between research groups working on the Upper Palaeozoic.

Organizing committee

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Professor Danis K. Nurgaliev

Vice-Rector for Research

Director of Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies


Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Professor Dr.rer.nat.habil. Jörg W. Schneider

Vice-Chairman International Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy (SPS) of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS, IUGS)

Head of the Late Carboniferous-Permian-Early Triassic Nonmarine-Marine Correlation Working Group (SCCS, SPS, STS)

Head of the German Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy

Scientific Committee

Alexander S. Alekseev, Igor V. Budnikov, Alexander S. Biakov, Annette E. Götz, Vladimir I. Davydov, Zhong Q. Chen, Valeriy V. Chernykh, Boris I. Chuvashov, Valeriy K. Golubev, Alexander O. Ivanov, Olga L. Kossovaya, Galina V. Kotlyar, Elena I. Kulagina, Serge V. Naugolnykh, Tamara I. Nemyrovska, Danis K. Nurgaliev, Svetlana V. Nikolaeva, Barry C. Richards, Shuzhong Shen, Vladimir V. Silantiev.

Scientific Programme

Meeting Format: The meeting will consist of unitary session of talks, each of 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes for questions and discussion) scheduling in consecutive order. Talks will be grouped based on broad geological topics. There will be one poster session, which will include afternoon refreshments. Speakers will normally be limited to two presentations (talk) at the meeting. Individuals may participate as a non-presenting coauthor on additional talks. Individuals may participate in as many posters presentations as they wish. Details will follow in the Second Circular.

Session titles

1. Upper Palaeozoic stage boundaries, stratotype sections, and GSSPs

2. Upper Palaeozoic high-resolution stratigraphy (multi-proxy correlations) and calibrations

4. Upper Palaeozoic high-precision geochronology

5. Late Paleozoic plate tectonics and orogenies, paleoclimate, mass extinctions and recovery

6. Late Paleozoic biotic evolution: systematics, ecosystems, and paleobiogeography

7. Sequence stratigraphy of sedimentary basins

8. Late Paleozoic coal and mineral deposits, conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon systems.

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts for the meeting are due on May 25, 2017.


The City of Kazan is among the most ancient cities in Russia. With a population of 1.2 million people, it is a cultural and industrial center included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, and its mosaic of Muslim and Christian architecture contributes to its unique atmosphere and scenery. Kazan is situated in the center of European Russia and easily accessible from Europe via Frankfurt, Prague, Istanbul, Moscow or St. Petersburg.

Schedule for meeting

October 24, 2017: arrival in Kazan

October 25, 2017: Scientific Sessions

October 26, 2017: Field excursion along Volga River outcrops of Permian successions

October 27, 2017: Meeting of the Working Group “Stratigraphy of oil-and-gas bearing reservoirs of the Late Paleozoic”. Banquet and closing of the meeting.

October 28, 2017: departure from Kazan

Language: The official languages for the scientific program and all the businesses of the meeting are Russian and English. The working language is English.

Registration form is available online on the website www.kpfu.ru/geo/stratikazan2017 after December 1, 2016.

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2017.

Registration fees:
Regular participant
100 Euro, this price is inclusive of the Congress fee, the volume of Abstracts, and refreshments during session breaks
Student    50 Euro as above: students must show a valid student ID card
Accompanying person   30 Euro, as above: with the exception of thevolume of Abstracts

Important Dates
December 1, 2016: First Circular available for distribution and online.
April 25, 2017: Second Circular available for distribution and online.
May 25, 2017: Deadline for Registration and abstract submission.
September 20, 2017: Third Circular with final Programme of the Meeting available for distribution and online.