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

(Fourth All-Russian Conference “Upper Palaeozoic of Russia”)

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

19–23 September 2017, Kazan, Russia


Upper Palaeozoic (Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian) 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 marine and terrestrial settings. However, correlation of marine and non-marine successions is still problematic due to the lack of precise biostratigraphic control, rare isotopic ages, 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, as e.g. the late Devonian Frasnian/Famennian event, which chan­ged ecosystems in the sea and on land, is still a challenge and demands global interdisciplinary research.

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

Nikolai A. Golovkinsky (1834 – 1897), first professor and head of the Kazan School of Geology, laid some of the earliest foundations for the study of Upper Palaeozoic sedimentary deposits in the Volga-Kama basins. The Upper Paleozoic sedimentary basins display a wide variety of facies, as their evolution was associated with immense palaeogeographical 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 the Kazan Federal University established a joint working group on “Stratigraphy of oil- and gas-bearing reservoirs of the Late Palaeozoic” headed by Joerg W. Schneider, Vice-Chairman of the International Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy. The meetings of this group were held at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg during the CPC-2014 Field Meeting on Carboniferous and Permian Nonmarine – Marine Correlation, and at the Kazan University during the Kazan Golovkinsky Stratigraphic Meeting – 2014   and within the XVIII International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian, Kazan, 2015.

The meeting in 2017 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. Additionally, it will be a valuable contribution to the tasks of the Late Carboniferous-Permian-Early Triassic Nonmarine-Marine Correlation Working Group of the International Subcommissions on Carboniferous, Permian, and Triassic stratigraphy too.

Organising committee

Chairman of the Organising Committee

Professor Danis K. Nurgaliev

Vice-Rector for Research of the Kazan Federal University

Director of the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies


Vice-Chairman of the Organising Committee

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

Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

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 ссылка на почту


Scientific Committee

Alexander S. Alekseev, Igor V. Budnikov, Alexander S. Biakov, Annette E. Götz, Vladimir I. Davydov, Valeriy V. Chernykh, Boris I. Chuvashov, Irina O. Evdokimova, Valeriy K. Golubev, Alexander O. Ivanov, Nadezhda G. Izokh, Rinat R. Khassanov, Anton N. Kolchugin, Olga L. Kossovaya, Galina V. Kotlyar, Elena I. Kulagina, Vladimir P. Morozov, Serge V. Naugolnykh, Tamara I. Nemyrovska, Danis K. Nurgaliev, Svetlana V. Nikolaeva, Barry C. Richards, Martin Salamon, Shuzhong Shen, Vladimir V. Silantiev, Xiangdong Wang.

Scientific Programme

Meeting Format: each talk is limited to 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes for questions and discussion). Talks will be grouped based on broad geological topics. Poster session will work throughout the all-time of conference. Speakers will be limited to two presentations (talks) at the meeting. Individuals may participate as a non-presenting coauthor on additional talks. Individuals may participate in as many poster presentations as they wish.

Session titles

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

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

3. Upper Palaeozoic high-precision geochronology

4. Late Paleozoic plate tectonics and orogenies, palaeoclimate, mass extinctions and recovery

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

6. Sequence stratigraphy of Upper Palaeozoic sedimentary basins

7. Late Palaeozoic coal and mineral deposits, conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon systems.


  1. Interdepartmental regional stratigraphic meeting of the Russian Carboniferous Commission on the Middle and Upper Carboniferous scheme of the Volga-Ural subregion. Moderators Alexander S. Alekseev and Olga L. Kossovaya.
  2. Cisuralian – Guadalupian boundary. The problem of the Ufimian stage. Moderator Galina V. Kotlyar.
  3. Permian - Triassic boundary. Moderators Vladimir I. Davydov and Valery K. Golubev.
  4. Revision of the regional stratigraphic scale of the Eastern European Platform. Moderator Valery К. Golubev.
  5. On the subdivision of the Paleozoic erathem. Moderator Alexander S. Alekseev.
  6. Business Meeting of the Late Carboniferous-Permian-Early Triassic Nonmarine-Marine Correlation Working Group of the International Subcommissions on Carboniferous, Permian, and Triassic stratigraphy. Moderator Joerg W. Schneider.
  7. The Second V.G. Chalimbadja Memorial Workshop "Conodonts: systematics, biostratigraphy and significance for palaeogeographic reconstructions”. Moderator Guzal M. Sungatullina.

Language: The official languages for the scientific program and all the business of the meeting are Russian and English. Talks given in Russian language should have English explanations in the PowerPoint presentations. The working languages are English and Russian.

Deadline for abstract submission is 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 centre 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 centre of European Russia and easily accessible.


September 19, 2017: Arrival in Kazan

September 20, 2017: Scientific Sessions

September 21, 2017: Field excursion along Volga River outcrops of Permian successions

September 22, 2017: Scientific Sessions, meeting of the Working Group “Stratigraphy of oil-and-gas bearing reservoirs of the Late Paleozoic”. Banquet and closing of the meeting.

September 23, 2017: Departure from Kazan

September 23–25, 2017: Post-Meeting Trip: Volga and Kama Region


Registration form is available on the website: www.kpfu.ru/geo/stratikazan2017

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2017.

Regular participant

100 Euro, includes the meeting fee, the abstracts volume, and refreshments during session breaks


50 Euro as above: students must show a valid student ID card

Accompanying person

30 Euro, as above: with the exception of the abstracts volume

Field excursion along Volga River outcrops of Permian successions

20 Euro, includes boat transfer to and from the outcrops, field lunch.

Post-Meeting Trip: Volga and Kama Region

250 Euro, includes bus transfers within the trip, 3 field lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation for 1 night in Elabuga hotels and the field trip guidebook.

Important Dates

December 20, 2016: First Circular available for distribution and online.

April 28, 2017: Second Circular available for distribution and online.

May 25, 2017: Deadline for registration and abstract submission.

September 10, 2017: Third Circular with final Program of the Meeting available for distribution and online.