Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies\Natural Sciences - Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
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Welcome to the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies

The Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies was established in 2011 on the basis of the KFU Faculty of Geology and is its rightful successor. The structure of the Institute includes seven specialized departments, Research and Training Center for Natural Bitumen Development, Research and Training Center for Aerospace Technologies, Research and Training Center for Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Investigations, over 20 specialized research and training labs equipped with up-to-date facilities, Research and Training Complex “Petrophysics”, Most extensive Geology Museum, Center of Training Bases and Expeditionary Works, Magnet Observatory (one of the oldest in the country)

Currently, the Institute teaches over 800 under- and post-graduate students in 6 bachelor and 5 master programs in Geology. Students are taught full time, and in both full- and part-time modules for Geophysics. In 2012 the Institute plans to launch teaching in Oil and Gas Business. Institute laboratories boast up-to-date teaching facilities and special equipment. Highly qualified scholars supervise the research process, of them 21 full and 43 associate professors. Together with studying professional and special subjects, students have a fundamental training in Mathematics, Physics, Informatics and Economics.


News and announcements

19 October 2020 High resistance road pavement may be used for new Moscow-Kazan motorway
The Department of High Viscosity Oil and Natural Bitumen is working on a new type of asphalt concrete.
13 October 2020 Properties of catalysts studied with gamma ray resonance
Another paper about the use of Mossbauer spectroscopy appeared in Journal of Applied Spectroscopy.
09 September 2020 Gas filtration models studied for effectiveness of oil displacement
A KFU project is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.
31 August 2020 Kazan Federal University is among the winners of the World-Level Research Centers Grant
The decision was voiced by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education on 28th August.
28 August 2020 Sunflower oil shows unexpected efficiency in corrosion prevention
A paper by Kazan Federal University saw light in early access in Energy.
11 August 2020 Oil-soluble transition metal-based catalysts tested for in-situ oil upgrading
A paper by Kazan Federal University appeared in early access in Fuel.
21 July 2020 Lakes of Khakassia tell stories of ancient climate on Earth
Geologists from Kazan Federal University are studying 11 – 16 thousand-year-old benthal deposits in Khakassia.