Achievements of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute

TatNIPIneft - Tatar Oil Research and Design Institute - set up back in 1956, still holds its position of a leading Russian petroleum research centre. Scientific and engineering capabilities and rich hands-on experience of research engineers gained over years guarantee state-of-the-art level of solution of challenging scientific and technological problems of upstream operations.

TatNIPIneft possesses a considerable scientific potential. For the years passed, more than 170 TatNIPIneft employees defended their post-graduate scientific degrees. Currently, 14 Doctors of Science are working at TatNIPIneft, 65 employees have the PhD degree.

By decision of State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, a Dissertation council on Conferment of Dr.Sc. degree on two specialities, Drilling and Completion of Wells and Reservoir Engineering, was set up in TatNIPIneft.

Scientific research and pilot works are performed at a level of up-to-date achievements and a lot of them are corroborated as patents on inventions. For the period of TatNIPIneft existence, more than 2600 inventions were developed, 15 of which were patented by 74 foreign patents in the USA, Great Britain, Canada, France, Japan, Germany, and in the Middle East countries. For this period, 84 collections of research works, 228 treatises, and 9300 scientific papers were published. 

TatNIPIneft contribution to industrial growth has been recognized by numerous national and international awards and prizes, including:

·         The State Lenin Prize

·         The State Prize of the USSR

·         Three Awards of the Government of Russian Federation in Science and Engineering

·         Seventeen State Awards of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering

The most significant recent research developments of TatNIPIneft include:

·         Exploration and reservoir engineering projects for oil fields in the Republic of Tatarstan, oil producing regions of Russian Federation, countries of the former Soviet Union, and foreign countries

·         Development and commercial application of technology for protection and repair of production casing string (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2001)

·         Development and implementation of geoinformation systems for environmental protection management in the southeast of Tatarstan (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2004)

·         Technology for casing of oil and gas well using expandable steel pipes (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2006)

·         Theoretical background and commercial application of technologies to stabilize oil production from mature fields (Prize of the Russian Government in Science and Engineering, 2006)

·         Development and commercial application of reservoir management methods based on CAD technologies (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2007)

·         Development and commercial application of technologies to increase effectiveness of hard-to-recover oil reserves production (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2008)

·         Development and commercial application of technological and process solutions to maintain, restore and improve well deliverability (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2009)

·         Design and implementation of process solutions to improve oil transportation (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2010)

·         Theoretical background and commercial application of technologies for extension of PJSC TATNEFT resource potential (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in science and engineering, 2012)

·         Development and implementation of instrumentation and techniques for tracer surveys in hydrogeology and reservoir management (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2012)

·         Development and implementation of heavy oil production technologies (Prize of the Russian Government in Science and Engineering, 2012)

·         Development of technologies for improved treatment of oil produced in Volga-Ural oil basin (State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2013)

·         Improvement of oil fields performance through application of horizontal wells in the Republic of Tatarstan (The State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2014) 

·         Development and commercialization of intelligent well operation technologies for the Romashkinskoye oil field (The State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2014)

·         Development and implementation of technologies for heavy oil field process facilities  (The State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering, 2015)

The technologies developed by TatNIPIneft are applied on a commercial scale in Tatarstan and in different regions of Russia (the Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Orenburg, Samara, Ulyanovsk regions, Western Siberia, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Komi Republic, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Yakutia-Sakha Republic), countries of the former Soviet Union and foreign countries (the USA, Italy, Vietnam, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, China, and others).

The Design Engineering Sector of TatNIPIneft extensively uses computer-aided design system based on Bentley Systems and CAD House program packages for designing of oil production and infrastructure facilities.

The latest projects include Surgery Hospital of PJSC TATNEFT Medical Center in Almetyevsk, cascade of ponds in Almetyevsk recreation area, apartment buildings in Almetyevsk, Leninogorsk, Bugulma, and Bavly, mountain skiing centre in YAN health resort in Tatarstan, fiber glass plant in the ALABUGA exclusive economic zone, off-site water supply systems for TANECO Petrochemical Complex and ZAO Nizhnekamsk Gas Refinery, the Ashalchinskoye heavy oil field construction project.

The Design Engineering Sector has established and applies a quality management system according to ISO 9001:2000 for carrying out of engineering surveys and development of design documentation for oil projects and construction of buildings and facilities for production, residential, and public purposes.

TatNIPIneft scientists and engineers participate in world congresses, symposia, exhibitions, and shows. We maintain business relationships with many Russian and foreign companies.

TatNIPIneft contribution to industrial growth has been recognized by numerous national and international awards and prizes.