Welcome Address by Director of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute

Dear Friends,

I am glad to welcome you on the pages of the website of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute – Tatar Oil Research and Design Institute of the Public Joint-Stock Company TATNEFT. Here, you will find information about TatNIPInef history, our research and design projects, get an idea of our scientific and engineering potential, and decide about future business contacts and cooperation.

TatNIPIneft, the former Tatar Oil Research Institute TatNII, was set up in 1956, by order No. 253 of the Minister of Oil Industry of the USSR dated April 24, 1956. Today, TatNIPIneft is a structural unit of PJSC TATNEFT.

The biography of TatNIPIneft is closely related to the history of oil producing industry of the Republic of Tatarstan, beginning from the moment of oil fields’ discovery and development up to nowadays. Considerable part of oil industry national wealth in the Republic of Tatarstan has been created thanks to TatNIPIneft efforts.

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. In 1999, a dissertation council on Conferment of PhD degree was set up in TatNIPIneft, subsequently substituted by the Dissertation Council on Conferment of Doctorate.

We have moved forward a long way since April 1956, and today TatNIPIneft is one of the leading Russian research institutes in upstream and downstream sectors. Though our prime focus lies in Republic of Tatarstan, our technologies have found wide application in different regions of Russian Federation and have been duly appreciated by foreign oil and gas operators.

We are open for business cooperation and are ready to share our knowledge and our skills to solve the most urgent issues of petroleum operations.

Rifkhat Sakhabutdinov, Dr.Sc., Prof.

Director of TatNIPIneft R&D Institute