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A Town of Passionarians

... of interests and schools and a large number of young eager researchers the project took off like a rocket. School of Sable Pups* N. L. Dobretsov wrote: “Apart from numerous other achievements of our geologists I will mark the Siberian school of oil research headed by Academician Trofimuk, which has earned worldwide recognition. Trofimuk followed the best traditions started by the founder of the petroleum geology in the USSR, Academician I. M. Gubkin, and consolidated virtually all academic,...

Modified: 26.10.2017
SB RAS , Novosibirsk Akademgorodok , mantle plumes , subduction , kimberlites , diamonds , oil , gas
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Oil and Gas of the Russian Arctic: History of Development in the 20th Century, Resources, and Strategy for the 21st Century

Today, Russia is one of the three world leaders in the production of hydrocarbons: in 2014, our country produced 525 million tons of oil and 668 billion m 3 of natural gas. At the same time, more than 90% of our gas and 10% of oil comes from the deposits in the Russian sector of the Arctic. In this article, Alexey Kontorovich shares his vision of the present and future of the oil-and-gas ...

Modified: 30.08.2015
Arctic shelf , oil , gas , history , prognosis
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The mad, mad, mad, mad world: The future of global energy

The humanity witnesses an unprecedented dramatic leap of energy consumption, defying the future of the main energy sources, which are unfortunately nonrenewable: oil, gas, and coal. This leap reminds of the marvelous ironic film by Stanley Earl Kramer “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” which came out half a century ago, in 1964. Certainly, people of older generations remember it. The plot, which seemed mad ...

Modified: 14.04.2014
Global Energy , climate warming , oil , gas , coal
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Young Оil of Baikal

In recent years several academic institutions have actively studied the oil sampled from the surface and water body of Lake Baikal. In 2008 oil samples were taken from the bottom of the lake for the first time. The nature of the oil has been discussed since the 1930s. The oils were found to contain a unique set of hydrocarbons—biomolecules ...

Modified: 30.04.2009
oil , Lake Baikal , hydrocarbons
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Oil: Heroes of Our Past... and Present. Academician Trofimuk: Siberia Floats on Oil

Let us look at figures: more than 80 % of all explored Russian reserves of oil, natural gas, and coal is based in the Siberian region (including West Siberia and Yakutia). Now the share of Siberia is about 70 % in the production of oil, over 70 % in the production of coal, and more than 90 % in the production of gas! Unique ...

Modified: 25.06.2007
Trofimuk , oil , gas , oil and gas production , Siberia , East Siberia
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Oil: Heroes of Our Past... and Present. Farman Salmanov: Let Love for Our Common Homeland, Russia, Unite Us

Let us look at figures: more than 80 % of all explored Russian reserves of oil, natural gas, and coal is based in the Siberian region (including West Siberia and Yakutia). Now the share of Siberia is about 70 % in the production of oil, over 70 % in the production of coal, and more than 90 % in the production of gas! Unique ...

Modified: 25.06.2007
Farman Salmanov , oil , gas , field , geology , Siberia , expedition
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Confession of Prospecting Geologist

... Gubkin Prize of the USSR AS in 1974. Author and co-author of over 500 books and papers, author of four inventions and three patented works. Known as expert in petroleum geology, organic geochemistry, and mathematical geology. Co-author of the theory of oil and gas generation together with scientists A. A. Trofimuk, V. S. Surkov, and others; worked out the theoretical and practical grounds for prediction and discovery of oil in Precambrian reservoirs of East Siberia. Has contributed essentially to the ...

Modified: 30.05.2005
oil , geology , oil field , gas , Siberia , Kontorovich , geological prospecting
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