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Halliburton partners with Russian university for development of unconventional resources

04th February 2014

Halliburton has signed a partnership agreement with Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas for the development of unconventional resources in Russia

Halliburton will provide senior technical and management staff, as well as provide the foundation material for Gubkin's unconventional curriculum

Halliburton has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas for the development of unconventional resources in Russia, including the Bazhenov shale.   

Included in the agreement, Halliburton will provide senior technical and management staff, as well as provide the foundation material for Gubkin's unconventional curriculum that will become the basis for student and industry training. 

In addition, Halliburton will work with Gubkin to explore basic applied research opportunities in conventional and unconventional resource development, provide assistance with student projects, and pursue R&D opportunities with Russian industry partners. 

Brady Murphy, Halliburton’s Senior Vice President of Business Development said, “Halliburton is positioned to provide the most recent ideas in unconventional development as well as state-of-the-art research and development solutions for the Bazhenov in Russia.” 

Rector of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Viktor Martynov stated that "by collaborating with Halliburton, Gubkin will be able to offer students and industry personnel real-world experience in unconventional resource development.”

Published reports have revealed that Russia may hold as many as 680 trillion cubic meters of unconventional resources, which include gas from shale, sandstones and coal beds.

Halliburton’s vice president for Russia, Konstantin Schilin, disclosed that Halliburton, along with local companies, will need new graduates with the essential knowledge and training to confront the challenges of the Bazhenov and other unconventional resources.  

The vice rector in charge of innovation activity and commercialization of new developments, professor Mikhail Silin, added that "by partnering with Halliburton, Gubkin is now in a position to create a collaborative framework to strengthen our educational curriculum and learning environment and to prepare students to contribute more to their employers upon graduation.”

 

 

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