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Instead of warm Januaries of the past years, this time WSAM offered its participants a drastically new experience – a crisp, snowy and bright Russian winter.

The City of Kazan, as the WSAM host, was a natural choice for this big event, as Kazan is the birthplace of an internationally known geopetroleum school of thought that produced numerous specialists for such famous oil majors as Gazpromneft, Sibneft, Rosneft and Lukoil, and strongly contributes to large-scale Russian and international projects in the petroleum industry.

 

Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of Russia’s biggest oil-producing, economic, political, scientific, educational, sports and cultural centres, situated on the left bank of the mighty Volga River.

 
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The number of participating companies is steadily growing from year to year. As a result, this year’s WSAM gathered representatives from numerous well logging and oil producing companies including Tatneft, Repsol, Sofoil, Lukoil and Gradient among others, and gained new partners – Sofoil and Prime College. The Skolkovo Innovation Centre and the Institute of Information Transfer Problems became WSAM’s media sponsors.

“WE HOPE THAT OUR FRUITFUL COOPERATION WILL CONTINUE AT AN EVEN HIGHER PACE IN THE COMING YEARS”,
said Maksim Gladkiy.

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The conference became a venue for 11 presentations that covered state-of-the-art solutions for well and reservoir analyses, multiphase reservoir flow modelling, borehole and rock temperature modelling, as well as techniques to analyse noise logging, magnetic imaging defectoscopy, pulsed neutron logging and open-hole logging data.

 
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As usual, interesting presentations, challenging questions and ardent discussions remained an integral part of WSAM and made the time pass quickly.
 

5 The conference was wrapped up with a round-table discussion on the most urgent issues in well logging, modelling and other domains of the petroleum industry.

In conclusion, Dmitry Davydov thanked everyone for their active participation, summed up the results of the conference and outlined plans and prospects for WSAM 2016: “Obviously, when we meet at the 8th WSAM next year, we will again have interesting discussions, challenging topics, exchange of experiences and presentations with the latest research data and achievements in the oil and gas industry.

The importance of this conference cannot be overestimated not only for effective communication today but also for further development of our professional community tomorrow”.

 
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