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Professor Herbert Sukhu has been honored by the Russian Academy of Science

Professor Herbert Sukhu has been honored by the Russian Academy of Science

October 4, 2021

After a journey of over thirty (30) hours from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, via Toronto, Canada;  Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Moscow, Russian Federation on August 28 and 29, an alumnus of  The University College of Cardiff, (UCC) Wales UK;  The University of the West Indies (UWI) Trinidad; and The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Trinidad, Professor Dr. Herbert McDM Sukhu - mining, petroleum and process engineer and geologist, first arrived in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia for the International Scientific and Practical Conference "DECARBONIZATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND NEW PARADIGM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FUEL AND ENERGY COMPLEX IN RUSSIA" made an oral presentation “A new approach to the extraction and primary processing of natural bitumens”.

This Conference was organised by the Presidental Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Tatarstan Republic, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, JSC "Tatneft", CJSC "Neftekonsortsium", JSC "Kazanskaya Yarmarka", "Kazan-Expo".

A joint presentation and report were prepared with his fellow researcher, Professor Dr. Dilyara G. Yarakhanova of Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

The research results were presented on Day 2 of the Conference on September 1, 2021, in a presentation titled Within the framework of the Petrochemical Forum of Tatarstan - 2021", at a round table dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Russian oil.

The presentation was well received and there was great interest in these technologies, developed by Professor Dr. Herbert Sukhu for the oil sands of Trinidad and Tobago (a small island developing state located in the Caribbean), that could be applied to further commercialise the bitumen-rich deposits of Tatarstan and other world reserves of similar unconventional oil sands resources for producing synthetic crude oils.

The international scientific and practical conference was chaired by a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR and the Republic of Tatarstan - Renat Khaliullovich Muslimov.

R.Kh. Muslimov is one of the leading scientists and production workers of oil geologists who enriched science with outstanding scientific works and unique experiments on the problems of prospecting, exploration, and development of oil fields, adviser to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on the development of oil and oil and gas fields.

R.Kh. Muslimov participated in meetings of the Board of Directors of joint ventures with a foreign participant, in business negotiations with dozens of foreign firms, and lectured at the University of Texas. Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Member of the Society of Petroleum Geologists (USA, 1998), Honorary Member of the Houston Geological Society (USA, 1994), Member of the Scientific Council of the Department of Nuclear Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the South Ural Branch of the AGN, the editorial board of the journal "Oil Industry", scientific councils for awarding scientists degrees, the Scientific Council on the Problem of Efficient Use of Fuels of the Department of Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics and Management Processes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on the Problems of Geology and Development of Oil and Gas Fields, the Central Commission for the Development of Mineral Deposits and the Expert and Scientific Council of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use, Honorary Doctor of Science VNIGRI. Excellence in the oil industry, twice laureate of the I.M. Gubkin; honorary oilman; Honored Geologist of the RSFSR and the Republic of Tatarstan; twice laureate of the USSR Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry Prize; laureate of the RF Government Prize. He was awarded two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor, Orders of Friendship of Peoples, and Orders of Merit for the Republic of Tatarstan, Diplomas of AO TATNEFT, the Ministry of Oil Industry, the Republic of Tatarstan, and medals.

Muslimov Renat Khaliullovich - world-famous scientist, oil geologist, and engineer - Chairman of the Program Committee and the Organizing Committee of the International Scientific and Practical Conference fully confirm the conclusions of the speaker Professor Dr. Herbert Sukhu.

The Russian oil company JSC TATNEFT showed great interest in the presented work, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) - the Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, as well as Western scientists and other interested parties, were also interested in this. Many of the lessons learned from this conference can greatly benefit Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname, as conventional and unconventional oil, gas and bitumen resources play an important role in Caricom's energy mix.

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