Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the ThEOR2016 Workshop is successfully over. The Workshop hosted more than 300 participants from different countries and attended by such honoured guests as the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, general directors of oil companies, recognized professionals in thermal methods.
At the closing of the Workshop, the participants agreed to conduct the Workshop every year!
We would therefore be very happy to meet you at the ThEOR2017!

At the present time production of unconventional oil reserves are actively carried in the world, due to increasing demand for energy. In this regard, development of the technologies, which allow to improve the efficiency and profitability of such oil fields development, is of a great importance, that’s why scientific researches are essential in this domain.

The aim of our conference is to unite the international experience in thermal oil recovery methods targeted to production optimization following the «responsible» field development concept basing on ecologically friendly and efficient production of oil fields. Also it is focused on creating of innovation technologies of production and in-situ refining of hydrocarbons of hard-to-recover and unconventional reserves including heavy oil, shale oil, light oil in low-permeability reservoirs and also natural bitumen.

There is intensive attention focused on reservoir development and recovery efficiency from the shallow heavy oil deposits in Republic of Tatarstan during the last decade. This situation is caused not only by the significant heavy oil reserves, but also by the government preferences provided for this research consumption process. At the present time Tatarstan is oriented to become the World Area of heavy oil development technologies.

The Thermal methods of EOR workshop will be held in Kazan Federal University on the base of Institute of geology and petroleum technologies on 28 June – 1 July 2016.

The Workshop will be based on Kazan (Volga region) Federal University due to the fact, what KFU has a great experience cumulated of researches conducted in development and refining of the hard-to-recover hydrocarbon reserves.





The registration fee includes participation in the meeting, publication in the international level scientific journal, cultural program, as well as the information & schedule book.


The conference includes:
Scientific program: plenary lectures, oral and poster reports
Social program: visit to a museums and historical places


KFU is pleased to offer several sponsorship levels. We appreciate the generous support of our sponsors and exhibitors whose participation has a direct impact on the quality and success of this event.

Keep warm and produce your reservoir!


Scientific program

Scientific program of international workshop will include plenary and keynote lectures by well-known professionals from the world-leading institutes and companies devoted to the laboratory testing, modeling and simulation as well as field applications of Thermal Methods for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Each participant is welcome to present oral or poster presentation on our event.

Social program

There are plenty of impressive sights in the historical center of Kazan: the Kremlin of the 10th century, the Millenium bridge, the Kul-Sharif mosque and other beautiful cathedrals and mosques. Kazan has unique museums, able to suit any taste: the Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Leo Tolstoy, the National Museum of Tatarstan, the Museum of Zoology etc.


28 June

  • Registration on Workshop
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Honorary Plenary Lecture
  • Welcome party

29 June

  • Plenary lecture 1
  • Plenary lecture 2
  • Coffee-break
  • Section Presentations
  • Lunch
  • Invited lectures
  • Poster session
  • Cultural Program (Excursions)

30 June

  • Plenary lecture 3
  • Plenary lecture 4
  • Excursion to Sviyazhsk
    (UNESCO World Heritage Sites Candidate)
  • Conference dinner

1 July

  • Plenary lecture 5
  • Plenary lecture 6
  • Coffee-break
  • Section Presentations
  • Lunch
  • Invited lectures
  • Closing ceremony, awarding of young scientists




Professor Danis K. Nurgaliev

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Russia

Professor Mustafa Versan KOK

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Professor Robert Gordon MOORE

University of Calgary – Canada

Dr. Claude Gadelle

Thermal Recovery Method Expert, Xytel, USA

Professor Pu Wanfen

Southwest Petroleum University, China

Professor Vladimir I. Galkin

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Russia

Professor Anthony KOVSCEK

Stanford University – USA


Brion Energy, Calgary – Canada

Professor Malcolm GREAVES

University of Bath – UK

Professor Sudarshan Mehta

University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Vural Sander SUICMEZ

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering – Denmark

Professor Shapour VOSSOUGHI

University of Kansas – USA


Belgrave Oil, Calgary – Canada

Professor Alex Turta

A T EOR Consulting Inc., Canada

Professor Pedro Pereira Almao

University of Calgary, Canada


Contact Us


Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Phone: +79600448384

Email: mikhail.varfolomeev@kpfu.ru

Vladislav SUDAKOV

Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

Phone: +79600441495

Email: vlasudakov@kpfu.ru