Neftyanaya Provintsiya
electronic peer-reviewed scholarly publication

Editor-in-Chief of Neftyanaya Provintsia

Renat Muslimov

Kazan (Volga-Region) Federal University, Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies, Chair of Petroleum Geology, Kazan, Russia

Academic rank: Professor
Degree: Dr.Sc. (Geology and Mineralogy)
SCOPUS Author ID: 6701830973
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2941-9900
Telephone: +7(843)233-73-84

Renat Muslimov, one of the leading scientists and petroleum geologists, has made a great contribution to petroleum science with numerous outstanding research papers and unique experiments related to prospecting, exploration and development of oil and natural bitumen fields. He created a new classification of modern production stimulation techniques and substantiated screening criteria based on geological and physical parameters. Particular attention was devoted to applicability and performance of flow redistribution technologies to enhance oil recovery. Dozens of new oil fields were discovered in the Republic of Tatarstan under his direction and with his direct participation. For his remarkable achievements, he was awarded the diploma and lapel pin of Discoverer of Mineral Deposit. He developed a method for exploration of multi-zone oil fields and unlocked unconventional hydrocarbon prospecting areas in deep rocks of the crystalline basement.

​Renat Muslimov initiated drilling of ultra-deep stratigraphic test wells to study the effects of the crystalline basement on accumulation and reformation of oil reservoirs in the sedimentary cover. He took part in the development of integrated, high-performance field development strategy for hard-to-recover reserves that received the State Award of the Republic of Tatarstan. He facilitated establishment of a number of independent oil companies, which produce annually as high as 6.6 million tons of oil from small unconventional fields of the Republic of Tatarstan. Renat Muslimov has created and for many years has been leading the Tatarstan school of petroleum geologists recognized not only in the former USSR but also worldwide.

Renat Muslimov is the Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. He is the author of more than 700 scientific research papers, 200 inventions, 32 monographs, and holder of 25 patents for invention. Laureate of USSR State Prize (1982), three-time laureate of Gubkin Award (1977, 1982, 2012), laureate of the Prize of the Ministry of Petroleum Industry (1989, 1991); laureate of the State Award of the Republic of Tatarstan in Science and Engineering (1994); two-time laureate of Russian Federation Government Award (1996, 2006); Honored Geologist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialistic Republic (1989) and the Republic of Tatarstan (1995); Outstanding Worker of the Oil Industry (1983); Honored Oil Worker (1994); Honored Worker of Science in the Republic of Tatarstan (2004) and so on.

Currently, he supervises the implementation of the Federal Program “Replacement of Mineral and Raw Material Base and Improvement of Recovery of Mineral Resources in the Republic of Tatarstan", Republic-wide Program "Development of the Fuel and Energy Complex of the Republic of Tatarstan up to 2020" and provides scientific advice in unconventional areas of hydrocarbon prospecting.

Selected publications
Muslimov R.Kh, Anan’ev V.V., Smelkov V.M., Tukhvatullin R.K. Metody prognoza, poiska i razvedki neftyanykh i gazovykh mestorozhdeniy [Forecasting, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields]. Ed. R.Kh. Muslimov. Kazan: Kazan University Publ., 2007, 320 p. (in Russian)

Muslimov R.Kh. Sovremennye metody upravleniya razrabotkoy neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy s primeneniem zavodneniya [Contemporary methods of reservoir management of waterfloods]. Kazan: Kazan University Publ., 2003, 596 p. (in Russian)

Muslimov R.Kh. Half-century experience of republic of tatarstan in studies of crystalline basement’s role in forming and renewal of regional resource base. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 3(19). 2019. pp. 1-28.

Muslimov R.Kh. Waterflooding as the basis of oil fields development in Russia. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 1(17). 2019. pp. 1-30.

Muslimov R.Kh. The present and the future of small oil companies in republic of tatarstan. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 4(16). 2018. pp.18-34.

Muslimov R.Kh. On program of development of priority research studies in geological prospecting and reservoir engineering by independent oil companies for the period 2016-2015. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 4(16). 2018. pp. 1-17.

Muslimov R.Kh. Problems and new approaches to geological modeling of oil reservoirs and simulation of oil exploration and production processes. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 2(14). 2018. pp.1-24.

Muslimov R.Kh. Fundamental problems of the development of Russian oil sector and transition from resource-based to resource and innovation development. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 1(9). 2017. pp. 1-18.

Muslimov R.Kh. From resource-based to innovation-driven growth of Russian oil industry: challenges and prospects. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 2(6). 2016. pp. 1-18.

Muslimov R.Kh. Contemporary Russia needs a new strategy for oil fields development– optimizing production and maximizing recoveries. Neftyanaya Provintsiya. No. 3(3). 2015. pp. 1-29.

Muslimov R.Kh. New possibilities for resource provision in the oil industry. Georesursy [Georesources]. No. 3(62) Vol.1. 2015. pp. 3-9.

Muslimov R.Kh. Effective oil and gas sector management can be an adequate response to the current challenges to the energy security of Russia. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo [Oil Industry]. No. 5. 2014. pp. 26-30.

Muslimov R.Kh., Plotnikova I.N.. About shale oil of the Republic of Tatarstan. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo [Oil Industry]. No. 1. 2014. pp. 12-15.

Muslimov R.Kh. Ways to emprove the efficiency of hydrocarbon potential in terms of projected deterioration of world market environment for the Russian Federation. Georesursy [Georesources]. № 4(54). 2013. pp. 6-11.

Muslimov R.Kh. Once again on the oil recovery. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo [Oil Industry]. No. 3. 2013.

Muslimov R.Kh Oil recovery: past, present, future. Kazan: Fen Publ., 664 p. (In Russ.)

Muslimov R.Kh. Efficiency enhancement of production of reserves difficult to recover is the main direction in the oil industry development in the XXI century. Georesursy [Georesources]. No. 3(45). 2012. pp. 3-8.

Muslimov R.Kh. Experience of development of resources of superviscous oils and natural bitumen of Volga-Ural oil-bearing province. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo [Oil Industry]. No. 11. 2011.

Romanov G.V., Muslimov R.Kh., Petrova L.M., Yusupova T.N., Kayukova G.P. Fundamental researches in chemistry and geochemistry of residual oils and natural bitumen: it‘s significance for exploration and production sector. Georesursy [Georesources]. No. 3(39). 2011. pp. 32-36.

Muslimov R.Kh Problems of modernization and elaboration of innovative technologies of fields development in connection with a significant change of the oil industry resource base. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo [Oil Industry]. No. 5. 2011.

Muslimov R.Kh. Development of the Romashkino supergiant field is a great contribution of Russian scientists and experts to world petroleum science and oil development practice. Georesursy. No. 4(27). 2008. pp. 2-5.

Yusupova, T.N., Romanova, U.G., Gorbachuk, V.V., Muslimov, R.Kh., Romanov, G.V. Estimation of the adsorption capacity of oil-bearing rocks: A method and its prospects. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. Vol.33, Is. 1-3, April 2002, pp. 173-183.

Khristoforova, N.N., Khristoforov, A.V., Muslimov, R.Kh. Temperature distribution and anomalies in the crystalline basement of the Tataria arch. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part A: Solid Earth and Geodesy. Vol. 25, Is. 6-7, 2000, pp. 597-604.

Blizeyev, A.B., Doronkin, K.N., Stepanov, V.P., Muslimov, R.K. Reservoir rocks in the crystalline basement of tataria. International Geology Review. Vol. 29, Is. 9, September 1987, pp. 1126-1130.