28–29 April 2014, the 6th Student Scientific Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Information Technologies was held at the IT Park in Kazan, Russia. The conference, which has become international in 2014, included more than 30 presentations made by students and postgraduates of Kazan Federal University, Tupolev Kazan Technical Research University, Bashkir State University, Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University, Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, and Satpaev Kazakh National Technical University.
The presentations, delivered during the two days of the event, covered geophysical well logging, development and modelling of oil and gas fields, design and technical implementation of signal processing systems, data processing and mathematical modelling.
The conference included an intellectual game, A Barrel of Oil, organised by the SPE Student Section at Kazan Federal University, which was won by the most erudite team made up by the hosting university and Gubkin Russian State Oil and Gas University and consisting of Niyaz Ikhsanov, Ilnar Rakaev and Dmitry Almazov.
Notably, the majority of competing works were carried out to a high professional standard despite the youth of their authors, and it was a challenge for the Competition Committee, comprising lead researchers of KFU’s Institute of Physics and Institute of Computational Mathematics, to select winners. The Committee chose the following three best works:
The winners received diplomas, prizes and job offers from the Russian Branch of TGT Oilfield Services.
Sofoil, the sponsoring company of the Conference, established the Audience Choice Award, which went to Antonina Chechinova of Kazan Federal University, the brightest competitor voted for by the Conference participants.
The closing ceremony included the announcement of SMIT 2015 that is supposed to further maintain the success of the Conference.
Involvement of young specialists in the generation of science-intensive solutions is the top goal of the Conference, which every year draws the attention and interest of dozens of talented young researchers, and we hope that many of them will actively participate in the technological development of the well logging industry.