10 февраля
The scientists of TATNEFT were awarded the first and the second places in the nomination Best young scientist in the field of technical sciences . The official ceremony of awarding the winners and the presentation of special state scholarships took place in Kazan.

The contest is held with the aim of encouraging the most talented young scientists of the Republic of Tatarstan who have made a great contribution to the development of the fundamental and applied science.

During a three years period, Irik Fattakhov published a textbook on thermal methods of enhanced oil recovery, 8 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals included in the materials of the Scopus international abstract base, 20 materials indexed in the RSCI national bibliographic database of scientific citation. He was involved in the development of 9 patents of the Company. Irik was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan in the field of science and technology, as well as the Academician I.M. Gubkin prize and the Engineer of the Year of Russia title.

The scientific activity of Irik Fattakhov is aimed at solving the problems of fields operation at the later stages of development, accompanied by the increase of the water volume produced. The work is underway to minimize losses through reducing the water cut and restoring the crude oil production potential. The work is carried out aimed at the adaptation of grouting compositions based on mineral binders for various geological and technical conditions. Reducing the cost of the work performed and developing formulations with low sensitivity to various salts are important tasks of the research being carried out.

The laboratory headed by Nataliya Knyazeva deals with the issues of enhanced oil recovery of flooded formations. The experts of TatNIPIneft develop, test, and analyze the results of applying chemical, thermal, gas, as well as thermal gas/chemical methods. During a three-year period, Natalia Knyazeva published 17 articles in the peer-reviewed scientific journals included in the Scopus international abstract database and indexed in the RSCI national bibliographic database of scientific citation. 9 patents of the Company were developed with her participation. Natalya is the winner of the XV-th Republican contest 50 best innovative ideas for the Republic of Tatarstan 2019 in the category Patent of the Year with the project Treatment method for a heterogeneous permeability oil reservoir with application of the invert emulsion injection . The aspects of her research work include both the development of new and the improvement of the applied technologies.
2 марта
TATNEFT professionals were named laureates of the All-Russian contest Engineer of the Year once again.
9 февраля
The Company started operation of the site for the repair of tubing in Turkmenistan, despite the restrictions associated with the epidemiological situation in the world.