Bashkortostan scientific potential will quickly solve import substitution problem - Rustem Khamitov
UFA, 28 May 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The scientific potential of Bashkortostan allows quickly solving a problem of import substitution in the field of oil and gas chemistry. This was stated by the Head of the Republic Rustem Khamitov at a plenary meeting of the Russian Oil and Gas and Chemical Forum.
“In the field of oil refining, the domestic fuel and energy complex covers more than 90 percent of all necessary technologies and catalysts. In oil and gas chemistry, dependence on them exceeds 80 percent,” said the head of the region. “The scientific potential of Bashkortostan will solve the problem of import substitution much faster — not for 10 years, but for years. But to this end, we should load our institutes and enterprises capacities with orders.”
According to him, Petroleum and Aviation Technical Universities, the Academy of Sciences of Bashkortostan, the Ufa Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences have high scientific and human resources potential.
Thus, last year Ufaorgsintez opened a registered laboratory "Technology of Petrochemical Processes" at Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (USPTU). Relevant departments of digital technologies in the deposits exploration and development operate under the aegis of the corporate institutions of Rosneft — UfaNIPIneft and BashNIPIneft.
“After winning the federal competition, a university center for innovative, technological and social development of the region began to be established at USPTU, which will unite republican innovative activity objects,” Rustem Khamitov informed. “A cluster of oil and gas engineering has been operating here for quite a long time, six to seven years. This work goes well. In addition, the Bashkir Technological Initiative was formed.”
The head of the republic stressed that in the Address of the President of Russia to the Federal Assembly a special attention was paid to the development of education and science.
“Generally speaking we have everything necessary now to establish centers not only of Russian but also of the global level.”