Obituary In Memory of Professor Nikolay Neprimerov

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing away of Professor of Kazan State University and WWII veteran Nikolay Neprimerov at the age of 95 on Wednesday, 11th January 2017.

Nikolay Neprimerov’s achievements in physical science and development of the petroleum industry of the Republic of Tatarstan were through more than 40 years of physical research in oil recovery and answering Tatarstan’s most urgent oil and gas problems in close collaboration with TatNeft petroleum company. However, his achievements went far beyond the Republic of Tatarstan.

Neprimerov created a new technology for the optimised development of oil reservoirs based on an in-depth understanding of fluid displacement in deformed porous media. This technology – increasing production rates and oil recovery while significantly reducing production costs – was the basis for additional development projects designed for the Aznakaevskaya, East Leninogorskaya, Shugurovskaya and Berezovskaya areas of the Romashkino oil field of Tatarstan (Russia).

Professor Neprimerov was Head of the Department of Radioelectronics of the Kazan University for 32 years and is author of more than 150 scientific papers and nine monographs. He also authored a book about the everyday life of military pilots during World War II. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star and numerous medals.

In 1992, Neprimerov’s work of many years was published as a monograph, The Universe, and then refined in the book Physical Dynamics (1997) describing the discrete medium and the movement of energy, impulse and particles with rest mass. In addition, two more monographs were published at the beginning of the 21st century: Natural Science and The Structure of the Universe (2001).

During his long life, Nikolay Neprimerov was a member of numerous scientific and technical councils, committees and ministries as well as the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was also a state examiner for the USSR State Planning Committee and a member of academic councils at the Faculties of Physics and Geology of the Kazan State University and at the Kazan Technical University.

With countless scientific merits in both Tatarstan and Russia in general, he became a key figure at TGT Oilfield Services who made an invaluable contribution to its establishment and success.

His invaluable experience and unique inventions were passed on to his scientific followers and graduates of Kazan State University Arthur Aslanyan and Georgy Vasilyev, who founded TGT in 1998. Today, the company operates in more than 15 countries around the world.

The TGT team is deeply saddened and expresses their sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and students of Professor Neprimerov.

The bright memories of a talented educator, scientist and mentor, kind and responsive person, colleague, teacher and friend are forever engraved in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held at 10.00, 13th January 2017, at the Institute of Physics of Kazan Federal University, 16a Kremlevskaya St., Kazan, Russia.

A post-funeral reception will be held at 14.00 at the Bulgar restaurant, 21 Vishnevsky St.

Jan 11, 2017; Kazan, Russia

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