September 9, 2016 is the 145th anniversary of the birth of Academician Ivan Mikhailovich Gubkin, an outstanding scientist, a statesman and excellent organizer of the petroleum industry and science in the USSR, and a founder of the petroleum higher education in our country.

In his works, Gubkin predetermined for many decades the future paths for the creation of the resource base of the oil industry in the USSR, contemporary methods of oil and gas field development and exploration. He formulated the main subdisciplines within the science of petroleum geology as a prime branch of geosciences and laid the foundation of...

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