International Youth Applied Research Conference
under the aegis of the RAS Young Scientists Council
Dates: 18-19 February 2020
Conference Goals: to discuss the current aspects of the new model of “smart economy,” based on the innovative transformation of the oil and gas industry, creation of a friendly environment and conditions to turn the Autonomous Okrug into a technological foothold for the development of the North and the Arctic area.
Within the framework of the International Youth Applied Research Conference “Future Technologies of the Oil and Gas Producing Regions” (RAS) three scientific sections will work in the following main directions:
Section: “State-of-the-Art Technological Solutions in the Oil and Gas Industry”
Creation of new technologies to forecast mineral deposits, seismic and electric survey for their search and exploration, innovative technologies to develop oil and gas fields and strategic material reserves, rough diamonds, etc.; utilization of associated gas in the oil production areas; development of resource saving gas-hydrate technologies of natural gas storage and utilization in the cold Arctic climatic conditions; development of off-shore deposits, mineral reserves exploration, survey and development technologies, production and transportation, efficient production and energy transformation of organic fuel-derived energy; technological solutions for the oil and gas industry, natural gas processing; basic scientific research in the oil and gas industry, oil and gas reservoir research; outlook for the Arctic shelf development, and special features of oil and gas production in the Arctic.
Section: “Industrial Development: From an Idea to Technology”
Development of new types of vehicles to support and improve transportation services, robotic and automated systems, electric transport based on new energy sources for Arctic mining facilities; development of new types of wind energy generation facilities for Northern climatic conditions factoring in the wind energy potential of Arctic zone, including those to support the Northern Sea Route; development of stand-alone energy supplies based on low-capacity nuclear power plants designed for the Arctic; new fuel cells and their materials, high capacity lithium-ion batteries and rad isotope energy sources. Development of new technologies of cold-resistant steel, corrosion resistant to sea water; basic foundation of ion-plasma technologies to create new frost-resistant coatings on cold-resistant steel and alloys, creation of niobium and niobium carbide protective coatings for units and mechanisms for oil and aggressive fluid pumping facilities manufactured from special steel; development of the innovation technology to manufacture a special brand of titanium oxide filling, reduced from Khibin ore enrichment tailings, used to produce thermostabilizing and radiation-resistant coatings and insulation materials; solutions to create new niobium and molybdenum alloys with increased low-temperature plasticity; development of Borium steel microalloying technology to launch production of Arctic custom-tailored types of steel; development of new technologies to create aerogels based on perspective thermal insulation materials for new technical items, building structures and weatherproof clothes for the Arctic conditions as well as molecular and polymer components designed to create new frost-resistant components; low-capacity energy generation to improve the quality of life of the small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North; various transport technologies; agribusiness technologies, environmental condition, prevention and footprint monitoring and forecasting technologies; technologies to prevent and eliminate natural and anthropogenic emergency situations; technologies of new and renewable energy sources, energy saving technologies; silica sand, clay, peat and other local material processing technologies; water conditioning; and new technologies of industrial waste and garbage separation and processing.
Section: “Ecology. Green Technologies”
Topics for Discussion: Problems related to the development of conceptual approaches to natural and anthropogenic ecosystem evolution management together with the task of preservation of their ambiance-creative functions and the laws of their mutability in space and time under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors. Simulation of ecosystem structure and functions, bio-producing process management. Evaluation of the current status and forecast of ecosystem modification, impacted by potential climate changes and anthropogenic factors. Global climatic changes and economy affecting the soil and surface water condition; assessment of the ecological role of soil and topsoil in the hothouse gas emission and drainage; studies of the ecological role of soils in the creation and preserving of the planetary biological diversity.
Topics for Discussion: Development of technologies to rehabilitate ecosystems, remediate technologically damaged territories, and to process waste and tailings. Development and implementation of energy efficient, resource saving technologies in a megapolis. Ecological problems of the agribusiness and their solutions. Assessment of risks and hazards of natural and natural/anthropogenic processes; state-of-the-art methods to research natural processes and resolve applied tasks, related to the new basic knowledge on the creation of changes and mutability of the elements of environment. Development of ecology-centered concept of natural resources management.
Environmental Law, Environmental Ethics and Environmental Morality
Topics for Discussion: Legal foundations of environmental damage prevention, rational use of natural resources, protection of human life and health, support of the environmental balance, free access to environmental information, etc. General aspects of environmental ethics and morality.