A.E. Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry

Subdivision of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science "Kazan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences"

Laboratory of oil chemistry and geochemistry

The research in the field of oil chemistry was started by the initiative of Academician A.E. Arbuzov in 1946. In 1957 the Laboratory of Oil Chemistry was founded, which was in turn headed by E.A. Robinson, R.A. Virobyants, G.P. Kurbskii. From 1981 to 2018 the head of the Laboratory was Doctor of Chemistry, Professor, and the Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan Gennady V. Romanov.


Now the Laboratory is headed by Prof. Yulia M. Ganeeva.


Main research activity

  • The profound study of chemical composition, physical-and-chemical properties and geochemistry of poor-recoverable oils and natural bitumen.
  • Creation of new effective methodology of typification of oils of the developed fields by their chemical composition, complex of physical-andchemical characteristics, obtained by means of calorimetry, thermal analysis, IR- and ESR spectroscopy methods, and properties, determining the oil mobility in the layer.
  • Geochemical and field investigations of the process of formation and reformation of large-scale oil fields in Tatarstan.
  • Improvement of methods of bed stimulation and the development of untraditional directions of natural bitumen extraction from subsurface.
  • Development of theoretical backgrounds of disperse structure of oil systems.
  • Synthesis of new functionally substituted ammonium compounds, regulating the formation, destruction and sedimentation of oil disperse systems.
  • Ecological problems of oil production.


  1. Tukhvatullina A.Z., Barskaya E.E., Kouryakov V.N., et al. Supramolecular structures of oil systems as the key to regulation of oil behavior // J. Pet. Environ. Biotechnol. 2013. V.4. 4:152.
  2. Ganeeva Y.M., Yusupova T.N., Romanov G.V., Bashkirtseva, N.Y. Phase composition of asphaltenes //Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. -2014. -Vol.115. -N.2, -. 1593-1600.
  3. Ganeeva Yu.M., Yusupova T.N., Tukhvatullina A.Z., Okhotnikova E.S., Romanov G.V., Kruglov M.P. A new approach to identification of fluid-dynamic connectivity in an oil-bearing formation (on the example of the Akanskoe oil field) //Doklady Earth Sciences. -2014. –Vol. 458, -N.1, -. 1174-1177
  4. Nikolaev V.F., Tabrisov I.I., Penkovsky A.I., Sultanova R.B. Express method for total content assessment of aromatic hydrocarbons and oxygen in finished gasolines by refractometry and densimetry // Fuel. -2015. -Vol.142. -.94–101.
  5. Ganeeva, Y.M., Yusupova, T.N., Romanov, G.V. Waxes in asphaltenes of crude oils and wax deposits // Petroleum Science. - 2016. – Vol. 13, - N 4, - pp 737–745.
  6. Kayukova G. P., Gubaidullin A. T., Petrov S. M., Romanov G. V., Petrukhina N. N., Vakhin A. V. Changes of Asphaltenes’ Structural Phase Characteristics in the Process of Conversion of Heavy Oil in the Hydrothermal Catalytic System // Energy & Fuels. - 2016. - Vol. 30. - N 2. -. 773−783.
  7. Kayukova G.P., Mikhailova A.M., Feoktistov D.A., Morozov V.P., Vakhin A.V. Conversion of the organic matter of domanic shale and permian bituminous rocks in hydrothermal catalytic processes // Energy Fuels. – 2017. – Vol. 31. – No. 8. – P. 7789-7799.
  8. Yusupova, T.N., Ganeeva, Y.M., Okhotnikova, E.S., Romanov, G.V. The use of thermal analysis methods for monitoring the development of bitumen reservoirs using thermal recovery technologies // Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. Volume 131, Issue 2, 1 February 2018, Pages 1405-1411. (Q2, 1.953)
  9. Okhotnikova, E.S., Ganeeva, Y.M., Frolov, I.N., Yusupova, T.N., Firsin, A.A. Plastic properties and structure of bitumen modified by recycled polyethylene // Petroleum Science and Technology. Volume 36, Issue 5, 4 March 2018, Pages 356-360