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April 04, 2016

Extended meeting of the Scientific Council of NPO “Drilling Equipment” took place.

On April 4, 2016, the extended meeting of the Scientific Council of NPO “Drilling Equipment” (part of the Integra Group) took place to mark the centenary of the birth of Yakov Aronovich Gelfgat, the outstanding figure of the oil and gas industry, talented scientist and engineer.

Yakov Gelfgat devoted 60 years of his life to Russian oil and gas industry development. Since 1960 – for more than twenty years - he worked at VNIIBT, where he directed one of the main divisions of the institute - Department of Drilling Operations Technology, and then created the Department of Ground Drilling Equipment.

Yakov Gelfgat had 40 inventions and 70 published works in his long creative life. His multi-year fruitful activity was awarded with five orders, ten medals and other government and departmental awards, he was granted title of honor “Honoured Oil Worker” and “Honorable Worker of Gas Industry”.