Glushkov, Ivan

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Glushkov, Ivan Nikolaevich


Born Mar. 11 (23), 1873, in Usol’e, present-day Perm’ Oblast; died Jan. 3 (16), 1916, in Tallinn. Russian scientist; specialist in drilling and oil-well technology.

After graduating from the Perm’ Realschule, Glushkov worked in Ural mining enterprises. From 1897 he worked in the Baku petroleum industries. His basic work, A Guide to Well Drilling, in which all drilling techniques are explored thoroughly and in depth, was published during 1904-11. Beginning in 1909, Glushkov worked at the St. Petersburg Mining Institute. He wrote The Exploitation of Drilled Wells (1913), which was for many years the sole handbook on this topic.


Rukovodstvo k bureniiu skvazhin, 2nd ed., vols. 1-3. Moscow-Leningrad, 1924-25.
Ekspluatatsiia burovykh skvazhin, 2nd ed. Moscow-Petrograd, 1923. (Contains a biography of Glushkov and a bibliography.)
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