The V.I.Spielman Research Centre for the Study of Subsurface Resources Management is a data bank for the deposits of natural resources, seismic research, production infrastructure and the oil industry. The Centre has unique storage capacities and a specialized warehouse area of more than three and a half thousand square metres, and a total storage shelving capacity of 960 thousand metres. Another name for the centre is bank of core samples.
Dmitry Medvedev toured the research centre and examined the core storage conditions [core is a cylindrical column of rock, which remains inside the drill apparatus during drilling] and the process of extracting the core from the boreholes.
The President also visited the laboratory where he was shown the results of research to study the core and one of the experiments: under the influence of ultraviolet radiation the core containing oil begins to shine a special way.