Date of Birth: 09/21/1871
Place of birth: village Pozdnyakovo
The founder of the Soviet petroleum geology, petroleum geologist, academician of the USSR, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the RSFSR.
In 1910 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute.
In 1917-18. sent to the United States to study the oil industry.
In 1920 he headed the Council for the oil industry, and has also been appointed Chairman of the Special Commission for the study of the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, in the 1922-30 biennium. - Rector of the Moscow Mining Academy.
THEM. Gubkin is the founder and first director of the State Research Institute of Petroleum (1934 - USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of fossil fuels).
In the 1930-36 biennium. Rector of the Moscow Oil Institute, in those same years, is chairman of the Council for the Study of Productive Forces of the USSR.
In the 1931-36 biennium. - Head of the Supreme Economic Council exploration management, in 1936-39. - Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
THEM. Gubkin managed geological studies of the eastern regions of the Russian platform, to substantiate the prospects of the Volga-Ural oil and gas province.
Died April 24, 1939 in Moscow.