The second international Forum KGF Oil&Gas

May 17th-18th, 2018 in Astana

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE FORUM

Baltabek Mukhanovich KUANDYKOV

Baltabek Mukhanovich KUANDYKOV

President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, Chairman

Birth date: 21.08.1948

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev Oblast, Makat Settlement

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (1971)
  • Specialty: Geologic Engineer – Petroleum Expert
  • Academic ranks, degrees, activity:
  • Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences
Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Vice-Chairman of KAZENERGY Association, Vice-Chairman

Birth date: 14.10.1947

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Atyrau Oblast; Emba Region; Koschagyl Settlement

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1970)
  • Technology and Complex Mechanization of the Oil and Gas Deposits Development, Mining Engineer

Members of the Organizing Committee 

  • Members of the Organizing Committee of the KGF Oil&Gas Forum
Members of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee of the KGF Oil&Gas Forum

Members of the Organizing Committee:

  • MAKHAMBET DZHOLDOSKALIYEVICH DOSMUKHAMBETOVICH, First Vice-Minister of Energy of the RoK
  • AKBATYR ALUADINOVICH NADYRBAYEV, Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the RoK
  • MUKHIT MURATOVICH SURAMBAYEV, Senior Vice-President on Exploration of NC KazMunayGas JSC
  • KURMANGAZY ORYNGAZIYEVICH ISKAZIYEV, Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC
  • GEROY ZHOLTAYEVICH ZHOLTAYEV, Director of the K.I.SATPAYEV Institute of Geological Sciences
  • ORAL AKCHULAKOVICH AKCHULAKOV, Deputy Director General of AkAy Consulting LLP
  • KENZHEBEK NIYAZOVICH IBRASHEV, Chairman of the Board — President of KBTU JSC (Satbayev University)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE FORUMа

Baltabek Mukhanovich KUANDYKOV

Baltabek Mukhanovich KUANDYKOV

President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, Chairman

Birth date: 21.08.1948

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev Oblast, Makat Settlement

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (1971)
  • Specialty: Geologic Engineer – Petroleum Expert
  • Academic ranks, degrees, activity:
  • Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences
Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Vice-Chairman of KAZENERGY Association, Vice-Chairman

Birth date: 14.10.1947

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Atyrau Oblast; Emba Region; Koschagyl Settlement

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1970)
  • Technology and Complex Mechanization of the Oil and Gas Deposits Development, Mining Engineer

Members of the Organizing Committee 

  • Members of the Organizing Committee of the KGF Oil&Gas Forum
Members of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee of the KGF Oil&Gas Forum

Members of the Organizing Committee:

  • MAKHAMBET DZHOLDOSKALIYEVICH DOSMUKHAMBETOVICH, First Vice-Minister of Energy of the RoK
  • AKBATYR ALUADINOVICH NADYRBAYEV, Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the RoK
  • MUKHIT MURATOVICH SURAMBAYEV, Senior Vice-President on Exploration of NC KazMunayGas JSC
  • KURMANGAZY ORYNGAZIYEVICH ISKAZIYEV, Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC
  • GEROY ZHOLTAYEVICH ZHOLTAYEV, Director of the K.I.SATPAYEV Institute of Geological Sciences
  • ORAL AKCHULAKOVICH AKCHULAKOV, Deputy Director General of AkAy Consulting LLP
  • KENZHEBEK NIYAZOVICH IBRASHEV, Chairman of the Board — President of KBTU JSC (Satbayev University)

Welcoming Speeches

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

To the Forum participants

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I am happy to welcome you at the Kazakhstan Geology Forum, Oil & Gas 2018 second international forum!

We are fortunate to witness incredible changes in the energy sector that are able to close the gap between different approaches and paradigms. If several years ago the oil industry and renewable energy sources have been evolving in parallel, now we see can that these two industries can coexist quite well. This could be boldly demonstrated in the EXPO 2017 international exhibition.

Since the geology is underlying the oil industry, Kazakhstan has always been paying special attention to this industry. And now we must think not only of the quantities of discovered and recoverable reserves, yet, we should primarily consider the approaches that allow to manage natural resources as efficiently as possible from both ecological and economic perspectives.

I am convinced that with the Forums like this that bring together the leading specialists of near and far abroad we can obtain answers to lots of questions that me might have both in academia and production. The first KGF Oil & Gas Forum has demonstrated the urgency of issues arisen and has again stressed that there is an increased interest in the industry both on the part of geologists and representatives from many other areas.

This allows us to assume that an upcoming Forum will be of a greater scale and many ideas that will be voiced at the Forum would soon be implemented.

I wish more interesting discussions and new discoveries to all Forum participants!

Sincerely,
Kanat Bozumbayev
Minister of Energy
Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Dear Participants and Guests of the Second International Forum

Domestic hydrocarbon geological exploration over the decades makes a great contribution to the development of Kazakhstan's industrial potential, it is an important link in the oil and gas industry - the locomotive of the domestic economy.

Thanks to the discoverers, new deposits appeared on the map of the country, including such super-giants as Tengiz, Karachaganak, Kashagan, which put Kazakhstan on a par with the leading countries in the field of mining. Geological science of the country does not stand still, is actively developing, demanding modern innovative technologies, extensive knowledge and significant investments, which will certainly pay off, multiplying the raw material potential of the republic.

One of the main objectives of the second International Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas" is to promote the development of petroleum geology through the study and implementation of innovative technologies.

Participation in the event of representatives of state bodies and national companies - subsoil users, well-known geologists, domestic and foreign experts, provides a unique opportunity to develop common approaches to solving the problems facing academic and applied geology.

I am confident that the Forum will be held in a businesslike and creative atmosphere and will allow participants to exchange their accumulated experience, discuss topical professional problems in detail, the main of which are the further development and exploitation of the fields of the Caspian Sea region, the search for new territories promising for hydrocarbon production, and the study of deep-lying horizons that is a real breakthrough in geology!

Now the moment has come when domestic geology needs to work more closely with the international scientific and expert community, thereby enriching Kazakhstan's science and promoting its recognition at the world level.

I wish all participants fruitful work, interesting discussions and new successes in the development of geology of Kazakhstan!

The Chairman
of KAZENERGY Association
T. Kulibayev

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

To the Forum participants

Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of JSC National Company KazMunayGas, I welcome participants and guests of the second International Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Focus Oil&Gas”!

The authoritative industry event becomes traditional: the today’s forum is held in the capital of Kazakhstan already for the second time. The success of the previous event is illustrative of the topicality of petroleum geology not only in our republic, but also in all oil-producing countries.

History shows that Kazakhstan has formed its strong traditions in the area of geology of hydrocarbons; our experts have vast experience in exploration of minefields of various classifications. Many discoverers of unique, major fields are among our geologists. And, it’s worth remarking that we are not standing still and have proceeded with studying deep horizons. This has become possible thanks to the experience and skills accumulated over many years.

In this regard, the forthcoming forum assumes yet another, vitally important, significance not only as the business-platform, but also as a platform for exchange of experience and its transfer to the younger generation of petroleum geologists.

Certainly, geologic exploration is the flagship of the oil&gas industry. Understanding this, we strive to engage the best employees and to exert every effort for their development in the industry. Moreover, geology is a knowledge-intensive sphere allowing to apply the most advanced innovative technologies at all stages. These trends have become even more challenging right now when many proven fields in the entire world are at the stage of exhaustion.

I am sure that the “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Focus Oil&Gas” will be held in a very dynamic business regime and will help to find answers for many questions. I wish all participants to have interesting discussions, productive meetings and opening up new possibilities for cooperation and further development.

Chairman of the Board

Sauat Mynbayev

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

To the Participants of the Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018"

Ladies and gentlemen!

I am glad to welcome you to such an important event for geologists. First of all, I would like to note that the idea of holding a regular Forum in Astana is quite timely. In fact, geology is a dynamically developing direction all over the world, and Kazakhstan geologists have rich practical experience, acquired not only in the deposits of our Republic, but also abroad.

The field of geology of oil and gas is very extensive, it covers many spectra of the entire oil and gas industry, so the range of issues being discussed at the Forum is nonrandom, including analysis of the resource potential of the subsoil, application of innovative technologies, intensification of production and many others. Moreover, the Forum "KGF Oil & Gas" gives us an opportunity to discuss the provisions of the Code of the RoK "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use" in a wider professional environment.

All these issues now become even more urgent, because we are heading for deep-seated horizons; this is a very serious and responsible project that requires maximum preparation.

I hope to hear interesting ideas and quality reports at the Forum and meet both my old colleagues and get acquainted with new talented geologists.

I am confident that the Forum will serve as a platform for dialogue for further exchange of ideas and experiences on topical issues of geology of oil and gas, as well as for formation of new horizons of multilateral cooperation.

I wish fruitful work, constructive dialogue and effective cooperation to all participants, organizers and guests of the International Forum "KGF Oil & Gas"!

Yours faithfully,

Chairman of the Committee of Geology and
Subsoil Use of the Republic
of Kazakhstan A. Nadyrbayev

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

To the Forum participants

Ladies and gentlemen!

First of all, on behalf of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, I want to thank you for your attention to our Forum. For us, this is a very important event, since this is the only platform in the capital of Kazakhstan dedicated to oil and gas geology, where leaders of branch government departments, top managers of companies, experts and specialists meet, where they discuss the most pressing issues.

Kazakhstan's oil and gas geology has a long history, thanks to the discovery and development of unique deposits, we have accumulated vast experience in working on the most difficult areas and in unpredictable natural conditions. But still, we have much to grow, the world does not stand still, new technologies are emerging every day, which we must study and apply. To this end, we are holding similar events to create conditions for the exchange of knowledge, best practices between geologists from near and far abroad.

I am convinced that the Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018" will contribute to the development of science and technology in oil and gas geology. After all, many of the speakers invited by us are professionals of international scope with unique practical experience.

It is gratifying to note that the Forum evokes a keen interest among young people linking their future with geology. I think that it will be especially useful for the younger generation to participate in the Forum because this is really a good opportunity to learn from experience and find answers to your questions.

I hope that the Forum days will be held in a good business atmosphere, and the acquired new contacts and information will prove useful for your professional work.

Good luck and new achievements to you!

B.M. Kuandykov - President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum

Welcoming Speeches

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

To the Forum participants

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I am happy to welcome you at the Kazakhstan Geology Forum, Oil & Gas 2018 second international forum!

We are fortunate to witness incredible changes in the energy sector that are able to close the gap between different approaches and paradigms. If several years ago the oil industry and renewable energy sources have been evolving in parallel, now we see can that these two industries can coexist quite well. This could be boldly demonstrated in the EXPO 2017 international exhibition.

Since the geology is underlying the oil industry, Kazakhstan has always been paying special attention to this industry. And now we must think not only of the quantities of discovered and recoverable reserves, yet, we should primarily consider the approaches that allow to manage natural resources as efficiently as possible from both ecological and economic perspectives.

I am convinced that with the Forums like this that bring together the leading specialists of near and far abroad we can obtain answers to lots of questions that me might have both in academia and production. The first KGF Oil & Gas Forum has demonstrated the urgency of issues arisen and has again stressed that there is an increased interest in the industry both on the part of geologists and representatives from many other areas.

This allows us to assume that an upcoming Forum will be of a greater scale and many ideas that will be voiced at the Forum would soon be implemented.

I wish more interesting discussions and new discoveries to all Forum participants!

Sincerely,
Kanat Bozumbayev
Minister of Energy
Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of Kazenergy Association

Dear Participants and Guests of the Second International Forum

Domestic hydrocarbon geological exploration over the decades makes a great contribution to the development of Kazakhstan's industrial potential, it is an important link in the oil and gas industry - the locomotive of the domestic economy.

Thanks to the discoverers, new deposits appeared on the map of the country, including such super-giants as Tengiz, Karachaganak, Kashagan, which put Kazakhstan on a par with the leading countries in the field of mining. Geological science of the country does not stand still, is actively developing, demanding modern innovative technologies, extensive knowledge and significant investments, which will certainly pay off, multiplying the raw material potential of the republic.

One of the main objectives of the second International Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas" is to promote the development of petroleum geology through the study and implementation of innovative technologies.

Participation in the event of representatives of state bodies and national companies - subsoil users, well-known geologists, domestic and foreign experts, provides a unique opportunity to develop common approaches to solving the problems facing academic and applied geology.

I am confident that the Forum will be held in a businesslike and creative atmosphere and will allow participants to exchange their accumulated experience, discuss topical professional problems in detail, the main of which are the further development and exploitation of the fields of the Caspian Sea region, the search for new territories promising for hydrocarbon production, and the study of deep-lying horizons that is a real breakthrough in geology!

Now the moment has come when domestic geology needs to work more closely with the international scientific and expert community, thereby enriching Kazakhstan's science and promoting its recognition at the world level.

I wish all participants fruitful work, interesting discussions and new successes in the development of geology of Kazakhstan!

The Chairman
of KAZENERGY Association
T. Kulibayev

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Management Board of KazMunayGas National Company JSC

To the Forum participants

Ladies and Gentlemen!

On behalf of JSC National Company KazMunayGas, I welcome participants and guests of the second International Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Focus Oil&Gas”!

The authoritative industry event becomes traditional: the today’s forum is held in the capital of Kazakhstan already for the second time. The success of the previous event is illustrative of the topicality of petroleum geology not only in our republic, but also in all oil-producing countries.

History shows that Kazakhstan has formed its strong traditions in the area of geology of hydrocarbons; our experts have vast experience in exploration of minefields of various classifications. Many discoverers of unique, major fields are among our geologists. And, it’s worth remarking that we are not standing still and have proceeded with studying deep horizons. This has become possible thanks to the experience and skills accumulated over many years.

In this regard, the forthcoming forum assumes yet another, vitally important, significance not only as the business-platform, but also as a platform for exchange of experience and its transfer to the younger generation of petroleum geologists.

Certainly, geologic exploration is the flagship of the oil&gas industry. Understanding this, we strive to engage the best employees and to exert every effort for their development in the industry. Moreover, geology is a knowledge-intensive sphere allowing to apply the most advanced innovative technologies at all stages. These trends have become even more challenging right now when many proven fields in the entire world are at the stage of exhaustion.

I am sure that the “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Focus Oil&Gas” will be held in a very dynamic business regime and will help to find answers for many questions. I wish all participants to have interesting discussions, productive meetings and opening up new possibilities for cooperation and further development.

Chairman of the Board

Sauat Mynbayev

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Welcoming speech of the Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Republic of Kazakhstan

To the Participants of the Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018"

Ladies and gentlemen!

I am glad to welcome you to such an important event for geologists. First of all, I would like to note that the idea of holding a regular Forum in Astana is quite timely. In fact, geology is a dynamically developing direction all over the world, and Kazakhstan geologists have rich practical experience, acquired not only in the deposits of our Republic, but also abroad.

The field of geology of oil and gas is very extensive, it covers many spectra of the entire oil and gas industry, so the range of issues being discussed at the Forum is nonrandom, including analysis of the resource potential of the subsoil, application of innovative technologies, intensification of production and many others. Moreover, the Forum "KGF Oil & Gas" gives us an opportunity to discuss the provisions of the Code of the RoK "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use" in a wider professional environment.

All these issues now become even more urgent, because we are heading for deep-seated horizons; this is a very serious and responsible project that requires maximum preparation.

I hope to hear interesting ideas and quality reports at the Forum and meet both my old colleagues and get acquainted with new talented geologists.

I am confident that the Forum will serve as a platform for dialogue for further exchange of ideas and experiences on topical issues of geology of oil and gas, as well as for formation of new horizons of multilateral cooperation.

I wish fruitful work, constructive dialogue and effective cooperation to all participants, organizers and guests of the International Forum "KGF Oil & Gas"!

Yours faithfully,

Chairman of the Committee of Geology and
Subsoil Use of the Republic
of Kazakhstan A. Nadyrbayev

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Welcoming speech of the President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

To the Forum participants

Ladies and gentlemen!

First of all, on behalf of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, I want to thank you for your attention to our Forum. For us, this is a very important event, since this is the only platform in the capital of Kazakhstan dedicated to oil and gas geology, where leaders of branch government departments, top managers of companies, experts and specialists meet, where they discuss the most pressing issues.

Kazakhstan's oil and gas geology has a long history, thanks to the discovery and development of unique deposits, we have accumulated vast experience in working on the most difficult areas and in unpredictable natural conditions. But still, we have much to grow, the world does not stand still, new technologies are emerging every day, which we must study and apply. To this end, we are holding similar events to create conditions for the exchange of knowledge, best practices between geologists from near and far abroad.

I am convinced that the Forum "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018" will contribute to the development of science and technology in oil and gas geology. After all, many of the speakers invited by us are professionals of international scope with unique practical experience.

It is gratifying to note that the Forum evokes a keen interest among young people linking their future with geology. I think that it will be especially useful for the younger generation to participate in the Forum because this is really a good opportunity to learn from experience and find answers to your questions.

I hope that the Forum days will be held in a good business atmosphere, and the acquired new contacts and information will prove useful for your professional work.

Good luck and new achievements to you!

B.M. Kuandykov - President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum

Kazakhstan Geology Forum

The second international Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018” will be held on May 17th-18th, 2018 in Astana. First, the event was held in March 2015 and united more than 250 delegates from 10 countries of the world. KGF Oil&Gas is the first internationally-recognized event carried out in Kazakhstan on the subject “Geologic Exploration in the Oil&Gas Industry”. The event is organized by leading experts of the industry jointly and with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as with direct involvement of top-management of branch ministries and national companies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies. Participants: Chief executive officers of line ministries, management representatives of NC KazMunayGas JSC and affiliated companies, large international, Kazakhstan companies carrying out its activities in the Republic, leading oil&gas state consortiums, industry associations and unions, oil&gas servicing companies, as well as famous geologists and geophysics, investment funds, international experts and scientific representatives.

Conditions of participation:

To become the Forum participants, commercial companies need to pay a delegate fee in the amount of 100,000 KZT.

Scientific representatives, university professors, students and media representatives take part FREE OF CHARGE, having been registered online on the event web-site.

Kazakhstan Geology Forum

The second international Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018” will be held on May 17th-18th, 2018 in Astana. First, the event was held in March 2015 and united more than 250 delegates from 10 countries of the world. KGF Oil&Gas is the first internationally-recognized event carried out in Kazakhstan on the subject “Geologic Exploration in the Oil&Gas Industry”. The event is organized by leading experts of the industry jointly and with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as with direct involvement of top-management of branch ministries and national companies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies. Participants: Chief executive officers of line ministries, management representatives of NC KazMunayGas JSC and affiliated companies, large international, Kazakhstan companies carrying out its activities in the Republic, leading oil&gas state consortiums, industry associations and unions, oil&gas servicing companies, as well as famous geologists and geophysics, investment funds, international experts and scientific representatives.

Conditions of participation:

To become the Forum participants, commercial companies need to pay a delegate fee in the amount of 100,000 KZT.

Scientific representatives, university professors, students and media representatives take part FREE OF CHARGE, having been registered online on the event web-site.

Kazakhstan Geology Forum

The second international Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018” will be held on May 17th-18th, 2018 in Astana. First, the event was held in March 2015 and united more than 250 delegates from 10 countries of the world. KGF Oil&Gas is the first internationally-recognized event carried out in Kazakhstan on the subject “Geologic Exploration in the Oil&Gas Industry”. The event is organized by leading experts of the industry jointly and with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as with direct involvement of top-management of branch ministries and national companies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies. Participants: Chief executive officers of line ministries, management representatives of NC KazMunayGas JSC and affiliated companies, large international, Kazakhstan companies carrying out its activities in the Republic, leading oil&gas state consortiums, industry associations and unions, oil&gas servicing companies, as well as famous geologists and geophysics, investment funds, international experts and scientific representatives.

Conditions of participation:

To become the Forum participants, commercial companies need to pay a delegate fee in the amount of 100,000 KZT.

Scientific representatives, university professors, students and media representatives take part FREE OF CHARGE, having been registered online on the event web-site.

Kazakhstan Geology Forum

The second international Forum “Kazakhstan Geology Forum: Oil&Gas 2018” will be held on May 17th-18th, 2018 in Astana. First, the event was held in March 2015 and united more than 250 delegates from 10 countries of the world. KGF Oil&Gas is the first internationally-recognized event carried out in Kazakhstan on the subject “Geologic Exploration in the Oil&Gas Industry”. The event is organized by leading experts of the industry jointly and with the support of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as with direct involvement of top-management of branch ministries and national companies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies.

The Forum’s mission is to actively promote the development of oil geology in Kazakhstan through the study and adoption of innovative technologies. Participants: Chief executive officers of line ministries, management representatives of NC KazMunayGas JSC and affiliated companies, large international, Kazakhstan companies carrying out its activities in the Republic, leading oil&gas state consortiums, industry associations and unions, oil&gas servicing companies, as well as famous geologists and geophysics, investment funds, international experts and scientific representatives.

Conditions of participation:

To become the Forum participants, commercial companies need to pay a delegate fee in the amount of 100,000 KZT.

Scientific representatives, university professors, students and media representatives take part FREE OF CHARGE, having been registered online on the event web-site.

THE FORUM SPEAKERS

Makhambet Dzholdaskaliyevich DOSMUKHAMBETOV

Makhambet Dzholdaskaliyevich DOSMUKHAMBETOV

First Vice-Minister of Energy of the RoK

Birth date: 25.12.1960

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1983)

Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields  , Mining Engineer

  • Kazakh State Law University (2016)
  • Master of Business Administration

Labor experience:

  • Geologist, Senior Geologist, Chief Geologist of the Balykshi Exploration Drilling Directorate of "Embaneft" Production Association (1983-1989);
  • Head of the Geologic Division of the Oil&Gas Production Directorate “Dossorneft” of “Embaneft” Production Association (1989-1990);
  • Chief Geologist of the Oil and Gas Production Directorate “Makatneft” of "Embaneft" PA (1991);
  • Chief Geologist of Munay JV, ANAKO JSC (1991-1996);
  • Deputy Director on Technical Matters of Es-Bol LLP (1996-1997);
  • Head of the Geologic Division of EmbaMunayGas JSC, Manager, Deputy Director, Director of the Geology Department of National Oil and Gas Company KazakhOil JSC (1997-2002);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2002);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Current Contracts’ Monitoring of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2002-2003);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Stakes Management in JV of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2003-2004);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (2004-2006);
  • Deputy Director General – Chief Geologist of JV KazGerMunay LLP (2006-2009);
  • Deputy Director General for Geology and Development of MangystauMunayGas JSC (2009-2012);
  • First Deputy Director General, Member of the Board of MangystauMunayGas JSC (11.2012-09.2013);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (09.2013-01.2015)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC in charge of large projects, Member of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC (01.2015-11.2016);
  • First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 11.2016)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of EmbaMunayGas JSC (2013-2015)
  • Chairman of the TCO Partnership Council
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KMG Karachaganak LLP
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KMG Kashagan B.V.

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medal «Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 10 жыл» / [“The 10th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”] (2001), award pins and medals to the 90-th anniversary of Makat, the 100-th Anniversary of Kazakhstan oil, etc.
  • Discoverer of Makat Vostochniy Field;
  • Honoured Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Certificates of honor and Letters of gratitude for exemplary work and personal contribution to the oil and gas industry of the state from the Prime-Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Kazenergy and NC KazMunayGas JSC

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

The author and co-author of a number of publications, articles and books

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Vice-Chairman of KAZENERGY Association, Vice-Chairman

Birth date: 14.10.1947

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Atyrau Oblast; Emba Region; Koschagyl Settlement

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1970)

Technology and Complex Mechanization of the Oil and Gas Deposits Development, Mining Engineer

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Postgraduate degree of the I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1973)
  • Candidate of Technical Sciences, the subject of dissertation: “Development of Mineralized Solutions with Adhesive Colmatant for Retention of Rigidity of Clay Minerals at Well Drilling” (the Ufa Petroleum Institute, 1985)
  • Academic Professor of the Department “Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells” (Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas, 2001)
  • Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Technical University (2004)
  • Academician of the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a degree in “Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells” (2004)
  • Doctor of Engineering Science, the subject of dissertation: “Theoretical Basis of Improving Safety of Drilling Works and Elaboration of Environmental Protection Technologies for the Development of Marine Oil and Gas Fields” (2010)

Labor experience:

  • Field Production Engineer on drilling in the South Emba Oil and Gas Prospecting Expedition Administration “Kazneftegazorazvedka” (Atyrau Oblast) (1973-1974);
  • Head of Laboratories of Drilling Technology and Drilling Fluids of the Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute (Atyrau Oblast) (1974-1981);
  • Deputy Director for Science of the Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute (Atyrau Oblast) (1981-1988);
  • Head of the Department for the Development of Technical Progress and Deep Drilling of the Main Territorial Administration “Prikaspiygeologiya” (Uralsk) (1988-1990);
  • Department Chairman of the Guryev Branch of the V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (Atyrau) (1990);
  • Senior Officer of the Industry Department of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the  Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1991-1992);
  • Head of the Main Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Energy and Fuel Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1992-1994);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Fuel Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice-Minister of Oil and gas Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1994-07.1995);
  • Trainee of the Oil company “Agip”, Italy (07.1995-11.1997);
  • Vice-President for Corporate Development, Director for Prospective Development, Vice-President for Prospective Development, First Vice-President of KazakhOil NOC (Almaty) (11.1997-02.2000);
  • Acting President of KazakhOil NOC JSC (08.1999-10.1999);
  • President of KazTransGas JSC (Astana) (02.2000-01.2001);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana) (01.2001-03.2003);
  • President of KazMunayGas NC JSC (03.2003-29.05.2008);
  • President of MangystauMunayGas JSC (07.2008);
  • Acting Director General of MangystauMunayGas JSC (07.2008-11.2009);
  • Director General of Kazakhstan Institute of Oil and Gas JSC (01.2010-07.2013);
  • Minister of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan (03.07.2013-06.08.2014; re-appointed - since 04.04.2014);
  • First Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (13.08.2014-19.01.2016);
  • Vice-Chairman of the KAZENERGY Association (since 01.03.2016)

Other positions:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KazTransOil JSC (2001-2002);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NC Oil and Gas Transportation JSC (05.2001-02.2002);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (02.2002-03.2003);
  • Chairman of the Coordination Council of Kazenergy Association for Kazakhstan content (since 12.2006);
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of KazRosGas LLP (since 12.2006);
  • Member of the Board of National Investors under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (09.2007-11.2008);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (28.11.2006-09.2008);
  • President of the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2004-2009);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (since 18.02.2016)

Party membership:

  • Member of “Nur Otan” People’s Democratic Party

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

Orders: “Barys” III-class (2005), “Kurmet” (2000), “Leader of the Russian Economy” (2005);

Sign “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the USSR” (1988);

Anniversary medals “The 10th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan  (2005),  «Қазақстан Республикасының Парламентіне 10 жыл» /                [The 10th Anniversary of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan] (2006);

Title “Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (2003);

Medal “Honored Worker of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (2007);

Title “Person of the Year” and Award “Golden Prometheus” within the frame of the Eurasian Energy Forum “Kazenergy” (09.2009);

Title «Қазақстанның Еңбек Ері» / [“Hero of Labor of Kazakhstan”] (2011)

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

Author of more than 40 publications, articles, books and 5 inventions

Bolat Uralovich AKCHULAKOV

Bolat Uralovich AKCHULAKOV

Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Birth date: 09.04.1971

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev (at present – Atyrau city)

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian, English

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • Kazakh State Academy of Management, Faculty of Accounting and Economic Cybernetic (1993)
  • Economist
  • Education Center of Oil and Gas Industry (Almaty) (1998)
  • Specializations: “Assessment of Subsoil Use Contract” and “Oil Production Economics” 

Labor experience:

  • Economist, Chief Economist of Alem Bank Kazakhstan (1994-1995);
  • Division Head, Department Director of the Central Asian Bank of Cooperation and Development (1995-1997);
  • Senior Expert, Manager, Chief Manager, Deputy Department Director of National Oil and Gas Company KazakhOil JSC (1997-2001);
  • Business Analyst, Manager, Financial Director of Commonwealth and British Services Ltd. (2001-2003);
  • Executive Director for Stakes Management in JV of NOGC KazMunayGas JSC (2003-2006)
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2006-2008);
  • Managing Director for Control of Electrical Power and Oil & Gas Assets of National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC (01.2009-17.06.2010);
  • Director General of “PSA” LLP (07.2010-10.2011);
  • President of National Company KazMunayGas JSC (10.2011-12.2011);
  • Vice-Minister of Oil and Gas (01.2012-25.08.2014);
  • Director General of Almex Petrochemical LLP (09.2014-02.2016);
  • Director General of the Association of Legal Entities “Kazakhstan Association of Oil, Gas and Energy Sector Organizations  “KAZENERGY” (01.02.2016-11.2017);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 11.2017)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2006-2009);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAC Kazatomprom JSC (02.2008-10.2008);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NAC Kazatomprom JSC and KEGOC JSC (02.2009-06.2010);
  • President of the Asia-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs (since 09.2016)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Kurmet Order (Order of Honour)
Akbatyr Aluadinovich NADYRBAYEV

Akbatyr Aluadinovich NADYRBAYEV

Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the RoK

Date of Birth: 07.08.1957

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I.LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute
  • Specialty “Geological survey and exploration of mineral deposits”

Labor experience:

  • Expedition geologist, Deputy Head of the Central Governmental Authority (1980-1993);
  • Head of the West Kazakhstan Territorial Geological Department (1993-1994);
  • Head of the Kargaly Geological Survey Expedition, Director of Zertteu, Aktobegeologiya JSC (1994-1996);
  • Chief Geologist of the Aktobe geophysical seismic expedition of Zaprudgeologiya JSC (1996-1999);
  • Deputy Head of the West Kazakhstan Transregional Department of Geology and Subsoil Use “Zapkaznedra” (1999-2008);
  • Head of the West Kazakhstan Transregional Department of Geology and Subsoil Use “Zapkaznedra” of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008-2012);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan (01.08.2012);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (18.08.2014-06.2017);
  • Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 06.2017)
Kurmangazy Oryngaziyevich ISKAZIYEV

Kurmangazy Oryngaziyevich ISKAZIYEV

Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC

Birth date: 11.05.1965

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev Oblast

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (1993)
  • Oil Faculty
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University (2006)
  • Short-term study at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Canada) and the Institute of Oil and Gas Business  of the Russian Academy of Civil Service

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, subject of dissertation: “Investigation of the Influence of Filtration Anisotropy upon the Development of Non-uniform Oil and Gas Reservoirs” (2006)

Labor experience:

  • Collecting Operator of Balykshi EDD of Embaneft PA (1985-1986);
  • Geological Engineer of the Thematic Team of Embaneft PA (1986);
  • Operator for Cementing of the Plug-back operation office of Embaneft PA (1988);
  • Geologist of Drilling Expedition No. 1 of Balykshi EDD of Embaneft PA (1991-1993);
  • Geologist, Principal Geologist of the Central Engineering-Technological Services of Atyrau EDD of EmbaMunayGas JSC (1993-1995);
  • Chief Geologist – Deputy Director of the Atyrau
    Oil Recovery Improve
    Promotion & Workover Department of EmbaMunayGas JSC (1995-2003);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Field Development of EmbaMunayGas OAO (2003-2004);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (2004-2006);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas EP JSC (2006-2008);
  • Executive Director for Oil and Gas Production of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2008);
  • Managing Director for Geology, Geophysics and Reservoirs of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2008-2009);
  • Chief Geologist, Managing Director of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2009-2012);
  • Vice-Chairman for Geology of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2012-2015);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (01.2015-04.2017);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (since 2015)
  • Other positions:
  • Member of the General Meeting of Shareholders of Caspian Oil and Gas Company PLC;
  • Chairman of the TCO Partnership Council;
    Chairman of the Operational Committee under the project of Satpayev Operating LLP, Urikhtau Operating LLP, N Operating LLP;
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC (11.12.2012-12.01.2015);
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Strategical Planning Committee of EP KMG (26.11.2015, powers are extended since 13.04.2016)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

Medal «Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 20 жыл» / [“The 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”] (15.12.2011), anniversary medals

Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Certificates of honor  of NC KMG JSC, KMG EP JSC, Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use

Anuarbek Yerkinovich ZHAKSYBEKOV

Anuarbek Yerkinovich ZHAKSYBEKOV

Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC

Birth date: 18.07.1965

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian, French

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (1993)

  • Specialty “Geology and Exploration for Oil and Gas Fields”, Translator from French to Russian

Labor experience:

  • Operator for oil and gas production of Baichunas Field of the Oil&Gas Production Directorate (hereinafter – OGPD) “Dossorneft” of Kazakhoil-Emba PLC (1982);
  • Operator of the Oil& Gas Production Shop of Karsak Field (1985-1987);
  • Resident Geologist of the Atyrau Drilling Directorate (1993-1994);
  • Principal Geologist, Deputy Head of the Section on Oil Recovery Increase and Well Workover in Makat Region of KazakhOilEmba PLC (1997-1999);
  • Chief Geologist of OGPD Makatneft of KazakhOil PLC (1999-2000);
  • Chief Engineer of the Production Management Department, Chief Engineer, Manager, Deputy Director of the Department of Geology and Development, Director of the Department of Geology of NC KazakhOil JSC (2000-10.2004);
  • Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the Geological-Technical Center of NC KazMunayGas JSC (10.2004-12.2007);
  • Director of the Department of Geology, Geophysics and Reservoirs of the Exploration and Production Block of NC KazMunayGas JSC (12.2007-06.2009);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the Exploration and Production Block of NC KazMunayGas JSC (06.2009-15.12.2009);
  • Geologic Exploration Manager from NC KazMunayGas JSC for the established N Operating Company LLP, Chairman of the Technical Subcommittee on Exploration Works (12.2009-02.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC, Chairman of the Technical Committee on Exploration works, Chairman of the Supervisory Board  of the Council “Exploration Assets” of KMG EP JSC (02.2013-10.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Advanced Projects of Kashagan B.V. BPLC (10.2013-12.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Advanced Projects and Operative Activity of Kashagan B.V. BPLC, member of the Engineering Advisory Committee of Shareholders of the North Caspian Project (12.2013-09.2015);
  • Deputy Director General for Greenfield Projects and Technologies of EmbaMunayGas JSC (09.2015-04.2017);
  • Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (since 24.04.2017)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medal “For Contribution to the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan” of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK (2014)
  • Certificates of honor: from the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR, NC KazMunayGas JSC, NWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC
  • Certificate of acknowledgement of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Protection of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RoK
  • Badges of honor: from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RoK – “The 90th Anniversary of Makat Field”, the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK “The 100th Anniversary of Dossor Field” (2011), “The 50th Anniversary of Prorva Field”
  • Diploma and award pin “ Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the RoK (2012)
Mukhit Muratovich SAURAMBAYEV

Mukhit Muratovich SAURAMBAYEV

Senior Vice-President for Exploration of NC KazMunayGas JSC

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Nysanbay Esirkepovich KUANTAYEV

Nysanbay Esirkepovich KUANTAYEV

Vice-President of First International Corporation

He was born on March 4, 1952 in Dmitriyevskiy Settlement of Oktyabrskiy Region of Aktobe Oblast.

In 1970, he entered the Oil Faculty of the V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute and graduated it in 1975 with a qualification of a Mining Geological Engineer (with a degree in “Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields”).

He began his labor activity in 1975 as a Geological Technician of the Emba Geological-Exploration Expedition of the Aktyubnefterazvedka Group of the Kaznefterazvedka Directorate of the Ministry of Geology of Kazakh SSR.

In 1977, he was transferred to Atyrau to the Central Geological and Search Expedition of the Kazneftegasrazvedka Directorate where he was employed as a Geologist, a Chief Geologist in the Party of structure drilling, deep drilling, and then  -   in the Geological Division of the Expedition. During these years, he completed a good professional training on geological survey, test and structure drilling, and further – the deep one. The expedition work resulted in the discovery of many post-salt deposits of the Pre-Caspian Lowland, including the largest Kenbay field which recoverable reserves were valued at 31 million tons of oil. N.E. KUANTAYEV was directly involved in its discovery and became its discoverer.

In 1987, he headed the Division of Geology of the large Production Geological Association “Guryevneftegazgeologiya” of the Ministry of Geology of Kazakh SSR, which conducted prospecting and exploration works in the territory of the West Kazakhstan. Routine work in the PGA had both production and scientific directions and required knowledge of geology and oil-and-gas content of the Pre-Caspian Lowland, as well as of many other adjoining regions. Great many advanced research institutes and universities of Kazakhstan and the Soviet Union carried out scientific-research and thematic works on substantiation of directions of geological and exploration operations on oil and gas in Kazakhstan, maintenance and reception of scientific production which promoted the growth of its scientific potential.

After 18 years of work in the West Kazakhstan (Pre-Caspian Lowland, the North Ustyurt, Buzachi) as a Geologist, Senior Geologist, Head of the Geological Division of the Association, Chief Geologist of the Oil and Gas Exploratory Expedition, he has formed and succeeded as a Geologist with extensive experience in geology, field and development geophysics, well drilling and testing, design of works and drawing up reports according to results of geological prospecting works. His geological merits of that period may include the discovery of a large Kenbay Field, as well as his direct participation in the discovery of the fields of Imashevskoye, Krykmyltyk, Kemerkol,  Kozha Yuzhniy, Nsanovskoye, Bekbolat and Saztobe Vostochniy.

In 1993, N.E. KUANTAYEV finished a post-graduate study at the I.M. GUBKIN State Academy of Oil and Gas in Moscow and received and an offer of employment of the Ministry of Geology and Subsoil Protection of the RoK, where he successfully worked as a Head of the Department of Oil and Gas Geology of the Principal Department of Oil and Gas.

Since that time the following interesting stage of his labor and creative life has begun. Using the accumulated scope of geological-geophysical information, the Ministry carried out the analysis of a state of the resource base and the arrangement of exploration works on oil and gas in Kazakhstan, in the context of a complete variety of oil and gas content prospects’ criteria, which allowed to substantiate the most desirable directions for the development of the mineral and resource sector of the Republic and to make recommendations on rational utilization of mineral deposits. These conclusions formed the basis for the Investment Program of geological study and involvement to the development of desirable directions (blocks) and oil and gas fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was developed by Mingeo. N.E. KUANTAYEV is the hands-on implementer and author of its first presentation to international oil companies in 1994 in Houston.

That period had sweeping changes connected with obtaining independence and creation of market economy. While working in the Ministry, N.E. KUANTAYEV directly participated in the development of the existing system of subsoil use in Kazakhstan. The new market system of subsoil use was created and the laws “On Oil”, “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, Instructions, Guidelines and other documents to which he has also contributed, were drawn up. 

In connection with the start of geological prospecting works on the Caspian Sea, he was directly involved, together with Kazakhstankaspishelf JSC, in the development and approval of the  Block Map on the Caspian Sea, and since 1997 he managed marine geological prospecting works on the Caspian Sea in capacity of Vice-President for Exploration of Kazakhstankaspishelf JSC of KazakhOil NOC.

In December 1997, he successfully defended his dissertation at the All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Geology (ARRIOG) in Moscow and he was conferred the academic degree of Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. He is the author of 40 academic papers, including 7 books, 6 maps of various purposes and 31 scientific papers.

Since 1999 until the present time he has been working in the oil corporation First International Oil Corporаtion Ltd. in capacity of Vice-President.  He headed the affiliated oil company “Sazankurak” in Atyrau Oblast for more than 12 years.

Since 2004, he has been an official independent expert of the Central Committee for Exploration and Development; and since 2013, he has been an independent expert of the State Commission for Reserves of the RoK and continues to contribute to rational and integrated development of the Mineral Resources Base of the RoK.

Staying in communication with the Alma Mater in 1997-1999, in 2014, N.E. KUANTAYEV was the Chairman of the State Attestation Committee of the K.I. SATPAYEV Kazakh National Technical University on the specialty “Geology of Oil and Gas”.

Due to his great experience and scientific knowledge, Mr. KUANTAYEV was elected as an Academician of the International and Kazakhstan Academies of Mineral Resources, a member of AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). He participated in the work of the 31st, 33rd, 34th and 35th International geologic congresses (the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Oslo, Brisbane, Cape town).

In 2011-2012, due to his professional experience and deep knowledge of geology, he was elected as an independent director of the Board of Directors of Kazgeologiya JSC where he continued promoting the development of the geological survey industry and strengthening of the Mineral Resources Base of Kazakhstan.

He earned the respect and esteem of his colleagues and recognition of merits thanks to his thirty seven years’ experience as an expert in the field of oil and gas exploration and production in the Pre-Caspian Lowland and other sedimentary basins of the RoK, management of land and offshore projects, and ability to analyze and generalize a wide range of issues of geology and oil and gas content, exploration and production.

He is the discoverer of the largest post-salt Kenbay Field (1996), as well as of the Taskuduk and Ashchikol Yuzhiy Fields (2016). He directly participated in the discovery of the fields of Imashevskoye,  Krykmyltyk, Kemerkol,  Kozha Yuzhniy, Nsanovskoye, Bekbolat,  Saztobe Vostochniy, Taldysai, Kardasyn,  Sarykumak Vostochniy, Kokzhide, Zhubantam, Ongar Vostochniy, Tagan Yuzhniy, Aiyrtau I, etc.

Government and departmental awards, honorary ranks:

  • awarded the Kurmet order in honor of the 100-th anniversary of Kazakhstan oil;
  • awarded the diploma and the award pin «Мұнай-газ саласының еңбек сіңірген қызметкері» / [Honored Worker of Oil and Gas Industry] of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK, and Certificates of Honor of Ministries;
  • has the Letter of gratitude of the President of Kazakhstan in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Independence of the RoK;
  • awarded the diploma and the award pin “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the Republic of Kazakhstan”; “Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan”;

awarded the diplomas and award pins “Discoverer of Mineral Deposits in the RoK”  for the discovery of the Kenbay Field which is largest one within the post-salt complex of the Pre-Caspian Lowland (1996), and of the fields of Taskuduk and Ashchikol Yuzhniy (2016);

Oleg Sergeyevich GERSHTANSKIY

Oleg Sergeyevich GERSHTANSKIY

Director General of NIPIneftegas JSC

He was born on September 21, 1952 in Almaty.

  • He graduated from the I.LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute with a degree in “Geophysical techniques of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits”.

Qualification – Mining Engineer-Geo-Scientist. Doctor of Engineering Science. Member of the Central Committee for Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields. 

Since 1994 – Director General of KazNIPIneft, NIPIMunayGas, ZAO NIPIneftegas, NIPIneftegas JSC. He was awarded with the Kurmet Order (Order of Honour) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Medal «Ерен енбеги ушін» (For Distinguished Labor).

The Institute of NIPIneftegas JSC, established on the base of KazNIPIneft in 1997, is the only one in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which employs experts of all directions of the oil industry: geological prospecting works; calculation of HB reserves; development of oil and gas fields; construction of oil and gas field facilities; drilling of oil and gas wells;  well operation; gathering and transportation of oil and gas; protection of subsurface resources and environment; laboratory test on oil, gas, condensate, water and core samples; development of regulatory technical documentation, etc.

The Institute produces scientific and technical solutions for the oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including foreign investors.

The Institute is located in Atyrau, Moscow and London. The Institute has branches, offices and headquarters in the cities of Uralsk, Atyrau, Kzyl-Orda, Aktobe, Astana and Almaty to provide operational activities at hydrocarbons fields and with subsoil users.  

In the field of geological prospecting works, research activities are carried out to analyze and generalize results of seismic researches, design and analysis of exploration results, operational evaluation and calculation of hydrocarbons (HB) reserves.

In its activity, the branch of geology of oil and gas uses modern laboratory equipment and special geological, seismic and geophysical programs.

Dmitriy Mikhaylovich KHITROV

Dmitriy Mikhaylovich KHITROV

Manager of the Data Processing Center of Professional Geo Solutions Kazakhstan LLP

Education:

  • 1997-1982 - I.M. Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Industry. Mining Geophysical Engineer. Specialization - Seismic Survey
  • 1987-1990 - I.M. Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Industry. Postgraduate studies. The title of candidate of technical sciences was given to him

Professional experience:

His professional career D.М. Khitrov began in 1980 in the position of Operator of River Seismic Survey Party, which carried out works on Lena River in Eastern Siberia.

Since 1982, he worked in the Central Geophysical Expedition, where he was engaged in the development of software for the processing of seismic data of SCS-3, used in the system of the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR

After graduating postgraduate course in 1990, he was recruited to the first Soviet-American "MD-SEYS Geophysics" JV as Technical Director

Mr. Khitrov has a great international experience: he worked in various seismogeological conditions at such posts as: Geophysical Engineer, Supervisor of Works, Project Manager:

  • West Qurna (Iraq) field, 1984-1986;
  • Western Siberia (Russia) 1990-1993;
  • oil and gas bearing provinces of Western Canada 1997-2009;
  • Dukhan deposit (Qatar) 2009-2010

Since 2010 and till present Mr. Khitrov works as a Manager of the Center for Processing of Seismic Data from PGS Kazakhstan in Almaty

Yevgeniy Kiponiyevich OGAI

Yevgeniy Kiponiyevich OGAI

Advisor of “Research Institute of Production and Drilling Practice of KazMunayGas” LLP of KazMunayGas JSC

Birth date: 22.04.1946

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Guryev Oblast; Makat Region; Makat Settlement

Language skills:

  • Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1969),
  • Mining Engineer

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Doctor of Engineering Science, the subject of dissertation: “Development of enhanced oil recovery methods of complex fields with anomalous oils” (1994);
  • The author and supervisor of more than 25 research works on the design of oil fields of Kazakhstan and Russia

Labor experience:

  • Operator of Karaton Oil-Field Directorate (OFD) (1963);
  • Geologist, Senior Geologist of Mangyshlakneft PA (1969-1972);
  • Senior Research Associate, Head of Laboratory, Deputy Director for Science of KazNIPIneft Institute (1972-1994);
  • Engineer of Kent International, Ltd. (1995-1996); Investment Project Manager of Atamokean Petroleum Corporation (1996-2000);
  • Oil Project Manager of Needham Group, Inc. (2000-2003);
  • Director of the Department of Stakes Management in JV of NC KazMunayGas JSC (06.2003-01.11.2004);
  • Managing Director of the Geological-Technological Service for Large Oil and Gas Project Monitoring of NC KazMunayGas JSC (since 02.11.2004-2008);
  • Deputy Director General of Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC, Director of the Science and Innovations Center of Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC (03.2008-2009);
  • Technical Advisor of North Caspian Operating Company (2009-2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Development and Drilling of “Research Institute of Production and Drilling Practice of KazMunayGas” LLP of National Company KazMunayGas JSC, Advisor to Director General (since 2013)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of KBTU JSC (since 12.2004);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (06.2006-10.2007)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medals;
  • Achiever in Mineral Prospecting;
  • Honoured Prospector

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

The author of the books “Mangyshlak Oils” (1981), “Prospects of the Mangyshlak Gas Industry Development” (1991), more than 50 scientific papers; owner of 7 patents

Anuarbek Bigarauly BIGARAYEV

Anuarbek Bigarauly BIGARAYEV

Director General of Turan Geo Scientific Production Center LLP

Генеральный директор ТОО «Научно-производственный центр Туран Гео»

Kosan Mynbayevich TASKINBAYEV

Kosan Mynbayevich TASKINBAYEV

Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Birth date: 1953, Atyrau Oblast.

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

Graduated from KazPTI (1977). In 1977-1983 – Oil and Gas Well Diagnostics Operator, Geological Engineer, Senior Geologist of the Central Engineering-Technological Services, Senior Geologist of the Cameral Group.

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences (1992).

Labor experience:

  • In 1983-1986 – Deputy Head of the Geology Division of Guryevneftegas-Geologiya GA.
  • In 1986-1988 — Head of the Geology Division of the Pre-Caspian Oil Exploratory Expedition
  • In 1988-1992 – Head of the Forecast Resources Sector of KazNIGRI.
  • In 1992-2000 – Vice-President, President of Atyrau-Munay JSC.
  • In 2001-2004 – Vice-President for Prospective Development of EmbaMunayGas OAO.
  • Since 2004 – Chief Geologist of EmbaMunayGas Production Branch».
  • 2005-2006 – Chief Engineer for Geology and Development of KazakhOil-Aktobe LLP.
  • 2006-2010 – Chief Geologist of Zhambay LLP.
  • Since 2010 – Director of KazNIGRI LLP (Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute).

Other positions:

  • Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Corresponding member of the Academy of Mineral Resources of the RoK.
  • Corresponding member of the International Academy of Geology and Security Sciences.
  • Dean of the Oil and Gas Faculty of the Atyrau Oil and Gas University (AOGU).

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Awarded the award pin “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the RoK” (2002).

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

  • The author of more than 70 articles and reports.
Dena Sholk

Dena Sholk

Manager of research projects of HIS Markit on Russian and Caspian energy sources

Labor experience:

  • IHS Markit | Technology – Senior Research Analyst (Manager of research projects of HIS Markit on Russian and Caspian energy sources) – Astana, Kazakhstan since October 2016 – to the present day.
  • IHS – Senior Analyst (Russian and Caspian Energy) – Since June 2016 – to the present day.

IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO, www.ihsmarkit.com) – is a global information company uniting important information sources, analytics and expertise for finding solutions in any industry and in any market. The partners of the Company are 85% companies of the Fortune Global 500 list, 94 of the 100 largest corporations of the USA. The Headquarters of IHS Markit is in London, UK. The Company has over 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

Ruslan Turzhanovich KUATOV

Ruslan Turzhanovich KUATOV

Head of Production Technology Department, Tengizchevroil LLP

He was born on February 22, 1962 in the Atyrau region.

Manager of the Oil Production Technology Department of Tengizchevroil LLP, has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. One of the first Kazakhstanis who took a leading position in a foreign company. He started working at Tengizchevroil LLP from the moment of foundation (1993) as a Leading Specialist in the Production Technology Department. In 2000 Ruslan Kuatov, one of the first national employees, was transferred to the managing position of the Head of the Field Team, replacing the foreign supervisor. In 2004, he was seconded to the North American Division of Chevron in the state of Wyoming, where he worked as a Consultant for the Departments of Production Technology and Exploitation Optimization of the Painter field.

Upon his return in 2005, he was appointed as a Head of Oil Production Technology Department, replacing a foreign manager. Ruslan Kuatov considers the development of the potential of local professionals as the main direction of his work.

For years in the oil and gas sector he worked directly with leading universities in the US, Russia and Kazakhstan, attracted graduates of the International Educational Program "Bolashak". Many of them today occupy top management positions in Tengizchevroil LLP and entered the program of nationalization of the company

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

He is the holder of the title «Қазақстанның Еңбек Ері» / [“Hero of Labor of Kazakhstan”] (for outstanding achievements in the economic, social and humanitarian development of the Republic of Kazakhstan), 2017.

Ali Azhimovich ABISHEV

Ali Azhimovich ABISHEV

Rector of Atyrau University of Oil and Gas

Date of Birth: 11.09.1962

Language proficiency:

  • Kazakh, Russian, English

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. Kirov Kazakh State University (1986), Faculty of Philosophy and Economics,
  • Economist

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

  • Postgraduate student of A. Zhdanov Leningrad State University (1989-1992);
  • Assistant professor;
  • Doctor of Economics, thesis works: "Socio-economic evolution of the technological mode of production", 2000, St. Petersburg State University);
  • Professor;
  • Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Academician of the International Engineering Academy (2010);
  • Internship at the University of Kentuky (USA)

Labour experience:

  • Teacher, Senior Teacher of Guryev Pedagogical Institute, Lecturer of the regional society "Knowledge" (1986-1989);
  • Senior Teacher, Deputy Dean, Dean of Financial and Economic Faculty, Head of the Department of Economic Theory, Vice-Rector for Academic Work, First Vice-Rector of Almaty State University (1993-2005);
  • Rector of T.Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University (05.2005-2012);
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific and Analytical Journal "Problems of Modern Economics" ( St. Petersburg);
  • First Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the EurAsEC Scientific and Analytical Journal "Problems of Modern Economics" (St. Petersburg), member of the Editorial Board of "Izvestiya NAS of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Chief Editor of the "Bulletin of KazNPU. Series of Economics";
  • Rector of the University of International Business (since 2012)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1998);
  • Honorary Education Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Order of M. Lomonosov (RF, September 11, 2008)

Scientific, literary works, publications:

  • Books: "Movement of the technological mode of production as the basis for the socio-economic progress of society" (1998), "Socio-economic evolution of the technological mode of production" (2000), more than 70 scientific publications.
Mikhail Nikolayevich NOVIKOV

Mikhail Nikolayevich NOVIKOV

Director General of EAGE Regional Office in Russia and CIS countries

Director General of EAGE Russia & CIS Office - Regional (Moscow) office of the Association of Geologists, Geophysicists, Engineers and Specialists of Earth Sciences (prod.eage.org). Professional Association of Geologists, Geophysicists, Engineers and Specialists of Earth Sciences was founded in 1951. The Association brings together more than 19,000 members from over 100 countries and represents a global network of scientists and professionals working in various industries.

THE FORUM SPEAKERS

Makhambet Dzholdaskaliyevich DOSMUKHAMBETOV

Makhambet Dzholdaskaliyevich DOSMUKHAMBETOV

First Vice-Minister of Energy of the RoK

Birth date: 25.12.1960

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1983)

Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields  , Mining Engineer

  • Kazakh State Law University (2016)
  • Master of Business Administration

Labor experience:

  • Geologist, Senior Geologist, Chief Geologist of the Balykshi Exploration Drilling Directorate of "Embaneft" Production Association (1983-1989);
  • Head of the Geologic Division of the Oil&Gas Production Directorate “Dossorneft” of “Embaneft” Production Association (1989-1990);
  • Chief Geologist of the Oil and Gas Production Directorate “Makatneft” of "Embaneft" PA (1991);
  • Chief Geologist of Munay JV, ANAKO JSC (1991-1996);
  • Deputy Director on Technical Matters of Es-Bol LLP (1996-1997);
  • Head of the Geologic Division of EmbaMunayGas JSC, Manager, Deputy Director, Director of the Geology Department of National Oil and Gas Company KazakhOil JSC (1997-2002);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2002);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Current Contracts’ Monitoring of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2002-2003);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Stakes Management in JV of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2003-2004);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (2004-2006);
  • Deputy Director General – Chief Geologist of JV KazGerMunay LLP (2006-2009);
  • Deputy Director General for Geology and Development of MangystauMunayGas JSC (2009-2012);
  • First Deputy Director General, Member of the Board of MangystauMunayGas JSC (11.2012-09.2013);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (09.2013-01.2015)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC in charge of large projects, Member of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC (01.2015-11.2016);
  • First Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 11.2016)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of EmbaMunayGas JSC (2013-2015)
  • Chairman of the TCO Partnership Council
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KMG Karachaganak LLP
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KMG Kashagan B.V.

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medal «Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 10 жыл» / [“The 10th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”] (2001), award pins and medals to the 90-th anniversary of Makat, the 100-th Anniversary of Kazakhstan oil, etc.
  • Discoverer of Makat Vostochniy Field;
  • Honoured Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Certificates of honor and Letters of gratitude for exemplary work and personal contribution to the oil and gas industry of the state from the Prime-Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Kazenergy and NC KazMunayGas JSC

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

The author and co-author of a number of publications, articles and books

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Uzakbay Suleymenovich KARABALIN

Vice-Chairman of KAZENERGY Association, Vice-Chairman

Birth date: 14.10.1947

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Atyrau Oblast; Emba Region; Koschagyl Settlement

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1970)

Technology and Complex Mechanization of the Oil and Gas Deposits Development, Mining Engineer

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Postgraduate degree of the I.M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1973)
  • Candidate of Technical Sciences, the subject of dissertation: “Development of Mineralized Solutions with Adhesive Colmatant for Retention of Rigidity of Clay Minerals at Well Drilling” (the Ufa Petroleum Institute, 1985)
  • Academic Professor of the Department “Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells” (Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas, 2001)
  • Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Technical University (2004)
  • Academician of the National Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan with a degree in “Drilling of Oil and Gas Wells” (2004)
  • Doctor of Engineering Science, the subject of dissertation: “Theoretical Basis of Improving Safety of Drilling Works and Elaboration of Environmental Protection Technologies for the Development of Marine Oil and Gas Fields” (2010)

Labor experience:

  • Field Production Engineer on drilling in the South Emba Oil and Gas Prospecting Expedition Administration “Kazneftegazorazvedka” (Atyrau Oblast) (1973-1974);
  • Head of Laboratories of Drilling Technology and Drilling Fluids of the Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute (Atyrau Oblast) (1974-1981);
  • Deputy Director for Science of the Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute (Atyrau Oblast) (1981-1988);
  • Head of the Department for the Development of Technical Progress and Deep Drilling of the Main Territorial Administration “Prikaspiygeologiya” (Uralsk) (1988-1990);
  • Department Chairman of the Guryev Branch of the V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (Atyrau) (1990);
  • Senior Officer of the Industry Department of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the  Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1991-1992);
  • Head of the Main Oil and Gas Department of the Ministry of Energy and Fuel Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1992-1994);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Fuel Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Vice-Minister of Oil and gas Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty) (1994-07.1995);
  • Trainee of the Oil company “Agip”, Italy (07.1995-11.1997);
  • Vice-President for Corporate Development, Director for Prospective Development, Vice-President for Prospective Development, First Vice-President of KazakhOil NOC (Almaty) (11.1997-02.2000);
  • Acting President of KazakhOil NOC JSC (08.1999-10.1999);
  • President of KazTransGas JSC (Astana) (02.2000-01.2001);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana) (01.2001-03.2003);
  • President of KazMunayGas NC JSC (03.2003-29.05.2008);
  • President of MangystauMunayGas JSC (07.2008);
  • Acting Director General of MangystauMunayGas JSC (07.2008-11.2009);
  • Director General of Kazakhstan Institute of Oil and Gas JSC (01.2010-07.2013);
  • Minister of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan (03.07.2013-06.08.2014; re-appointed - since 04.04.2014);
  • First Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (13.08.2014-19.01.2016);
  • Vice-Chairman of the KAZENERGY Association (since 01.03.2016)

Other positions:

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KazTransOil JSC (2001-2002);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NC Oil and Gas Transportation JSC (05.2001-02.2002);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (02.2002-03.2003);
  • Chairman of the Coordination Council of Kazenergy Association for Kazakhstan content (since 12.2006);
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of KazRosGas LLP (since 12.2006);
  • Member of the Board of National Investors under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (09.2007-11.2008);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (28.11.2006-09.2008);
  • President of the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2004-2009);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (since 18.02.2016)

Party membership:

  • Member of “Nur Otan” People’s Democratic Party

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

Orders: “Barys” III-class (2005), “Kurmet” (2000), “Leader of the Russian Economy” (2005);

Sign “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the USSR” (1988);

Anniversary medals “The 10th Anniversary of the Constitution of Kazakhstan  (2005),  «Қазақстан Республикасының Парламентіне 10 жыл» /                [The 10th Anniversary of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan] (2006);

Title “Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (2003);

Medal “Honored Worker of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan” (2007);

Title “Person of the Year” and Award “Golden Prometheus” within the frame of the Eurasian Energy Forum “Kazenergy” (09.2009);

Title «Қазақстанның Еңбек Ері» / [“Hero of Labor of Kazakhstan”] (2011)

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

Author of more than 40 publications, articles, books and 5 inventions

Bolat Uralovich AKCHULAKOV

Bolat Uralovich AKCHULAKOV

Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Birth date: 09.04.1971

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev (at present – Atyrau city)

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian, English

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • Kazakh State Academy of Management, Faculty of Accounting and Economic Cybernetic (1993)
  • Economist
  • Education Center of Oil and Gas Industry (Almaty) (1998)
  • Specializations: “Assessment of Subsoil Use Contract” and “Oil Production Economics” 

Labor experience:

  • Economist, Chief Economist of Alem Bank Kazakhstan (1994-1995);
  • Division Head, Department Director of the Central Asian Bank of Cooperation and Development (1995-1997);
  • Senior Expert, Manager, Chief Manager, Deputy Department Director of National Oil and Gas Company KazakhOil JSC (1997-2001);
  • Business Analyst, Manager, Financial Director of Commonwealth and British Services Ltd. (2001-2003);
  • Executive Director for Stakes Management in JV of NOGC KazMunayGas JSC (2003-2006)
  • Vice-Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2006-2008);
  • Managing Director for Control of Electrical Power and Oil & Gas Assets of National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC (01.2009-17.06.2010);
  • Director General of “PSA” LLP (07.2010-10.2011);
  • President of National Company KazMunayGas JSC (10.2011-12.2011);
  • Vice-Minister of Oil and Gas (01.2012-25.08.2014);
  • Director General of Almex Petrochemical LLP (09.2014-02.2016);
  • Director General of the Association of Legal Entities “Kazakhstan Association of Oil, Gas and Energy Sector Organizations  “KAZENERGY” (01.02.2016-11.2017);
  • Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 11.2017)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2006-2009);
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAC Kazatomprom JSC (02.2008-10.2008);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of NAC Kazatomprom JSC and KEGOC JSC (02.2009-06.2010);
  • President of the Asia-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs (since 09.2016)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Kurmet Order (Order of Honour)
Akbatyr Aluadinovich NADYRBAYEV

Akbatyr Aluadinovich NADYRBAYEV

Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the RoK

Date of Birth: 07.08.1957

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I.LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute
  • Specialty “Geological survey and exploration of mineral deposits”

Labor experience:

  • Expedition geologist, Deputy Head of the Central Governmental Authority (1980-1993);
  • Head of the West Kazakhstan Territorial Geological Department (1993-1994);
  • Head of the Kargaly Geological Survey Expedition, Director of Zertteu, Aktobegeologiya JSC (1994-1996);
  • Chief Geologist of the Aktobe geophysical seismic expedition of Zaprudgeologiya JSC (1996-1999);
  • Deputy Head of the West Kazakhstan Transregional Department of Geology and Subsoil Use “Zapkaznedra” (1999-2008);
  • Head of the West Kazakhstan Transregional Department of Geology and Subsoil Use “Zapkaznedra” of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008-2012);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan (01.08.2012);
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (18.08.2014-06.2017);
  • Chairman of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan (since 06.2017)
Kurmangazy Oryngaziyevich ISKAZIYEV

Kurmangazy Oryngaziyevich ISKAZIYEV

Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC

Birth date: 11.05.1965

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR, Guryev Oblast

Language skills:

  • Kazakh, Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute (1993)
  • Oil Faculty
  • Tomsk Polytechnic University (2006)
  • Short-term study at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Canada) and the Institute of Oil and Gas Business  of the Russian Academy of Civil Service

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, subject of dissertation: “Investigation of the Influence of Filtration Anisotropy upon the Development of Non-uniform Oil and Gas Reservoirs” (2006)

Labor experience:

  • Collecting Operator of Balykshi EDD of Embaneft PA (1985-1986);
  • Geological Engineer of the Thematic Team of Embaneft PA (1986);
  • Operator for Cementing of the Plug-back operation office of Embaneft PA (1988);
  • Geologist of Drilling Expedition No. 1 of Balykshi EDD of Embaneft PA (1991-1993);
  • Geologist, Principal Geologist of the Central Engineering-Technological Services of Atyrau EDD of EmbaMunayGas JSC (1993-1995);
  • Chief Geologist – Deputy Director of the Atyrau
    Oil Recovery Improve
    Promotion & Workover Department of EmbaMunayGas JSC (1995-2003);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Field Development of EmbaMunayGas OAO (2003-2004);
  • Deputy Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (2004-2006);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Development of KazMunayGas EP JSC (2006-2008);
  • Executive Director for Oil and Gas Production of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2008);
  • Managing Director for Geology, Geophysics and Reservoirs of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2008-2009);
  • Chief Geologist, Managing Director of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2009-2012);
  • Vice-Chairman for Geology of NC KazMunayGas JSC (2012-2015);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (01.2015-04.2017);
  • Director General, Chairman of the Board of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (since 2015)
  • Other positions:
  • Member of the General Meeting of Shareholders of Caspian Oil and Gas Company PLC;
  • Chairman of the TCO Partnership Council;
    Chairman of the Operational Committee under the project of Satpayev Operating LLP, Urikhtau Operating LLP, N Operating LLP;
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Board of NC KazMunayGas JSC (11.12.2012-12.01.2015);
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Strategical Planning Committee of EP KMG (26.11.2015, powers are extended since 13.04.2016)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

Medal «Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 20 жыл» / [“The 20th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”] (15.12.2011), anniversary medals

Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Certificates of honor  of NC KMG JSC, KMG EP JSC, Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use

Anuarbek Yerkinovich ZHAKSYBEKOV

Anuarbek Yerkinovich ZHAKSYBEKOV

Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC

Birth date: 18.07.1965

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR

Language skills:

Kazakh, Russian, French

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow (1993)

  • Specialty “Geology and Exploration for Oil and Gas Fields”, Translator from French to Russian

Labor experience:

  • Operator for oil and gas production of Baichunas Field of the Oil&Gas Production Directorate (hereinafter – OGPD) “Dossorneft” of Kazakhoil-Emba PLC (1982);
  • Operator of the Oil& Gas Production Shop of Karsak Field (1985-1987);
  • Resident Geologist of the Atyrau Drilling Directorate (1993-1994);
  • Principal Geologist, Deputy Head of the Section on Oil Recovery Increase and Well Workover in Makat Region of KazakhOilEmba PLC (1997-1999);
  • Chief Geologist of OGPD Makatneft of KazakhOil PLC (1999-2000);
  • Chief Engineer of the Production Management Department, Chief Engineer, Manager, Deputy Director of the Department of Geology and Development, Director of the Department of Geology of NC KazakhOil JSC (2000-10.2004);
  • Head of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the Geological-Technical Center of NC KazMunayGas JSC (10.2004-12.2007);
  • Director of the Department of Geology, Geophysics and Reservoirs of the Exploration and Production Block of NC KazMunayGas JSC (12.2007-06.2009);
  • Director of the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the Exploration and Production Block of NC KazMunayGas JSC (06.2009-15.12.2009);
  • Geologic Exploration Manager from NC KazMunayGas JSC for the established N Operating Company LLP, Chairman of the Technical Subcommittee on Exploration Works (12.2009-02.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Geology and Development of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC, Chairman of the Technical Committee on Exploration works, Chairman of the Supervisory Board  of the Council “Exploration Assets” of KMG EP JSC (02.2013-10.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Advanced Projects of Kashagan B.V. BPLC (10.2013-12.2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Advanced Projects and Operative Activity of Kashagan B.V. BPLC, member of the Engineering Advisory Committee of Shareholders of the North Caspian Project (12.2013-09.2015);
  • Deputy Director General for Greenfield Projects and Technologies of EmbaMunayGas JSC (09.2015-04.2017);
  • Chairman of the Board of EmbaMunayGas JSC (since 24.04.2017)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medal “For Contribution to the Development of the Oil and Gas Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan” of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK (2014)
  • Certificates of honor: from the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR, NC KazMunayGas JSC, NWF Samruk-Kazyna JSC
  • Certificate of acknowledgement of the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Protection of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RoK
  • Badges of honor: from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RoK – “The 90th Anniversary of Makat Field”, the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK “The 100th Anniversary of Dossor Field” (2011), “The 50th Anniversary of Prorva Field”
  • Diploma and award pin “ Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan, of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the RoK (2012)
Mukhit Muratovich SAURAMBAYEV

Mukhit Muratovich SAURAMBAYEV

Senior Vice-President for Exploration of NC KazMunayGas JSC

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Nysanbay Esirkepovich KUANTAYEV

Nysanbay Esirkepovich KUANTAYEV

Vice-President of First International Corporation

He was born on March 4, 1952 in Dmitriyevskiy Settlement of Oktyabrskiy Region of Aktobe Oblast.

In 1970, he entered the Oil Faculty of the V.I. LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute and graduated it in 1975 with a qualification of a Mining Geological Engineer (with a degree in “Geology and Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields”).

He began his labor activity in 1975 as a Geological Technician of the Emba Geological-Exploration Expedition of the Aktyubnefterazvedka Group of the Kaznefterazvedka Directorate of the Ministry of Geology of Kazakh SSR.

In 1977, he was transferred to Atyrau to the Central Geological and Search Expedition of the Kazneftegasrazvedka Directorate where he was employed as a Geologist, a Chief Geologist in the Party of structure drilling, deep drilling, and then  -   in the Geological Division of the Expedition. During these years, he completed a good professional training on geological survey, test and structure drilling, and further – the deep one. The expedition work resulted in the discovery of many post-salt deposits of the Pre-Caspian Lowland, including the largest Kenbay field which recoverable reserves were valued at 31 million tons of oil. N.E. KUANTAYEV was directly involved in its discovery and became its discoverer.

In 1987, he headed the Division of Geology of the large Production Geological Association “Guryevneftegazgeologiya” of the Ministry of Geology of Kazakh SSR, which conducted prospecting and exploration works in the territory of the West Kazakhstan. Routine work in the PGA had both production and scientific directions and required knowledge of geology and oil-and-gas content of the Pre-Caspian Lowland, as well as of many other adjoining regions. Great many advanced research institutes and universities of Kazakhstan and the Soviet Union carried out scientific-research and thematic works on substantiation of directions of geological and exploration operations on oil and gas in Kazakhstan, maintenance and reception of scientific production which promoted the growth of its scientific potential.

After 18 years of work in the West Kazakhstan (Pre-Caspian Lowland, the North Ustyurt, Buzachi) as a Geologist, Senior Geologist, Head of the Geological Division of the Association, Chief Geologist of the Oil and Gas Exploratory Expedition, he has formed and succeeded as a Geologist with extensive experience in geology, field and development geophysics, well drilling and testing, design of works and drawing up reports according to results of geological prospecting works. His geological merits of that period may include the discovery of a large Kenbay Field, as well as his direct participation in the discovery of the fields of Imashevskoye, Krykmyltyk, Kemerkol,  Kozha Yuzhniy, Nsanovskoye, Bekbolat and Saztobe Vostochniy.

In 1993, N.E. KUANTAYEV finished a post-graduate study at the I.M. GUBKIN State Academy of Oil and Gas in Moscow and received and an offer of employment of the Ministry of Geology and Subsoil Protection of the RoK, where he successfully worked as a Head of the Department of Oil and Gas Geology of the Principal Department of Oil and Gas.

Since that time the following interesting stage of his labor and creative life has begun. Using the accumulated scope of geological-geophysical information, the Ministry carried out the analysis of a state of the resource base and the arrangement of exploration works on oil and gas in Kazakhstan, in the context of a complete variety of oil and gas content prospects’ criteria, which allowed to substantiate the most desirable directions for the development of the mineral and resource sector of the Republic and to make recommendations on rational utilization of mineral deposits. These conclusions formed the basis for the Investment Program of geological study and involvement to the development of desirable directions (blocks) and oil and gas fields in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was developed by Mingeo. N.E. KUANTAYEV is the hands-on implementer and author of its first presentation to international oil companies in 1994 in Houston.

That period had sweeping changes connected with obtaining independence and creation of market economy. While working in the Ministry, N.E. KUANTAYEV directly participated in the development of the existing system of subsoil use in Kazakhstan. The new market system of subsoil use was created and the laws “On Oil”, “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, Instructions, Guidelines and other documents to which he has also contributed, were drawn up. 

In connection with the start of geological prospecting works on the Caspian Sea, he was directly involved, together with Kazakhstankaspishelf JSC, in the development and approval of the  Block Map on the Caspian Sea, and since 1997 he managed marine geological prospecting works on the Caspian Sea in capacity of Vice-President for Exploration of Kazakhstankaspishelf JSC of KazakhOil NOC.

In December 1997, he successfully defended his dissertation at the All-Russian Research Institute of Oil Geology (ARRIOG) in Moscow and he was conferred the academic degree of Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. He is the author of 40 academic papers, including 7 books, 6 maps of various purposes and 31 scientific papers.

Since 1999 until the present time he has been working in the oil corporation First International Oil Corporаtion Ltd. in capacity of Vice-President.  He headed the affiliated oil company “Sazankurak” in Atyrau Oblast for more than 12 years.

Since 2004, he has been an official independent expert of the Central Committee for Exploration and Development; and since 2013, he has been an independent expert of the State Commission for Reserves of the RoK and continues to contribute to rational and integrated development of the Mineral Resources Base of the RoK.

Staying in communication with the Alma Mater in 1997-1999, in 2014, N.E. KUANTAYEV was the Chairman of the State Attestation Committee of the K.I. SATPAYEV Kazakh National Technical University on the specialty “Geology of Oil and Gas”.

Due to his great experience and scientific knowledge, Mr. KUANTAYEV was elected as an Academician of the International and Kazakhstan Academies of Mineral Resources, a member of AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists). He participated in the work of the 31st, 33rd, 34th and 35th International geologic congresses (the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Oslo, Brisbane, Cape town).

In 2011-2012, due to his professional experience and deep knowledge of geology, he was elected as an independent director of the Board of Directors of Kazgeologiya JSC where he continued promoting the development of the geological survey industry and strengthening of the Mineral Resources Base of Kazakhstan.

He earned the respect and esteem of his colleagues and recognition of merits thanks to his thirty seven years’ experience as an expert in the field of oil and gas exploration and production in the Pre-Caspian Lowland and other sedimentary basins of the RoK, management of land and offshore projects, and ability to analyze and generalize a wide range of issues of geology and oil and gas content, exploration and production.

He is the discoverer of the largest post-salt Kenbay Field (1996), as well as of the Taskuduk and Ashchikol Yuzhiy Fields (2016). He directly participated in the discovery of the fields of Imashevskoye,  Krykmyltyk, Kemerkol,  Kozha Yuzhniy, Nsanovskoye, Bekbolat,  Saztobe Vostochniy, Taldysai, Kardasyn,  Sarykumak Vostochniy, Kokzhide, Zhubantam, Ongar Vostochniy, Tagan Yuzhniy, Aiyrtau I, etc.

Government and departmental awards, honorary ranks:

  • awarded the Kurmet order in honor of the 100-th anniversary of Kazakhstan oil;
  • awarded the diploma and the award pin «Мұнай-газ саласының еңбек сіңірген қызметкері» / [Honored Worker of Oil and Gas Industry] of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the RoK, and Certificates of Honor of Ministries;
  • has the Letter of gratitude of the President of Kazakhstan in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Independence of the RoK;
  • awarded the diploma and the award pin “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the Republic of Kazakhstan”; “Honored Prospector of the Republic of Kazakhstan”;

awarded the diplomas and award pins “Discoverer of Mineral Deposits in the RoK”  for the discovery of the Kenbay Field which is largest one within the post-salt complex of the Pre-Caspian Lowland (1996), and of the fields of Taskuduk and Ashchikol Yuzhniy (2016);

Oleg Sergeyevich GERSHTANSKIY

Oleg Sergeyevich GERSHTANSKIY

Director General of NIPIneftegas JSC

He was born on September 21, 1952 in Almaty.

  • He graduated from the I.LENIN Kazakh Polytechnic Institute with a degree in “Geophysical techniques of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits”.

Qualification – Mining Engineer-Geo-Scientist. Doctor of Engineering Science. Member of the Central Committee for Exploration of Oil and Gas Fields. 

Since 1994 – Director General of KazNIPIneft, NIPIMunayGas, ZAO NIPIneftegas, NIPIneftegas JSC. He was awarded with the Kurmet Order (Order of Honour) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Medal «Ерен енбеги ушін» (For Distinguished Labor).

The Institute of NIPIneftegas JSC, established on the base of KazNIPIneft in 1997, is the only one in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which employs experts of all directions of the oil industry: geological prospecting works; calculation of HB reserves; development of oil and gas fields; construction of oil and gas field facilities; drilling of oil and gas wells;  well operation; gathering and transportation of oil and gas; protection of subsurface resources and environment; laboratory test on oil, gas, condensate, water and core samples; development of regulatory technical documentation, etc.

The Institute produces scientific and technical solutions for the oil and gas industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including foreign investors.

The Institute is located in Atyrau, Moscow and London. The Institute has branches, offices and headquarters in the cities of Uralsk, Atyrau, Kzyl-Orda, Aktobe, Astana and Almaty to provide operational activities at hydrocarbons fields and with subsoil users.  

In the field of geological prospecting works, research activities are carried out to analyze and generalize results of seismic researches, design and analysis of exploration results, operational evaluation and calculation of hydrocarbons (HB) reserves.

In its activity, the branch of geology of oil and gas uses modern laboratory equipment and special geological, seismic and geophysical programs.

Dmitriy Mikhaylovich KHITROV

Dmitriy Mikhaylovich KHITROV

Manager of the Data Processing Center of Professional Geo Solutions Kazakhstan LLP

Education:

  • 1997-1982 - I.M. Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Industry. Mining Geophysical Engineer. Specialization - Seismic Survey
  • 1987-1990 - I.M. Gubkin Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas Industry. Postgraduate studies. The title of candidate of technical sciences was given to him

Professional experience:

His professional career D.М. Khitrov began in 1980 in the position of Operator of River Seismic Survey Party, which carried out works on Lena River in Eastern Siberia.

Since 1982, he worked in the Central Geophysical Expedition, where he was engaged in the development of software for the processing of seismic data of SCS-3, used in the system of the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR

After graduating postgraduate course in 1990, he was recruited to the first Soviet-American "MD-SEYS Geophysics" JV as Technical Director

Mr. Khitrov has a great international experience: he worked in various seismogeological conditions at such posts as: Geophysical Engineer, Supervisor of Works, Project Manager:

  • West Qurna (Iraq) field, 1984-1986;
  • Western Siberia (Russia) 1990-1993;
  • oil and gas bearing provinces of Western Canada 1997-2009;
  • Dukhan deposit (Qatar) 2009-2010

Since 2010 and till present Mr. Khitrov works as a Manager of the Center for Processing of Seismic Data from PGS Kazakhstan in Almaty

Yevgeniy Kiponiyevich OGAI

Yevgeniy Kiponiyevich OGAI

Advisor of “Research Institute of Production and Drilling Practice of KazMunayGas” LLP of KazMunayGas JSC

Birth date: 22.04.1946

Place of birth: Kazakh SSR; Guryev Oblast; Makat Region; Makat Settlement

Language skills:

  • Russian

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. GUBKIN Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry (1969),
  • Mining Engineer

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Doctor of Engineering Science, the subject of dissertation: “Development of enhanced oil recovery methods of complex fields with anomalous oils” (1994);
  • The author and supervisor of more than 25 research works on the design of oil fields of Kazakhstan and Russia

Labor experience:

  • Operator of Karaton Oil-Field Directorate (OFD) (1963);
  • Geologist, Senior Geologist of Mangyshlakneft PA (1969-1972);
  • Senior Research Associate, Head of Laboratory, Deputy Director for Science of KazNIPIneft Institute (1972-1994);
  • Engineer of Kent International, Ltd. (1995-1996); Investment Project Manager of Atamokean Petroleum Corporation (1996-2000);
  • Oil Project Manager of Needham Group, Inc. (2000-2003);
  • Director of the Department of Stakes Management in JV of NC KazMunayGas JSC (06.2003-01.11.2004);
  • Managing Director of the Geological-Technological Service for Large Oil and Gas Project Monitoring of NC KazMunayGas JSC (since 02.11.2004-2008);
  • Deputy Director General of Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC, Director of the Science and Innovations Center of Kazakh Institute of Oil and Gas JSC (03.2008-2009);
  • Technical Advisor of North Caspian Operating Company (2009-2013);
  • Deputy Director General for Development and Drilling of “Research Institute of Production and Drilling Practice of KazMunayGas” LLP of National Company KazMunayGas JSC, Advisor to Director General (since 2013)

Other positions:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of KBTU JSC (since 12.2004);
  • Member of the Board of Directors of KazMunayGas Exploration Production JSC (06.2006-10.2007)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Medals;
  • Achiever in Mineral Prospecting;
  • Honoured Prospector

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

The author of the books “Mangyshlak Oils” (1981), “Prospects of the Mangyshlak Gas Industry Development” (1991), more than 50 scientific papers; owner of 7 patents

Anuarbek Bigarauly BIGARAYEV

Anuarbek Bigarauly BIGARAYEV

Director General of Turan Geo Scientific Production Center LLP

Генеральный директор ТОО «Научно-производственный центр Туран Гео»

Kosan Mynbayevich TASKINBAYEV

Kosan Mynbayevich TASKINBAYEV

Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists

Birth date: 1953, Atyrau Oblast.

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

Graduated from KazPTI (1977). In 1977-1983 – Oil and Gas Well Diagnostics Operator, Geological Engineer, Senior Geologist of the Central Engineering-Technological Services, Senior Geologist of the Cameral Group.

Academic ranks, degrees, activity:

  • Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences (1992).

Labor experience:

  • In 1983-1986 – Deputy Head of the Geology Division of Guryevneftegas-Geologiya GA.
  • In 1986-1988 — Head of the Geology Division of the Pre-Caspian Oil Exploratory Expedition
  • In 1988-1992 – Head of the Forecast Resources Sector of KazNIGRI.
  • In 1992-2000 – Vice-President, President of Atyrau-Munay JSC.
  • In 2001-2004 – Vice-President for Prospective Development of EmbaMunayGas OAO.
  • Since 2004 – Chief Geologist of EmbaMunayGas Production Branch».
  • 2005-2006 – Chief Engineer for Geology and Development of KazakhOil-Aktobe LLP.
  • 2006-2010 – Chief Geologist of Zhambay LLP.
  • Since 2010 – Director of KazNIGRI LLP (Kazakh Oil Scientific-Research Geology and Exploration Institute).

Other positions:

  • Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Corresponding member of the Academy of Mineral Resources of the RoK.
  • Corresponding member of the International Academy of Geology and Security Sciences.
  • Dean of the Oil and Gas Faculty of the Atyrau Oil and Gas University (AOGU).

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Awarded the award pin “Achiever in Mineral Prospecting of the RoK” (2002).

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

  • The author of more than 70 articles and reports.
Dena Sholk

Dena Sholk

Manager of research projects of HIS Markit on Russian and Caspian energy sources

Labor experience:

  • IHS Markit | Technology – Senior Research Analyst (Manager of research projects of HIS Markit on Russian and Caspian energy sources) – Astana, Kazakhstan since October 2016 – to the present day.
  • IHS – Senior Analyst (Russian and Caspian Energy) – Since June 2016 – to the present day.

IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO, www.ihsmarkit.com) – is a global information company uniting important information sources, analytics and expertise for finding solutions in any industry and in any market. The partners of the Company are 85% companies of the Fortune Global 500 list, 94 of the 100 largest corporations of the USA. The Headquarters of IHS Markit is in London, UK. The Company has over 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

Ruslan Turzhanovich KUATOV

Ruslan Turzhanovich KUATOV

Head of Production Technology Department, Tengizchevroil LLP

He was born on February 22, 1962 in the Atyrau region.

Manager of the Oil Production Technology Department of Tengizchevroil LLP, has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. One of the first Kazakhstanis who took a leading position in a foreign company. He started working at Tengizchevroil LLP from the moment of foundation (1993) as a Leading Specialist in the Production Technology Department. In 2000 Ruslan Kuatov, one of the first national employees, was transferred to the managing position of the Head of the Field Team, replacing the foreign supervisor. In 2004, he was seconded to the North American Division of Chevron in the state of Wyoming, where he worked as a Consultant for the Departments of Production Technology and Exploitation Optimization of the Painter field.

Upon his return in 2005, he was appointed as a Head of Oil Production Technology Department, replacing a foreign manager. Ruslan Kuatov considers the development of the potential of local professionals as the main direction of his work.

For years in the oil and gas sector he worked directly with leading universities in the US, Russia and Kazakhstan, attracted graduates of the International Educational Program "Bolashak". Many of them today occupy top management positions in Tengizchevroil LLP and entered the program of nationalization of the company

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

He is the holder of the title «Қазақстанның Еңбек Ері» / [“Hero of Labor of Kazakhstan”] (for outstanding achievements in the economic, social and humanitarian development of the Republic of Kazakhstan), 2017.

Ali Azhimovich ABISHEV

Ali Azhimovich ABISHEV

Rector of Atyrau University of Oil and Gas

Date of Birth: 11.09.1962

Language proficiency:

  • Kazakh, Russian, English

Education, specialty (qualification), licenses:

  • M. Kirov Kazakh State University (1986), Faculty of Philosophy and Economics,
  • Economist

Scientific papers, literary works and publications:

  • Postgraduate student of A. Zhdanov Leningrad State University (1989-1992);
  • Assistant professor;
  • Doctor of Economics, thesis works: "Socio-economic evolution of the technological mode of production", 2000, St. Petersburg State University);
  • Professor;
  • Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Academician of the International Engineering Academy (2010);
  • Internship at the University of Kentuky (USA)

Labour experience:

  • Teacher, Senior Teacher of Guryev Pedagogical Institute, Lecturer of the regional society "Knowledge" (1986-1989);
  • Senior Teacher, Deputy Dean, Dean of Financial and Economic Faculty, Head of the Department of Economic Theory, Vice-Rector for Academic Work, First Vice-Rector of Almaty State University (1993-2005);
  • Rector of T.Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University (05.2005-2012);
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific and Analytical Journal "Problems of Modern Economics" ( St. Petersburg);
  • First Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the EurAsEC Scientific and Analytical Journal "Problems of Modern Economics" (St. Petersburg), member of the Editorial Board of "Izvestiya NAS of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Chief Editor of the "Bulletin of KazNPU. Series of Economics";
  • Rector of the University of International Business (since 2012)

Government and international awards, prizes and honorary ranks:

  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1998);
  • Honorary Education Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Order of M. Lomonosov (RF, September 11, 2008)

Scientific, literary works, publications:

  • Books: "Movement of the technological mode of production as the basis for the socio-economic progress of society" (1998), "Socio-economic evolution of the technological mode of production" (2000), more than 70 scientific publications.
Mikhail Nikolayevich NOVIKOV

Mikhail Nikolayevich NOVIKOV

Director General of EAGE Regional Office in Russia and CIS countries

Director General of EAGE Russia & CIS Office - Regional (Moscow) office of the Association of Geologists, Geophysicists, Engineers and Specialists of Earth Sciences (prod.eage.org). Professional Association of Geologists, Geophysicists, Engineers and Specialists of Earth Sciences was founded in 1951. The Association brings together more than 19,000 members from over 100 countries and represents a global network of scientists and professionals working in various industries.

PROGRAM OF THE FORUM

  • Key priorities of development of oil exploration in Kazakhstan;
  • Improvement of the legislative base in order to attract investments in geological exploration of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Code of subsoil use. Rules for conducting geological exploration works,
  • Geophysical, field research of wells and field geophysical works,
  • Domestic geological exploration as a science and its introduction into production practice,
  • Features of the study of offshore fields in the Caspian, Innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry for studying and extracting deep lying oil reserves,
  • Personnel training.


  • Key priorities of development of oil exploration in Kazakhstan;
  • Improvement of the legislative base in order to attract investments in geological exploration of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Code of subsoil use. Rules for conducting geological exploration works,
  • Geophysical, field research of wells and field geophysical works,
  • Domestic geological exploration as a science and its introduction into production practice,
  • Features of the study of offshore fields in the Caspian, Innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry for studying and extracting deep lying oil reserves,
  • Personnel training.

PROGRAM OF THE FORUM

  • Key priorities of development of oil exploration in Kazakhstan;
  • Improvement of the legislative base in order to attract investments in geological exploration of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Code of subsoil use. Rules for conducting geological exploration works,
  • Geophysical, field research of wells and field geophysical works,
  • Domestic geological exploration as a science and its introduction into production practice,
  • Features of the study of offshore fields in the Caspian, Innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry for studying and extracting deep lying oil reserves,
  • Personnel training.


  • Key priorities of development of oil exploration in Kazakhstan;
  • Improvement of the legislative base in order to attract investments in geological exploration of the Republic of Kazakhstan,
  • Code of subsoil use. Rules for conducting geological exploration works,
  • Geophysical, field research of wells and field geophysical works,
  • Domestic geological exploration as a science and its introduction into production practice,
  • Features of the study of offshore fields in the Caspian, Innovative technologies in the oil and gas industry for studying and extracting deep lying oil reserves,
  • Personnel training.

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      FORUM COMPETITIONS

      Второй международный Форум KGF Oil&Gas
      "On geology without prejudice"

      "On geology without prejudice"

      Competition among journalists and photographers

      Dear Word Painters and Lords of Lenses!

      Within the framework of the Second International Form "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: OIL&GAS 2018", the contest among Journalists and Photographers "On Geology without Prejudice" will take place in the following nominations:

      • the best journalistic work on geology of oil and gas in the press and Internet resources;
      • the best journalistic work on geology of oil and gas on TV;
      • the best photo on geology of oil and gas.

      Organizers

      • Kazakhstan Association of Petroleum Geologists and Kazenergy Association

      Participation

      • Journalists, photographers of the republican and regional mass media, corporate photographers, employees of press services and PR agencies are invited to participate in the competition.
      • For participation it is necessary to fill out an application in the form posted on the Forum's official website. The completed application and its work should be sent to e-mail: admin@tbd.bz not later than April 20.

      Consideration is given to articles, stories, videos published/posted in the media.

      Prizes

      Winners of competitions will receive valuable prizes, diplomas and gratitude from geologists of Kazakhstan.

      Второй международный Форум KGF Oil&Gas
      "Izbasar"

      "Izbasar"

      National Industry Competition

      Within the framework of the second International Forum "Geological Exploration in Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas in Focus", "Izbasar" competition will be held among young geologists working in oil and gas geology.

      The Objectives of the Competition:

      1. Promotion of development of the scientific potential of oil and gas geology, the scientific and technical initiative of young scientists and specialists in fundamental and applied research in the field of geology and geological exploration;
      2. Identification and support of young scientists and specialists, promotion of their professional growth, and stimulation of creative activity.

      Participants

      Young scientists: graduate students, undergraduates, doctoral students, scientists and specialists engaged in scientific, scientific and technical activities as well as in research and experimental developments in the field of oil and gas geology and geological exploration in industries, scientific organizations or educational organizations of vocational education that have not reached the age of 40 years.

      The winners will receive valuable prizes.

      Terms of "Izbasar" Competition:

      • Acceptance of competitive documentation: 01.02.2018 - 01.05.2018

      Announcement of the results - on the days of the Forum "Geological Exploration in Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas in Focus"

      FORUM COMPETITIONS

      Второй международный Форум KGF Oil&Gas
      "On geology without prejudice"

      "On geology without prejudice"

      Competition among journalists and photographers

      Dear Word Painters and Lords of Lenses!

      Within the framework of the Second International Form "Kazakhstan Geology Forum: OIL&GAS 2018", the contest among Journalists and Photographers "On Geology without Prejudice" will take place in the following nominations:

      • the best journalistic work on geology of oil and gas in the press and Internet resources;
      • the best journalistic work on geology of oil and gas on TV;
      • the best photo on geology of oil and gas.

      Organizers

      • Kazakhstan Association of Petroleum Geologists and Kazenergy Association

      Participation

      • Journalists, photographers of the republican and regional mass media, corporate photographers, employees of press services and PR agencies are invited to participate in the competition.
      • For participation it is necessary to fill out an application in the form posted on the Forum's official website. The completed application and its work should be sent to e-mail: admin@tbd.bz not later than April 20.

      Consideration is given to articles, stories, videos published/posted in the media.

      Prizes

      Winners of competitions will receive valuable prizes, diplomas and gratitude from geologists of Kazakhstan.

      Второй международный Форум KGF Oil&Gas
      "Izbasar"

      "Izbasar"

      National Industry Competition

      Within the framework of the second International Forum "Geological Exploration in Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas in Focus", "Izbasar" competition will be held among young geologists working in oil and gas geology.

      The Objectives of the Competition:

      1. Promotion of development of the scientific potential of oil and gas geology, the scientific and technical initiative of young scientists and specialists in fundamental and applied research in the field of geology and geological exploration;
      2. Identification and support of young scientists and specialists, promotion of their professional growth, and stimulation of creative activity.

      Participants

      Young scientists: graduate students, undergraduates, doctoral students, scientists and specialists engaged in scientific, scientific and technical activities as well as in research and experimental developments in the field of oil and gas geology and geological exploration in industries, scientific organizations or educational organizations of vocational education that have not reached the age of 40 years.

      The winners will receive valuable prizes.

      Terms of "Izbasar" Competition:

      • Acceptance of competitive documentation: 01.02.2018 - 01.05.2018

      Announcement of the results - on the days of the Forum "Geological Exploration in Kazakhstan: Oil and Gas in Focus"

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