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Expert Talk with head of petroleum geochemistry laboratory of KMG Engineering


Expert Talk with head of petroleum geochemistry laboratory of KMG Engineering Yessimkhan Seitkhaziyev , PhD

Topic: “Practical application of petroleum geochemistry in reservoir management and HC exploration studies”

Time:  March 17, 2023 14:00-15:45 PM (GMT+6)

Venue: Block 6, room 6.507

  • 12-year experience in oil and gas industry
  • Received postgraduate degree in “petroleum geochemistry” at Newcastle University (2012) through the sponsorship “Bolashak”
  • Investigated oils of Canada, Italy, Africa, Venezuela and etc. with further publications
  • Founder and head of KMG petroleum geochemistry laboratory opened by joint cooperation of “Shell” and “Kazmunaygas” (2015)
  • Trained in geochemistry labs of Shell (Holland), IGI (PIGI, England), USA (AAPG, Houston)
  • Performed geochemical analysis of oil and gas samples derived from all oil and gas fields of Kazakhstan and interpreted their results within the framework of hundreds of projects
  • Author of more than 60 scientific papers published in the USA, Europe and CIS
  • Awarded three times (2017,2019,2021) by the management of “KMG Engineering”, “Kazmunaygas”, “Kazenergy” for many years of conscientious work and great personal contribution to the development of oil, gas and energy industry of Kazakhstan
  • Winner of the competition “Best specialist in laboratory research of KMG Engineering (2022)
  • Applicant for PhD degree in petroleum reservoir management at NIPIneftegas(Socar, Azerbaijan) since 2019
  • Internal coach of KMG Engineering who trained more than 200 employees of KMG and subsoil holders since 2019


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