Conference Chair

Khoshbakht Yusifzadeh     
First Vice President, SOCAR

Martyn Smith                                   
VP Reservoir Development, BP


Executive Committee Members

Emin Aliyev

Larry Bates
CEO, Nobel Oil Upstream

Tanguy Cosmao
President, Statoil

Pat Draughon
VP Production, BP

Randy Gilchrist
Country Manager, Halliburton

Will Grace
General Manager, Schlumberger

Bahram Huseynov

Akihiko Kurashina
General Manager, INPEX

Denis Lemarchal
Managing Director, TOTAL

Alistair Macleod
Country Manager, ExxonMobil

Eric Meyer
Development Director and JV Absheron Manager, TOTAL

Karsten Stoltenberg
ACG and BTC Asset Manager, Statoil

Eric Walker
Country Manager, Chevron

Daniel White
Completion Engineering Team Leader, BP

Roy Woudwijk
Country Director, Baker Hughes


Programme Committee Chair

Will Grace
General Manager, Schlumberger

Daniel White
Completion Engineering Team Leader, BP

Programme Committee Members

Rassim Akhundov
Corporate Affairs Manager, TOTAL

Anna Akhundova

Emin Aliyev

Elnour Babaiev
Country Manager, Weatherford

Max Baumert
Subsurface Advisor, ExxonMobil

Alan Bell

Dmitry Dementyev

Teyrun Gahramanov
Account Representative. Halliburton

Saifedine Hamoudi

Hamlet Isaxanli
Chairman, Board of Directors and Trustees, 
Khazar University

Jean-Louis Jousseaume
Technical Director, TOTAL     

Anatoly Krasikov
Production and Operations, Baker Hughes

Andrey Kravchenko
Drilling and Completions, Baker Hughes

Martha Lawry
Khazar University

Javid Mammadov
Nobel Oil

Arif Mammad-Zade
Head of Oil and Gas Engineering Department,
Baku Higher Oil School

Eric Meyer
Development Director, Total

Ali Naghhiyev

Dr Akif Narimanov
Advisor Strategic Development, SOCAR

Khalid Rahimov
Coil Tubing, Baker Hughes

Rizvan Ramazanov
Geoscientist, Baker Hughes

Jorge Alejandro Ruiz Torres

Ali Sheydayev
Regional Technology Manager, BP

Yusif Shikhaliyev
Deputy Director for Geophysics & Geology, SOCAR

Agamamed Sultanov

Brian D Taylor
Senior Geoscientist, ExxonMobil

Ali Useinov
Project Leader, Statoil

Jean-Claude Vernus

Roy Woudwijk
Country Director, Baker Hughes


“The Inaugural SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2014 provided a unique opportunity for industry professionals and academics alike to participate in the sharing of exceptional technical work products and processes driving the energy sector in this vital region of the world.  The event served to catalyse learnings for the benefit of local and regional practitioners while also serving as an excellent platform to encourage development of the youth in our industry”.
Michael Pillow, Manager, Reservoir Management Group, Tengizchevroil, Kazakhstan