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  • Alexander Djaparidze
    Chief Executive Officer

    • One of the founders of EDC in 2002 and its current Chief Executive Officer.
    • Board member of EDC since 2002 and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.
    • Dr. Djaparidze served as the President of PetroAlliance Services Company Limited (which he also helped to found) from 1995 to 2007 and was Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007 until 2009.
    • From 1990 until 1995 he served as Managing Director of MD SEIS, a Russian-US joint venture oilfield services company.
    • Dr. Djaparidze holds a degree in Mining Engineering and Geophysics from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas where he obtained his Doctorate of Science.
    • In 2006, he was awarded the Russian Federation prize for special achievements in science and technology.
  • Murat Sampiev
    Director and Chief Operating Officer

    • Member of the Board of Directors of EDC and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board since 2020.
    • Chief Operating Officer of EDC since 2010.
    • Director of the Moscow Branch of EDC since 2020.
    • President of OOO BKE since 2020.
    • Senior Vice President of the Drilling Services Group at Schlumberger Russia from 2009 to 2010.
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President, President of the PetroAlliance Company Ltd. from 1996 to 2009.
    • Started his oilfield career in 1987.
    • Holds a degree of Engineer of Mining from Grozniy Oil Institute named after M.D. Millionshikov.
  • Taleh Aleskerov
    Chief Financial Officer

    • Member of the Board of Directors of EDC since 2016.
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board since 2020.
    • Chief Financial Officer of EDC since 2015.
    • Senior Vice President Finance of EDC since 2011.
    • Vice President Finance of BKE since 2005, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO of BKE since 2006 until 2011.
    • From 2001 to 2005 served as Vice President Finance of PetroAlliance Services Company Limited.
    • From 1992 to 2000 he worked as Financial Manager in JV Caspian Geophysical.
    • Holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy; Qualification Certificates CPA, CIMA, DBA; is a Fellow Member in Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia

  • Subsidiary officers:

  • Alexander Bogachev
    First Vice President of BKE

    • First Vice-President of ООО BKE, EDC’s largest operating subsidiary, since 2020.
    • President of BKE since 2007.
    • Mr. Bogachev joined BKE in 2004 and before being anointed the President, he was taking various leading positions in BKE’s largest branch in Western Siberia.
    • Prior to that, he was Deputy Director, Production in Russian-Vietnamese JV  VIETSOVPETRO.
    • Since 1981 to 2002 Mr. Bogachev wasemployed by various companies within Lukoil Burienie, which in 2004 was acquired by EDC.
    • Holds a degree of Mining Engineer from Kuybishev Polytechnic Institute.
  • Evgeny Sazanov

    Senior Vice President (Economy and Finance) of BKE

    • Senior Vice President (Economy and Finance) since 2021.
    • Senior Vice President (Finance) since 2015.
    • Vice President (Finance) from 2009 to 2015.
    • In 2009 held the position of the Financial Director of Group of Drilling and MWD of Schlumberger in Russia.
    • From 2006 to 2009 – Senior Vice President (Finance and Administration), and simultaneously – Manager of Moscow branch of PetroAlliance company.
    • From 1999 to 2006 held a number of finance-related positions in Schlumberger and worked in Kazakhstan, France, UK and Russia.
    • Diploma with honors from Rudnensky Industrial Institute, with specialization in “Economics and Management”, Diploma of Magister of Economy of Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Forecasting (KIMEP).
  • Atle Løge

    Vice President (Offshore Operations) of BKE

    • Vice President (Offshore Operations) since 2016.
    • Vice President (Business Development) since 2013.
    • Started his oilfield career in 1986.
    • Prior to joining EDC, Atle worked for Baker Hughes in multiple international locations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, US and CIS within maintenance, field work, remote operations and start-ups, line and senior management as well as Product Line Marketing. Last job before joining EDC was VP Drilling And Evaluation for Russia Caspian Region.
    • Holds a Diploma in Automation and Industrial Electronics.
  • Yuri Vetluzhskikh

    Vice President (Drilling) of BKE

    • Vice President (Drilling) since 2021.
    • Prior to this appointment, he was General Director of OOO SGK-Burenie since 2012.
    • Director of SGK’s Nefteyugansk branch from 2009 to 2012.
    • Prior to EDC, he held various leading positions in Schlumberger from 1999 to 2006.
    • Mr. Vetlushkih was employed by OAO YuganskFrankmaster from 1992 to 1999.
    • Holds a degree in Mining Engineering from Tyumen Industrial Institute.
  • Dmitry Timonin

    Vice President (Legal) of BKE

    • Vice President (Legal) since 2005.
    • From 2004 to 2005 served as Deputy Head of De-partment for Legal Support to Foreign Economic Activities in Open JSC Gazprom, and Head of Corporate Development Department in Closed JSC Investment Company Rosbuilding.
    • From 1998 to 2000 he headed Legal Department of Karachaganak international project.
    • From 1993 to 2004 held various positions in legal departments of Open JSC LUKOIL Group.
    • Mr. Timonin holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Moscow Law Institute.
  • Vildan Sabirzyanov

    Vice President (Technologies) of BKE

    • Vice President (Technologies) since 2007
    • Vice President (Sidetracking) since 2016
    • Joined BKE in 2005 as Deputy Head of Drilling Department.
    • From 2006 to 2007 he worked as Head of Well Construction Department in Open JSC Samaraneftegaz.
    • From 2000 to 2005 - Senior Process Engineer, Deputy Head of Technology Department in OOO LUKOIL-Burenie.
    • Graduated from Samara State University of Technology with a degree of Mining Engineer.
  • Ivan Buzanov

    Vice President (Procurement and Logistics) of BKE

    • Vice President (Procurement & Logistics) in EDC Group companies since 2005.
    • Between 2000 and 2005 - Head of Department for sale of material stock in ZAO YUKOS Service, Head of the Department of systems and directory control of materials and equipment movement and supply chain management systems of ОАО TNK BP Management.
    • Has a degree in Applied Mathematics of Moscow State Engineering and Physics Institute.
    • Has a degree of Executive master of business administration of Moscow School of Management Skolkovo.
    • Awards: Letter of gratitude ZAO YUKOS-Service 2001, 2004; Letter of gratitude ООО BKE, 2007.
  • Sergey Tonkoshkur

    Vice President (Rig Building) of BKE

    • Vice President (Rig Building) since 2017.
    • Head of Tender department since 2016.
    • 2010 – 2015 - Deputy Regional Executive Director, Deputy regional director (Business development) OOO SGK Burenie.
    • 2006 - 2010 г. - Deputy Director (Support of Operations and Procurement), Director (Support of Operations and Procurement) of OOO Sibirskaya Geofizicheskaya Kompaniya (Nefteyugansk Branch).
    • Has a degree in «Economics and management» of Krasnodar Institute of international business.
  • Andrey Spavronsky

    Vice President (Equipment Operation and Maintenance) of BKE

    • Vice President (Equipment Operation and Maintenance) of BKE since 2021
    • Vice President (Drilling Technologies) since 2011.
    • In 2011 held the position of Vice President of Smith International, a division of DT&R in Russia.
    • From 2008 to 2011 was a Regional Director of the division of IPM (Integrated Project Management) of Schlumberger company in Russia.
    • From 2007 till 2008 – General Director of Representative Office of Schlumberger in the Northern region.
    • From 1998 till 2007 worked for Schlumberger in various engineering and managerial positons in Russia and abroad.
    • A diploma of Azerbaijan State Oil Academy in "Physical processes in oil extraction and oil & gas production".
  • Konstatin Merkuryev

    Vice President (Workover and Well Servicing) of BKE

    • Vice President (Workover and Well Servicing) since 2014.
    • General Director of OOO KRS Eurasia from 2011 to 2014.
    • General Director of  OOO Kogalym Workover Department from 2009 till 2011. 
    • From 2006 till 2008 served as Head of Workover Department of  OOO Lukoil-West Siberia (Lukoil-West Siberia).
    • Held various management positions in Lukoil-West Siberia from 1998 to 2006.
    • Has degrees of Engineer (Oil and gas fields development) and Economy & Management from Tyumen State Oil and Gas University and a degree of Chemical Engineer from Grozny Oil Technical School.
  • Yury Sitlivy

    Vice President (Human Resources) of BKE

    • Vice President (Human Resources) since 2010.
    • Director of Operations in Russia and CIS in Weather-ford company from 2009 to 2010.
    • Senior Vice President (Development and Support) of BKE from 2004 till 2008.
    • Head of Representative Office of OOO BKE in Mos-cow from 2002 to 2004.
    • Served in management positions in SP Bargaz, OOO Bashkamneft, OOO Bashmineral from 1994 to 2002.
    • Head of Drilling Department, First Deputy Director General of JV Belye Nochi from 1991 till 1993.
    • Worked as a toolpusher, Head of RITS, Head of CITS in the production unions, NizhnevartovskNeftegaz and VaryeganNeftegaz from 1983 till 1991.
    • Has a degree in "Drilling of oil and gas wells" of the Grozny Oil Institute.
    • Awards: «Honored Oilman», 2007
  • Evgeny Vorobiev

    General Director BKE Shelf

    • General Director of OOO BKE Shelf (BKE Shelf) since September 2020.
    • Mr. Vorobiev joined BKE Shelf in 2009 and prior positions included Deputy General Director, Chief Engineer and Head of the Drilling operations.
    • Prior to joining EDC, he  was a Drilling Supervisor at Inco-Service LLC.
    • From 1999 to 2008, Mr Vorobiev held  leading positions & roles across several companies within the Lukoil Group.
    • Holds a degree in Drilling of Oil & Gas Wells from the North Caucasian Federal University.
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