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Ivan Motuzov

Ivan Motuzov

Ivan Motuzov
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Ivan S. Motuzov joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton’s Moscow office in 2013, specializing in petroleum geology, oil and gas in-place evaluation, and reserves categorization following PRMS/SEC standards. Before joining D&M, Motuzov worked as geologist, geophysicist, engineer and team leader at different service and oil production companies in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Motuzov graduated from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in geology and exploration, and in 2004 earned his master’s degree in oil and gas field exploration. In 2004, Motuzov graduated from World Economy and Business Institute at Peoples’ Friendship University with a master’s degree in business administration. In 2006, Motuzov graduated from Heriot-Watt University of Scotland with a master’s degree in reservoir evaluation and management. Motuzov can speak and write in Spanish and English.

Geographical Experience

  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Topical Areas of Expertise

    • Geological studies
    • Well-log interpretation
    • Reservoir 3–D modeling
    • Stratigraphic and structural analysis
    • Reservoir correlation
    • Reservoir characterization
    • Seismic and petrophysical analysis
    • Reserves evaluation and classification
    • Volumetric calculations

    Major Projects
    Motuzov has conducted reserves estimations on numerous fields situated in the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, and the Ukraine. He coordinates the geologic reserves evaluations under both SEC and PRMS standards for several Russian oil and gas companies.