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Denis Orlov

Denis Orlov

Denis Orlov
Petroleum Geologist
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Denis Orlov joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton’s Astana office in 2015 as petroleum geologist. He has worked in the oil and gas industry for 18 years at a variety of scientific centers and operator companies. He has worked on projects located in the Volga-Ural, Timan-Pechora, Eastern Siberia, Pre-Caspian, South Mangyshlak, and Dnieper-Donets sedimentary basins.

Orlov graduated from the Royal Holloway University of London with a master’s degree in petroleum geosciences in 2008, and received a petroleum geologist diploma from Saratov State University in 2001.

Geographical Experience

  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Geological studies
  • Stratigraphic and structural analysis
  • Seismic stratigraphy analysis
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Estimation of OOIP
  • Reserves estimation
  • Oil production optimization
  • Integrated petroleum system analysis

Major Projects

Since 2017, Orlov has coordinated D&M’s team in Astana as a technical team leader. The team’s expertise covers most aspects of field operation, from subsurface to gathering and treatment systems (reservoir engineers, petrophysicists, geologists, surface facilities, hydraulic fracture, and artificial oil lift engineers). The main task of this project is increasing efficiency for clients in terms of growing oil production.