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Pavel Ponomarenko

Pavel Ponomarenko

Pavel Ponomarenko
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Pavel G. Ponomarenko joined DeGolyer and MacNaughton’s Moscow office in 2013, specializing in geology for field development and reservoir study applications. Before joining D&M, he worked for several geoscience companies in Russia preparing 3–D geologic models, rock properties forecasts, and recommendations for new drilling locations based on comprehensive geologic and geophysical interpretations.

Ponomarenko earned a bachelor’s degree in 2002 and a master’s degree in 2004, both in geology, at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. In 2007, he earned a Ph.D. in geology from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas. He is fluent in Russian and English.

Geographical Experience

  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Topical Areas of Expertise

  • Stratigraphic and structural analysis
  • Seismic and petrophysical analysis
  • Reserves evaluation and classification
  • Geological studies
  • Reservoir characterization
  • Volumetric calculations
  • Reserves estimation

Major Projects
Ponomarenko 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.