The industry of gas and oil exploration and production is a dangerous profession. Although it’s risky and hazardous, exploration and production can yield great rewards. Gazprom EP International and Gazprombank, Advisor, President, CEO and Director General. Boris Ivanov is a proven leader with experience and wisdom in the field.
Who is Boris Ivanov?
Boris Ivanov attended Moscow State Institute of International Relations where he studied International Relations. He went on to graduate and obtain a Masters with Honors.
Boris Ivanov served as a diplomat for the USSR at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In 1993, he became the VP of gas and oil projects for the Unibest bank. He would join MiG Corporation as their first Deputy Director-General for Strategy in 2000. He would go on to found and manage GPB Global Resources B.V. which focuses on exploration and production. They serve locations worldwide including:
*The Middle East
What Exactly is Exploration and Production (E&P)?
E&P is better known as the upstream sector of the natural gas and crude oil industry. It is broken into four specific areas that are:
1. Exploration – The act of searching out hydrocarbons located underground. They utilize various methods including vibrations and explosives to discover natural gas and oil.
2. Well-Development – Once they’ve located a possible source of natural gas or oil they set up a well (both offshore and onshore wells). They can drill as deep as 5,000 feet in search of natural gas pockets.
3. Production – They often begin production right where they find it. They transfer the natural gas directly into a refinery in preparation for creating the final product.
4. Abandonment – If they hit a barren site they will restore the unproductive well and move on in search of a prosperous site.
Boris Ivanov and Gazprom are headed into the future with great potential for growth and expansion. They are continuously bettering the bottom line of the various operators, contractors, engineers and resource owners they have joint-ventures and partnerships with. From exploration and production, analytical data to creating infrastructure for gas and oil, Gazprom is becoming one of the premier companies in the industry.
Follow Boris Ivanov Gazprom on LinkedIn