Gani Baimanov, President of the Company
Gani Zhunissovich graduated from I.Satpayev Kazakh National Technical University, major “Oil and gas well drilling engineer”. He started his career in oil and gas industry in 1988 . During 25 years he managed to successfully rise from the Assistant to Driller up to the President of the Company. During 2006-2010 he worked in NTS “Nefttekhservis”. He started his career in SMART OIL in 2010 in the position of Drilling Foreman. He was regularly promoted for his achievements in operating process improvement and high work performance. Such professional qualities as a perfect knowledge of all the drilling cycle, responsibility, perfectionism and leadership contributed to further career development of Gani Zhunissovich. On the 3rd of January, 2013 he was appointed as a President of the Company.
Yerlan Nurkhanov, Vice-President, Operations
He studied and futher passed advanced training in oil well drilling in Ufa State Oil University and in “Schlumberger Logelco, Inc”. He started to apply the received knowledge and practical experience in his professional career starting from 2007 in “South-Oil” LLP and SMART OIL structures. Within 6 years he managed to rise from Shift Head up to the Vice-President of Operations. The experience of working at different levels of the Company structure allows Yerlan Orynbassarovich to organize the process subdivisions operations in a competent way, participate in the professional development of the specialists and the Company as a whole. He holds Bachelor Degree in Economics and Finance awarded by M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University.
Murat Kirzhanov, Technical Director
Murat Jumashevich is one of the most experienced top managers of the Company. His professional career in the drilling started in 1981 just after graduation of the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute. His employment history includes the work at Kenkiyak oil and gas exploratory expedition (1981-1998), where he managed to rise from the Assistant to Driller up to the position of the Chief Engineer; he also worked as the Head of Geological Department of “CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz” JSC, “Kenkiyakneft” Oil and Gas Production Division (1998-2005). Also Murat Jumashevich has an extensive experience of working as a Head of Drilling Department and Head of Well Workover Department (“Kazakhoil Aktobe” LLP and “Urikhtau Operating LLP in 2006-2012). He repeatedly passed special advanced training courses in Kazakhstan, Canada and France. Starting from 2013 he has been successfully implementing his skills in SMART OIL.
Abilkhair Yerubayev, Vice President, Economics and Finances
He completed Master's degree programme in Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, has MBA degree (Master of Business Administration) with the major in finance and accounting. Abilkhair is an US certified public accountant (CPA) since 2010. He has a 5-year work experience in Ernst & Young, a global audit company, in Audit Department. He has worked for 3 years in “South-Oil” LLP, oil producing company, at the position of Internal Auditor. Staring from 2013 Abilkhair Karakhanovich has been successfully implementing his theoretical knowledge and practical experience in SMART OIL company structure.