Iskander Diyashev

DR. ISKANDER DIYASHEV is a professor of engineering practice at Texas A&M University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on petroleum engineering, energy systems and sustainability.

He is also a director and a co-founder of Petroleum and Energy Technology Advisors, Inc. -  engineering and consulting firm based in Houston, Texas, focused on field development planning drilling, completion and stimulation ( Over his 30+ year career Dr. Diyashev was responsible for the planning and execution of oil and gas field development, reserves evaluation and addition, planning of exploration activities. During his career, Dr. Diyashev worked in R&D, consulting, and the service and production.

In 2001-2006 Dr. Diyashev served as a Chief Engineer for Sibneft, one of the largest integrated oil companies in Russia with a daily production of 700,000 BOPD. Prior to his work with Sibneft, Dr. Diyashev was one of the key Schlumberger specialists to start the horizontal drilling project in Noyabrsk Western Siberia. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and advanced degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He has authored 30 technical papers. Dr. Diyashev is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Diyashev has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE International), and on the boards of various private E&P, service and engineering firms in the petroleum and renewable energy industries. Twice in his career Dr. Diyashev was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer of the SPE, in 2005-06, and in 2017-18.