Research Director of the Institute of Arctic Petroleum Technologies at Gubkin University
Member of the following academies:
-Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
-International Eurasian Academy
-International Academy of Technology
-Norwegian Scientific Academy of Polar Research
Senior Vice-President of the World Petroleum Council
Member of the Russian Geographic Society
Member of Paris Energy Club and Brussels Energy Club
Expert, European Geopolitical Forum
Doctor Honoris Causa, Murmansk State Technical University (Murmansk, Russia),
Doctor Honoris Causa, Northern Arctic Federal University (Arkhangelsk, Russia)
Chaired professor of Drilling, Reservoir and Production Engineering, Northern Arctic Federal University (since 2014)
Professor Emeritus, University of Stavanger (since 2016)
Visiting Professor, AGH UST (Krakow, Poland) (since 2016)
SPE Distinguished Lecturer, 2013-2014
M.S. Reservoir EngineeringMoscow Gubkin Institute,1969
Ph.DFluid MechanicsMoscow Gubkin Institure,1973
M.S.Applied MathematicsMoscow State University,1977
FellowReservoir EngineeringStanford University,1978/79
Doctor of Technical
SciencesReservoir EngineeringMoscow Gubkin Institute,1990
1.2002: Gubkin award – the highest recognition and award in the Russian Oil and Gas In-dustry. This award was granted to AZ and his co-authors (3 Russian and 3 Norwegian pro-fessors) in 2002 for publication of book “Basics of Offshore Petroleum Engineering and Development of Marine Facilities in the Arctic” (Russian and English editions)
2.2006: Vernadsky’s medal – one of the highest awards of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for profound scientific contribution.
3.2011: Albert Einstein’s medal bestowed by American Section of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for the achievements in and contribution to Science.
4.2011: Badge of Honour for the merits in the development of Science and Economics of Russia. Resolution of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences No. 223, Feb. 15, 2011.
5.2011: Title Honoris Causa in Education “Honorable Member of Higher Professional Edu-cation of Russian Federation”. Decree of the Ministry of Education and Science of Rus-sian Federation, March 5, 2011, No. 231/k-n, Certificate No. 36143.
6.2012: SPE Regional Award (for Contribution to the Education).
7.2012: Second Gubkin Award for a series of papers and contribution to the development of the Arctic petroleum resources.
8.Honored Worker of Gubkin Univertsity (from 2013)
9.SPE Distinguished Lecturer 2013-2014.
10.Badge of Honor «Star of Success» of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for train-ing of highly qualified specialists and advanced level of Research, No. 269, 24.02.2016.
11.Medal of “Kazenergy” for professional merits in the development of petroleum and ener-gy complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan
12.Gold Medal for exceptional professional achievements and the enclosed Certificate of the Diplomatic Mission European awarded by Scientific-Industrial Chamber of the European Union on June 25 2016
Since 1972 had made more than 190 professional publications and participated in more nearly 50 research projects related to petroleum engineering, which are too numerous to reference.
Have strong background in math and physics, hard-working, good health conditions (so far), strongly motivated to work internationally.