Resume_Kanat Karatayev

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Dear Hiring Manager,

I am a Petroleum engineer with over 8 years of industrial experience in production optimization, flow assurance and reservoir surveillance engineering. I am open to working in any environment such as in an office/field, onshore/offshore, individual/team/research projects.

Please contact me with any questions.

Kindest regards,


Academic experience Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA Teaching/Research Assistant for courses • Mechanics of Petroleum Production; Advanced Production Design • Computational Methods in Petroleum Engineering (Excel VBA and Python) • Summer Field Sessions  Supported students on homework/project assignments, facility/field trips  Substituted a course instructor when necessary  Demonstrated production laboratory teaching units, including gas lift, plunger lift, and sucker-rod-pump units. Satbayev University, Almaty, Kazakhstan Research Assistant on Wax Deposition Modeling Project Zhezkazgan College of Central Asia University, Kazakhstan Course Instructor for Drilling and Production engineering courses • Designed and delivered Drilling and Production Engineering courses • Performed administrative duties and supervised student internship programs Industrial experience Reservoir Surveillance & Production Optimization Engineer • Designed/improved production optimization on flow assurance wells • Performed reservoir surveillance, well test and well performance analysis Production Allocation & Reporting Engineer • Analyzed daily well performance and performed production allocation report • Defended annual “Reserves Write-off” balance report Production & Asset Data Management Engineer • Implemented OFM data visualization and analysis system • Improved and maintained Energy Components Production Database Petroleum Engineer-trainee • Studied new wells drilling plan, well-to-well correlations, well completion • Practiced mud log/coring, wireline/production log, vertical seismic survey • Practiced well stimulation design/operations, well cleanup/test • Planned well intervention activities – gas shutoff, water shutoff operations
• Software: MS Office (VBA); Python; Kappa (Saphir, Emeraude); Petex (Prosper, GAP, PVTp); PI Server Data Visualization system; Honeywell Data Visualization system; Metrowin; Energy Components Database; Schlumberger (Pipesim, PVTsim, OFM, OLGA); Multiflash, CFD Ansys-fluent, Baker Hughes (MFrac); SQL user. • Language: Fluent oral communication & technical writing in Kazakh, English, and Russian. • Friendly, communicative, hard-working, and dedicated.
• Ph.D. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA Multiphase flow loop construction and multiphase flow experiments GPA 3.84 - Dec 2022 • M.S. Petroleum Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, GPA 3.2 - 2013 • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Kazakh National Technical University, Kazakhstan, GPA 4.00 - 2008