Education Background: He graduated with honors from the Bashkir State University with a degree in geophysics, and Master's Degree in a Petroleum Geology from the Heriot-Watt University. In 2011, he upheld his thesis at the Department of Geophysics, the Physics Faculty, at the Bashkir State University
Work Experience & Credentials Andrei Bochkov started his career path as an engineer at NPO GeoTEK, later he worked as a research assistant, a chief specialist, regional principal project engineer for geology at Rosneft LLC RN-UfaNIPIneft. He joined the Scientific and Technical Center at Gazprom Neft in May 2012 as deputy head of the geology and field development department.
In April 7, 2014 he was appointed as head of the planning and exploration support department.
Since March 1, 2016, he has held the position of Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Exploration and Resource Base Development, at the Scientific and Technical Center.
Academic Credentials: He is the author of over 50 articles on geology and field development in industry publications. Andrei designed 6 specialized software modules on geological modeling and obtained 8 patents. He prepares and reads lectures for 3 courses as part the professional development center at Gazpromneft Science & Technology Center; 2 courses on geology at the Bashkir State University and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is a member of SPE and EAGE; a member of the EAGE expert club.