H.E. Magzum Mirzagaliyev

Republic of Kazakhstan

Advisor to the President

Born on 7th of November 1978 in Almaty. In 2001, was accepted to the position of drilling fluids engineer of the M-I Drilling Fluids International (Schlumberger) at the «Tengiz» field in Kazakhstan. In 2002, was selected for the company's career development program from the Kazakhstan branch of Schlumberger, trained in the USA, Malaysia, and in the fields of Western Siberia. After returning to Kazakhstan, worked as a business development manager, then was appointed as head of the M-I Drilling Fluids International branch in Kazakhstan. In 2007-2010 worked as the General Director of «TengizService» LLP of «National Company «KazMunayGas» JSC. In 2010-2012 - Managing Director of «National Company «KazMunayGas» JSC. In 2012-2013 – The Deputy Chairman of the Board for innovative development and service projects «National Company «KazMunayGas» JSC. From 2014 to June 2019, held the position of The Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 2019 to 2021 - Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From September 2021 to 2022 – The Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On 13th of January 2022, by decree of the Head of State, was appointed as the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Speaks English and Turkish languages. Was awarded the Order of «Kurmet», the medal of «Eren enbegi ushin» and other commemorative medals.

Sessions With H.E. Magzum Mirzagaliyev

Monday, 7 March

  • 07:30pm - 09:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 am - 08/mar/2022 03:00 am

    An Era of Advantaged Petroleum

    Lunch/Dinner Discussion Upstream Oil & Gas

    Upstream companies know that, over the longer term, the energy transition could significantly depress both demand and price levels for petroleum products. Companies will seek to remain profitable by owning assets that contain the planet’s most valuable barrels and molecules; commonly referred to as advantaged petroleum. Advantaged petroleum assets typically will exhibit low finding and development costs; they should deliver production that is dilutive to a company’s existing portfolio in terms of emissions, carbon intensity, and carbon footprint. The risk profile of these assets and the markets they supply should be seen as manageable and relatively stable. Companies need to stay ahead of change to ensure that their petroleum resources remain advantaged. Will the focus on advantaged petroleum leave some basins and players out of the mix, hastening the decline of older, traditional producing areas? What role might certification play; for example, will the concept of responsibly sourced gas expand globally beyond the US arena?

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Eurasia's Hydrocarbon Producers & the Energy Transition

    Breakfast Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    New development projects and new technologies are driving Eurasian hydrocarbon production to new heights. Will this continue, as these producers see themselves as holders of “advantaged” resources globally? Or, are changes on the horizon, either from administrative decisions to continue to collaborate with OPEC, shifting demand limiting markets for their products, or financial constraints? How are Eurasian companies responding to the challenges of a lower carbon world?