DR. Marina Bulova

Schlumberger - Director, University Partnerships

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Dr. Bulova has worked at Schlumberger since 2003 and has acquired practical experience in all steps of the innovation cycle of the company – from the fundamental research to the commercialization of developed technologies. She’s worked in the USA, Russia and Canada.

Since 2018, she focuses on cooperations between Schlumberger Corporation and universities around the globe. That includes R&D collaborations, education programs, technology transfer and community outreach initiatives.

In her previous role as the Director of Schlumberger Moscow Research Center, Dr. Bulova defined the strategy of fundamental research activities aiming to develop concepts for future efficient hydrocarbon production from complex reservoirs.

As the former Stimulation Domain Manager for Russia and Central Asia, Dr. Bulova introduced breakthrough stimulation technologies to extract oil & gas from the conventional and unconventional formations, such as carbonates, shales and tight gas.

In 2009-2011, she led an engineering division in Schlumberger Novosibirsk Technology Center, and commercialized a number of key global breakthrough stimulation technologies such as HiWAY, FiberFrac, PropGUARD, RodPROP etc.

After graduation from the Chemistry Department in Moscow State University, Dr. Bulova defended two PhDs – in Materials Science at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France) and in Physical Chemistry in Moscow.