The activities of the Laboratory are carried out by highly qualified experts (professors, associate professors, research scientists, assistant professors, PhD graduates) of different professional orientation: regional geology and geophysics, petroleum geology, coal geology, sedimentology, reservoir geology, hydrogeology, hydrodynamics, geochemistry, seismostratigraphy, basin analysis, well geophysics, reservoir engineering, etc.
Depending on the subject of the performed project, the research team includes experts from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Sofia and other institutions.
The head of the Laboratory prof. Vassil Balinov is lecturer at the University of Geology and Mining “St. Ivan Rilski”. His scientific interests are in the field of petroleum geology, prospecting, exploration and geological background in the development of oil and gas accumulations and underground storage of natural gas and carbon dioxide СО2. He has over 200 published scientific papers and was leader of over 150 research projects for the needs of Bulgarian and Foreign companies. He was head of a Geological exploration enterprise in Syria and worked as expert consultant in Nigeria, Libya, Ghana Sudan and Gabon.
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