Mr. Saurbek obtained his doctoral degree at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) in 2009. He holds a Bachelor Degree at the Kazakh State Juridical University (with distinction; 1998) and a degree of Candidate of Legal Science (Kandidat Nauk) in specialization of the theory and history of law and the state in 2001.
The sphere of his interest is the oil and gas pipeline industry, cross-border issues, legal and commercial questions of the transportation infrastructure.
Currently, he works in the oil sector of Kazakhstan in the KazMunayGas system. Prior joining this team, he spent 4 years working in the oil and gas sector in Kazakhstan, in particular, in the pipeline projects "Kenkiyak-Atyrau" and "Atasu-Alashankou" (the "Kazakhstan-China Pipeline"). Mr. Saurbek prepared an issue to the OGEL "Eurasian Energy" and published several papers in various journals. He speaks Kazakh, Russian and English.
OGEL Special Issue on Eurasian Energy