Prof. Khartukov is a leading international expert on Russian and ex-Soviet oil and gas issues. During 1970-82, he worked in various research centers, departments and enterprises of the USSR ministries of geology, of oil and gas industry, of foreign trade and of foreign affairs. Since 1980, teaches world oil and energy markets research at the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO), USSR/RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1984, heads the Moscow-based World Energy Analysis & Forecasting Group (GAPMER), advises and consults on oil and gas economics and policies and energy pricing to various Soviet/ Russian ministries, international agencies, foreign governments, private oil and gas companies, consulting firms and financial institutions, as well as to Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin administrations; a member of the Council of Energy Advisors (USA) and Gerson Lehrman Group (UK) of energy consultants. In 1994-95 - Head of Russia Energy Project, East-West Center, Hawaii, USA. Since 1995 - Vice President (for Eurasia) of Petro-Logistics SA, Switzerland. Since 1996 - General Director of (International) Center for Petroleum Business Studies (ICPBS/CPBS), Moscow, and Professor of Marketing, Management & Commerce at MGIMO. 2003-2012 - Director (for International Affairs) of PetroMarket Research Group, Moscow. Obtained all his scientific titles (PhD, Doctor of Sciences and Professor/Post PhD) at the MGIMO respectively in 1980, 1993 and 1994.
Prof. Khartukov has authored and co authored over 350 articles, brochures and books on petroleum and energy economics, politics, management, and oil and gas in the FSU, Russia's Far East, the Caspians, Europe, the OPEC, ME, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Participated as a speaker and/or a session chairman in more than 170 international energy, oil and gas and economic fora. Speaks Russian, English and Arabic.