Stoupakova Antonina Vasilyevna (21.12.1962, Moscow), petroleum geologist.
Graduated in 1985 from the Geological Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, with honours, majoring in "Geology, Prospecting and Exploration of oil and gas fields", was qualified as the petroleum geologist. After graduation, has been invited by the university to work at the Petroleum geology department of the Geological Faculty, where I’ve been working from 1985 to the present. I’m the Advisor to the Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA.
In 1990, under the guidance of Prof. V.V.Semenovich, defended the thesis "Formation conditions and petroleum potential of the Permian and Triassic strata in the north of the Timan-Pechora region" for the degree “Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences”. The thesis was prepared using the results of research activities in the northern territories, held in cooperation with PGO "Arkhangelskgeology" within the programs of the Ministry of Geology of the USSR.
From 1990 to 2000, I continued to deal with problems of geology and petroleum potential of the northern regions, with particular attention to the offshore areas of the Arctic shelf. The work was conducted within the target programs of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia in close cooperation with industrial organizations engaged in geological exploration on the continental shelf of the Arctic seas, where the results of my researches were tested. These include: modelling of the Arctic shelf sedimentary basins, separate forecast of oil and gas potential in the Barents Sea and criteria for prospecting large and unique hydrocarbon fields on the shelf of the Arctic seas.
In 2000, I defended the doctoral thesis "Development of the Barents Sea shelf basins and their petroleum potential" in a specialized area “Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields”. The last 10 years I’ve been developing the direction associated with the basin modelling and characteristics of the formation of large oil and gas accumulation areas in the sedimentary basins, for further prospecting and exploration activities in new offshore areas.
During all these years, I’ve been engaged in teaching activities at the Geological Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2000, I was awarded the academic title of the Associate Professor, and in 2004 was transferred to the position of Professor, in which I currently work. In addition to teaching at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, I’m lecturing in the Gubkin State University of Oil and Gas within the MSc program "Modelling of natural reservoirs, hydrocarbon accumulations and reservoir engineering". In 2003, I was elected a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in the section of oil and gas. Since 2004, I am the member of the Thesis Boards D 501.001.40 at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, and D 511.001.01 at "VNIIGAZ" LLC for doctoral and candidate’s theses.
Within the Russian-Norwegian cooperation between the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, since 2004, I head the educational-scientific Norwegian-Russian program that involves the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Norwegian University of Tromsø and the Norwegian petroleum company Statoil. The main objective of this program – to establish the unified innovative-fundamental approach in the area of higher education. Tasks of this program are aimed at developing professional skills in the studies of the Arctic shelf. During the implementation of this program, the professional petroleum geologists have been educated – to conduct prospecting and exploration works on the continental shelf; many of them are currently working in the Russian oil companies and research institutes.