Samir Mollayev

General Director

Mr. Samir Mollayev has more than 15 years of international oil & gas experience, demonstrating engineering leadership, technology support and management of multidiscipline team operations in complex conditions.


Mr. Mollayev started his oilfield career with J. Ray McDermott working at Azeri-Chirag- Guneshli platforms construction yard. He continued later with Schlumberger as a Well Test Engineer moving up through the ranks to a Senior Field Engineer in the United Kingdom and Denmark.


Later Mr. Mollayev spent over a decade working with BP, where he managed to progress to the Senior Level Leader role as a Well Interventions and Integrity Engineering Team Leader. Under his leadership the team piloted several new technologies, such as customized stimulation vessel, sand shut off (expandable patch, ceramic screens and sand consolidation) technologies etc. and succeed to add up more than 40 mbd of oil into pipeline.


Mr. Mollayev joined Nobel Energy Group as Chief Drilling Officer and brought a strong work ethic, focus and passion to the role while delivering high quality project support and supervision as well as solid knowledge in managing KPIs, budgets and performance contracts. In 2020, he was appointed General Director at SOCAR AQS, joint venture between SOCAR, Nobel Energy and Absheron Qazma LLC.


Mr. Mollayev holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. During 2006-2007, he continued studies in France Paris, Schlumberger Learning Centre in the field of Well Completion & Productivity. In 2010 he successfully accomplished the Development Program in Alaska, USA, where he demonstrated leadership and experience with planning & executing coil tubing drilling as a Well Site Leader. Mr. Mollayev has presented a number of researches and articles, covering optimization of engineering technologies, innovative solutions in oilfield operations and environmental control at various international conferences, such as SPE and ISEECE.