Galina Markarova
PhD., P.Geo Exploration & Development General Manager

Galina Markarova leads the company’s exploration and
development team, having made a number of oil discoveries
in Block 9, Yemen and built a strong exploration portfolio for
Calvalley over 14 years.
She brings over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience to
Calvalley, having previously worked with North American and
Russian oil companies including EnCana and Rosneft.
Galina’s expertise includes seismic acquisition, geophysical
and geological interpretation and sedimentary basins analysis,
with a proven track record in exploration, exploitation and new
business development. She has discovered 17 commercially
viable hydrocarbon fields in the Middle East, Central Asia and
Europe, and identified and led evaluations of new exploration
and production ventures worldwide.
Galina Markarova’s qualifications include a doctorate in
Geophysics and Geology from Moscow State University and
an MSc degree in Geophysics, Geology and Petrochemistry
from Gubkin University of Oil and Gas. She is a registered
Professional Geoscientist in Alberta, a member of the Canadian
Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and a member of the
European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.