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THE DEFENSE OF THE PhD DISSERTATION WAS HELD IN THE INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS


May 26, 2021

An online meeting of the Dissertation Council ED 1.01 of the Supreme Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the ANAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics was held.

The meeting participants observed a minute of silence in memory of their deceased colleagues - academicians Arif Ismayil-zadeh and Khatam Guliyev.

Then Leila Shikhova defended the PhD thesis on “The prediction the oil-and-gas presence of the Upper Miocene-Lower Pliocene deposits in the western part of the Absheron archipelago based on facies analysis and reservoir models” for the degree of PhD in Earth sciences on specialty 2521.01 “Geology, search and exploration of oil and gas fields”.

The Chairman of the Dissertation Council (DC), academician Akbar Feyzullayev introduced the DC members to the requirements of the Presidium of the Supreme Attestation Commission (SAC) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the organization and conduction of PhD thesis defense in DC during quarantine regime. The academician noted that this is the first PhD thesis defense in accordance with the “Regulations on the procedure for awarding scientific degrees” approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan No. 728 dated June 11, 2019 for discussion of thesis accepted for defense. The dissertation work was carried out at the ANAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics.

After the PhD thesis presentation, Leyla Shikhova informed about the main content of the dissertation and about the scientific innovations. At the end of discussion, Leyla Shikhova answered questions from the DC members.

After the electronic voting and the conclusion, it was decided to apply to the Supreme Attestation Commission for award Leila Firudin kyzy Shikhova of the academic degree of PhD in Earth Sciences, specialty 2521.01 - Geology, search and exploration of oil and gas fields.