About the Author
Yu. N. Grigorenko, PhD, after graduating in 1959 from the Leningrad Mining Institute, became a well-known specialist in the oil and gas industry and is currently the Chairman of the Dissertation Council of the All-Russia Petroleum Research Exploration Institute (VNIGRI). He has written over 200 publications, including six monographs, and has received many honors, including the Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation. George V. Chilingar, PhD, is an Emeritus Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is one of the most well-known petroleum geologists in the world and the founder of several prestigious journals in the oil and gas industry. He has published over 70 books and 500 articles and has received over 100 awards over his career. V. S. Sobolev, PhD, is a well-known petroleum geologist and is a professor at the Institute of Geology and Minerology at the Russian Academy of Sciences. T. A. Andiyeva, PhD, and L. I. Zhukova, PhD, are both professors at the All-Russia Petroleum Research Exploration Institute (VNIGRI), Ministry of Natural Resources, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in St. Petersburg, Russia.