Azerbaijan National Academy of Science

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Aliyeva Elmira Haji Murad gizi
Place of Birth Baku, Azerbaijan Republic  
Date of Birth 12.09.1960 
Education Azerbaijan State University
Scientific degree Doctor of Sciences 
Title Senior Scientist 
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Paleontology and Stratigraphy

Filogeny, systematics and paleoecological-biogeochemical characteristics of the Anthropogenic mollusks Didacna of the South Caspian depression Western flank 

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Geology, search and exploration of oil-gas deposits

Facies and cyclicity of sedimentation of the Meso-Cenozoic deposits of the Middle-, South Caspian depression western flank 
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Main scientific achievements -Reconstruction of the Meso-Cenozoic deposits’ depositional environment in the Western flank of the Middle-, South Caspian basins, revealing of the facial control and cyclicity in the accumulation of the source and reservoir rocks;

-Proof of the occurrence of thick hydrocarbon reservoirs in the central deeply subsided part of the South Caspian basin;

-Revealing of the high frequency Caspian Sea level change in the formation of the HC reservoir architecture in the South Caspian basin;

-Thorough studies of the Pliocene Productive Series depositional environment, paleogeographic zoning of the Pliocene basin, and reservoir quality divions of the basins;

-Centimetre scale  measuring of the whole Productive Series section exposed in the Kirmaki Valley, Absheron peninsula;

-Based on the sedimentological descriptions of the mud volcanic outbursts paleogeographic reconstructions of the South Caspian basin western flank in the Eocene-Miocene. 

Names of scientific works

1. A multicomponent  anomaly in the bottom sediments and seawater of the central part of the South Caspian depression. Geochemistry International, Vol. 38, #9, 2000. 921 -928 (co-authors İ. Guliyev et. al.).

2. Sedimentation in a discharge - dominated fluvial - lacustrine system the Neogene Productive Series of the South Caspian Basin, Azerbaijan. 2004. Marine and Petroleum Geology, №21, Issue 5, 613- 638 (co-authors D.Xinds et. al.).

3. Reservoirs of the Lower Pliocene Productive series at western flank of the South Caspian basin. 2005. Lithology and Mineral Resources, Vol.40, #3, Moscow, 267-278.

4. Two deltas, two basins, one river, one sea: The modern Volga delta as an analogue of the Neogene Productive Series, South Caspian Basin. 2005. SEPM (Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication 83, River Deltas – Concepts, Models and Examples, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A,  231-256 (co-authors S. Krunenberg et. al.).

5. Development of the Kura delta, Azerbaijan: a record of Holocene Caspian sea-level changes. 2005. Marine geology, vol.223, 359-380 (co-authors J.Boels et. al.).

6. Environmental control on source rocks and reservoirs accumulation in the Jurassic series of the MCB south-western flank. Proceedings of the International Conference of European Association of Geosciences and Engineers “Petroleum Geology & Hydrocarbon Potential of Caspian and Black Sea Regions”, Baku, 2008 (co-authors A. Feyzullayev et. al.).

7. Pliocene deep reservoirs in the South Caspian basin. Proceedings of 74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

8. Contrasting Pliocene fluvial depositional systems within the rapidly subsiding South Caspian Basin; a case study of the palaeo-Volga and palaeo-Kura river systems in the Surakhany Suite, Upper Productive Series, onshore Azerbaijan. 2010. Marine and Petroleum Geology, №27, 2079-20106 (co-authors S.Vinsent et. al.).

9. The elemental stratigraphy of the South Caspian Lower Pliocene Productive Series. 2013. STRATI 2013. Springer Geology 2014. 827-831 (co-authors A. Alizada et. al.).

10. А magnetostratigraphic time frame for Plio-Pleistocene transgressions in the South Caspian Basin, Azerbaijan. 2013. Global and Planetary Change, Elsevier, volume 103, 119-134 (co-authors K. van Baak et. al.).

11. Onset of Maikop sedimentation and cessation of Eocene arc volcanism in the Talysh Mountains, Azerbaijan.  Geological Society London, Special publications, №428,  2015  (co-authors A. van  der Boon et. al.).

Membership with international and foreign scientific organizations 1. EAGE


Pedagogical activity

Supervisor of 14 PhD and Master students

Teacher at the Master Studies Department of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences 
Other activities

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Scientific journal “Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Oil-Gas basins”

Member of the Dissertation Council affiliated to the Geology and Geophysics Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Awarding and prizes

Laureate of the State Award of the Azerbaijan Republic

Place of work and its address

Oil- Gas Scientific Research and Project Institute of SOCAR, AZ1012, Baku, H. Zardabi pr, 88a.

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