Deputy Chairman of the Management Board

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2013

Council Affiliation:

Russia/CIS Regional Advisory Board


Moscow, Russia


Oleg Karpushin has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry across the world. Oleg started his career with Shlumberger, the largest oilfield service company, where he held various engineering and management roles working in Russia, Turkey, Canada, the United States, and Central Asia. In late 2004, Oleg joined Shell on Sakhalin Island in the role of the offshore production complex manager and participated in the commissioning and start-up of the giant Sakhalin-2 project in the capacity of the Offshore Asset manager response for offshore oil and gas platforms and other industrial facilities.

In 2010, Oleg moved to Nigeria leading oil and gas production of Shell Western Division. Apart from the usual complexities of operating activities in West Africa, Oleg participated in the complex process of assets divestments and he significantly contributed to mitigating multiple risks associated with divestment. In 2013-2015, Oleg led Shell and Gazprom-neft Joint Venture Salym Petroleum Development. As a CEO of Salym Petroleum, Oleg helped the company to develop a new growth strategy based on in-license conventional and unconventional reserves growth and new license acquisition growth, and he restructured the joined venture to adopt a more intensive, activity-driven execution mode.

Oleg is currently Novatek’s Production Manager and Deputy Chairman of its Management Board.

Oleg holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and Geology from the Moscow Oil and Gas University.