Aytuna Consulting

International Petroleum Consulting

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Sezgin Aytuna, Ph.D. 


+90 533 463 16 41

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Sezgin Aytuna is a former ARCO International Oil & Gas petroleum geologist having Ph.D. and MS degrees from two US universities, having over 35 years of global experience in international exploration, production and development projects. He has worked for, or with, major US, Canadian and British Oil companies in Turkey, in the Middle East (Egypt, UAE, Jordan), in FSU countries (Azerbaijan and Georgia), in England and in the USA; including; TransAtlantic Petroleum Corporation, Zorlu Energy, Noble Energy, Exall Resources, Strategic Energy, IPR, New Field Exploration, Frontera Resources, Chinese National Petroleum Company, El Paso Production, Hunt Oil Company, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Innex Energy, National Oil Company of Turkey, the General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs of Turkey, ARCO International Oil & Gas, British Petroleum (BP) and Azerbaijan National Oil Company. Sezgin Aytuna's strengths include exploration in structurally complex areas, prospect generation & evaluation, field delineation & development, and geological and well site operation. He has been responsible for explorations, field developments, field mapping, geological operations, well-site operations, and subsurface correlations, deep-water offshore exploration wells co-ordinations and drilling planning and seismic acquisitions. He has worked as an exploration manager & coordinator, senior geologist and an operation geologist for 5 offshore wells; two in the Western Black Sea and three in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and 42 onshore; 9 exploration, 31 development and apprising wells in SE Turkey, Jordan and Georgia. He has experience in host country contract negotiations, government liaisons, data gatherings, technical co-ordinations and correlations. He has an excellent rapport with National Oil Company of Turkey (TPAO) and the General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs (GDPA).


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  • 1984  Ph.D. in Structural Geology
    University of Cincinnati, Department of Geology, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 1979   M.S. in Petroleum Geology
    West Virginia University, Department of Geology, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • 1974   B.S. in Geology
    Istanbul University, Department of Geology, Istanbul, Turkey


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Foreign Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Turkish (native)
  • Azeri (intermediate)
  • Arabic (beginner)


  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
  • Houston Geological Society (HGS)
  • Turkish Geological Society (TGS)
  • Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists (TPJD)
  • Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB)


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