Istekova Sara Amanzholovna

Istekova Sara Amanzholovna

Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences


K. Turysov Institute of Geology, Oil and Mining


Email: istekovy@mail.333


Professional biography

Professor, doctor of geological and mineralogical Sciences. Scientist, teacher with more than 40 years of experience. International business coach, author of more than 30 courses for employees of the oil and gas and mining industries, consultant and expert on issues related to the use of geological and geophysical data in the study of deep structure, search and exploration of mineral deposits. Conducts research in Geology and Geophysics at the state grant financing of scientific researches of MES of RK. Participates in scientific seminars, international conferences, I and II International geophysical congresses, EAGE, Kazgeo, world geological Congress, etc. Author of more than 80 scientific papers: articles, monographs, educational and methodological manuals, including publications with non-zero impact factor. Member of the dissertation Council for the defense of scientific dissertations, member of the expert Commission of the MES RK, member of the scientific and technical Council of IG and NGD Satbayev University.geological and geoecological problems. Principles of integration of geophysical, geochemical and geoecological methods for studying the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Basic concepts on model and rational complexes, physico-geological and ecoefficiency models. Examples of integration of ground and remote (aerogeophysical and aerospace) methods for solving geo-ecological problems (emergency oil spills, leaks from main product pipelines, flooding of territories, monitoring of pollution of industrial and civil objects, etc.).

Scientific projects

Complex geological and geophysical works in the Northern Balkhash region, the Bakanas synclinorium, and Chr. Karatau, Dzungaria, East Kazakhstan, which resulted in the generalization of geological and geophysical data and compiled summary maps of geophysical fields, geological and geophysical sections, maps of the deep structure, on the basis of which additional deep factors of localization of mineral deposits were identified. Study of the deep structure and geodynamics of Kazakhstan. Theoretical studies on the method of interpretation of geophysical data, methods of structural and tectonic zoning based on the study of the deep structure of the earth's crust using geophysical data. Detailed study of the earth's crust structures, tectonic zoning and identification of patterns of mineral distribution in the South-East of Kazakhstan, development of a scientifically based forecast theory.


Umirova, G.K., Istekova, S.A., Modin, I.N. Results of magnetotelluric surveyon reference geophysical profiles of the Karaton-Sarkamys block in Kazakhstan. Russian Geology and Geophysics 59(1), с. 96-104

Umirova, G.K., Istekova, S.A., Modin, I.N. Magnetotelluric soundings for estimating the oil- and-gas content of the Mesozoic complex in Western Kazakhstan. Moscow University Geology Bulletin. 71(5), с. 361-367

Umirova, G.K., Istekova, S.A., Modin, I.N. Geological interpretation of MT data in combination with GIS data and seismic surveys in caspian depression in Kazakhstan. 7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition: Understanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences. с. 843-847

SA Istekova, GK Umirova. Characteristics of Seismic Data Used to Study the Reservoir of South Torgay Oil and Gas Basin. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering. 2014

Istekova, S.A. Amangeldiyev, B.A. , Оrazymbetov, T.K. Features of application of electrical prospecting methods in the search for gold deposits in Southern KazakhstanEngineering and Mining Geophysics 2018 - 14th Conference and Exhibition. 2018 | conference-pape  

Abilkhasimov, Kh.B.Istekova, S.A. Nysanova, A.S. Zhylkybayeva, G.A. Features of basin modeling in the evaluation of oil and gas potential of the caspian basin in Kazakhstan. Geomodel 2016 - 18th Science and Applied Research Conference on Oil and Gas Geological Exploration and Development. 2016 | conference-paper

Oreshkin, I.V. Novikov, S.A. Nysanova, A.S. Istekova, S.A. Oil and gas fields geological zoning in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian petroleum province. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo - Oil Industry. 2016 | journal-article

Zhylkybayeva, G. Nyssanova, A. Istekova, S. Kalmakhan, N. Role of seismic research in evaluation of the cutoff parts of Caspian depression subsolt sediments potential. News of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Series of Geology and Technical Sciences. 2016 | journal-article

Istekova, S. Zhylkybayeva, G. The principles of geostatic modeling of complex clay collectors (as demonstrated by modeling North Buzachi field. 7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition: Understanding the Harmony of the Earth's Resources Through Integration of Geosciences. 2016 | conference-paper

Istekova, S.A. Mussayev, R.A. Baydauletova, A.A. Tectonosphere model of the southern pribalkhashye region, Kazakhstan, along the lines of regional seismic profiles. KazGeo 2010 - 1st International Geosciences Conference for Kazakhstan: Where Geoscience Meets the Silk Road. 2010 | conference-paper

М.М.Алиакбар., Г.А.Калмыков., С.А.Истекова. ВЛИЯНИЕ РАЗЛОМОВ НА ГЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ОСОБЕННОСТИ ЗАЛЕЖЕЙ И ПРОДУКТИВНОСТЬ КОЛЛЕКТОРОВ ПРОРВИНСКОЙ ГРУППЫ МЕСТОРОЖДЕНИЙ ПРИКАСПИЙСКОГО НЕФТЕГАЗОНОСНОГО БАССЕЙНА// Высшая школа: научные исследования. Материалы Межвузовского научного конгресса (г. Москва, 14 мая 2020 г.). Том 2. – Москва: Издательство Инфинити, 2020. 175-187 с.


1974-Kazakh Polytechnic Institute. K. I. Satpayeva. Geophysical faculty, full-time Department. Specialty "Geophysical methods of search and exploration". Diploma Of Yu No. 352758

Doctor of geological and mineralogical Sciences, Specialty "Geophysical methods of search and exploration". The WAC cipher is 25.00.12., academic degree: doctor of geological and mineralogical Sciences. FD no. 0001251


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