Advises companies in the oil-and-gas and metals-and-mining sectors in the areas of strategy and operations

About Anuar

Anuar serves clients through McKinsey’s Oil & Gas and Metals & Mining Practices. He advises some of the largest oil-and-gas companies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and other countries, across a wide range of functional topics. In the metals-and-mining sector, he has served several leading mining companies in the CIS and a major diversified mining company in Australia.

Before relocating to Kazakhstan, Anuar worked in the Moscow office.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • performing a production increase study for an offshore field, which assessed potential and developed road maps for improvement in reservoir simulation, artificial lift review, and well-stimulation programs
  • supporting several oil companies in developing their operational improvements programs, including designing the program structure and governance, and developing and implementing initiatives
  • participating in well- and reservoir-management-improvement studies for multiple companies across China, the CIS, Eastern Europe, and India
  • supporting a turnaround project for a large Australian integrated energy company in the area of integrated planning of development and production operations
  • leading a production increase and field-development optimization study for a field involving CO2 injection in Eastern Europe, developing initiatives to improve recovery of gas condensate, and coordinating the design of new seismic processing for near-field exploration
  • developing upstream strategies for major oil companies in Russia and Europe
  • leading the capital expenditures optimization of a major multibillion-dollar copper mine expansion project in Australia
  • designing the cost-reduction program at a large alumina refinery in Australia
  • benchmarking the operating costs for a copper company in the CIS
  • spearheading a feasibility study for an oil-shale production project in Eastern Europe

Anuar is fluent in the English, Russian, Turkish, and Kazakh languages.


London Business School

Stanford University
MSc, petroleum engineering

Middle East Technical University
BSc, petroleum engineering