Kayhan İŞSEVER

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Kayhan İşsever was born in September 5,1950.After completing secondary and high schools in Kadıköy Maarif College in 1968 ,entered Middle East Technical University(METU).Graduated from METU in 1972 with a Bsc. degree in Petroleum Engineering ranking first in his class..Have completed Msc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the same University in 1973 .İn 1974,with a scholarship from Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), continued his education in USA and received MSc. Degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University ,New York in 1975.Was nominated to be an honorary member of Industrial Engineering Society of USA.
Joined TPAO in 1975 as a reservoir engineer .Has held various positions in reservoir ,production and project engineering as chief engineer , manager , and deputy head after which he was appointed as Production Group Manager in 1994.He has led numerous projects in reservoir engineering ,Enhanced Oil Recovery, Oil and Gas Processing Facilities and Production Engineering.
Was a Board member in TPAO’s international joint ventures, Kazakturkmunay(Kazakhistan) Etipco(Egypt) and also Turkish Petroleum International Company(TPIC).
During this time have participated in numerous international symposiums, congress and seminars .More than 20 papers were presented and published in International journals. His papers were cited more than 50 times internationally.
After retiring from TPAO in 1998 on his will, worked in the private sector as Project Manager ,Consultant , and Project Director in construction of oil, gas and energy projects among which are trans country gas pipelines, power plants and underground gas storage plant. Last assignment was as a Project Director in construction of a large petrochemical plant in India.
Main areas of concern are reservoir simulation, Oil and Gas Field Development, Oil and Gas Processing Facilities, , Underground Gas Storage and Project Management.