Grigoriy Gabrielyants – was born in 1934 in Baku, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Doctor of Science in Geology and Mineralogy, Azerbaijan Industrial Institute, 1956.

Chief geologist, Turkmenian Geological Committee, 1956-1965; science worker, All-Union Research Institute Natural Gas, 1965-1979; science worker, Moscow Institute Petrochem. and Gas Industry, 1965-1979; science worker, All-Union Geological Oil Prospecting Research Institute, 1965-1979; assistant director for science work All-Union Research Institute Geophysical Methods of Prospecting, Ministry Geology Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1979-1987; director All-Union Geological Oil Prospecting Research Institute, Ministry Geology Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1987-1989; minister geology, Government of Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, 1989-1992; president, GEOSERVICE, since 1992.