Vladimir V. Shimansky was born on December 19, 1959. In 1985, he graduated from the Leningrad State University with a degree in Geochemistry and Lithology. Subject of his PhD thesis is Secondary Alterations of Genetically Diverse Neocomian Sandstone in Western Siberia (1991); doctoral thesis was on the Common Factors of Non-structural Traps Formation and Prediction of Oil and Gas Accumulation Zones in Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Deposits of Western Siberia (2003). V.V. Shimansky is a Corresponding Member of the RF Academy of Natural Sciences, and AAPG Member.
Vladimir successfully advances prediction of non-structural hydrocarbon traps — one of the most important areas that contribute to hydrocarbon reserves addition, growth of raw material base and energy security of Russia. Last year alone, prediction of a number of fields and plays is successfully completed in West Siberian and Volga-Urals provinces on the basis of the integrated methodology developed by Vladimir, which allowed adding more than 500 million tons of initial in-place reserves and up to 180 million tons of recoverable reserves.
He published more than 100 scientific works, including five monographs.
1985–1988 — geochemist in the Russian Petroleum Research Exploration Institute (VNIGRI);
1988–1991 — PhD student, I-st Category Engineer, VNIGRI;
1991–1994 — Engineer, VNIGRI;
1994–1996 — Senior Research Fellow, VNIGRI;
1996–1997 — Chief of Laboratory, VNIGRI;
1997–2003 — Manager of the Department of Lithological and Tectonic Framework of Oil Potential Prediction, VNIGRI;
2003–2007 — Deputy Director for Science, VNIGRI;
2007 — present — Director, FGUNPP Geologorazvedka.
Formation conditions and prediction of non-structural hydrocarbon traps;
Technologies of non-structural traps prospecting in the basins of different types.
Excellence in Subsoil Exploration Badge (1999)
Title of Honoured Prospector (2004)
Letter of Appreciation from Minpriroda (2009)