Saule Akhmetkaliyeva

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva

Senior Research fellow

Saule Akhmetkaliyeva was a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. She holds a BS in petroleum engineering from the Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satbayev and a MS in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a GPA of 4.0. Saule has conducted research on new methods of matrix acidizing of carbonate formations in Karachaganak field, Kazakhstan for her bachelor’s degree, and a research on advanced sedimentary analysis of sediments from Marmara Gölü, Turkey for her master’s thesis.

Staff's Publications

March 27, 2017

Perspectives of Wind Energy Developments in Russia

Wind energy is one of the most developed and investment-attractive types of renewable energy sources (RES) in the world. The economic potential of RES in Russia amounts to 2,225 thousand GWh annually, while the technical potential, which is a part of the total potential that can be efficiently utilized, is […]
February 15, 2017

Renewable Energy Milestone: Solar Energy is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels*

Renewable energy technologies have become more efficient in the recent years, and as a result, more economically feasible. Renewable energy sources have always been appealing in terms of overcoming the effects of greenhouse gas emissions caused by coal-fired power plants. However, despite the environmental friendliness, investors were hesitant to fund […]
February 8, 2017

Environmental Situation in China

In recent years, the environmental situation in China has become a global issue. For decades, China has been focused on the industrial development of the country without any regard to the environment. Such negligence has led some areas of the country to the brink of natural disaster. Other countries neighboring […]
December 23, 2016

Renewable Energy Potential of Iran

Iran has the fourth largest oil and second largest natural gas reserves. However, despite the rich hydrocarbon resources, lately, the country has shown a great interest in developing the renewable energy sector. In addition, under the Paris Agreement on climate change, Iran has made a commitment to decrease the amount […]
December 20, 2016

COP22: The Marrakesh Climate Change Conference*

The Marrakesh climate change conference was held in Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco on November 7-18, 2016. The conference took place right after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force on November 4, 2016. The conference in Morocco is the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations […]
December 14, 2016

Launch of Oil and Gas Production at the Kashagan Field

The economy of Kazakhstan is highly dependent on energy. Being the largest oilfield of the country, the Kashagan field bears strategic importance for the petroleum sector of Kazakhstan. The last three years are described by reduction of oil production from 81.8 million tons in 2013 to 80.8 million tons in […]
October 21, 2016

Paris Agreement to Enter into Force after the Ratification Double Threshold is Met*

The Paris Agreement on climate change was reached during the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference held in Paris in December 2015. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), temperature rise above the 2 oC limit would have catastrophic and irreversible consequences, such as an increase in natural disasters […]
April 5, 2016

Cooperation of the Central Asian Countries on the Issue of Revival of the Aral Sea

In 1960s the Aral Sea was the fourth largest sea in the world. However, over the years, the sea has been gradually shrinking, leading to one of the greatest global environmental catastrophes of the desiccation of the Aral Sea. Agricultural water withdrawal and construction of major dams is the main […]
January 20, 2016

Overview of the Climate Change Conference in Paris

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is held in Paris in the period from November 30, 2015 to December 11, 2015. The Conference is the 21 session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (1992) and the 11th session of the […]
January 18, 2016

How Climate Change Affected 2016: Hottest Year in Record*

2016 turned out to be the hottest year on record. Moreover, with 2014 and 2015 previously winning the title of the hottest year, 2016 becomes third one in a row. Besides, 16 out of 17 hottest years on instrumental temperature record took place in the 21st century. The sixth place belonging […]