Yusif AliQulu oglu Safarov
jointly with Agha Gurban oglu Aliyev
These two men were responsible for the first drilling 25 miles offshore
and the discovery made on November 7, 1949 at a depth of 1100 meters.
This island complex later covered 4 miles x 4 miles. One was the
Offshore Engineer, the other was the Geologist responsible.
Aliyev held a doctorate in
Geology and Mineral Sciences. In 1945
when offshore started in the Caspian Sea he was charged with the
development of appropriate geologic structures. He discovered many
of the current oil fields. He was also a well known teacher at the Oil
Academy.Later he became the
Director of Geology at the State Oil Industry Science Research and
Project Institute. He was widely published with 3 textbooks and 150
Yusif Safarov was Deputy
Head of the Exploration Drilling Trust
was responsible for determining exactly where they should drill.
He co-led the team with Dr. Aliyev. He was the designer of offshore
in the Caspian. In 1939 Y. Safarov began to study the problems
of theory and practice of offshore drilling and as a result in 1944
wrote his University thesis on “Deep Drilling Offshore”. In 1941 he
directionally drilled a well in Baku Bay. He was one of the key
developers in the offshore multi-sectioned platforms customary in the