is a Russian businessman, founder of the PetroEngineering Group of Companies, specializing in the construction and development of oil and gas fields, the production and engineering of oilfield equipment, and engineering and technological support during the drilling of oil and gas wells.
He graduated from the Dagestan State University with a degree in Economics, and then the Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin with a degree in Oil and Gas Engineering. He is the author and co-author of a number of industry scientific publications.
Salih Gadzhiev began his career in 2003 at the PetroAlliance oilfield service company, where he had succeeded from a driller's assistant to a technologist in the drilling support and well maintenance department.
In 2008, Salih Gadzhiev created the PetroEngineering LLC company, which in a short time occupies a leading position in the field of complex arrangement of facilities for the oil and gas, petrochemical and oil refining industries, manufactures oilfield equipment, provides engineering service support for the construction and operation of oil and gas wells.
In 2010, on the basis of the Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Salih Gadzhiev created a research laboratory, which turns into a Center for Physical and Chemical Research, which ensures quality control of supplied chemicals, the preparation of new formulations of drilling fluids, which opens field laboratories at the fields. To date, the laboratory has developed and brought to the market 9 families of drilling fluid systems under its own brand.
In 2011, Salih Gadzhiev created the "Innovative Service Company" PetroEngineering ", which, today, has become one of the key players in the Russian oilfield services market, offering the customer a full range of engineering and technological support services for drilling oil and gas wells.
In 2018, Salih Gadzhiev launches a plant for the development and production of his own PDC drill bits under the PetroBits® trademark, which has already developed almost 500 bit designs for any geological conditions
The holding's clients include such captains of industry as Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Lukoil, Zarubezhneft, Eurasia Drilling Company, etc.