Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, Ufa Oil Institute, Ufa, Russia, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Sciences, University Oil and Gas, Moscow, 2003.
Field engineer Open Joint-Stock Company (Russian: Открытое Aкционерное Oбщество) Surgutneftegas, Surgut, Russia, 1989, senior field engineer, 1989—1991, deputy chief petroleum production sub-division, 1991—1995, chief petroleum production sub-division, 1995—1998, deputy chief engineer petroleum production division, 1998—2001, chief engineer petroleum production division, since 2001. Senior lieutenant Russian Air Force, 1987-1989.
Married Svetlana Alekseevna Strelnikova, November 28, 1989. 1 child Alexey Sergeevich.