Evgeny Chekhonin

Supervisor: Mikhail Spasennykh


Evgeny Chekhonin graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil & Gas in 2003, where he obtained Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Computer science (2006).

Before joining Skoltech in 2015 Evgeny worked in Schlumberger Moscow Research Center (9 years), where he led different projects (application of EMT to rock properties modeling, development and testing of a PLT for low rate horizontal wells), contributed to the improvement of a methodological and experimental base of the optical scanning technology and technology for high-pressure high-temperature measurements for the study of rock thermal properties at bench and reservoir conditions, and performed research on hydraulic fracturing modeling. Evgeny also worked in the Institute for Problems in Mechanics RAS in the Laboratory of Mechanics of Complex Fluids (2002-2006) under the supervision of Professor V.M. Entov on different fluid-dynamical aspects of hydraulic fracturing including mechanics of fracture propagation, advanced leak-off modeling, and electrokinetic effects. He also acted as lecturer and consultant in Yukos Scientific and Technical Centre during 2003-2004.

Evgeny is recognized reviewer of several Q1/Q2 journals, has more than 50 publications indexed by Scopus and 6 granted patents (Google Scholar profile).

Areas of current research interest are thermal petrophysics, numerical modeling (basin and petroleum system modeling, thermal EOR modeling, optical scanning technology modeling, etc.), and data analysis.

JOURNAL papers (Q1, indexed by both WoS and Scopus)

  • Popov Y.A., Chekhonin E.M., Savelev E.G., Ostrizhniy D.A., Shakirov A.B., Romushkevich R.A., Babich E.A., Andreyev B.E., Spasennykh M.Y., Sannikova I.A. 2024. Technique and results of determination of vertical variations in rock thermal properties, temperature gradient and heat flow. Geothermics, 116, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2023.102864
  • Ramazanov A.Sh., Chekhonin E.M., Akchurin R.Z., Vakhitova G.R., Valiullin R.A., Popov Yu.A. (2023) Determination of geothermal temperature and temperature gradient via measurements in the production well sump. Geoenergy Science and Engineering 229, 212163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.212163
  • Popov Y., Ostrizhniy D., Chekhonin E., Spasennykh M., Romushkevich R., Moiseenko E., Bogatov S., Kirik S. (2023) Investigation of rock thermal properties for nuclear waste disposal using advanced hardware-methodical basis. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 56, 4583–4612. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-023-03294-3
  • Pichugin Z., Chekhonin E., Popov Y., Kalinina M., Bayuk I., Popov E., Spasennykh M., Savelev E., Romushkevich R., Rudakovskaya S. (2022) Weighted geometric mean model for determining thermal conductivity of reservoir rocks: Current problems with applicability and the model modification. Geothermics 104, 102456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2022.102456
  • Shakirov A., Chekhonin E., Popov Yu., Popov E., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D., Serkin M. (2021) Rock thermal properties from well-logging data accounting for thermal anisotropy. Geothermics 92, 102059. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102059
  • Peshkov G., Chekhonin E., Rüpke L., Musikhin K., Bogdanov O., Myasnikov A. (2021) Impact of differing heat flow solutions on hydrocarbon generation predictions: A case study from West Siberian Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 124, 104807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104807
  • Chekhonin E., Popov Y., Peshkov G., Spasennykh M., Popov E., Romushkevich R. (2020) On the importance of rock thermal conductivity and heat flow density in basin and petroleum system modelling. Basin Research 32(5), 1271-1286. https://doi.org/10.1111/bre.12427
  • Gabova A., Popov Y., Savelev E., Romushkevich R., Chekhonin E., Plotnikov V., Emelyanov D., Akhmadishin A. (2020) Experimental investigation of the effect of temperature on thermal conductivity of organic-rich shales, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 193, 107438. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107438
  • Popov E., Popov Y., Chekhonin E., Safonov S., Savelev E., Gurbatova I., Ursegov S., Shakirov A. (2020) Thermal core profiling as a novel and accurate method for efficient characterization of oil reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 193, 107384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107384
  • Gabova A., Chekhonin E., Popov Y., Savelev E., Romushkevich R., Popov E., Kozlova E. (2020) Experimental investigation of thermal expansion of organic-rich shales. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 132, 104398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2020.104398
  • Chekhonin E., Popov E., Popov Y., Gabova A., Romushkevich R., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D. (2018) High-resolution evaluation of elastic properties and anisotropy of unconventional reservoir rocks via thermal core logging. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 51(9), 2747–2759. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1496-z
  • Meshalkin Y., Koroteev D., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Popov Y. (2018) Robotized petrophysics: Machine learning and thermal profiling for automated mapping of lithotypes in unconventionals. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 167, 944-948. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2018.03.110
  • Popov E., Trofimov A., Goncharov A., Abaimov S., Chekhonin E., Popov Yu., Sevostianov I. (2018) Technique of rock thermal conductivity evaluation on core cuttings and non-consolidated rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 108, 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.05.005
  • Chekhonin E., Levonyan K. (2012) Hydraulic fracture propagation in highly permeable formations, with applications to tip screenout. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 50, 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2011.12.006

JOURNAL papers (Q2)

  • Peshkov, G.A., Chekhonin, E.M., Pissarenko, D.V. Estimation of the impact of basement heterogeneity on thermal history reconstruction: the Western Siberian Basin. Minerals 2022, 12, 97. https://doi.org/10.3390/min12010097
  • Chekhonin E., Popov Y., Romushkevich R., Popov E., Zagranovskaya D., Zhukov V. Integration of thermal core profiling and scratch testing for the study of unconventional reservoirs. Geosciences 2021, 11, 260. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11060260
  • Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Popov E., Popov Y., Goncharov A., Pchela K., Bagryantsev M., Terentiev A., Kireev I., Demin S. Advanced methods of thermal petrophysics as a means to reduce uncertainties during thermal EOR modeling of unconventional reservoirs. Geosciences 2021, 11, 203. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11050203
  • Popov Y.; Spasennykh M.; Shakirov A.; Chekhonin E.; Romushkevich R.; Savelev E.; Gabova A.; Zagranovskaya D.; Valiullin R.; Yuarullin R.; Golovanova I.; Sal’manova R. Advanced determination of heat flow density on an example of a west Russian Oil Field. Geosciences 2021, 11, 346. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11080346

JOURNAL papers (indexed by Scopus, except above-mentioned)

  • Goncharov A., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Popov E., Usachev G., Bugaev K. Thermal properties of carbonate rocks of tournaisian stage and vereian horizon (Samara region). Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo – Oil Industry 2020, 10. https://doi.org/10.24887/0028-2448-2020-10-44-48
  • Popov Y. A., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Gabova A., Romushkevich R., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D. Investigation of Bazhenov formation using thermal core logging technique. Neftyanoe Khozyaystvo – Oil Industry 2017, 3, 22-27. https://doi.org/10.24887/0028-2448-2017-3-22-27
  • Popov Yu., Popov E., Chekhonin E. New facilities in rock thermal property measurements in application to geomechanics. In: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: From the Past to the Future 2016. Eds: R. Ulusay et al., Taylor & FrancisGroup, London, 1, 199-204. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315388502-33
  • Entov V., Chekhonin E. (2007) Calculation of electroosmotic inflow to hydraulic fractures. Fluid Dynamics 42(3), 453-462. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0015462807030131
  • Entov V., Chekhonin E. (2007) Pressure field around a well in a stratified inhomogeneous bed. Fluid Dynamics 42(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0015462807010085

JOURNAL papers (indexed by RSCI, except above-mentioned)

  • Popov E., Chekhonin E., Gabova A., Yu.A. Popov, R.A. Romushkevich, Zhukov V. Novel approach to Bazhenov fm. study through core thermal profiling. Nedropolzovanie XXI 2016, 6, 52-61.  eLIBRARY ID: 27653498
  • Popov E., Chekhonin E., Safonov S., Ursegov S., Gurbatova I. Core thermal profiling application in additional geology structure appraisal of Permian-Carboniferous Reservoir of the Usinsk oilfield. Proceedings of Higher Schools. Geology and Exploration 2016, 6, 39-50. eLIBRARY ID: 27638689
  • Popov Yu., Chekhonin E., Parshin A., Popov E., Miklashevskiy D. New hardware and methodical base of thermal petrophysics as a means to increase efficiency of heavy oil recovery. J. Oil-Gas-Novelty 2013, 4, 52-58. eLIBRARY ID: 18983333
  • Chekhonin E., Parshin A., Pissarenko D., Popov Y., Romushkevich R., Safonov S., Spasennykh M., Chertenkov M., Stenin V. When rocks get hot: thermal properties of reservoir rocks, Oilfield Review 2012, 24 (3), 20-37. eLIBRARY ID: 20532200

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (indexed by Scopus)

  • Chekhonin E., Popov Y., Vladimirov A., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D., Zakharova, O. Improving the reliability of basin modeling results by enhancement of determination of geotherml characteristics and their integration into basin model. EAGE/SPE Workshop «Shale Science: New Challenges» 2021. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.202151019
  • Popov Yu., Spasennykh M., Shakirov A., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Savelev E., Zagranovskaya D. New Data on Heat flow for Modeling Areas of Hydrocarbon Systems of The Bazhenov and Domanik Formations. EAGE/SPE Workshop «Shale Science: New Challenges» 2021. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.202151027
  • Popov Y., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Spasennykh M., Goncharov A. Evolution in information on crustal geothermal parameters due to application of advanced experimental basis. 9 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 2019, 249: 012042. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/249/1/012042
  • Popov E., Goncharov A., Popov Y., Spasennykh M., Chekhonin E., Shakirov A., Gabova A. Advanced techniques for determining thermal properties on rock samples and cuttings and indirect estimating for atmospheric and formation conditions. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 2019, 367: 012017. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/367/1/012017
  • Chekhonin E., Shakirov A., Popov E., Romushkevich R., Popov Y., Bogdanovich N., Rudakovskaya S. The role of thermophysical profiling for core sampling for laboratory investigations of source rocks. EAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science: Theory and Practice 2019. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201900478
  • Popov Y., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Spasennykh M., Goncharov A., Gabova A., Zagranovskaya J. Advanced methods of thermal petrophysics and directions of their effective applications for investigations of oil shale formations. EAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science: Theory and Practice 2019. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201900480
  • Peshkov G., Chekhonin E., Pissarenko D. Thermal history reconstruction of the sedimentary basin by inverse modeling on the example of CDP 1632 of the Okhotsk Sea. EAGE Sakhalin – Far East HC 2019: From Oil and Gas Basin Studies to Field Models. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201951020
  • Shakirov A., Chekhonin E., Popov E., Romushkevich R., Popov Y. Determination of thermal conductivity variations within oil shale reservoirs using integration of thermal core logging and standard well logging data. 6th EAGE Shale Workshop 2019. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201900305
  • Tatur O., Popov E., Popov Y., Stukachev V., Chekhonin E., Cheremisin A., Petrakov Y., Sobolev A., Cheremisin A. Application of high-resolution core thermal profiling to optimize well construction process for unconventional reservoir. SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference 2018. https://doi.org/10.2118/191665-18RPTC-MS
  • Chekhonin E., Popov E., Popov Y., Romushkevich R., Savelev E., Shakirov A. Thermal petrophysics: New insight into core analysis and characterization of highly heterogeneous tight oil formations. 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201800788
  • Popov Yu., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Gabova A., Savelev E. New role of thermal petrophusical tehcnologies at exploration, prospecting and development of oil-gas fields. EAGE GeoBaikal 2018. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802013
  • Goncharov A., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Ostrizhny D., Popov Y., Stenin V. New method for studying rock thermal properties by measurements on core cuttings and particles of non-consolidated rocks. EAGE Geomodel 2018. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802428
  • Popov Y., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Popov E., Savelyev E., Gabova A., Emelyanov D., Akhmadishin A., Smishlyaeva M., Grishchenko M. The modern role of thermal petrophysics in prospecting, exploration and development of Hc deposits by example of Em-Egovskoye oilfield. EAGE Geomodel 2018. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802431
  • Popov Y., Spasennykh M., Valiullin R., Yarullin R., Ramazanov A., Zagranovskaya D., Zakharova O., Golovanova I., Chekhonin E., Saveliev E., Gabova A., Popov E., Shakirov A. 2018 First experience of maintenance of basin modeling with up-to-date complex of experimental geothermic investigations. EAGE Geomodel 2018. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802427
  • Popov Y., Popov E., Romushkevich R., Chekhonin E., Gabova A., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D., Karpov I., Ovcharenko Y. Interrelations between Bazhenov formation rock properties and their significance for investigation of hydrocarbon fields. EAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science 2017. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201700178
  • Chekhonin E., Peshkov G., Myasnikov A., Rupke L., Podladchikov Y., Musikhin K., Shuvaev A., Bogdanov O., Kostenko O., Maglevannaya P., Mazitov M., Kachkin A. Automated thermal history reconstruction of basin in west siberia using 2D inverse modeling. EAGE Geomodel 2017. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201702248
  • Gabova A., Chekhonin E., Popov E., Savelev E., Popov Y., Kozlova E., Karpov I. investigation of coefficient of linear thermal expansion of Bazhenov formation rocks. EAGE Geomodel 2017. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201702219
  • Popov E., Popov Y., Gabova A., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Spassenykh M., Stenin V., Kozlova E., Deliya S., Shayakhmetov T., Drandusov K. Results of combined investigations of Domanic formation with continuous thermal core profiling. EAGE Geomodel 2017. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201702291
  • Popov E., Gabova A., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Savelev E. Bazhenov formation characterization with rock thermal property profiling technique. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201701395
  • Popov Yu., Popov E., Chekhonin E., Romushkevich R., Spasennykh M., Bogdamovich N., Kozlova E., Gabova A., Zhukov V., Zagranovskaya D., Karpov I., Belenkaya I., Ovcharenko Yu., Alekseev A., Kalmykov G., Gutman I., Oksenoyd E. Thermal core logging as new technique of Bazhenov formation investigations for prospecting, exploration and recovery of hydrocarbons. EAGE Geomodel 2016. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201602175
  • Chekhonin E., Popov E., Popov Yu., Spasennykh M., Zhukov V., Ovcharenko Yu., Karpov I., Zagranovskaya D. Geomechanical data quality improvement for Bazhenov formation rocks via thermal core logging. EAGE Geomodel 2016. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201602280
  • Popov E., Gabova A., Karpov I., Zagranovskaya D., Romushkevich R., Spasennykh M., Chekhonin E., Popov Yu. Correlations between thermal conductivity and natural radioactivity from gamma logging, gamma spectrometry and thermal core logging data. EAGE Geomodel 2016. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201602271
  • Popov E., Romushkevich R., Gabova A., Chekhonin E., Popov Yu., Spasennykh M., Zagranovskaya D., Belenkaya I., Karpov I. Development of database on Bazhen formation thermal properties for hydrodynamic and basin and petroleum system modeling. EAGE Geomodel 2016. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201602292
  • Popov Y., Mikhaltseva I., Chekhonin E., Popov E., Romushkevich R., Kalmykov G. Improving quality of rock anisotropy study by combining sonic logging and thermal conductivity measurements on cores. EAGE Geomodel 2015. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201413949
  • Yalaev T., Chekhonin E., Popov E., Abashkin V., Romushkevich R. Application of effective medium theory to reconstruction of elasticity tensor of bentheimer sandstone. EAGE Geomodel 2015. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201413951
  • Popov E., Chekhonin E., Safonov S., Popov Y., Romushkevich R., Gerasimov I., Ursegov S., Gurbatova I. Results of additional investigations of Usinsk oilfield geological structure with continuous core thermal profiling. EAGE Geomodel 2014. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20142229
  • Popov Yu., Chekhonin E., Parshin A., Law D.H.-S., Pissarenko D., Miklashevskiy D., Popov E., Spasennykh M., Safonov S., Romushkevich R., Bayuk I., Danilenko A., Gerasimov I., Ursegov S., Taraskin E., Konoplev Yu. Experimental investigations of spatial and temporal variations in rock thermal properties as necessary stage in thermal EOR. Heavy Oil Conference 2013. https://doi.org/10.2118/165474-MS
  • Entov V., Chekhonin E., Detournay E., Thiercelin M. 2007. Fracture propagation in high-permeability rocks: the key influence of fracture tip behavior. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference 2007. https://doi.org/10.2118/106225-MS

Other ABSTRACTS (25+)


  • Spasennykh M.Y., Chekhonin E.M., Popov Y.A., Popov E.Y., Kozlova E.V., Khaustova N.A. Method and device for profiling properties of rock samples of oil shale thickness. RU2752306 (Priority: 11.01.2021)
  • Popov Y.A., Chekhonin E.M., Shakirov A.B. Method of determining thermal properties of rocks of shale formations. RU2704002C1 (Priority: 03.07.2019)
  • Gabova A.V., Goncharov A.O., Popov Y.A., Chekhonin E.M., Spasennykh M.Y. Method of determining heat conductivity of particles of solid materials at high temperatures. RU2712282C1 (Priority: 05.03.2019)
  • Popov E.Y., Goncharov A.O., Popov Y.A., Chekhonin E.M., Ostrizhnyj D.A. Method of determining thermal properties of particles of solid materials RU2713184C1 (Priority: 05.02.2019)
  • Abashkin V.V., Yalaev T.R., Safonov S.S., Dinariev O.Y., Kazak A.V., Chekhonin E.M., Popov Y.A. A method for determining rock mechanical properties of a reservoir. Russian PA No.2016120852 (May 27, 2016) and International PA No. PCT/RU2017/000337 (May 23, 2017)
  • Entov V.M., Gordeev Y.N., Chekhonin E.M., Thiercelin M. Evaluation of fracture geometries in rock formations. GB2404253 (08.06.2005), US20070256830 (08.11.2007), RU2324813 (20.05.2008)

PhD in Mathematical modeling, numerical methods and software packages; Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (Moscow, Dec 2006)
Thesis: Research of hydrodynamic, electric and magnetic fields produced by electrokinetic effects caused by fluid flow near hydraulic fracture

MSc, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (Moscow, Feb 2003)

  • Appreciation Letters from Rosneft (2021) and Lukoil (2017)
  • Winner of All-Russian students Olympiad on hydraulics (Oct 2001, Moscow)
  • Winner of University students Olympiad on hydromechanics (Mar 2001, Moscow)